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Cascade Technologies wins Measurement in Action award

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the winners of its 2013 Innovation award, with Cascade Technologies winning the award in the Measurement in Action category, sponsored by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL).

Cascade Technologies wins NPL-sponsored IET Measurement in Action award 2013
NPL's Director of Programmes, Robin Hart (left),
presenting the Cascade Technologies team with
their award

The IET Innovation Awards recognise the most innovative companies operating within a wide variety of engineering and technology disciplines, and the Measurement in Action award gives businesses the opportunity to demonstrate the positive impact that accurate measurement can have.

Cascade Technologies won the award for their Online Leak Detection Systems for Aerosol Production Lines Improving Health, Safety and the Environment with Rapid ROI. Leaking aerosols are traditionally identified using hot water baths with operators looking for bubbles. Cascade Technologies' system is a fully automated online, leak detection and reject system that is fitted to existing production lines which can be used as a water bath replacement.

The judging panel commented:

"This entry has been chosen as the winner for its application of measurement to the online leak detection of aerosols in a production line environment. The judges consider it to be an excellent implementation of a radically new technology to provide a successful solution. Advanced optical techniques are used to deliver a step change in performance and consequent improved efficiency in the manufacturing of aerosol cans."

Also shortlisted for the award were: Bournemouth University and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for their Recording Epidural Pressure and Needle Insertion Simulation; Heba Bevan from the University of Cambridge for Zero Powered Wireless Sensors for Smart Cities; Imperial College London and National Instruments for Gaining a Better Understanding of Injuries Sustained in Battlefield Explosions; and Kelvatek Ltd and Electricity North West for their BIDOYNG Smart Fuse. Find out more about the shortlisted entries.

The 2013 IET Innovation Awards attracted 400 entries from 30 countries and were announced at a ceremony on 20 November. The awards offer industry innovators worldwide a unique opportunity to demonstrate their innovation and imagination as they tackle their own local, economic and social challenges.

Previous winners of the Measurement in Action award include, in 2011, Plessey Semiconductors and the University of Sussex, and in 2012, LUX-TSI.

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Last Updated: 25 Nov 2013
Created: 25 Nov 2013

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