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30 September 2021

Post-Brexit, we are in a new legislative framework. Here, Vanda Jones looks at some of the early opportunities for the manufacturing community, and some of the changed priorities for businesses placing goods on the UK market and working within the health and safety arena.

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30 September 2021

A RESEARCH study has been carried out in an aerospace machine workshop to understand why machinists rely on compressed air for cleaning work and whether increased awareness of health and safety risks would result in them adopting different cleaning methods if these were suitable and safer? Claire Bailey reports on the findings.

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30 September 2021

In a typical compressed air system, there are a wide range of contaminants that require treatment if the system is to operate safely, efficiently and cost effectively. Here, Roy Brooks outlines the basic principles of ISO 8573, the international standard for air purity (quality).

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16 September 2021

Wherever your work takes you in these uncertain times, you can rest assured that BCAS training is on hand to help – at a place and at a pace – that works for you; whether that’s the office, or the comfort of your own home.

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15 September 2021

The aim of the Pressure System Safety Regulations (SI. 2000 No 128) (PSSR) is to prevent serious injury from the hazard of stored energy as a result of the failure of a pressure system or one of its component parts. Roy Brooks discusses what this means for owners and operators of compressed air systems.

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16 September 2021

To further strengthen its support for manufacturers and suppliers across the UK’s engineering market, the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) continues to work with Reshoring UK and its other industrial engineering partners. Here, Julia Moore, chief executive at Reshoring UK explains to AirUser how this unique collaboration of 33 leading industrial engineering associations is continuing to grow.

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16 September 2021

In addition to representing the interests of the UK compressed air industry, the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is the only trade association in the UK dedicated to low pressure and vacuum distributors, manufacturers and end users. Here, the Society explains more about vacuum systems.

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23 October 2020

BCAS has recently invested in a new e-learning portal. Here is an update on the latest courses on offer

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07 August 2020

Welcome to the 2020/21 edition of AirUser - Your independent guide to Air Powered Systems brought to you by the team behind the market leading Industrial Plant & Equipment magazine.

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23 October 2020

Last year, we wrote about how the uncertainty created in the wake of Brexit negotiations was bad news for business. Fast forward a few months and little did any of us foresee the challenges that Covid-19 has brought to the industrial sector!

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23 October 2020

Fiona McGarry H M Inspector of Health and Safety and Health and Safety Executive lead for engineering and metalworking fluids looks at the issues surrounding the common practice of 'blowing down' metalworking fluids

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23 October 2020

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) provides an overview of the voluntary standards and the mandatory, technical regulations that have an impact of compressed air users.

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23 October 2020

Compressed air is used extensively as a safe and versatile source of power. Often referred to as the fourth utility, manufacturers and processors rely on its availability to power mission critical processes 24/7. However, it is not free and generating compressed air can be very energy intensive, representing between 5-30 per cent of a site’s total electricity bill, asserts Vanda Jones, Executive Director, British Compressed Air Society (BCAS)

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23 October 2020

For manufacturers and processors considering upgrading or improving, it is essential to take a full, system approach. Concentating on only one aspect of compressed air generation can reduce the potential for energy savings and users should consider all aspects of system design – from generation to air treatment to distribution and finally, the point of use. Vanda Jones, Executive Director, British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) reports

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23 October 2020

Roy Brooks, Technical Development Officer, British Compressed Air Society (BCAS)

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Air User 2021-2022

Welcome to the 2021/22 edition of AirUser - Your independent guide to Air Powered Systems brought to you by the team behind the market leading Industrial Plant & Equipment magazine.

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