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M&E Excellence Awards 2019 – Award Categories

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Maintenance & Engineering Excellence Award
This award will go to the entry from any category which, in the opinion of the editor, is the most deserving of a special accolade on the basis of innovation, productivity or potential impact across industry.
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Small Maintenance Project of the Year
This category covers maintenance, upgrade or enhancement projects, including retrofitting or the introduction of new systems or procedures, on a small scale – not plant wide but affecting a single machine or machine type or a single production line.
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Large Maintenance Project of the Year
Entries for this category should be maintenance, upgrade or enhancement projects including retrofitting or the introduction of new systems or procedures, undertaken across a complete plant or organisation which is demonstrating significant improvements in productivity/efficiency or reductions in cost or downtime.
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Product Innovation of the Year
This award is for a newly–introduced product for use by maintenance personnel which uses new technology or applies it in a new way and has potential to make a testing, diagnostic, maintenance/repair or monitoring procedure significantly more efficient.
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Process Innovation of the Year
This award recognises the application of new technology or the use of technology in a new way to improve the efficiency of a complete manufacturing or diagnostic process or production line/cell.
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Training Initiative of the Year
This award recognises excellence in a training or outreach programme or initiative designed to improve the skills of the workforce or to help or encourage them to acquire new skills – including school-leavers, apprentices, graduates, experienced staff.
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Diversity Prize
This prize will recognise exceptional efforts to attract, recruit and retain employees from a diverse range of backgrounds, both ethnic and gender.
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Health and Safety Award
This award will go to a company or team for a campaign that has demonstrated innovative thinking in bringing about a significant reduction in risk to the safety and health of its workforce or the public.
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Non Destructive Testing
This award is for a new technique or technology or a new application of an existing technique or technology which has brought about a significant breakthrough in the ability to undertake non-destructive testing – this could be a completely new application or it could make non-destructive testing more effective or efficient in an existing application.
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Factories of the Future Development
This award will recognise excellence and innovation in the application of smart or Industry 4.0 technologies including digital analytics, the [industrial] internet of things, augmented and virtual reality, the use of cobots, and artificial intelligence in improving the efficiency of the modern factory.
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Energy Efficiency
An award to recognise the application of an innovative technique or thinking in order to bring about a significant decrease in the energy use of a plant or process.
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Predictive Maintenance
An award to recognise excellence and innovation in the collection and analysis of data and its use to reduce downtime and failure through effective use of the data for identifying and predicting potential failure.
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Asset Management
This award will recognise excellence, innovation and efficiency in the management of assets across a company or plant, including assets not directly related to production processes – for example, building management.
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New Technology/Disruptor Award
An award to recognise a new technology or other development which is likely, in the opinion of the judges, to have the greatest impact on industry and productivity as a whole.
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Employer of the year award
This award will go to a company or organisation which has demonstrated excellence in all aspects of its relationship with its workforce, from recruitment and training/development to well-being.
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Fawad Minhas:
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