Armstrong Fluid Technology wins project of the year at industry awards
Held at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth on 23 September, the Pump Industry Awards recognised companies that have demonstrated excellence in the design and implementation of fluid flow technology.
Founded by the BPMA in 2000, the awards programme celebrates the achievements of pump companies and individuals who strive to go the extra mile.
The winning project was an energy upgrade carried out by Armstrong Fluid Technology for the National Grid.
The priorities for National Grid’s three-storey commercial office block in Solihull included the need to reduce energy costs and improve environmental performance.
The pumps to be replaced were Holden and Brooke (Armstrong legacy) models manufactured in 2002, ranging in size from 7.5kW to 37kW.
The Armstrong Design Envelope replacements (fully-integrated pumping modules capable of parallel pumping) delivered a 70% reduction in annual energy usage, saving £22,400 per annum in energy costs, and representing an annual reduction in carbon emissions of 57,432 kg of CO2.
Other outstanding aspects of the project included fast and efficient installation (over a single weekend to avoid disruption for site occupants), real-time 24/7 remote monitoring for optimisation of performance throughout the life of the equipment, and the recycling of 3.5 tonnes of material from the legacy pumps removed during the upgrade.
Stephen Hart, sales director – UK, who accepted the award on behalf of Armstrong Fluid Technology, said: “We are extremely proud to receive the Project of the Year award. Enormous improvements in the environmental performance of buildings are possible with the latest generation of fluid flow solutions. We are committed to helping our customers meet their sustainability targets as well as save energy. We are extremely grateful to National Grid for enabling us to quantify these benefits in detail. Finally, we would like to thank the BPMA for organising the awards despite the disruptions of the pandemic.”