The company was presented with an IOP Commended Innovation award during a celebratory evening at the Lancaster Hotel in London. The event follows a parliamentary reception during which the winning companies were invited to showcase their innovations alongside leaders in business, politics and academia.
The IOP’s Business Innovation Awards are the only awards to recognise companies in the UK and Ireland that have built success on the innovative application of physics.
Aqua Group’s patented LPS is the first commercial product of its kind to use a basic suction principle – the Venturi effect. It works on the scientific premise that water under negative pressure cannot escape through a hole or breach in a pipe, hose, or joint. The application of this basic scientific principle represents a cooling breakthrough for data centres and other facilities, allowing them to benefit from all the advantages of water-based cooling systems with none of the risk.
By incorporating the LPS into its range of water-based cooling systems, Aqua can guarantee optimum efficiency and continuous 100 per cent leak-free performance, making its products ideal for installation and operation in sensitive environments.
The ground-breaking technology has already won the Hampshire-based cooling specialist industry recognition in the form of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation), which it received in 2015.
Aqua Group Directors Simon Davis and Kevin Lancaster received the Commended Innovation award from IOP President Roy Sambles.
Simon said: “We’re thrilled to have been recognised as being at the cutting edge of engineering innovation in the UK. Our team’s mission has always been to use our expertise to meet the unique needs of our customers.”
“We know from the success of our products and the ongoing relationships we have built with clients that we are achieving this. To receive this award and have the opportunity to introduce our technology to policy-makers and the wider scientific community has been an honour.”
This year’s IOP winners included Ikon Science, Jaguar Land Rover, Kromek Group, The Technology Partnerships and Ultra Electronics. Other companies to receive the Commended award alongside Aqua were Airbus Defence and Space, e2v technologies, Endomagentics and Tesla Engineering.