Congratulations 2018 Product of the Year winners

Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers have cast their votes for the 2018 Product of the Year; read about the winners.

Amanda Pelliccione, Research Director
9/13/2018

Winners of the 14th annual Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year awards included power monitoring and management solutions, diesel generators, and a thermal imaging sensor, among other notable technologies. Each of the following winning innovations has been designed to improve quality, lengthen lifecycles, and increase efficiencies.

This year, companies submitted their new and improved products debuted in 2017 to be judged for this distinguished honor. Then readers whittled them down to 37 winners you'll find here—including the 2018 Most Valuable Product winner, which received the most votes overall.

Download the official press release from Consulting-Specifying Engineer here.

View the full list of finalists in the 2018 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year program.

Entries for the 2019 program will open Dec. 3, 2018.


A total of 64 products qualified as finalists for the 2018 Product of the Year award. We left the final say up to the readers. Here are the winners, starting with the Most Valuable Product and followed by the 36 individual winners for each of the 12 sub-categories.


Most Valuable Product of 2018

Lightweight industrial fan

The ECO is a lightweight and economical industrial fan featuring 8- to 24-ft diameter blades and a custom direct-drive motor. The ECO offers a full range of control options, including Hunter Industrial’s standard 1:1 analog control and touchscreen controls with network capability and the flexibility to manage up to 30 fans. Plug-and-play technology and lightweight components also make this product quick and easy to install with no ongoing maintenance required. The ECO high-volume, low-speed fan is built to last.

Hunter Industrial Fan, www.hunterindustrialfan.com

2018 Product of the Year Winners

BAS, Controls, Energy Management
Gold Award
EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert, Schneider Electric
Silver Award
Eclypse nLight Solution, Distech Controls
Bronze Award
Design Envelope Tango Pump, Armstrong Fluid Technology
Drives, Pumps, Motors
Gold Award
NovaMAX EC Permanent Magnet Motor, Regal Beloit America
Silver Award
Q-Link Variable Frequency Drive, Franklin Control Sytstems
Bronze Award
ecocirc 19-16 Variable-speed ECM Circulator, Xylem
Electrical
Gold Award
ETAP Real-Time Power Management System, ETAP
Silver Award
3VA UL Molded Case Circuit Breaker, Siemens Industry
Bronze Award
BFT Main Feed Thru Module, Siemens Energy Management
Emergency, On-Site, Standby Power
Gold Award
KD Series Diesel Generator, Kohler Power Systems
Silver Award
Cat 3516E Diesel Generator Set, Caterpillar
Bronze Award
Optotronic Dual-Mode Programmable Emergency LED Driver, OSRAM
Fire, Life Safety, Mass Notification
Gold Award
400 Series LED Notification Appliance, Mircom Technologies
Silver Award
Duralife FPLP-CI Fire Alarm Cable, Radix Wire
Bronze Award
FireLock Innovative Groove System for Small Diameter Hard-pipe Solutions, Victaulic
HVAC
Gold Award
York YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller, Johnson Controls
Silver Award
Liebert DSE Packaged Freecooling Solution (400kW), Vertiv
Bronze Award
Ecoflair Indirect Air Economizer, Schneider Electric
HVAC: Air Movement, Compressors, Etc.
Gold Award
Variable Refrigerant Packaged Heat Pump, Friedrich
Silver Award
Copeland Scroll Two-Stage Compressor with Modulation Control, Emerson
Bronze Award
Turbocor High Lift Compressor, Danfoss
Lighting & Luminaires
Gold Award
QuadroMAX Plus Modular Area Lighting Fixture, MaxLite
Silver Award
Pauluhn Intrepid Linear Luminaire, Eaton
Bronze Award
GeoPak Outdoor Geometric LED Wallpack, Hubbell Lighting
Lighting Controls
Gold Award
Encelium Edge Standalone Wireless Light Management System, OSRAM
Silver Award
NX Distributed Intelligence, Hubbell Lighting
Bronze Award
Tork 1109A Multi-Volt Timer, NSi Industries
Plumbing & Water Management
Gold Award
System Solution for CPVC Pipe, Victaulic
Silver Award
MegaPress XL Fitting & PressBooster, Viega
Bronze Award
NCC199CDV Condensing Tankless Water Heater, Nortiz
Software: Design, Modeling, Analysis
Gold Award
Electrical Power System Analysis & Operation Software, ETAP
Silver Award
Victaulic Tools for Revit 2018, Victaulic
Bronze Award
ESP-Systemwize System Selection Tool, Xylem
Test Instruments, Meters, Data Loggers
Gold Award
3550 FC Thermal Imaging Sensor, Fluke Corp.
Silver Award
1740 Series Power Quality Logger, Fluke Corp.
Bronze Award
T6 Electrical Tester, Fluke Corp.
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