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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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14 August 2014

50% reduction in differential pressure with UltraPleat® technology in comparison to the previous series.

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14 August 2014

It’s a fact. Many condensate management systems don’t meet the basic criteria the customer has a right to expect. There are many reasons; some are related to product design, some with product selection or installation and occasionally it’s the ‘wrong kind of condensate’. There are so many variables it’s easy to make mistakes.

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14 August 2014

Mark White, Market Development Manager - Industrial at Parker discusses compressed air drying solutions

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14 August 2014

Originally formed in 1989, ICS Cool Energy celebrates its 25th anniversary in the temperature control business this year, offering sales, rental and servicing divisions for a variety of industries. The company has recently acquired MTA UK, a leading European player with a full range of compressed air and gas treatment products. This new asset means ICS Cool Energy now offers clients not only advanced knowledge of compressed air solutions, but also new concepts which greatly improve energy saving

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14 August 2014

The HPC KAESER range of rotary screw compressors combine outstanding performance and energy efficiency with versatile and compact design. This enables significant cost savings to be achieved and provides customers with the opportunity to reduce the environmental impact of their compressed air installations.

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14 August 2014

Oil free air Absolute Air & Gas are the UK agents for EKOM, suppliers of high quality oil free, quiet compressors.

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17 October 2013

Silicair Dryers Limited was formed in 1967 and for over 45 years has provided the compressed air industry with air treatment solutions to remove all contaminants and provide a high quality and very dry supply of air or alternative inert gases.

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FEATURES

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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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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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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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