Feria de Zaragoza

The purpose of the Technical Innovations Competition is to acknowledge products developed by companies in the industry that invest in R+D+I, selecting products that stand out in terms for their contribution to technology, innovation and results in terms of meeting market needs. The competition’s independent jury is formed by exceptional industry professionals and the “Technological Innovation” or “Outstanding Technological Innovation” award is, without doubt, an acknowledgement of exemplary work.

ACTA

The high standard of the candidatures presented and the success of the competition in terms of the number of entries has been a positive stimulus for the Evaluating Jury and the competition organizers. Taking into account the purpose of the competition, the characteristics of the candidates and the documentation provided, the Evaluating Jury decided on the following award winners:

BASES

The purpose of the Technical Innovations Competition is to acknowledge products developed by companies in the industry that invest in R+D+I, selecting products that stand out in terms for their contribution to technology, innovation and results in terms of meeting market needs. The competition’s independent jury is formed by exceptional industry professionals and the “Technological Innovation” or “Outstanding Technological Innovation” award is, without doubt, an acknowledgement of exemplary w

Outstanding Technical Innovation

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EQUIPOS MÓVILES DE CAMPAÑA ARPA, S.A.EQUIPOS MÓVILES DE CAMPAÑA ARPA, S.A.
Zaragoza / SpainZaragoza / Spain
ARPOT -6

ARPOT -6

A water treatment plant for all types of water (including sea water). Low-maintenance, simple to operate, runs on a solar energy system, generates chlorine autonomously and can be transported by any means of land, sea or air transport.

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BERMAD EUROPE, S.L.BERMAD EUROPE, S.L.
Barcelona / SpainBarcelona / Spain
SMART HYDROMETER

SMART HYDROMETER

The Smart hydrometer offers a solution for all types of consumers, to replace and improve on traditional hydrometers. It provides simple, reliable irrigation by times or volume. The Bermad smart hydrometer is fitted with an electronic recorder that actuates a solenoid valve by Bluetooth to open or close the valve as required.

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CONTAZARA, S.A. CONTAZARA, S.A.
Zaragoza / SpainZaragoza / Spain
NB-IOT REMOTE WATER METER READING DEVICE

NB-IOT REMOTE WATER METER READING DEVICE

The NB-IoT remote reading device developed by Contazara is designed to read a bank of water meters and to transmit the information via the Narrowband (Internet of things) communications protocol.

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SAINT-GOBAIN PAM ESPAÑA, S.A. SAINT-GOBAIN PAM ESPAÑA, S.A.
Madrid / SpainMadrid / Spain
NEW RANGE OF BLUTOP MONOBLOC GASKETS

NEW RANGE OF BLUTOP MONOBLOC GASKETS

The range of monobloc gaskets is a new version of double-strength gaskets in 100% EPDM material for pipe diameters of 70/90/110/125/140/160 mm, totally compatible with drinking water (all component materials have DHW health conformity certificates). Gaskets in bolted and non-bolted versions with metal inserts embedded in the EPDM for bolted attachment of the pipe and to prevent the different elements from becoming unattached in the event of overpressure or steep gradients.

Technical Innovation

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BELGICAST INTERNACIONAL, S.A.U.BELGICAST INTERNACIONAL, S.A.U.
Vizcaya / SpainVizcaya / Spain
ULTRAF: CONTROL VALVE WITH INTEGRATED FLOW METER

ULTRAF: CONTROL VALVE WITH INTEGRATED FLOW METER

ULTRAF is an automatic control valve with an integrated ultrasonic flow meter powered by a battery with a 10 year operating autonomy. It has several functions, among which, are irrigation control with a calendar programmer to programme either by irrigation time or by the volume transferred, management of pressure in supply networks, tank filling control, control of pumping stations and fire fighting systems. In addition, its control and configuration is carried out by mobile app for iOS and Android.

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BURKERT IBÉRICA, S.A.U.BURKERT IBÉRICA, S.A.U.
Barcelona / SpainBarcelona / Spain
8905 ONLINE ANALITYCAL SYSTEM

8905 ONLINE ANALITYCAL SYSTEM

System for analyzing the physical-chemical parameters of water using MEMS (micro electro mechanical systems) technology, including the monitoring and retransmission of analytical data. Analyses are available for pH, conductivity, ORP, chlorine, turbidity, and iron. Analyses for hardness and TOC are currently under development.

