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08 August 2016

Welcome to AirUser - Your independent guide to Air Powered Systems which this year celebrates its 20th birthday.

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28 July 2016

For owners and hirers of compressors and vacuum pumps, the operating costs are often as much of a concern as the initial outlay of the equipment. In fact, energy and maintenance account for 79% of the overall compressor cost compared to 21% initial investment. MANN+HUMMEL explains more

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26 July 2016

3D Print Bureau chooses Aluminium Pipework for its expanding compressed air needs...

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26 July 2016

Martin Potter, general manager at Beko Technologies, discusses the problem of contamination of foods through mineral oils in compressed air

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21 July 2016

With recent changes to the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) and the Simple Pressure Vessels Directive (SPVD), plus WEEE and RoHs coming under review, BCAS takes a closer look at the legislative changes affecting the compressed air industry.

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20 July 2016

In times of political and economic uncertainty trade associations such as the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) become even more important in listening to and representing its members, states Vanda Jones, executive director for BCAS.

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30 June 2016

BCAS outlines some recent European technical, normative and legislation developments in compressors, vacuum pumps, pneumatic tools and allied equipment through Pneurop and Orgalime.

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21 July 2016

AirUser asked the British Compressed Air Society to outline answers to some of the Society's most commonly asked questions. There were two that came instantly to mind – the first concerns compliance with the Pressure System Safety Regulations (PSSR); the second deals with the responsibilities of a competent examiner if he or she discovers a situation that could give rise to imminent danger

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20 July 2016

The misuse of compressed air through poorly designed equipment, complacency or at worse, a bit of misdirected horseplay could well result in serious injury or even a fatality. BCAS outlines the potential risk and reviews the legislation to ensure that you remain compliant

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20 July 2016

There are currently no formal accreditation schemes for designing, installing and maintaining compressed air systems. This means end-users could well be receiving poor advice and safety could be compromised. BCAS explains more and outlines some of the courses it offers

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26 July 2016

Improving the efficiency of a compressed air system can be an effective way for manufacturers to lower their energy costs, says Andy Jones, managing director at Mattei 

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20 July 2016

At the end of this year, Andy Jones will come to the end of his two year term as president of BCAS. Here, he looks back over a very busy couple of years

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21 July 2016

Remote monitoring of compressor and vacuum pump performance enables functional problems to be identified in real-time and resolved swiftly to avoid lost or reduced productivity, to remedy poor performance and to maximise energy efficiency. Stef Lievens, business line manager for Compressor Technique Service Operations at Atlas Copco Compressors UK, explains more

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30 June 2016

Variable speed drives can be an effective way to reduce compressor energy consumption, but capturing the full benefits of the approach requires considerable care in equipment sizing, specification and operation, says Mark Whitmore, general manager of BOGE

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26 July 2016

Gardner Denver is encouraging the industry to be aware of the potential risks from exhaust air quality from vacuum pumps, due to the lack of standards in place. Gareth Topping, vacuum sales manager, discusses ways to tackle this urgent issue

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Air User 2016-2017

Welcome to AirUser - Your independent guide to Air Powered Systems which this year celebrates its 20th birthday.

We are grateful to all those who have provided content for this year's edition of AirUser and, in particular, we thank Vanda Jones at BCAS for all the articles she has contributed. We hope you find the guide interesting and that it will prove a useful reference tool.

To view the online, interactive version of AirUser, click here. We're already starting to plan our 21st issue of the guide, so if you have an idea for an interesting article or if there are any particular topics you would like us to include, please get in touch.

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

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