Every other year since 1964, Chemical Processing has bestowed Vaaler Awards on products and services that dramatically improve the operation and efficiency of plants. The 2009 Awards, which honor offerings commercialized between July 2007 and June 2009, go to:
• The Rosemount 848T Wireless Temperature Transmitter from Emerson Process Management; and
• Loop-Pro Version 5 from Control Station.
Click here to read the Vaaler Awards story from 2007, the last time the awards were presented. This article highlights three developments that earned the Vaaler Awards for their value to the chemical industry. They bested a large number of entries, based on their technological significance, novelty or uniqueness, and breadth of application.
The photo below shows Chemical Processing Editor in Chief Mark Rosenzweig presenting the Vaaler Award to Lara Kauchak, director, Worldwide Temperature Maketing for Rosemount, Emerson Process Management.