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Press release from Spirax Sarco
Spirax Sarco are today (21 April 2015) celebrating being named as winners of a Queen’s Award for Innovation – the UK’s highest accolade for business success for the design and manufacture of a unique flowmeter.
The Spirax Sarco TVA flowmeter is the revolutionary alternative to traditional steam flow measurement.  The device provides reliable, accurate and cost-effective steam metering, combined with quick and easy installation, in many environments and across a range of industries worldwide, including food and beverage manufacturing, healthcare organisations, university campuses and petrochemical plants.  The flowmeter uses variable area technology and incorporates a proprietary sensor and unique mathematical algorithms. One of the benefits of this design is its ability to measure a wide range of flow rates.  With this knowledge, steam users can improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and cut costs.
Our award winning TVA flowmeter has been designed, developed and tested in Cheltenham at our world-class technology centre and steam lab.  The product range offers a variety of line sizes, superheat capability and self-powered and wireless communications options to enable us to support our customers in a variety of industries and applications.   
Nick Anderson, Chief Executive, commenting on the award said, “We are extremely proud and honoured to have received a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation. This award recognises the achievements of our R&D team and Spirax Sarco’s commitment to innovation, technical development and manufacturing excellence, and to providing our customers with exceptional products that help them to improve the efficiency of their steam systems.”
Simon Sprackling, Research and Development Manager in Cheltenham said, “This award recognises the knowledge and capability of the design and development team involved with this innovative development but also the experience of the wider Spirax family from manufacturing and sales who have helped to deliver a commercial success”.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious awards for business performance, which recognise and reward outstanding achievement by UK companies.                                                                                     
Spirax Sarco
For engineers around the world Spirax Sarco is synonymous with excellence in steam system engineering. We offer the industry’s most extensive range of products and services, coupled with expertise based on over a century of practical application across a variety of industries. In short we create the solutions that set the benchmark for steam-using organisations worldwide, working alongside them to improve productivity, save energy and reduce waste.
Our commitment to customers is supported by over 1,100 dedicated engineers, a direct sales force in 55 countries worldwide, through which we serve customers in around 100 countries and complemented by substantial investment in state-of-the-art locally based manufacturing. Our aim is to help our customers build sustainable and profitable business, using our country and industry insight to tailor solutions precisely to their needs.
Background information
Approximately 140 Queen’s Awards have been announced this year for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development.
Winners of The Queen’s Awards can expect and invitation to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace.  They can also use the Queen’s Award Emblem in advertising, marketing and on packaging for a period of five years as a symbol of their quality and success.
The awards are made annually by HM The Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category.
To find out more about next year’s awards visit
Further information at
Louise Foster,
Marketing Communications Team Leader
T: +44 (0)1242  535 353
M: +44 (0)7785 451 690



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