15 December, 2019

Food grade compressed air safety

06 December, 2019

The British Compressed Air Society has produced best practice guidance (BPG102) for food and beverage processors on the safe and efficient use of compressed air. Vanda Jones, BCAS executive director, provides an overview of the guide, prepared in conjunction with the British Retail Consortium Trading Limited (BRC) and looks at how it can help processors used compressed air safely and efficiently.


Top tips for PSSR compliance

30 October, 2019

BCAS’s training and development officer, Roy Brooks, provides a brief overview of the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSR 2000) and his top ten tips for ensuring compliance.


BCAS supports new UK-based supply chain development platform

30 October, 2019

BCAS, the UK’s only trade association for the compressed air industry, has entered into a partnership with Reshoring UK, a new platform designed to connect manufacturers and suppliers across the UK’s engineering market.


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


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