Cooling engineers win prestigious science award

From left, director of Aqua Cooling Kevin Lancaster, IOP president and professor of physics at University of Exeter Roy Sambles, Aqua Cooling director Simon Davis and Suella Fernandes MP
From left, director of Aqua Cooling Kevin Lancaster, IOP president and professor of physics at University of Exeter Roy Sambles, Aqua Cooling director Simon Davis and Suella Fernandes MP
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A SPECIALIST engineering firm has been honoured for its work during a parliamentary reception at the Palace of Westminster.

The team at Aqua Cooling was presented with a commended innovation award by the international Institute of Physics.

The Fareham company was recognised for its patented leak prevention system.

Picking up the award at the event, which was sponsored by MP for Reading West Alok Sharma, were Aqua directors Kevin Lancaster and Simon Davis, with Fareham MP Suella Fernandes.

Miss Fernandes said: ‘The UK’s innovative businesses, in physics and beyond, are solving major challenges in areas from healthcare to defence and manufacturing, and they will be a major driver of the UK’s future economic success.

‘It was particularly inspiring to learn about the work of Aqua Cooling and I was very pleased to be able to congratulate the company’s directors on their success.’

Mr Davis said: ‘This exciting award is extremely rewarding for the whole Aqua team. It represents valuable recognition from the scientific community and highlights the enormous significance and potential of our leak prevention system within the data centre industry.’

Aqua has incorporated its system into its range of water-based cooling systems, meaning optimum efficiency and continuous leak-free performance, which makes its systems ideal for sensitive environments such as data centres.

The system won a string of awards for its development and design including a 2015 Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation).