20 February, 2018

Adapting to the circular economy

08 December, 2017

The compressed air industry has had an excellent record of minimising energy consumption through design and servicing, but now it is time for a step change as the EU commission pushes industry towards resource efficiency and the circular economy, Tim Preece (pictured), technical officer at BCAS, takes a look at what it means moving forwards.

Industry 4.0 – a lack of urgency

27 October, 2017

A recent BCAS survey has revealed an apparent indifference towards industry 4.0 and the rise of new digital industrial technology with only 24% of compressed air end users stating that it is very important at the moment. Is it hype over reality, or a lack of awareness?

Pressure and Leak Testing Guide

27 October, 2017

BCAS has made its Pressure and Leak Testing Guide free to download from its website www.bcas.org.uk.

CE marking post Brexit

27 October, 2017

BCAS is calling on the UK government to keep the CE mark as it leaves the EU. Vanda Jones, executive director for BCAS, said: “The CE mark plays a crucial role in ensuring that products flow freely across Europe and that they meet safety, quality and environment laws. “

Expanding team

27 September, 2017

BCAS is expanding its technical capabilities with two new appointments. Tim Preece (left) is the society’s new technical officer and Roy Brooks (below) will fill a new position as technical development officer.

EcoDesign changes

27 September, 2017

While energy efficiency has been top of the agenda for the compressed air industry for years, the emphasis is set to change as far as the EU Commission is concerned. Instead, there will be a greater focus on resource efficiency and not purely on energy efficiency.

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.

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