Chemical Processing Announces Vaaler Award Winners

Sept. 28, 2021
Four diverse offerings earn honor

Chemical Processing’s biennial Vaaler Awards recognize products that promise to significantly improve the operations and economics of plants. The impartial panel of judges now has evaluated all entries and chosen four winners:

Centurion level transmitter from Hawk Measurement, Medina, Ohio; the device is the first guided-wave-radar level transmitter with power-over-Ethernet communications for safe and reliable in-plant and off-site monitoring.

Fluid Genius digital platform from Eastman, Kingsport, Tenn; it provides a data-driven analytical approach with artificial intelligence for monitoring virtually any organic heat transfer fluid and forecasting predictive maintenance.

Interceptor-QV passive isolation device from CV Technology, Jupiter, Fla.; the unit affords an automatic, maintenance-free way to prevent the propagation of dust explosions through clean-air return lines.

Style 2848 compression packing from Teadit, Pasadena, Texas; the metal-free product meets the most-stringent fugitive emissions standards and contains embedded permanent tags that enable easy identification.

More details on the award and the winning products will appear in November’s Chemical Processing.

The awards are named after John C. Vaaler (1899-1963), chairman of Chemical Processing’s Editorial Board from 1961 until his death. He became editor-in-chief of Chemical Processing in 1946, after 24 years in the chemical and related industries.

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