December 10, 2013
Improved Materials and Energy Savings Highlight Best New Products
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (July 21, 2011) Three new products have been recognized for their innovative use of engineering principles and materials, as well as overall benefit to society, by the National Society of Professional Engineers's Professional Engineers in Industry (NSPE-PEI) at its annual meeting in Las Vegas.
Standard RQ series features include stainless steel piano hinges, color-coded wiring diagrams, labeled components, and isolated controls and compressor compartments for ease of maintenance. RQ units are available as air-cooled or water-cooled condenser packaged rooftop units; air-source, water-source, or geothermal heat pumps; 100% outside air units; and chilled water or noncompressorized air handlers. Heating is available in high performance hot water, steam, electric, and gas heating configurations. Options include high efficiency variable speed fans and variable capacity compressors, energy recovery wheels, and economizers with air-cooled efficiencies up to 19 SEER and water-cooled efficiencies up to 22 SEER.
Crutonite® is the trade name for an all-new, award winning alloy developed by Eaton Corp. that was designed as an alternative to high-strength, high-temperature superalloys that contain high amounts of expensive nickel. Eaton Crutonite® is comprised of less than half the amount of nickel as traditional high-temperature alloys, but offers comparable strength and wear and corrosion resistance. Engine exhaust valves made with Crutonite® are more cost effective for multifuel and enhanced combustion engines on passenger vehicles and heavy-duty diesel trucks with high temperature and pressure requirements.
New products are judged on three criteria: sales and economic impact, innovative use of engineering principles, and improved function. Entries must be submitted through state engineering societies and include any new product, machine, process, or material that has been developed in the U.S. and was first placed on the market between 2004 and 2008. For more information about the New Product Award or to inquire about how to submit a product for the 2012 awards, contact Erin Garcia-Reyes at email@example.com or visit the NSPE Web site at www.nspe.org.
The National Society of Professional Engineers is the national society of licensed professional engineers from all disciplines that promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, advocates licensure, and enhances the image and well-being of its members. Founded in 1934, NSPE serves more than 40,000 members and the public through 53 state and territorial societies and just over 400 chapters. For more information, please visit www.nspe.org.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Digital photos of each of the New Product Award winners are available.