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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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02 July 2021

WESTERN BUSINESS Media is delighted to announce that registrations have been opened for AirUser Live, 2021's only UK live event for the compressed air sector, which takes place 1 December at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

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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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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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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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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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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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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

In predictive maintenance the possibility to detect ultrasounds resulting from malfunctions can help to anticipate breakdowns and accidents and make energy savings.

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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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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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FEATURES

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04 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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30 September 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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15 March 2021

Lockdowns, operating restrictions and social distancing might mean that, for some businesses, compressed air maintenance has been neglected. This could negatively impact the expected life of compressed air equipment and its overall efficiency. Gary Spence offers advice on maintenance checks that can help maintain and improve the energy efficiency levels of a site’s compressed air system

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23 November 2020

Compressed air accounts for a significant part of total energy costs for industrial manufacturers - typically about 12% and may be as high as 40% in some facilities. Joanna Canton Long gives ten best practice tips will help to reduce running costs by making a compressor installation more energy efficient now and for the years to come.

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20 November 2020

Vanda Jones, Executive Director for the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) takes you through some of the key factors when embarking on a compressed air energy reduction programme – focusing specifically on areas of behavioural change

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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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21 May 2020

In these dark days of preoccupation with personal and economic survival it may be judged understandable but unwise to overlook the important issue of production equipment health, a consideration which will be vital in our eventual recovery back to full productivity across the industrial landscape, asserts Alexander Pavlov, General Manager, Atlas Copco Compressors UK & Ireland

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28 November 2019

One of the oldest breweries in the world, Einbecker Brewery, has upgraded its existing compressed air units to the Ultima technology from leading compressor manufacturer CompAir, predicting to cut energy costs at the facility by up to 25 per cent.

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24 October 2019

A common question in the compressed air industry is choosing between a rotary vane and reciprocating (piston) compressor. Steve Downes, Hydrovane Sales and Product Manager at Gardner Denver, looks to settle this debate, outlining why rotary vane technology is often more suitable for those seeking a long-term compressed air solution.

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26 March 2019

A report into the global air compressor market has found that oil-free air compressors are expected to increase their share of the market. However, oil-free compressors can come at a higher price than oil-lubricated equivalents, can be less energy efficient, cost more to maintain and still require downstream filtration to ensure ‘oil-free’ air. So are they the most appropriate option? Andy Jones, managing director at Mattei, explains why he thinks oil-free compressors aren’t as infallible, or ne

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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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