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FLOTTWEG SEFLOTTWEG SE
Vilsbiburg/ GermanyVilsbiburg/ Germany
XELLETOR

XELLETOR

The Flottweg Xelletor is a system that enables use of the essential characteristic feature of the machine, that is, the combination of a centrifugal rotor and auger. A new sludge processing system thanks to the new auger design of the Xelletor series provides a mechanical separation process that is even more efficient thanks to the open grid structure, for dewatering sludge in water treatment plants, reducing the amount of sludge to be disposed of.

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GRUPO MEJORASGRUPO MEJORAS
Madrid / SpainMadrid / Spain
AKWAMETRIC

AKWAMETRIC

The akwaMetric is an autonomous unit for multi-parameter monitoring of water quality in drinking water distribution systems. It is a totally flexible modular platform, also providing pressure and flow data as well as pressure transients, enabling quality control of mains water and improved control of hydraulic sectors using one single unit.

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INSTRUMENTACIÓN ANALITICA, S.A.INSTRUMENTACIÓN ANALITICA, S.A.
Madrid / SpainMadrid / Spain
FLOW-TRACKER 2

FLOW-TRACKER 2

The portable Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) SonTek FlowTracker2, is a modern-designed device for measuring velocity, bathymetry and single flow rates, for use in a wide variety of natural and man-made channels, complying with the ISO 748 standard.

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INSTRUMENTACIÓN ANALITICA, S.A.INSTRUMENTACIÓN ANALITICA, S.A.
Madrid / SpainMadrid / Spain
YSI I3XO ECOMAPPER AUV

YSI I3XO ECOMAPPER AUV

Autonomous underwater vehicle that can submerge to a depth of 100 m, measuring and storing water quality parameters: pH, conductivity, temperature, oxygen, turbidity, total algae: chlorophyll+phycocyanin and FDOM.

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IVERNA 2000, S.L.IVERNA 2000, S.L.
Zaragoza / SpainZaragoza / Spain
SUGARPOD

SUGARPOD

SUGARPOD filters are a simple, effective solution to eliminate all types of odours, particularly at wastewater holding ponds, pumping stations, water treatment plants and cesspools. Each SUGARPOD filter comprises a casing in HDPE, PE or stainless steel that is resistant to external factors and a high-quality active charcoal impregnated filter cartridge, specially selected to eliminate chemical compounds such as H2S, SO2, NH3, etc… The cartridge is housed inside a specially adjusted polyamide mesh which guarantees correct usage for several years.

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KAMSTRUP A/S SUCURSAL EN ESPAÑAKAMSTRUP A/S SUCURSAL EN ESPAÑA
Madrid / SpainMadrid / Spain
KAMSTRUP VALVE

KAMSTRUP VALVE

A shutoff valve with Smart technology to control the water supply to consumers. It can be used to cut off the water supply to consumers due to non-payment of bills or if the water supply has to be cut off for a period of time. It can be controlled remotely. Users can open, close or throttle the valve via a mobile app.

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MOLECOR TECNOLOGÍA, S.A.MOLECOR TECNOLOGÍA, S.A.
Madrid / SpainMadrid / Spain
CPVC-O PIPES

CPVC-O PIPES

A totally innovative material: CPVC-O (oriented chlorinated polyvinyl chloride). By applying the principles of molecular orientation to CPVC, the resulting product has all of the advantages of traditional O-PVC pipes but with the increased resistance to high temperatures that CPVC pipes currently have. This allows development of a product range of superior characteristics and greater advantages as well as the possibility of extending the current range of diameters.

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PERIBEST PUMPS, S.L.PERIBEST PUMPS, S.L.
Baleares / SpainBaleares / Spain
HEAVY-DUTY INDUSTRIAL PERISTALTIC PUMPS WITH XXL ROLLERS

HEAVY-DUTY INDUSTRIAL PERISTALTIC PUMPS WITH XXL ROLLERS

Industrial peristaltic pumps design for high-demand applications (continuous 24/7 use) with robustly designed XXL rollers, overdimensioned bearings, cutting-edge rectified hose with very tightly adjusted tolerances and minimum use of lubricants.

