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AirUser Live - Call for speakers

13 February 2020

Western Business Media is inviting speakers from the Compressed Air sector to share their insights, knowledge and expertise at the newly launched AirUser Live event, which will take place on 1st October 2020 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

Brought to you by the team behind IPE and publishers of the highly regarded annual AirUser Guide, AirUser Live is a FREE-TO-ATTEND one day conference aimed at end user air power professionals. With a carefully curated seminar programme, the event will bring together experts in the field, companies at the forefront of product and technological developments, and a select audience of attendees to inform, educate, debate and network.

The seminar programme will aim to address topical and enduring issues, for example:

Legal obligations:
While The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSR) have been around for 20 years, there is still a lack of awareness. Any company that uses or owns compressed air or gas systems comes under the criteria of the regulations; for the majority this means having the pressure system regularly inspected and certified by a competent person, as well as documenting all repairs and modifications.

Energy efficiency:
With concerns over the global climate crisis rising, the topic of energy has never been more important. Compressed air has traditionally been seen as a cheap form of power, which has meant that in some cases waste has not been properly dealt with. Appropriate pressure adjustment, leak testing and fixing, a clear usage policy and efficient delivery are all important considerations.

Health & safety:
Using compressed air brings a wide range of health and safety issues to be aware of. Orificial bodily entry, skin penetration, explosions and optical damage caused by particles are all dangers of air compression use. Over-pressurisation and associated risks, such as blockages, failure of automatic controls, malfunctions such as over- speeding, external fires nearby, overheating and deposit accumulation can all occur.

Training & apprenticeships
The compressed air sector is not immune to the shortage of skilled engineers and workers currently facing UK industry. This means that training and apprenticeships should take top priority. The scope of the work undertaken is wide ranging and varied, often playing a vital role in the safety of an operation, as well as ensuring systems operate as efficiently as possible.

As well as instructional sessions, we are interested in hearing about case-studies which have resulted in tangible benefits for the end user.

If you are interested in being a part of the AirUser Live seminar programme as a speaker on any of the above subject areas, or indeed any other compressed air-related topics that you have particular expertise in, please send in your proposals to cstonestreet@western-bp.co.uk