Armstrong Fluid Technology has been awarded the Project of the Year category at the Pump Industry Awards 2020/2021.
The winning project was an energy upgrade carried out by Armstrong Fluid Technology for the National Grid. The priorities for National Grid’s three-story commercial office block in Solihull, England included the need to reduce energy costs and improve environmental performance. The pumps to be replaced were Holden and Brooke models manufactured in 2022, ranging in size from 7.5-37kW. The Armstrong Design Envelope replacements 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 57,432kg of CO2.
Other aspects of the project included fast installation, 24/7 remote monitoring for optimisation of performance throughout the life of the equipment, and the recycling of 3.5 tons 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 help our customers meet their sustainability targets as well as save energy. The BPMA awards are so important, because they celebrate the highest achievements in design and implementation of pump technology and highlight the important role our industry plays in a sustainable future.”