Lowering the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide requires a net flow of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Actions to sustainably achieve this include all plant and equipment operations continuing to satisfy the needs and wishes of society whilst ceasing to cause emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Delivering both of these safely and efficiently, requires actions that directly contribute to lower concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide and which are founded on honesty, integrity, accuracy and rigour by all, particularly in leadership and communication.
Hi-line Industries are the UK`s largest privately owned Air Treatment company, who for over 22 years have been at the forefront of energy efficient compressed air treatment equipment. Their products include Oxygen and Nitrogen Generators , PSA desiccant air dryers, heatless and heat regen. Hybrid dual technology air dryers and air and gas filtration. Managing Director Steve Smith is after 40 years in the industry, passionate about getting young dynamic engineers into the industry, as he is about empowering the end user to make savings on energy efficiency,on the fourth utility Compressed Air.
A Presentation on Hertz Frecon Series Variable Speed Compressors, showing you the energy savings they can make and how it works in more detail.
A member of the British compressed air society, Hertz Kompressoren UK & Ireland was first established in 2009 by husband and wife team Graeme Middleton-Duff, managing director, and Meltem Middleton-Duff, UK director. Hertz Kompressoren UK & Ireland is part of a family of companies which also includes Hertz Germany, USA, Europe, Australia, Africa, Ukraine and Russia.
Protecting the environment is an important business issue and many companies align their working practices with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
“Going green” has become key for businesses and with the acceleration of ISO 14001, more tangible change can be embedded within the management system. Industry is under pressure to cut waste, reduce CO2 emissions and improve efficiency bringing sustainable operations into focus. However, this can be a challenge for vacuum pump users, as with so many technologies to choose from it can be hard to make an informed choice.
Generating compressed air can be very energy intensive, representing as much as 30 per cent of a site’s total electricity bill. Roy Brooks, Technical Development Officer at the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) will discuss the Society’s latest drive to empower end-users to reduce their compressed air energy consumption – detailing the launch of the Society’s latest compressed air energy saving initiative.
This is a call for UK business to cut their compressed air energy usage figure by 10 percent, with the potential to save over 347 thousand tonnes of CO2 by reducing unnecessary wastage.
The UK’s tight labour market is one of the general talking points of the British economy in 2022, and in engineering there are also specific skills issues to address. The Manufacturing Technologies Centre reported to government last year that a skills gap is holding back investment in new technology. The experience of individual firms varies, but many struggle to recruit, train and retain a new generation of employees, and to retrain many of those they already employ. Jack Semple reviews current policies and practices in the industry, and the support available to firms.
SecQual is an Innovate UK funded project exploring how we can reduce food waste and improve trust in the food we eat. It is a consortium of 11 partners led by LRQA that includes Cranswick Foods, IBM, and the UK Food Standards Agency. It aims to increase shelf-life, reduce waste, increase food safety, unlock supply chain efficiencies, enhance reputation and increase sustainability.
Manufacturing tomorrow’s products: An insight into the Advanced Machinery & Productivity Institute
The UK’s Advanced Machinery & Productivity Institute is an industry-led initiative that stimulates and supports the industrial innovation that will create the new machines, technology and skills needed to manufacture tomorrow’s products. AMPI has secured £22.6m of government funding to deliver a 5-year advanced machinery innovation programme across the North of England. Gareth Edwards, AMPI’s Programme Director, will bring the programme to life and talk more about the opportunities for members of the UK’s advanced machinery supply chain to get involved in AMPI and potentially benefit from the funding available.
Why You Should Specify The Shield – What is the Registered Safety Supplier Scheme and how will It help me protect my people?
Roy will provide an overview of the Registered Safety Supplier Scheme – a unique scheme provided by the BSIF to its members from the PPE & Safety Industry, who participate by demonstrating their compliance and conformity with relevant legislation through an annual audit.
He will explain how by participating with the scheme, members can help assure those buying PPE, safety products and services that they have a way to select suitable products, check the supplier is suitably knowledgeable in providing compliant products and therefore protect their workforce.
Integration of the heating sector into the future smart energy systems constitutes a priority towards decarbonizing the energy sector. Higher share of renewables and sectorial integration can leverage the transition to coherent energy systems. This shift demonstrates substantial potential in terms of environmental and economic benefits. However, more effort is required for alleviating the social barriers, handling the legal implications, and realizing the technical implementation at large scale. Real-time process data, advanced modelling and digitalization are some of the envisaged tools for addressing the technical challenges. Smart district heating networks promise to reduce operating temperatures, optimize the management of multi-energy sources, and provide increased flexibility to the grid and the end-users.