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03 August 2021

RUBIX HAS acquired CompCare Compressed Air – a specialist in optimising compressed air systems – as part of the group’s network development strategy.

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01 June 2021

A NEW generation of controllers has been introduced by AIRMASTER, CMC-owned embedded air compressor controls brand for OEMs.

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02 June 2021

MANY PROJECTS have been completed by Thorite for UK universities, including installation of a series of compressor systems and nitrogen generators for new laboratories at the University of Liverpool.

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21 May 2021

LEADING COMPRESSED air brand, CompAir, has launched a new air treatment portfolio designed and manufactured entirely in-house to meet the same quality, performance, and efficiency standards as its world-class compressors.

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08 April 2021

COMPANIES LOOKING for a quick and simple way to train their employees in the safe use of compressed air can now benefit from an exclusive two-for-one deal from the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS).

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26 March 2021

UPGRADES TO Worthington Creyssensac's range of oil-injected air compressors have resulted in a significantly lower environmental footprint.

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01 June 2021

THE 2021 version of Hi-line Industries' energy-efficient Tundra refrigeration dryers includes enhancements such as a switch of refrigerant to R513a in models up to and including Tundra 115 (195m3/h capacity).

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29 March 2021

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is urging the industry to ensure that all employees that are responsible for maintaining compressed air systems are fully trained on the requirements of the Pressure Systems’ Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR), and in particular, the importance of the written scheme of examination.

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30 March 2021

A CAPITAL equipment sales engineer has been appointed by Thorite for its North West region.

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10 February 2021

THE BRITISH Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has launched its new, blended learning workshop for ISO 8573 (http://bit.ly/BCAS-ISO8573), the air quality standard; now available with 25% off course fees for customers of BCAS members.

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12 February 2021

DRAWING ON its systems design expertise, Thorite has recently designed, built, and delivered the very latest in transferable, clean-air systems.

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01 February 2021

AN INDEPENDENT specialist of pneumatics, air compressors and fluid handling equipment, Thorite has moved from its Laisterdyke premises to a new UK headquarters near the centre of Bradford.

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26 November 2020

A COMPRESSED air system supplied by Thorite has enabled a specialist chemical manufacturer to make significant improvements to its production process, while maximising energy savings.

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26 November 2020

DIRECT AIR has placed an order with Gardner Denver for eight off Ultima oil-free compressors.

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13 November 2020

TAKING PLACE on Tuesday 17 November, the inaugural IP&E Live online seminar will feature a packed programme of presentations aimed at anyone with an interest in industrial maintenance and reliability. You can gain on-demand access the presentations after the event by registering.

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12 August 2020

Sulzer’s HST turbocompressors were specifically designed for the water industry’s need for high volume, low pressure air to feed aeration tanks. Four of the company’s first-generation HST 2500 machines have been doing that job for almost two decades at the Deventer wastewater treatment plant in the Netherlands. Now the plant’s owners have worked with Sulzer engineers to upgrade its existing units with three latest generation machines.

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06 August 2020

CJS Direct, which was formed in 1997, attributes its success to product knowledge, a commitment to delivering the best possible service, and its ability to remain competitive.

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30 June 2020

Atacama-CT Plus adsorption dryers from Hi-line Industries now feature upgraded diaphragm valves which help these point-of-use units prove even more reliable for Class ‘0’ breathing air applications in the medical and hospital sectors.

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03 June 2020

Tim Preece, the British Compressed Air Society’s Technical Officer provides the latest update on the WEEE2 Directive 2012/19/EU (amending Directive 2002/96/EC) on waste electrical and electronic equipment

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12 June 2020

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is offering a new training course for businesses and employees concerned about safe working practices during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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FEATURES

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02 February 2022

Contaminated air can cause machinery failure and can present a health risk to workers and consumers alike. Purification to ISO 8573 is required, writes Steve Smith

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29 October 2021

VANDA JONES explains how the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has risen to the challenges posed both by the pandemic and by Brexit, adapting its focus to ensure its members continue to receive the best possible support

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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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29 October 2021

FROM 1 JANUARY 2021, UKCA marking replaced CE marking as the conformity assessment mark for goods placed on the market in Great Britain. Here, Tim Preece explains what this means for UK businesses

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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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03 August 2021

In this latest column for Industrial Plant & Equipment, Roy Brooks, Technical Development Officer at the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) explores the Pressure Safety System Regulations (S.I. 2000 No 128) (PSSR), explaining how businesses can abide by the rules while ensuring a safe and compliant working environment

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07 August 2020

Norgren’s, innovative AMT compressed air drying solution is reducing relative humidity levels down to less than 10% for a major Australian metro operator, helping keep its train network on the move and provide a reliable and safe transportation service for its 240 million passengers each year.

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04 August 2020

Ask a manufacturer for their thoughts on green business and, privately, they may tell you that it does not necessarily equate to good business. Probe a little deeper and they might even tell you that you can have one or the other – sustainability or profitability – but not both, asserts Graham Coats, Sales Director at CMCNV

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04 August 2020

Midas Pattern Company is an award-winning, precision polyurethane moulding manufacturer who took a compressor system audit from an Atlas Copco distributor as part of its green initiative project, leading to an equipment upgrade. Not only did this move achieve substantial energy savings but, at the same time, the company's carbon footprint was reduced by some 60 tonnes per annum

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04 August 2020

Careful selection of the proper motor enclosure will help ensure longer and more reliable motor life and increased customer satisfaction. A basic understanding of various motor enclosures will enable you to select a motor that will perform best for your customer, meet various sound level specifications, and identify the most cost effective design. Ingersoll Rand offers some information to help with this process

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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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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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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01 March 2013

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

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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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04 June 2014

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

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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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