NFPA Launches 2011 Fluid Power Innovation Awards

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) has launched a fluid power technology award program for innovative engineers and technicians who are using fluid power to address their needs of their customers. Nominations are now being accepted.
 
 
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March 17, 2011 - PRLog -- The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) has launched a fluid power technology award program for innovative engineers and technicians who are using fluid power to address their needs of their customers. Nominations are now being accepted for these NFPA Fluid Power Innovation Awards.

“As the trade association representing the entire fluid power supply chain, NFPA seeks to increase the visibility of hydraulics and pneumatics in our industry’s end use  markets,” said NFPA executive director, Eric Lanke.  “This program will provide cash awards and recognition for individuals using fluid power technology in innovative ways.”
Applicants must provide documentation of their innovation.  An online application can be found at http://www.nfpa.com/misc/OurIndustry/InnovationAwardForm.aspx.

Engineers and technicians who have used fluid power to:

•  Increase energy efficiency;  
•  Improve reliability;  
•  Reduce system size while maintaining or increasing power output;  
•  Reduce environmental impact;  
•  Improve and apply energy storage, recovery and redeployment capabilities

are especially encouraged to apply.

The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2011, and winners will be notified no later than July 31, 2011. The winners will be selected by a judging committee consisting of members of the NFPA Marketing Committee. Membership in NFPA is not required. Full eligibility criteria and application materials are available online at http://www.nfpa.com/award/.

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NFPA provides a forum for the fluid power industry’s channel partners—manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, customers and educators. Its U.S. and multinational members work cooperatively in advancing hydraulic and pneumatic technology through the association’s many programs and initiatives.
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