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31 March 2020

Thorite has supplied Real-Time Inflation (RTI) systems to specialist training organisation, Icarus Training Systems.

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10 February 2020

Determined to take customer support to a whole new level, Thorite has introduced a new technical solutions team.

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04 February 2020

The SF82 dew-point transmitter for compressed air dryers from Michell Instruments features ultra-fast response to moisture changes to increase the efficiency of energy use in dew-point dependent switching (DDS) dryer control systems.

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28 November 2019

Michell Instruments has launched a fast-responding dew-point transmitter for compressed air quality: the SF82.

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13 December 2019

Quincy Compressor says it has introduced the most reliable, cost-effective CE approved rotary screw air compressor to the European market complete with an impressive, no service contract warranty

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11 November 2019

Read more about the energy savings and the reliability of the new Nobel range of fixed and variable speed, direct drive compressors up to 90kW.

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10 October 2019

Thorite, a leading UK supplier of air compressors, air tools, pneumatics, hydraulics, vacuum, process products and systems published their new go-to 2020/2021 catalogue for industry professionals in September 2019.

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15 October 2019

Direct Air & Pipework will be at Maintec 2019 offering free full compressed air system assessments with the potential to reduce business costs and improve carbon footprint.

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13 October 2019

A data-logging exercise carried out by Thorite has helped a concrete products manufacturer in Yorkshire save almost £3000 per year.

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28 August 2019

Michell Instruments has launched a fast-responding dew-point transmitter for compressed air quality – the SF82.

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21 August 2019

The savings a company can make by updating its compressor can be considerable, as Thorite has demonstrated at Service Timber in Selby.

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16 June 2019

The new Fluke ii900 Sonic Industrial Imager pinpoints compressed air leaks in minutes to reduce utility bills and maximise productivity.

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28 May 2019

Dew-point dependent switching (DDS) can save money and ensure the quality of compressed air supplies, explains Michell Instruments.

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21 March 2019

Hi-line Industries has unveiled a range of Activated Carbon Towers to suit diverse applications, including those involving breathing air equipment or food production, for example.

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14 March 2019

Hi-line Industries has unveiled a range of Activated Carbon Towers to suit diverse applications, including those involving breathing air equipment or food production.

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08 February 2019

Hi-line Industries now holds in stock a range of high quality Vertical Air Receivers for immediate shipping or collection.

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30 January 2019

Described by Chicago Pneumatic as a 'must have' for setting up an airline installation in a tough industrial/MRO environment, a Filter Reg Lubricator (FRL) helps ensure regulated clean air is available to the required tooling.

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28 January 2019

Data logging has helped an architectural joinery company determine its compressor's air use and shown the savings possible using a new variable speed unit.

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14 January 2019

Genair, a West Midlands based specialist in the rental of advanced compressed air systems, has completed the purchase of a range of London Low Emission Zone compliant mobile diesel compressors.

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01 December 2018

Offering an alternative to having nitrogen and oxygen delivered to site, Hi-line industries latest high-purity, low-energy nitrogen and oxygen generators use simple Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) technology.

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FEATURES

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27 March 2020

​For plants using steam or compressed air in their processes, energy waste through leaks can cause significant collective cost. Oliver Pogmore of AVT Reliability explains how ultrasonic detection techniques can identify leaks, reduce energy waste and save money.

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14 January 2020

In this article Andy Pulley, team leader & product specialist with Atlas Copco Compressors examines the historic issues of noise emissions in factories related to air compressor operation and its effect on workers and productivity. He explains how today’s need for compliance with health and safety noise level regulations has influenced the development of innovative technology to produce a new generation of quiet compressors.

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04 October 2019

Intercooling is a common practice in compressor technology for reducing the power required for operation. The latest research by Mattei, however, shows that the similar concept of ‘intracooling’ achieves even better results in two-stage compressors. Andy Jones, managing director at Mattei, shares the highlights from the work, which was conducted with the Polytechnic University of Milan. 

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11 July 2019

Industrial compressor and vacuum leader Gardner Denver has released a new guide exploring how businesses can improve their compressors’ energy efficiency, overall performance and total cost of ownership.

