Byworth are proud to have been named a winner of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
The UK’s highest accolade for business success, the award was received in recognition of Unity, Byworth’s revolutionary boiler house control system. The first of its kind on the market, Unity has achieved outstanding results in its respective fields of innovation.
The prestigious awards are made annually by HM The Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category. They are judged following a rigorous and highly competitive entry process.
Rewriting the rules
Byworth were seeking an innovative product to solve the problem in the market. Unity was first touted as an idea in 2007 to the existing controls’ manufacturers; but after years of getting nowhere trying to persuade them to take on the development, Byworth felt so strongly that the industry was missing the key technological advancement, it appointed its own team to develop the idea into the finished product. After a two year development plan, Unity was born.
Encourage and nurture innovation
Numerous departments at Byworth have had and continue to have a role in its development contributing to its success. Unity as a physical entity is not merely enough, without the pioneering capabilities from the people ‘on the ground’ it would not sustain its competitive edge.
How has Unity changed the industry?
The innovative product controls and manages a boiler house as one entity rather than relying on various third party control systems; creating a considerably more efficient and configurable boiler house for the customer.
Data is accessible from the cloud; enabling plant managers to optimise the relationship between boiler and process by understanding when large peaks and troughs are happening. The intelligent use of data allows site managers and operators to react more quickly to plant conditions, reducing the number of start stop cycles, fuel and water usage.
Essentially, having better control makes the customers’ plant safer and more efficient, as well as reducing emissions.