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India’s Flagship Bry-Air Awards ceremony for excellence in HVAC&R industry held in the capitals

Bry-Air | Popular Plastics & Packaging | February 2010

BRY-AIR, the leading player in the HVAC&R industry, recently announced winners of the 5th Bry-Air Awards for excellence in Heating, Ventilating, Air-Conditioning and refrigerating (HVAC&R) industry. the ceremony was attended by over 800 heads of corporates, student bodies, academia, International organizations, industry veterans and government officials. The Awards are regarded as the most prestigious recognition of excellence and innovation by the industry, and are aimed at driving innovations in the Indian HVAC&R industry, which at present is approximately worth Rs 25,000 crore, and is estimated to double in size every 4 years.

Instituted in 2006, Bry-Air awards are held annually to reward and recognize outstanding contributions and technological breakthrough undertaken by corporates and students in rapidly expanding HVAC&R field. The awards also aim to motivate and nurture the talent of young engineers who will be the future leaders and innovators of the industry. The winners are adjudged by an independent panel of jury members who are distinguished leaders in the corporate world, academia, industry bodies and government. The parameters for judging winners includes the level of innovation undertaken in design, aesthetics, etc., energy efficiency and environment friendliness of the project, benchmarking against international systems, suitability and feasibility with respect to application in the Indian sub-continent.

This year, the winners of 5th Bry-Air awards are as follows:

Student category

  • Winner – Most outstanding and innovative project – Anna University, Chennai; Project title – An experimental study of energy efficient VRV system using genetic based fuzzy logic controller
  • Runner-up – Next best innovative project – L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad; Project title – Design of system for recovery of refrigeration effect during LNG regassification process

Corporate category

Product design

  • Winner – Most outstanding and innovative product design- Bhawalkar Vermitech Pvt. Ltd., Pune; Product title – Biosanitizer Ecochip
  • Winner – Next best innovative product design- Thermax Ltd., Pune; Product title – High COP exhaust driven vapor absorption chiller

Systems design

  • Winner – Most outstanding and innovative systems design – Air conditioning & refrigeration training institute & consultancy; Project title – Use of energy saving equipment & technology in ammonia refrigeration applications using pump circulation.
  • Winner – Next best innovative systems design-Spectral Services Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Noida; Project title – Design for Patni Computers Noida Campus

The winning project was decided by the following distinguished panel of jury members:

  • Susheel M. Advani – Vice Chairman & M.D., Blue Star Ltd. (Chairman of the jury)
  • R. V. Simha – Partner, Airtron
  • P.L. Dhar – Professor, IIT Delhi
  • Sanjay Seth – Energy Economist, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power
  • M.P. Agarwal – President, ISHRAE HQ
  • Satish Kumar – Team Leader, USAID ECO-III Project

5th-Bry-Air-AwardsCongratulating the winners, Mr. Deepak Pahwa, MD, Bry-Air Asia Pvt. Ltd. Said, “Bry-Air instituted these awards to commend the Indian HVAC&R industry for development of innovative designs suitable for the Indian sub-continent, which gives it a market advantage globally. It is all the more overwhelming to see such world class innovations being done in the sector, not only by the corporates but also by students. I am sure that these technologies will lead to commercially successful products, processes & services giving India a sustainable competitive advantage. We are much honored to give  these awards to companies and students emerging as technological innovators and I am sure future young engineers would be motivated towards industry oriented research.”

Guests of Honour at Bry Air Awards ceremony included respected personalities like Mr. Kamal Meattle – CEO, Paharpur Business Centre & Software Technology Incusbator Park, Dr. R. A. Mashelkar – Former Director General, CSIR & President, INSA, Ms. Lynn G. Bellenger – President-Elect, ASHRAE.

Bry-Air, a Pahwa Group company, is a global solution provider for complete environmental control with specialization in humidity control, dehumidification, drying, storage, preservation, air & gas purification and plastics auxiliaries supported by state-of-the-art facilities, worldwide operations and customers in almost every industry.

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