18 May, 2022

New 10% Taskforce set to cut compressed air energy consumption

10 May, 2022

Launched at this year’s Air-Tech 2022 exhibition, The British Compressed Air Society’s (BCAS) new 10% Taskforce campaign is a call to arms for industry to reduce its compressed air energy consumption. As energy costs continue to escalate, operators are looking for innovative ways to lower their electricity costs – and compressed air Is no exception. Vanda Jones, executive director at the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) provides more information about the campaign and how it is set to save industry £147.5 million in otherwise wasted energy costs.


Fit for the future

24 March, 2022

Meltem Soydan Middleton-Duff: “Above all, we want to equip our members, their engineers and end-users with the practical skills required to ensure that their compressed air installation is fit for the future.”

The launch of a brand-new learning management system…the enrolment of the industry’s first compressed air and vacuum technician apprentice. It’s been a busy time for the British Compressed Air Society’s (BCAS) Training and Development Committee. Meltem Soydan MiddletonDuff, the new chair of the Committee, who has also been appointed as a director of BCAS, talks about her new role, and what’s in store during the coming year.


Latest standards update from the British Compressed Air Society

08 February, 2022

Tim Preece

It’s been a year since UKCA marking replaced CE marking as the conformity assessment mark for goods placed on the market in Great Britain. Tim Preece, technical officer at the British Compressed Air Society, provides a reminder of some of the key requirements that air users should be aware of.


BCAS urges industry to consider nitrogen as an alternative to CO2

02 November, 2021

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is urging food producers to consider the benefits of on-site nitrogen generation, to help mitigate the risk of CO2 gas shortages in the future


New Compressed Air and Vacuum Technician apprenticeship ready to receive first candidates

29 September, 2021

The standard ensures that upon successful completion, the apprentice achieves a national apprenticeship, academic qualifications and may apply for the professional recognition of EngTech with The Society of Operations Engineers

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has announced that EAL, part of the Enginuity group, has been selected as the end point assessor organisation (EPAO) for the new Compressed Air and Vacuum Technician apprenticeship, meaning employers can begin enrolling candidates from as early as this month (September).


ISO8573 – When quality counts

01 September, 2021

Roy Brooks, technical development officer for the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS), talks us through ISO 8573, the international standard for air purity and explains why operators should consider all parts of a compressed air system during the specification process.


Demystifying air quality

29 June, 2021

With compressed air often referred to as the fourth utility and the uses for compressed air growing every day, it means that there is a diverse variation in air quality requirements.


Working safely with compressed air

07 May, 2021

Companies that are looking for a quick and simple way to train their employees in the safe use of compressed air can now benefit from the British Compressed Air Society’s (BCAS) working safely with compressed air training course – with a 25% discount for customers of BCAS members (excluding trade customers).


Time to invest in capital equipment

07 May, 2021

The British Compressed Society comments: The Chancellor’s ‘super deduction’ is a record-breaking opportunity for businesses to reduce their corporation tax liability by 130% of the value of any investment they are making in the next two years on compressed air systems. This equates to a significant cash windfall for businesses and will help to bolster cash flow at a critical time.


BCAS urges industry to pressure test compressed air systems with latest training course

22 March, 2021

The British Compressed Air Society is urging the industry to ensure that all employees that are responsible for maintaining compressed air systems are fully trained on the requirements of the Pressure Systems’ Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR) and in particular the importance of the written scheme of examination.


BCAS offers 25% off all training courses for customers of Society members

09 February, 2021

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is offering all end-user customers of BCAS members an exclusive 25% discount on its full range of CPDapproved training courses.1


Take the pressure

01 December, 2020

Roy Brooks, technical development officer for the British Compressed Air Society, outlines some of the latest advice in working safely with compressed air.


Support in times of change

26 October, 2020

By Vanda Jones, executive director, the British Compressed Air Society.


Latest training update from the British Compressed Air Society

24 September, 2020

BCAS has recently invested in a new e-learning portal, allowing delegates to learn at a pace, and from a location, that suits. Here is an update on the latest courses on offer:


BCAS reiterates air treatment advice for COVID-19 concerns

24 August, 2020

Following ongoing enquiries, the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is reiterating its advice to compressed air users to adhere to air treatment best practice during the Coronavirus pandemic.


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