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PLASTICUERO, S.L.U. - PANAL FLOTANTEPLASTICUERO, S.L.U. - PANAL FLOTANTE
Alicante / SpainAlicante / Spain
HEXABALLS

HEXABALLS

System for covering liquid masses, formed by hexagonal spheres made of high density polyethylene. It provides solutions to evaporation (reducing evaporation up to 70%). It also reduces algae and controls odours as well as reducing the use of electricity and chemical products.

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RADIOPOINT SYSTEMS, S.L.RADIOPOINT SYSTEMS, S.L.
Madrid / SpainMadrid / Spain
E-SAFE UNIVERSAL UNDERGROUND UTILITIES DETECTOR

E-SAFE UNIVERSAL UNDERGROUND UTILITIES DETECTOR

Portable system to detect all types of underground utilities and pipelines, with estimation of depths. Using geo-radar techniques, this equipment performs real-time, user-friendly data processing. The colour code system enables underground utilities to be easily located.

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SAINT-GOBAIN PAM ESPAÑA, S.A.SAINT-GOBAIN PAM ESPAÑA, S.A.
Madrid / SpainMadrid / Spain
NGL RING FLOW CONTROL VALVE

NGL RING FLOW CONTROL VALVE

New generation (NGL) control valve for regulating pressure and/or flow, with a ring section flow geometry, DN 100 to DN 1400 and PN 10/16 and 25, apt for drinking water and irrigation markets.

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SAINT-GOBAIN PAM ESPAÑA, S.A.SAINT-GOBAIN PAM ESPAÑA, S.A.
Madrid / SpainMadrid / Spain
REXESS 2: NEW D400 CLASS HIGHWAY MANHOLE COVERS FOR AVERAGE VOLUME TRAFFIC

REXESS 2: NEW D400 CLASS HIGHWAY MANHOLE COVERS FOR AVERAGE VOLUME TRAFFIC

The new REXESS 2 is a D400 class manhole cover for average volume traffic which adds an easy, ergonomic opening feature to the safety and reliability of Saint-Gobain PAM’s ductile cast iron manhole covers.

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SISTEMES ELECTRONICS PROGRES, S.A.SISTEMES ELECTRONICS PROGRES, S.A.
Lleida / SpainLleida / Spain
ONE-STOP SOLUTION FOR IRRIGATION CONTROL

ONE-STOP SOLUTION FOR IRRIGATION CONTROL

Sensors connected to the programmers collect data on the state of the plant, soil, climate and consumptions and transfer them to the cloud with the data from the API’s and remote sensing. Management tools allow access to this information that is processed and displayed by status graphs, interactive maps, detailed records, etc. Via a computer, tablet or mobile phone, users can consult the state of the installation, analyze it and adjust the amount of water and fertilizer according to crop needs.

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UR-CAST WATER FITTINGS, S.L.UR-CAST WATER FITTINGS, S.L.
Álava / SpainÁlava / Spain
UR-41: CLAMP TO REPAIR POLYETHYLENE PIPES AT JOINTS

UR-41: CLAMP TO REPAIR POLYETHYLENE PIPES AT JOINTS

The clamp rapidly and permanently repairs leaks that occur at the connection points of pipes (joined by butt welding or by electro-welded sleeves) on polyethylene pipes, without having to cut off the water flow.

Juror

Ángel Luis Aldana Valverde

Ángel Luis Aldana Valverde

Doctor of Civil Engineering / Independent International Consultant / WMO (World Meteorological Organization) Consultant / WB (World Bank) Consultant / PROHIMET Coordinator

Manuel Omedas Margeli

Manuel Omedas Margeli

Head of the Hydrological Planning Office of CONFEDERACIÓN HIDROGRÁFICA DEL EBRO – CHE

Raquel Rodríguez Bailera

Raquel Rodríguez Bailera

Technical Director of the Office for Transfer of Research Results UNIVERSITY OF ZARAGOZA – UNIZAR

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