MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 9, 2013) -
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OSIsoft, LLC., a global leader in enterprise infrastructure for management of real-time data and events, was proud to present the Engineering Innovation Award for the sixth consecutive year at the Gala of Excellence of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). This year's prize was won last April by the engineering consulting firm exp, who specializes in professional, technical and strategic services in six key environment practice areas: Buildings, Earth & Environment, Energy, Industrial, Infrastructure, and Sustainability. Under engineer Stéphane Chabot, technical coordinator of the project, exp invented an innovative process to oxidize and destroy certain water-soluble volatile organic compounds.
Called photocatalytic gas treatment (PGT), the new process was developed for the wood panel manufacturer Uniboard, which called on exp to replace the air pollution control system at one of its plants in the United States. The compounds (such as formaldehyde and methanol) oxidized and destroyed by PGT using hydrogen peroxide are among the waste gases produced by the plant. More economical than existing technologies, PGT generates no greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and meets the standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for MACT (Maximum Achievable Control Technology) and the environmental requirements of the state of North Carolina.
OSIsoft Canada's General Manager, Martin Jetté stated that "technologies such as PGT are essential in today's environment, where companies in all industries are looking for ways to save money while reducing their environmental footprint. This is an important objective of OSIsoft's work with clients around the world, and we are therefore especially proud to celebrate this remarkable achievement of Quebec engineering."
OSIsoft has been presenting the Engineering Innovation Award for six years. The innovative projects recognized through this award are in line with engineering values: competence, responsibility, social commitment and ethics.
OSIsoft delivers the PI System®, the industry standard in enterprise infrastructure, for management of real-time data and events. With installations in 110 countries, the OSIsoft PI System® is used in manufacturing, energy, utilities, life sciences, data centers, critical facilities and the chemical process industries. This global installed base relies upon the OSIsoft PI System® to safeguard factory data and deliver enterprise-wide visibility into operational, manufacturing and business data. The PI System® enables users to manage assets, mitigate risks, comply with regulations, improve processes, manage for sustainability, drive innovation, make business decisions in real time and identify competitive business and market opportunities. Founded in 1980, privately held OSIsoft is headquartered in San Leandro, California, with operations worldwide. Learn more about OSIsoft and the PI System® at www.osisoft.com.
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