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22 November 2017

Atlas Copco is launching a new rotary drum dryer that guarantees a stable pressure dew point (PDP) of -40°C, with no compressed air loss, at low energy cost. Offering total power consumption below 0.2kW in all operating conditions, the MDG 450 air dryer is said to be highly energy efficient.

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21 November 2017

Ingersoll Rand has introduced its Next Generation R-Series oil- flooded rotary screw air compressors, that provide an energy-efficient solution for customers with high capacity air requirements.

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21 November 2017

Hi-line Industries has launched its new HTD condensate drain into the UK market. Featuring an isolation valve for strainer cleaning to 250 micron, the latest-generation HTD offers a 100% ED rated solenoid coil and multi-voltage timer controller to ensure automatic compressed air system drainage.

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21 November 2017

Rotronic has developed a low dew point stainless steel probe with screw-in connector for measurement down to -60°Cdp in industrial processes at up to 100 bar; it is suitable for compressed air systems and dryers.

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21 November 2017

A new guide to help you select a suitable rotary vane compressor for your application is now available from Gardner Denver

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21 November 2017

Gast has introduced new LubeFree options for its AM series air motors that use a proprietary vane material that provides versatility, allowing users the options to oil or not oil the motor.  

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06 October 2017

In 1997, Thorite launched its first commerce-based website. Since then, the site has been redesigned three times with each redesign featuring more help sections, products and news items than the previous version. The latest offering is a full e-commerce site. Thorite believes this contains the largest selection of pneumatic products of any site in the UK and possibly Europe.

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28 September 2017

The UK beet sugar industry is committed to achieving a 30% reduction in the amount of energy used to manufacture each tonne of granulated sugar by 2020. In a drive to use energy as efficiently as possible, there is a focus on the compressed air supply. A portable Fluxus G601 CA Energy ultrasonic flowmeter provides engineers with a tool for tapping efficiency potential using measurement technology.

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29 September 2017

Atlas Copco has introduced two new heatless desiccant dryer ranges, the CD 25+-260+ and the CD 25-260.

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19 September 2017

Atlas Copco is to exhibit its latest super-efficient air compressors and industrial vacuum pumps at The PPMA Show 2017, from 26-28 September at the NEC in Birmingham. Visitors to stand F44 will have the opportunity to speak to the company’s packaging specialists and learn about our recently introduced compressors and vacuum pumps.

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12 September 2017

Hi-line Industries has unveiled its latest HBP-ZL absorption air dryers. With the latest upgrade, the company can now place more emphasis on meeting specific customer requirements.

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02 August 2017

The new adsorption dryer Ultrapac Smart from Donaldson is operated with a sophisticated silencer that reduces noise production to a level equivalent to a normal conversation.

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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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18 July 2017

Suitable for industries such as chemical, food and pharmaceutical where compressed air quality is important, the Parker Zander CDAS and OFAS ranges offer Class Zero performance – the complete removal of contaminates. Air quality has been third-party validated by Lloyds Register to ISO 8573-1.

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23 October 2017

Gardner Denver has released a compressor guide for small industrial businesses, showing how operators can improve reliability, efficiency and quality using to rotary vane technology.

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22 June 2017

Gardner Denver has released a new compressor guide for small industrial businesses that outlines the benefits of rotary vane technology.

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16 May 2017

Gardner Denver has introduced a water-cooled oil-free compressor into its CompAir brand. It is said to offer up to 12% improved energy efficiency compared to a conventional two-stage machine and to have a 37% smaller footprint.

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05 June 2017

The latest generation of FLM compressed air volume flow sensors from Beko Technologies are now available.

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08 May 2017

Gardner Denver has introduced Ultima, a new, water-cooled oil-free compressor from its CompAir brand that is said to offer up to 12% improved energy efficiency compared to a conventional two-stage machine with a 37% smaller footprint.

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06 June 2017

Ingersoll Rand has added 50% more compressed air rental equipment to its fleet in Europe, US, Middle East, India and Africa.

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FEATURES

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17 November 2017

Compressors and associated air treatment equipment must be properly serviced, maintained and inspected, as Andy Jones, managing director at Mattei, explains

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22 November 2017

Pneumatics are found everywhere in manufacturing. They can be very efficient, but wherever air is compressed the cost can be hidden as part of the overall electricity cost. Because of this, many manufacturers may be unable to measure the exact running costs. Here, Hermann Störk, European product manager for air preparation, Parker Hannifin, Pneumatic Division Europe, considers how companies can optimise their pneumatic systems

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02 August 2017

The latest news from BCAS (British Compressed Air Society) concerns its best practice guide for food and beverage processors, the announcement of a new vice president, and details of its nominated charity

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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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18 July 2017

Here, Andy Jones, managing director at Mattei, shares his top tips for specifying, installing and operating an air compressor

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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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24 July 2017

AirUser asked the British Compressed Air Society to answer some of the questions it is most frequently asked. Three of these are detailed below

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09 June 2017

There is frequent confusion over what constitutes a ‘Competent Person’ in the context of the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000. It is important to understand this term correctly in order to comply with the law states Marion Beaver, Technical Officer for BCAS

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16 March 2017

Natural Stone Surfaces, one of the UK’s leading quartz and granite worktop manufacturers, chose Atlas Copco to upgrade its essential compressed air supply and has improved its productivity and saved more than £4750 in annual energy costs as a result

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16 March 2017

Just like any other piece of industrial equipment, a compressor needs to be maintained correctly to ensure it performs properly and efficiently, and operates safely. Andy Jones, managing director at Mattei, offers some advice on putting an effective service and maintenance plan in place

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17 March 2017

Understanding the criteria and factors that impact on the performance of your compressed air system is critical to ensuring efficient operation. Pascal Jeangirard, business unit manager for controls at Parker Hannifin, explains more

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25 January 2017

Andrew Power, Northern/Eastern European and CIS regional manager for Gardner Denver, offers five tips that he believes will deliver significantly improved efficiencies for compressed air applications

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30 March 2016

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04 June 2014

This modern collection of units feature the latest in oil-free turbocor compressor technology.

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01 March 2013

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04 June 2014

ICS Cool Energy’s range of rental Air Handling Units are available up to 350kW.

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30 March 2016

The quality of compressed air used in breathing apparatus is specified in the European Standard EN12021:2014 "Respiratory protective devices – Compressed Air for breathing apparatus."

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