2011 Product of the Year Winners

Consulting-Specifying Engineer Readers have cast their votes for the 2011 Product of the Year; read about the winners.

09/19/2011


Most Valuable Product

Fluke Corp., Thermal imaging scanner

Fluke’s TiS Thermal Imaging Scanner is designed for retrofit and new construction analysis done by engineers who use thermal imaging to detect flaws in construction, such as the common problems of air gaps from faulty insulation and window/door installs. By sensing minute differences in temperature and using color to create a thermal picture of those differences, a buildings expert can immediately detect structural flaws. The TiS has a large screen and features like manual focus that allow the user to capture multiple kinds of shots and angles. It provides complete thermal temperature data for every pixel on screen.


Electrical Distribution

Gold: Schneider Electric, Unit substation

Silver: Cooper B-Line, Solar mounting system

Bronze: Eaton, Solar inverter

 

Emergency, On-site, Standby Power

Gold: Cummins Onan, Residential generator set

Silver: Eaton, Uninterruptible power system (UPS)

Bronze: Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Uninterruptible power system

 

Equipment Level Controls

Gold: Eaton, Electronic overload relays

Silver: Toshiba International Corp., Pump drive

Bronze: Littelfuse Inc., Motor protection relays

 

Fire, Life Safety, and Mass Notification

Gold: System Sensor, Early warning fire detector

Silver: Cooper Notification, Mass notification system

Bronze: SimplexGrinnell, Remote service technology

 

HVAC

Gold: Baldor, VFD-controlled motor

Silver: AAON, Geothermal rooftop unit

Bronze: Danfoss, Variable-speed drive

 

Lighting Controls

Gold: Cooper Lighting, LED area luminaire

Silver: WattStopper, Lighting control system

Bronze: Leviton, Relay control panels

 

Networked BAS, EMS

Gold: Honeywell International Inc., Touchscreen display

Silver: Schneider Electric, Energy management system

Bronze: APC by Schneider Electric, Air economizer

 

Plumbing and Water Management

Gold: Moen Incorporated, Flush valve

Silver: Rheem, Water heater

Bronze: American Standard, Seated Shower

 

Software: design, modeling, analysis

Gold: Schneider Electric, Energy monitoring software

Silver: ESA, Power system software

Bronze: Design Master, HVAC software

 

Test-Instruments, meters, data-loggers

Gold: Fluke Corp., Thermal imaging scanner - The 2011 Product of the Year MVP

Silver: Bosch Tool Corporation, Laser distance measurer

Bronze: Fluke Corp., Vibration tester

 


Click on the categories below for a list of all 2011 Product of the Year Finalists



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