Readers Choose Standout Vendors

Survey participants named their best-in-class vendors in 20 categories.

By Amanda Joshi, Managing Editor

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AspenTech    45%
Schneider (Invensys, SimSci)     12%
ChemStations    7%
Honeywell     7%
Tanks & Vessels         
Pfaudler   12%
Temperature Instrumentation         
Emerson (Rosemount)   35%
Omega   8%
Honeywell    7%

Valves & Actuators         
Emerson (Fisher, Asco)     33%
Flowserve      9%

Variable Speed Drives         
Rockwell Automation      26%
ABB (Baldor, Reliance)    24%
Siemens     12%
Water Treatment Systems         
Nalco     17%
Siemens    10%
GE Betz   7%
Weighing Systems         
Mettler Toledo    58%
Rice Lake    6%

How the Survey Was Conducted
Readers received e-mail notices, electronic newsletters, used a link posted on or responded to Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook postings to complete the questionnaire. A total of 453 readers cast their votes about which vendors they consider technology leaders. Categories were listed, but respondents had to enter the name of the technology provider in a blank text box. By not providing a pre-selected list of companies in each category, the survey avoided bias.

The rankings show the percentage of total responses in each category that a particular company received. We only list the categories that garnered the most responses and firms that got more than 5% of the votes in a category. Scores within 3% of each other should be considered a statistical tie.

Thanks for Participating!
As a token of our appreciation for taking the time to complete this survey, respondents were entered into a drawing to receive one of 10 $50 gift cards to a retail vendor of their choice. The lucky winners, randomly selected via are:

Shad Bracken, chemical engineer, Westinghouse Electric
Yunfeng Chang, R&D head, Sigma Innova LLC
Robert Confair, sr. staff process control engineer, TPC Group
Jamie Daniel, sr. technical manager, The Woodbridge Group
Dan Houghton, process safety engineer, Innospec
Lance Jarrett, analytical chemist, AkzoNobel
Matthew O'Neil, director of manufacturing, Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Jerry Volkin, president, ChemQuest Chemicals
Chris Wiegenstein, plant optimization engineer, Eurecat
Mike Wisdom, sr. process engineer, Ascend Performance Materials

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