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25 January 2019

For much of this and last century and throughout UK industry, a dependable supply of industrial gases such as nitrogen and oxygen has been as crucial to critical processes as the supply of electricity, water and gas utilities. Now, major advances in on-site gas generation technology have transformed the way users are able to source industrial gases explains Arron Farghaly MEng – lead application and business development engineer Atlas Copco Compressors.

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29 November 2018

In this issue of IP&E, the news from the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is that it has welcomed its new president, Jason Morgan, and said a well-deserved congratulations to the winner of this year’s Primary Engineer Rogers Knight award

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20 November 2018

A consistent supply of clean, dry compressed air is essential to many sectors, but it can require a considerable amount of energy to produce. Here, Andrew Power, country manager at Gardner Denver, details some simple steps that operators can take to improve energy efficiency and bottom line profitability

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16 November 2018

When making the choice between a vane or screw compressor, there are a number of different areas for consideration. Amongst these, the most important are the long-term factors, as these will paint the most accurate picture of which technology is likely to offer the greatest benefits. Andy Jones, managing director at Mattei, examines four key areas to take into account when making a compressor selection

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13 September 2018

The topic of Brexit is a daily, if not hourly discussion in companies across the UK. To help its members and end-users speak with a unified voice and help influence UK Government policy, BCAS is now a key member of the EURIS taskforce, an advisory body that examines the potential impacts of the changing relationship between the UK and EU for the UK Government, manufacturers and the media 

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23 August 2018

Effective maintenance strategies can help businesses save money, improve operational efficiencies, reduce downtime and increase productivity. What, then, are the most effective strategies that compressed air users can implement? Keith Atkinson, EMEAI sales manager at Gardner Denver, offers some suggestions

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20 August 2018

In a recent blog it was questioned whether UK manufacturers could be missing out on opportunities to save energy by overlooking the potential of their compressed air systems. One barrier is the perception that assessing the efficiency of an air compressor network is disruptive and time consuming. Stef Lievens argues that, when approached correctly, the process can be efficient, fast and hassle-free

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24 July 2018

There are now a myriad of ways to purchase a stationary air compressor, with tried and trusted sales channels competing with newer e-commerce initiatives for buyers’ attention.  Stef Lievens, business line manager, industrial air, Atlas Copco Compressors UK & Ireland also considers an alternative approach

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23 July 2018

The summer of 2018 has delivered the longest heatwave in more than 40 years and, to many, represents the ever more evident issue of climate change. It is widely accepted that global warming presents one of the greatest risks to the planet, and therefore humanity, a fact which UK industry cannot and should not ignore. Andy Jones, managing director at Mattei, explains the role of air compressors in reducing greenhouse gas emissions produced by the industrial sector 

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18 July 2018

Is any industrial system or solution truly future-proof? Probably not, but in some fields the horizons are certainly extending. Mark Whitmore, general manager of compressed air specialist, BOGE, explains

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17 July 2018

For compressed air users, the Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling organisations to manage, optimise and improve equipment processes. Charles Joel, global IoT and analytics director at Gardner Denver, discusses how digital data looks set to provide analytics with real value for those using compressed air systems

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11 May 2018

In addition to commenting on changes to ISO 8573-2 standard for oil analysis, BCAS (British Compressed Air Society) has news of two award winners – one ]has received a lifetime achievement award; the other is encouraging more young people to become engineers

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08 March 2018

BCAS (British Compressed Air Society) explains an update to the EU Fluorinated Gas (F-Gas) regulation and gives details of a free associate membership offer that will be launched at Air-Tech 2018

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03 January 2018

Steve Matthews, QSHE Manager UK & Ireland at Atlas Copco, looks at the potential hazards involved in compressed air use and the preventive measures that can be taken 

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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

04 June 2014

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

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01 March 2013

MAT is a trolley that fits directly onto the distribution line HBS 50

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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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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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16 January 2020

Oil lubricated screw air compressors from ELGi are the backbone of varied industrial applications. The oil lubricated range of screw compressors offers cost-effective, long-lasting compressed air solutions suitable for light to heavy duty industrial applications.

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30 March 2016

For reliable, removal of water/oil condensate from a compressed air system. Available in: 12v, 24v, 110v and 240v. Inner/Outer Port Sizes: 1/2"e; and 3/8"e; General Information: Small Compact design, Fully Automatic - No maintenance, One model for all duties and simple to install.

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