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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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26 May 2020

Atlas Copco has released a new version of its SmartLink remote monitoring system − SmartLink 2.0 – that gives air users complete, easily actionable IoT- driven insights, not just data, and early warnings from their compressed air system.

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FEATURES

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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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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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COMPANIES
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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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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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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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