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Aqua Cooling Pick Up International Science Award

Aqua Group have been recognised by the international Institute of Physics (IOP) for its pioneering Leak Prevention System (LPS).

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.

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Aqua Cooling Receives Recognition in Parliament

Hampshire-based specialist cooling engineers, Aqua Group, has been praised by Government ministers in the House of Commons following its recent success at the Institute of Physics awards.

Fareham MP Suella Fernandes used a Treasury Question Time opportunity to ask Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, to join her in congratulating Aqua and its directors Kevin Lancaster and Simon Davis following their recent Commended Innovation Award from the Institute of Physics.

Ms Fernandes said: “Kevin Lancaster and Simon Davis started their business, Aqua Cooling, from scratch in Fareham in 2000, and it now generates £1.7m in profit and is a leading industrial cooling firm. Last week, the Institute of Physics awarded Aqua Cooling its business innovation award for its innovative application of physics to generate jobs and profit. Will the Chancellor join me in congratulating Aqua Cooling and outline what the Government are doing to support research and development, so that other self-starters like Kevin and Simon can grow their businesses?”

Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jane Ellison responded on behalf of the Chancellor and said: “I think that all Treasury Ministers would be delighted to congratulate Aqua Cooling on the innovation award it has won.”

Aqua was presented with a Commended Innovation award for its patented Leak Prevention System (LPS) that puts a basic scientific principle to work in a commercial application for the first time.

Aqua Cooling Sales Director Simon Davis said: “We are delighted to have received valuable recognition from the scientific community and now in Parliament too. It further highlights the enormous potential of our LPS within the data centre industry and the difference our work is making.”

Aqua’s LPS uses the Venturi effect and the basic scientific premise that water under negative pressure cannot escape through a hole or breach in a pipe, hose, or joint.

The unique system has previously been recognised with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation) in 2015.

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Aqua Win Prestigious International Science Award

Hampshire-based specialist engineering firm Aqua Group has been honoured by the international Institute of Physics (IOP) during a parliamentary reception at the Palace of Westminster.

The team was presented with a Commended Innovation award for its patented Leak Prevention System (LPS) that puts a basic scientific principle to work in a commercial application for the first time.

Picking up the award at the event, which was sponsored by Alok Sharma, Member of Parliament for Reading West, were Aqua directors Kevin Lancaster and Simon Davis, with Fareham MP Suella Fernandes.

Suella Fernandes said: “The UK’s innovative businesses, in physics and beyond, are solving major challenges in areas from healthcare to defence and manufacturing, and they will be a major driver of the UK’s future economic success. It was particularly inspiring to learn about the work of Aqua Cooling and I was very pleased to be able to congratulate the company’s directors on their success.”

Aqua Cooling Sales Director Simon Davis said:“This exciting Commended Innovation award from the Institute of Physics is extremely rewarding for the whole Aqua team. It represents valuable recognition from the scientific community and highlights the enormous significance and potential of our LPS within the data centre industry.”

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 — which makes its systems ideal for installation and operation in sensitive environments such as data centre and on-chip cooling.

Aqua’s LPS uses the Venturi effect and the basic scientific premise that water under negative pressure cannot escape through a hole or breach in a pipe, hose, or joint.

“We spent a substantial amount of time trialling pipework sizes and designs to ensure sufficient velocity, and spent time with Venturi designers to overcome issues of noise and vibration,”added Simon.

The ground-breaking system has already won the Hampshire-based cooling specialist industry-wide recognition. It has previously won a string of awards for its state-of-the-art development and design including a 2015 Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation), also in recognition of the LPS.

The Institute of Physics is the world’s leading international scientific membership society and works tirelessly to advance physics for the benefit of society; its annual IOP Awards recognise substantial contributions to the global reputation and development of physics.

Award recipients hail from the most successful and high-profile businesses in the physics world. Today there were five IOP award winners and five commendable award winners. The winners were 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, Endomagnetics and Tesla Engineering.

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