The NFPA Marketing Committee has developed an industry-wide recognition program whereby individual design engineers in fluid power customer markets compete to receive a monetary reward for their efforts in designing the most innovative fluid power application. The goal of the program is to increase the visibility of fluid power in the identified customer markets through a positive public relations campaign. The Committee also expects that such a campaign will help in opening doors in each of the customer markets.
How can you get involved:
Nominations are now being accepted for the NFPA Fluid Power Innovation Awards. This program will provide cash awards and recognition for individuals using fluid power technology in innovative ways. Applicants must provide documentation of their innovation.
We encourage members to help their customer 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
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. An online application can be found at http://www.nfpa.com/misc/OurIndustry/InnovationAwardForm.aspx.
Full eligibility criteria and application materials are available online at http://www.nfpa.com/award/.