24 September, 2017

Food and Beverage Guide

23 August, 2017

BCAS’ popular best practice guidance for food and beverage processors on the safe and efficient use of compressed air is now available for free download from www.bcas.org.uk.


New BCAS vice president

23 August, 2017

BCAS has appointed Tony Wilson as vice president. He currently has responsibility for operations for the Society. Wilson is business unit manager CAGT EMEA for Parker Hannifin’s Gas Generation and Filtration Division.


Brexit – one year on

23 August, 2017

Twelve months ago, the EU Referendum result was announced and BCAS members reported a more cautious approach to business. BCAS believes now is the time to look to the future. The Society adds that companies do not like uncertainty and the management of events through this key period is vital if industry is to make the most of opportunities.


Helping bereaved children

23 August, 2017

BCAS is raising money for Winston’s Wish charity, which supports children and young people after the death of their mum, dad, brother or sister. The loss of a close relative is one of the most devastating and traumatic experiences that a child can face and the charity exists to ensure that every child can move forwards and face the future with hope, courage, confidence and strength.


Survey reveals dangers of using non-BCAS members

16 June, 2017

A survey of compressed air end users reveals that a significant number of those not using BCAS members experience problems and worse 19% could be left non-compliant with health and safety and environmental standards.


Survey reveals potential dangers of using non-BCAS members

13 April, 2017

Not using a BCAS member for supply and service could leave you non-compliant with health & safety and environmental standards, a recent survey of compressed air users has revealed.


Compressed air supplier reviews

13 April, 2017

You can check out how BCAS members perform on the independent online review service AirRated at www.referenceline.com/bcas. The site provides customers with a chance to both provide feedback on their service. It also helps them to find recommended compressed air distributors based on these reviews and ratings.


New appointments

13 April, 2017

BCAS has made two key appointments recently with Samuel Omojola joining as its new society officer, and Stephen Wright being elected as the Society’s new chairman of the Distribution Committee.


Measure to improve energy efficiency

22 March, 2017

Compressed air accounts for 10% of an industrial company’s electricity bill and for some can be far more. Knowing the system’s actual cost will help you justify targeted action to make your system more efficient, states Marion Beaver, technical officer, BCAS.


BCAS appoints new president

15 February, 2017

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has appointed James Maziak, managing director of Maziak Compressor Services, as its 56th president. He takes over the role from Andy Jones, managing director of Mattei Compressors, who has held the position for the past two years. Maziak will continue to ensure that the society evolves to meet the needs of both its members and compressed air end-users.


Who is competent?

15 February, 2017

Exactly what is meant by a ‘competent person’ when referring to the drawing up and certifying of written schemes of examinations under the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000?


Pressure and Leak Testing Guide

15 February, 2017

BCAS has produced its new ‘Pressure and Leak Testing from Compressed Air Systems’ guides, which can be downloaded from www.bcas.org.uk.


Whitepaper to reduce energy consumption

09 December, 2016

BCAS has launched a 16-page whitepaper ‘Reducing Energy Consumption from Compressed Air Usage’ for energy and plant managers responsible for the performance of a compressed air system.


Free Food Guide

09 December, 2016

BCAS has made its ‘Food and Beverage Grade Compressed Air – Best Practice Guideline’ a free download from its website www.bcas.org.uk. It would previously have cost £50.00.


Inspiring children to be an engineer

09 December, 2016

The Rogers Knight Award to recognise engineers who work with teachers to inspire pupils about a future in industry has been won by Angus MacRae, senior engineer at Unity Partnership. The award was created by the Primary Engineer organisation in partnership with BCAS to commemorate the life and work of Rogers Knight, a past president of BCAS.


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