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20 July 2017

Here Vanda Jones, executive director for the British Compressed Air Society, examines the role of the trade association in modern industry, particularly in the light of the ongoing Brexit negotiations and the positive influence such organisations can have on securing our industrial future

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14 August 2014

50% reduction in differential pressure with UltraPleat® technology in comparison to the previous series.

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14 August 2014

It’s a fact. Many condensate management systems don’t meet the basic criteria the customer has a right to expect. There are many reasons; some are related to product design, some with product selection or installation and occasionally it’s the ‘wrong kind of condensate’. There are so many variables it’s easy to make mistakes.

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14 August 2014

Mark White, Market Development Manager - Industrial at Parker discusses compressed air drying solutions

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14 August 2014

Originally formed in 1989, ICS Cool Energy celebrates its 25th anniversary in the temperature control business this year, offering sales, rental and servicing divisions for a variety of industries. The company has recently acquired MTA UK, a leading European player with a full range of compressed air and gas treatment products. This new asset means ICS Cool Energy now offers clients not only advanced knowledge of compressed air solutions, but also new concepts which greatly improve energy saving

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14 August 2014

The HPC KAESER range of rotary screw compressors combine outstanding performance and energy efficiency with versatile and compact design. This enables significant cost savings to be achieved and provides customers with the opportunity to reduce the environmental impact of their compressed air installations.

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14 August 2014

Oil free air Absolute Air & Gas are the UK agents for EKOM, suppliers of high quality oil free, quiet compressors.

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17 October 2013

Silicair Dryers Limited was formed in 1967 and for over 45 years has provided the compressed air industry with air treatment solutions to remove all contaminants and provide a high quality and very dry supply of air or alternative inert gases.

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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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23 October 2020

With the initial shock of coronavirus having been absorbed, international trade issues are coming more into public discussion and reporting. Jack Semple Engineering & Machinery Alliance secretary gives us an update

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23 October 2020

Roy Books, Technical Development Officer, British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) gives an overview of the Society's new e-learning portal, which enables delegates to learn at a pace and place suited to them

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23 October 2020

Vanda Jones, Executive Director, British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) takes time to consider the concept of reshoring

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23 October 2020

In its 90th year, Vanda Jones, Executive Director, The British Compressed Air Society, looks at the Society's activities over the past 12 months

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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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26 July 2017

Oil-free compressed air is a standard requirement for industries that need to comply with high standards of cleanliness and hygiene, but traditionally it has come at a price. BOGE says it has achieved a significant step forward in compressor technology that not only delivers truly oil-free compressed air, but also a 30% reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO). BOGE’s Mark Whitmore reports

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24 July 2017

Stef Lievens, business line manager for compressor technique service operations at Atlas Copco Compressors UK and Ireland, looks at the history and application of internet connectivity and data science in the compressed air industry and examines how it may influence both the initial design of the equipment and the way it is monitored and managed in working environments

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24 July 2017

Instrument calibration is important both to determine the accuracy of the instrument and to ensure that its readings are consistent with other measurements. Matthew Harrison, UK sales manager of Beko Technologies, explains more

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24 July 2017

Annually, UK industry uses over 20TWh of electricity to compress air, equivalent to the output of four power stations and over 8.1 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. As a result, high-quality energy and performance at a cost-effective price continues to be a key consideration for businesses. Keith Findlay, compressed air audit manager at Gardner Denver, outlines the benefits of energy audits, discussing the improved efficiencies that they can help realise.

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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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