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ISO11011 – correctly serviced

25 October, 2016

By Marion Beaver, technical officer, BCAS. (pictured)


Work safe

22 September, 2016

Used responsibly compressed air is a vital commodity to industry, but used incorrectly it can pose a serious health and safety hazard.


Train to gain

22 September, 2016

With compressed air used in many thousands of applications across the globe, it is essential that operators have a thorough understanding of its uses and risks to ensure that they operate it properly and safely.


Brexit opportunities

22 September, 2016

Now that business is settling down following the EU Referendum, it is time to turn our attention to the future so that the compressed air industry can make the most of any opportunities.


Brexit – what’s next?

18 August, 2016

Following the Brexit outcome, what is next for compressed air users? BCAS reports that its members are already reporting a more cautious approach to business. The Society adds that what is clear is end users and suppliers of compressed air need to come together if they are to make the most of any opportunities.


New technical officer

18 August, 2016

BCAS has appointed Marion Beaver as its new technical officer. The role is key to BCAS’s work with the UK government, European and other overseas institutions in representing the industry on proposed energy and environmental legislation and Beaver brings a wealth of experience, gained over more than 30 years in production, engineering technology and energy consultancy roles.


Survey to improve standards

18 August, 2016

If you are an end user of compressed air, how important to you is it that your maintenance provider uses genuine parts or that your equipment supplier outlines your health and safety and legal considerations?


Standardising energy audits for compressed air

10 June, 2016

Until recently there was no process-specific standard for assessing the energy efficiency of compressed air systems. Here Dean Abbott, technical officer for BCAS argues that the application of ISO 11011 could save you a lot of money on your bottom line.


BCAS Buying Group

29 April, 2016

BCAS members joining the BCAS Buying Group are being offered 20 per cent off the cost of joining.


Online survey to win an iPad Mini

29 April, 2016

BCAS is conducting a UK wide industry survey to find out what users of compressed air need from their suppliers and maintenance providers. Everyone completing the survey will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win an iPad Mini.


New BCAS website

29 April, 2016

BCAS has unveiled its new website, www.bcas.org.uk at Air-Tech. It aims to be the number one source of independent information for the compressed air industry.


Legislation update

01 April, 2016

Change is in the air on the legislative front for manufacturers, distributors and end users of compressed air. Dean Abbot, technical officer for the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS), steers us through some of what is expected in 2016.


Maximising eco efficiency

25 February, 2016

Dean Abbott, technical officer for the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) brings us up to date on the Eco-design directive (2009/125/EC) – Lot 31 and argues for a sensible and achievable approach for compressed air manufacturers.


Free associate membership offer extended

01 December, 2015

The British Compressed Air Society is offering end-user customers of current BCAS members 12 months’ free associate membership – worth £975.


Motion Control Awards Dinner announced

01 December, 2015

The 2016 Motion Control Industry Awards Dinner has been announced. The event is managed by the Motion Control Alliance, comprising BCAS, the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA) and the British Fluid Power Distributors’ Association (BFPDA).


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