HOUSTON, May 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- M&I Electric, the flagship business of American Electric Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:AETI), a leading provider of power delivery solutions for the global energy industry, announced today that its IntelliSafe™ arc-resistant medium voltage switchgear has been named as a finalist by Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine for their 12th annual Product of the Year competition.

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CSE selected IntelliSafe™ as a finalist for 2016 Product of the Year in the “Fuses, Breakers, Circuit Protection” category. CSE’s Product of the Year (POY) program is the premier award for new products in the mechanical, fire/life safety, electrical, lighting, plumbing, and related nonresidential building systems market. The annual reader-choice program provides CSE's audience with information about the top new products in their fields.

Finalists are featured in the April 2016 issue of Consulting-Specifying Engineer. Qualified subscribers of CSE products are encouraged to vote for category winners till June 30, 2016 at www.csemag.com/votepoy. Based on voting results, each category will have a Gold, Silver, and Bronze winner. The Most Valuable Product (MVP) title will be awarded to the product that receives the most votes. Category winners will be announced by CSE on September 15, 2016 and winners will be featured in the September 2016 issue of Consulting-Specifying Engineer.

The second generation IntelliSafe™ switchgear is user-customizable, smart arc-resistant medium-voltage switchgear designed to enable a new level of safety for companies in the petroleum, power generation and other process industries. IntelliSafe™ incorporates patent pending safety features, 100 percent PIP specification compliance, and industrial internet of things capabilities.

IntelliSafe™ is part of the M&I Electric turnkey power delivery solutions portfolio which includes custom-designed MV and LV traditional switchgear, Power Distribution Centers (PDCs), power conversion equipment, automation and control solutions, construction and E&I services.

"We are pleased to have been selected as a category finalist for the CSE 2016 Product of the Year competition," said Troy Coker, Vice President North American Sales. "IntelliSafe™ was designed with the vision that “safety is not an option”, assuring that the safety of plant operations personnel should not be discretionary.  We are encouraged by the industry recognition we have received and look forward to helping more companies in the petroleum, power generation and industrial segments maximize the safety of the work environment for their electrical maintenance and other personnel.”

IntelliSafe™ allows complete automation of the operation of the switchgear and provides real-time monitoring of key data points that can be used to notify plant personnel of potential hazards.  This functionality and key safety features are part of the base design of the switchgear, not optional features that are often overlooked during the typical capital project design process.

More information about IntelliSafe™ can be found on M&I Electric’s web site at www.mielectric.com/intellisafe.

About AETI:

American Electric Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AETI) is a leading supplier of power delivery solutions to the global energy industry. AETI offers M&I Electric™ power distribution and control products, E&I electrical and construction services, and marine vessel products and services. During 2016, M&I Electric is celebrating Empowering Energy™ for 70 years.

AETI is headquartered in Houston and has global operations in Beaumont, Texas; Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and Rio de Janeiro and Macae, Brazil. In addition, AETI has minority interests in two joint ventures, which have facilities located in Xian, China and Singapore. AETI’s SEC filings, news and product/service information are available at www.aeti.com.


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