Concepts NREC Wins Best Technical Paper Award from the ASME and International Gas Turbine Institute

White River Junction, Vt. – May 12, 2009 – Concepts NREC, a world leader in turbomachinery design, research, engineering and manufacturing, today announces that the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) have honored Dr. Xuwen Qiu, Associate Director; Dr. David Japikse, Chairman of the Board/CEO; and Mark Anderson, Vice President Software, with the 2008 ASME Turbo Expo 2008 Best Technical Paper Award. The award will be presented during the ASME Turbo Expo 2009 at the World Marriott Resort located at 8701 World Center Drive in Orlando, Florida on Monday, June 8.

The paper, GT-2008-51349 "A Meanline Model for Impeller Flow Recirculation," was selected by the ASME Turbomachinery Committee as the ASME Turbo Expo 2008 Best Technical Paper award winner. Dr. Qiu was the primary author with contributions by Japikse and Anderson.

“We at Concepts NREC are honored to be recognized with a Best Technical Paper award from the American Society of American Engineers and the International Gas Turbine Institute,” said Japikse. “We are very proud of Xuwen Qiu and Mark Anderson. They and the rest of our team at Concepts NREC continue to prove just how outstanding and innovative our people are in the development of advanced turbomachinery engineering, software and manufacturing services.”

The theme for the ASME Turbo Expo 2009 is Gas Turbine Technologies: Meeting Complex Global Challenges, and Concepts NREC, with over 50 years of experience in the turbomachinery industry, has set the gold standard for innovative technology solutions to overcome today’s global energy challenges.

According to a news release issued by ASME, “A highlight of Turbo Expo 2009 will be the three-day exposition showcasing the products and services of engine manufacturers, software developers, research laboratories, and other firms in the worldwide power industry.” Concepts NREC will be a key exhibitor at this exposition in booth 211.

About IGTI and ASME
IGTI, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., supports the exchange of information focused on improving the design, manufacture, operation and maintenance, and environmental impact of gas turbines, turbomachinery, and related equipment.

Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization promoting the art, science and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences. ASME develops codes and standards that enhance public safety, and provides lifelong learning and technical exchange opportunities benefiting the global engineering and technology community. ASME has more than 127,000 members worldwide.

About Concepts NREC
Concepts NREC is a leading worldwide organization providing turbomachinery design, engineering services, manufacturing and CAE/CAM software, with a staff of over 100 professionals at its facilities in Wilder, Vt., and Woburn, Mass. For more than a half century, Concepts NREC has provided manufacturers, users, government agencies and the engineering community with technology tools, services and products that have met their needs, helped achieve their goals and aided in development and production of some of the world’s most advanced products. Concepts NREC is headquartered at 217 Billings Farm Road, White River Junction, Vt., 05001-9486. Telephone: 802-296-2321. Facsimile: 802-296-2325. For more information, go to:

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Keywords: turbomachinery, turbines, CAD/CAM/CAE, engineering services, aerospace, David Japikse, Cliff Garrett Turbomachinery and Applications Engineering Award, green energy, green technology.

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