Pumps & Systems Announces Winner, Finalists and Honorable Mentions for the Second Annual Success Story of the Year Award

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Pumps & Systems Magazine proudly announces the winner, finalists and honorable mentions for its second Success Story of the Year Award. Greene, Tweed won this year's award. Emerson Control Techniques, Sims Pump Co. and Larox Flowsys OY were this year's finalists, and Quadna and Crane Pumps and Systems both earned an honorable mention. All results are featured in the July 2010 issue of Pumps & Systems.

Pumps & Systems Success Story of the Year 2010 Award

A pump success story is a positive account of a pump or pumping system improvement that saves time and/or money for the organization through improved process efficiency or reliability.

Pumps & Systems, the magazine for pump users worldwide, is proud to announce the winner and finalists of its second annual Success Story of the Year Award. The Pumps & Systems Editorial Advisory Board and editorial team determined that the winner, three finalists and honorable mentions exemplified the Success Story criteria: "A pump success story is a positive account of a pump or pumping system improvement that saves time and/or money for the organization through improved process efficiency or reliability."

Greene, Tweed & Co., received the top prize this year with a Success Story at a major nuclear power plant. The nuclear plant was experiencing 2.5 years of life with the rubber cutlass bearings in the circulating water pumps. With the cost of removing the pumps from service totaling hundreds of thousands, the nuclear plant wanted a bearing solution that would last at least five years. Greene, Tweed’s solution has saved the power plant $1,575,000 to $2,100,000.

The 2010 Success Story finalists also solved difficult problems in the field. Emerson Control Techniques reduced energy costs for Joseph Gallo Farms with a variable speed control system. Sims Pump Company saved the USNS Lewis and Clark $74,554 annually with its structural graphite composite reengineered impeller, and Larox Flowsys’ improved peristaltic pump design reduced one electric plant’s annual operating costs by $20,000.

In the honorable mention category, Quadna helped the Navajo Generating Station modify its butterfly valves and circulation pumps to minimize corrosion from the harsh chemicals in the cooling tower water. Crane Pumps & Systems offered a pump with a vortex design to the City of Inkster to solve the clogging in its CSO lift station.

The winner, finalists and honorable mentions are featured in the July 2010 issue of Pumps & Systems Magazine. In its December 2010 issue, Pumps & Systems will feature the results of its Second Annual Product Innovation Award. Products for consideration must be introduced to the market from September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2010. The deadline for nominations is October 1, 2010. Additional criteria and the nomination form can be found in the PumpAwards section of http://www.pump-zone.com.

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Pumps & Systems is the voice of the pump and rotating equipment industry. We deliver relevant industry news coverage and powerful technical information to more than 40,000 BPA-qualified managers, engineers, operators and maintenance professionals around the world. Pumps & Systems is published monthly and available free to qualified subscribers. Visit http://www.pump-zone.com for more information.

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