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24 July 2018

There are now a myriad of ways to purchase a stationary air compressor, with tried and trusted sales channels competing with newer e-commerce initiatives for buyers’ attention.  Stef Lievens, business line manager, industrial air, Atlas Copco Compressors UK & Ireland also considers an alternative approach

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23 July 2018

The summer of 2018 has delivered the longest heatwave in more than 40 years and, to many, represents the ever more evident issue of climate change. It is widely accepted that global warming presents one of the greatest risks to the planet, and therefore humanity, a fact which UK industry cannot and should not ignore. Andy Jones, managing director at Mattei, explains the role of air compressors in reducing greenhouse gas emissions produced by the industrial sector 

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18 July 2018

Is any industrial system or solution truly future-proof? Probably not, but in some fields the horizons are certainly extending. Mark Whitmore, general manager of compressed air specialist, BOGE, explains

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17 July 2018

For compressed air users, the Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling organisations to manage, optimise and improve equipment processes. Charles Joel, global IoT and analytics director at Gardner Denver, discusses how digital data looks set to provide analytics with real value for those using compressed air systems

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26 July 2017

Oil-free compressed air is a standard requirement for industries that need to comply with high standards of cleanliness and hygiene, but traditionally it has come at a price. BOGE says it has achieved a significant step forward in compressor technology that not only delivers truly oil-free compressed air, but also a 30% reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO). BOGE’s Mark Whitmore reports

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24 July 2017

Stef Lievens, business line manager for compressor technique service operations at Atlas Copco Compressors UK and Ireland, looks at the history and application of internet connectivity and data science in the compressed air industry and examines how it may influence both the initial design of the equipment and the way it is monitored and managed in working environments

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24 July 2017

Instrument calibration is important both to determine the accuracy of the instrument and to ensure that its readings are consistent with other measurements. Matthew Harrison, UK sales manager of Beko Technologies, explains more

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24 July 2017

Annually, UK industry uses over 20TWh of electricity to compress air, equivalent to the output of four power stations and over 8.1 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. As a result, high-quality energy and performance at a cost-effective price continues to be a key consideration for businesses. Keith Findlay, compressed air audit manager at Gardner Denver, outlines the benefits of energy audits, discussing the improved efficiencies that they can help realise.

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20 July 2017

The last 12 months have seen huge changes in the political and economic landscape. In this report for AirUser, Vanda Jones, executive director of BCAS considers what has happened over the last year, shares her thoughts on what needs to happen moving forwards, and outlines the crucial role that a trade association plays in providing industry with a platform to voice its opinions

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20 July 2017

The compressed air industry has had an excellent record of minimising energy consumption through design and servicing, but now it is time for a step change as the EU commission pushes industry towards resource efficiency and the circular economy.  Marion Beaver, Technical Officer at BCAS takes a look at what it means moving forwards.

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24 July 2017

Those looking to invest in an air compressor often rely on zero hour data sheets verified by the Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI)* to predict lifetime performance, as this is the only source of independently verified performance data on air compressors. However, Andy Jones, MD at Mattei, says efficiency levels change over the life cycle of a unit and whilst two compressors may have the same zero-hour performance,  the reality is that life cycle costs may vary considerably

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20 July 2017

Here Vanda Jones, executive director for the British Compressed Air Society, examines the role of the trade association in modern industry, particularly in the light of the ongoing Brexit negotiations and the positive influence such organisations can have on securing our industrial future

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24 July 2017

Training is a vital ingredient for modern businesses with a host of benefits, ranging from employee motivation and retention, to demonstrating competence to implementing safe working practices. Here’s an overview of some of the latest courses available from the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS)

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20 July 2017

BCAS works directly on behalf of the compressed air and vacuum industry to advise on, shape and, at times, challenge the creation of EU and UK legislation, directives and standards. Here, the Society provides a round-up of some of the latest work that Pneurop – the European committee of manufactures of compressors, vacuum pumps and pneumatic tools – is undertaking

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24 July 2017

The correct installation and commissioning of compressed air piping is vital for an ongoing safe and efficient compressed air system.  Here Marion Beaver, technical officer for BCAS outlines best practice

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Air User 2018-2019

Welcome to the 2018/19 edition of AirUser – Your independent guide to Air Powered Systems.

The formula for the 22nd edition of the guide remains the same – a mix of informative articles from some of the acknowledged experts within the compressed air field, complemented by a wide range of manufacturer and supplier profiles and an extensive directory that lists both manufacturers and distributors.

To view the online, interactive version of AirUser, click here.

Val Kealey
Editor
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vkealey@western-bp.co.uk

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