CIPHEX West award winners announced

Seven companies were prized for their latest innovations during CIPHEX West, Western Canada’s largest trade show and conference for plumbing, hydronics, HVACR and water treatment, which took place on Nov. 5 and 6 in Calgary. They were named the winners of the CIPHEX West New Product Gallery/Most Innovative Product competition.

Among the winners were Armstrong Fluid Technology for its Design Envelope Parallel Sensorless Pump Controller (Air Conditioning/Refrigeration); Rehau for its RAUGEO Ground Loop Heat Exchanger (Alternative Energy); Spartan Peripheral Devices for its ME8395 Automatic Changeover Wireless Control Valve Actuator (Controls and Instrumentation); IPEX Inc. for its System 636 Testing Tee (Heating/Ventilation); AquaTech Sales & Marketing/Lochinvar LLC for Lochinvar’s FTXL Fire Tube Boiler (Hydronic Heating); OS&B for the ITD35 Island Tub Drain Rough-in (Plumbing and Piping); and Milwaukee Electric Tool’s M18 FUEL 11/8 SDS Rotary Hammer with Dust Extraction Kit (Tools and Equipment).

To be eligible for this competition, products had to be introduced to the Canadian marketplace within 12 months of the competition. An independent jury selected the winning products, each of which were required to meet at least two of the following criteria: the product promotes sustainability; uses new or existing materials in an innovative manner; makes workloads easier (for sales staff, designers or installers); has a new look and design, which improves its functions; promotes a safe environment; and/or has a lower price due to the innovation.