20 October, 2019

Pneurop update

03 October, 2019

In this latest update from the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS), Tim Preece, BCAS technical officer, reports on some of the key areas of focus for the committee.

Celebrating a lifetime’s contribution to the compressed air industry

22 August, 2019

Kevin Prince, director Atlas Copco Ltd and general manager, Atlas Copco – Power Technique Division, was this year’s recipient of the BCAS Lifetime Contribution Award presented on 22 May at the 4th annual Motion Control Industry Awards held at the National Conference Centre near Birmingham.

Training update

22 August, 2019

To help owners and users to navigate their way through the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000: S.I.128 (PSSR), BCAS has developed a range of training programmes to provide a detailed understanding of the obligations.

BCAS seeks industry feedback for new apprenticeship standard

09 August, 2019

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is seeking feedback on its draft occupational apprenticeship standard for a Compressed Air and Vacuum Technician (CAVT); and is asking businesses to get involved to ensure the standard meets the needs of the wider industry.

BCAS appoints Atlas Copco’s Mark Ranger as its new vice president

27 June, 2019

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has appointed Mark Ranger, business line manager, Oil-Free Air at Atlas Copco as its new vice president. He will join Jason Morgan, BCAS president in ensuring the society continues to evolve to meet the needs of its members and compressed air end-users, with a particular focus on providing quality training and development.

BCAS launches free best practice guide for air treatment

17 May, 2019

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has launched a free best practice guide to help operators and specifiers make an informed choice on which type of compressed air treatment equipment is best suited to the air quality required.

Legislation and standards update – Latest news from Europe

21 March, 2019

BCAS is a key member of Pneurop, the European committee of manufactures of compressors, vacuum pumps and pneumatic tools, acting as secretariat for several Pneurop committees and as chair of the national secretaries.

Working for the industry

01 February, 2019

By Vanda Jones, executive director, BCAS.

BCAS outlines new Apprenticeship Trailblazer

06 December, 2018

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is currently working on a new Trailblazer Apprenticeship initiative; an industry first designed to help develop the next generation of skilled engineers for the vacuum and pressure sector.

PSSR update

26 October, 2018

The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000: S.I.128 (PSSR) are a key consideration throughout the installation, maintenance and safe operation of compressed air systems.

Fact or fiction?

26 September, 2018

Roy Brooks, technical development officer at the British Compressed Air Society, highlights some of these common myths around the application of compressed air and vacuum and gives some handy tips on the correct course of action.

The next steps to navigating Brexit

28 August, 2018

Vanda Jones, executive director, the British Compressed Air Society

Making the most of training opportunities

22 June, 2018

Training is a vital ingredient for modern businesses with a host of benefits, ranging from employee motivation and retention, to demonstrating competence to implementing safe working practices.

BCAS presents lifetime achievement award

08 May, 2018

BCAS has presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Rodney Stafford, at this year’s Motion Control Industry Awards.

Changes to ISO 8573-2 standard for oil analysis

08 May, 2018

Following a periodic review of the existing ISO 8573-2 standard (published 2007), which specifies test methods for the sampling and analysis of liquid oil and oil aerosols, a number of changes have been implemented. These changes will enable more environmentally-friendly solvents to be used as well as making the standard easier to adhere to.

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