Technology provider all-stars in 45 categories were selected by the readers of Chemical Processing in the 2008 Readers Choice Awards survey. In its fifth year, the survey results show which providers are big hits with our readers.
Like baseball fans, our readers told us who their favorite technology players are by voting for them online. Based on their comments, the readers are big fans of the survey. Your categories are very thorough, says one reader. The survey is good and useful, comments another. We hope this years list of all-stars helps your team in the working world feel like a winner in selecting technology providers.
Vendors pay close attention in scouting the survey results like box scores to know if their batting averages with the end users are among the league leaders. Those that make the cut to be included on the list do feel like all-stars because it means they gained a solid following of fans who consider them to be technology leaders. The others with lower batting averages might be motivated to keep a keener eye on the ball to enhance their products so that they can gain mention next season.
As in past surveys, Emerson Process Management has maintained its dominance, and is the MVP of the league for placing first in nine categories and placing in seven others. Other league leaders who garnered multiple men-tions include ABB, Alfa Laval, Aspen Technology, Dow, Endress+Hauser, Fluke, Honeywell and Siemens.
If you werent a player in this years survey, we hope youll consider getting on the field next season.
geT your score cards ready
Heres how the technology provider all-stars were deter-mined. Readers received e-mail notices and electronic newsletters or used a link posted on our Web site (www.ChemicalProcessing.com) to access the questionnaire. The survey was open for responses for just over one month. A total of 316 readers cast their votes about which vendors they prefer in 45 different categories. Categories were listed, but respondents had to make their own selections by typing the name of the technology provider in each blank text box. By not providing a pre-selected list of companies in each category, we avoided bias in the survey. This also meant that respondents were free to use as broad a definition of a category as they wanted.
The rankings show the percentage of total responses in each category that a particular company received. A mini-mum of at least 5% of the votes in a category is required to be listed. Scores within 3% of each other should be consid-ered a statistical tie.
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Gerald Sugerman of VOCFree Inc., Hackensack, N.J., scored an 80-GB iPod Classic, which was offered as an incentive for our respondents to participate in the Read-ers Choice survey. His name was randomly selected by computer from all of the respondents.
All-star technology providers lineup covers all the bases
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SKF 51%Timken 14%
Babcock & Wilcox 20%Cleaver Brooks 12%Thermax 7%
BASF (Engelhard) 13%UOP 9%Degussa 6%
Goulds Pumps ITT 37%Flowserve 15%KSB 7%
Alfa Laval 17%Westfalia 10%Sharples 8%Bird 6%
Ingersoll-Rand 28%Atlas Copco 15%
SAP 15%Emerson Process Management 15%Maximo 12%
Koch-Glitsch 31%Sulzer 8%UOP 5%
dusT conTrol sysTems
DuPont 42%Dow 12%
Emerson Process Management 13%
Jacobs Engineering 10%CH2MHill (Lockwood Greene) 7%
explosion proTecTion sysTems
Fike 43%Fenwal 9%
New York Blower 18%Howden Buffalo 9%Dresser Roots 7%Robinson 6%
K-Tron 15%Acrison 9%AccuRate 6%
Pall 15%Siemens (U.S. Filter) 12%Millipore 4%Parker 4%
Emerson Process Management 62%Endress+Hauser 5%Siemens 4%
Alfa Laval 26% ITT Standard 6%Invensys 5%Tranter 5%
heaT Transfer fluids
Dow 63%Solutia 9%
infrared Thermography equipmenT
FLIR 34%Fluke 11%Emerson Process Management 11%
insTrumenT caliBraTion sysTem
Emerson Process Management 30%Fluke 23%
Fisher Scientific 8%Agilent 6%Hach Company 6%
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Emerson Process Management 60%Endress+Hauser 7%
ExxonMobil 19%Shell 18%
SPX Process Equipment(Lightnin) 27%Chemineer 15%
Baldor 28%Emerson Process Mngmt. (U.S. Motors) 21% Siemens 13%GE 12%
planT design sofTware
Aspen Technology 22%Intergraph 14%Autocad 13% Emerson Process Management 7%
posiTive displacemenT pumps
Viking 22%Moyno 10%
Emerson Process Management 65%Ashcroft 6%process analyzers
Emerson Process Management 50%ABB 14%Siemens 6%
process auTomaTion sysTems
Emerson Process Management 68%Honeywell 9%ABB 5%Rockwell 4%
process simulaTion sofTware
Aspen Technology 35%Emerson Process Management 15%Mynah 15%Honeywell 5%
Carrier 23%York 21%Trane 19%
screening equipmenTSweco 33%ROTEX 14%
John Crane 34%A.W. Chesterton 11%
Spraying Systems 41%Bete Fog Nozzle 17%Sprayco 9%
American Tank & Vessel 7%Columbian Tech Tank 6%
Emerson Process Management 69%
Nash_Elmo 14%Busch 12%
Emerson Process Management 62%
variaBle speed drives
Allen Bradley 21%ABB 19%Siemens 7%Emerson Process Management 7%
viBraTion moniToring equipmenT
Bently Nevada (GE) 47%Emerson Process Management 37%
waTer TreaTmenT sysTems
Nalco 11%G.E. 9%Siemens 8%
Metler Toledo 47%Fairbanks 5%Avery 4%
Reprinted with permission from Chemical Processing, July 2008. On the Web at www.chemicalprocessing.com. PUTMAN. All Rights Reserved. FosteReprints: 866-879-9144, www.marketingreprints.com.
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