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BCAS update December 2013

19 December, 2013

BCAS AGM success This year's BCAS Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place once again at Simpson's-in-the-Strand, London, on 28 November. 'Simpson's' is one of London's oldest traditional English restaurants and is part of the Savoy Buildings, which also contain one of the world's most famous hotels, the Savoy. The event was a sell-out, with a total of 136 society staff, members and guests in attendance. As usual, the gathering not only gave BCAS staff the chance to bring the assembled up to speed on recent initiatives and developments at the society, but also gave delegates the opportunity to network with industry colleagues and enjoy the type of quality lunch for which Simpsons is internationally renowned. BCAS executive director Chris Dee welcomed all the delegates to the event, and also introduced guest speaker Alfie Moore, the 'cop-turned-comedian' (he is currently on a career break from the police). Originally from Sheffield and now based in Scunthorpe, Alfie immediately launched into a barrage of anecdotal gags about his experiences being a policeman of the Humberside Constabulary. The delegates found his humour, fused with much insider knowledge from the force, both amusing and informative. Another highlight at the AGM was BCAS technical officer Greg Bordiak's announced that, rather than retire from his position, he would be remaining in his current role for up to another two years; news that was greeted warmly by BCAS members and staff alike. Greg was also presented with a gift to recognise his 25 years' service with the society. Free Chapters from BCAS Installation Guide All 12 chapters from the BCAS Installation Guide 5th Edition are now available for free from the BCAS offices. Email chris@bcas.org.uk requesting the Chapter you would like (one Chapter per request please) from the following list: Chapter 1: Terminology. Chapter 2: Compressor Plant. Chapter 3: Ancillary Equipment. Chapter 4: Compressor Installation. Chapter 5: Energy Conservation and Heat Recovery. Chapter 6: Main Line Installation. Chapter 7: Final Service Line Install. Chapter 8: Testing the System. Chapter 9: Precautions. Chapter 10: Legislation. Chapter 11: Standards. Chapter 12: Units and Conversion. The complete Installation Guide 5th Edition publication is still available for purchase from the BCAS website or by calling the BCAS office on 020 7935 2464 Welcome three new members Applications from companies wanting to join BCAS continue with another three new members being welcomed into membership this month. The 3 new members are: •\tHP Pneumatic Solutions Ltd. •\tAirmac Gdi. •\tNorthern Drives & Controls Ltd. Contact details for these and all of our members can be found on the BCAS website www.bcas.org.uk. BCAS looks forward to working with these companies and all its members during 2014. If you would like to find out how membership of BCAS can help you and your company please contact the BCAS office at any time. Contact details are given on the BCAS website.

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