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New Sauer standard for safety valves

sauer-april-5They make a considerable contribution to safe operation: Safety valves have to defy high temperatures, pressure fluctuations and vibrations while reacting precisely – requirements that mass-produced valves often do not satisfy sufficiently.

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Complete package – the new “Sauer Marine Standard“ for starting air compressors

sauer-april-4Starting air compressors are only a small part of a new ship, but one that is all the more important during operation. For this reason, it is necessary that their most recent specifications are already available to shipyards when ordering. Otherwise, operators may face some disadvantages: inadequate operation, high maintenance costs, low machine availability and many more.

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Sauer's WP 5000 in service against pirates

sauer-april-3Applying the new concept of intensive use, the most state-of-the-art ship in the German Navy is currently in development: the F125-class frigate.
The ship is designed for prolonged defence, prevention and counterintelligence operations, e.g. against pirates. Contrary to previous practice, it will be deployed with half of the crew and enormous maintenance intervals for missions of up to two years or 5,000 hours of operations at sea.
Ensuring smooth operations with little personnel requires the use of highly automated, low-maintenance facilities. For the compressed air, the central high-pressure air system already used with success on the K130 Braunschweig-class corvette was selected.

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Noble gas under pressure – Sauer compressors used as reliable helium compressors at Forschungszentrum Jülich

sauer-april-2Helium has the lowest boiling point of all gases at -269 °C. As a result, liquid helium is frequently used as a cooling medium. This is the case at the Jülich Research Centre (FZJ). “Nowadays we mainly use liquid helium for cooling superconductors in computer tomographs, for example for brain research and biotechnology”, says Ulrich Sieberichs, supervisor in the supply department for cryogenic gases at the FZJ.

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New Sauer HURRICANE CNG booster

sauer-april-1Natural gas vehicles in the passing lane? Sauer is launching three models from the HURRICANE series, variant BasSealB CNG, for natural gas and biomethane: WP 4331, WP 4341 and WP 4351.

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BEKO TECHNOLOGIES AT AIR TECH 2014

metpoint-feb-13-1BEKO TECHNOLOGIES theme for the Airtech Exhibition 2014 will be “solutions capability”. The company specialises in compressed air, gas and condensate conditioning and there will be a working demonstration of some of the key products for monitoring and saving energy within a compressed air system. There will be a challenge to visitors to the stand to use the solutions technology and to test their knowledge of compressed air purity. There will be a lucky person who will receive an iPad 16GB Wi-Fi chosen from all those who are successful at the challenge.

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PETER WEATHERILL JOINS BEKO TECHNOLOGIES

beko3-jan-2014BEKO TECHNOLOGIES are pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Weatherill to the position of Northern Regional Sales Manager from the 1st January 2014. Peter has been working outside of the compressed air industry for the last few years but spent more than 10 years in a variety of roles within the industry. He completed a Rolls Royce engineering apprenticeship at Barnoldswick and joined Atlas Copco as a sales engineer and spent 10 years there including a role as Automotive Sales Manager and also selling the large compressor products, winning contracts in excess of £1million value in just one automotive company alone. He joined CompAir to further his career and only left the industry to join a family business where he became Sales and Marketing Director. Structural issues within the business made Peter decide to change career direction and resume capital equipment selling.

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Compressed air in the Chemical and Process industry

beko1-jan-2014Virtually all manufacturing industry uses compressed air. There are some industries however where the quality of the compressed air is critical. The chemical and process industry being one such sector. There are too many processes to mention but to name a few, agitation and aeration blending of liquids, process instrumentation, pneumatic conveying and operation of devices where a spark may be dangerous. These are all examples of the reasons to use high quality, clean dry, oil free air.

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Gardner Denver Finds The UK’s Oldest Compressors

july14-17Gardner Denver Finds The UK’s Oldest Compressors

The results have been counted and the winners are in!  Gardner Denver’s quest to find the oldest working CompAir and Hydrovane compressors has been a resounding success with entries received from across the UK, and the company is proud to announce the two winning entries. (Read More)

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New Dryers From Hi-Line Designed For High Performance & Long Life

july14-16New Dryers From Hi-Line Designed For High Performance & Long Life

A new range of point-of-use adsorption dryers called the Atacama range has been introduced by Hi-line Industries Ltd, the compressed air specialists.

These new products replace their previous Hi-Zorb range, and have positively driven valves fitted throughout rather than the less reliable shuttle valves previously utilised. (Read More) 

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BEKO TECHNOLOGIES UK HIRE JOHN GAILES

beko-jan-2014BEKO TECHNOLOGIES are pleased to announce the appointment of John Gailes to the position of UK and Ireland Service Manager. John has been working in the compressed air industry for more than 20 years. Many distributors and customers will know John as the man who trained them on the domnick hunter product line and in the cases where a local solution could not be found he was the man who was despatched from HQ to solve the problem no matter where in the world. John has also lived and worked in Brazil. John is a committed Sunderland AFC fan and in his spare time takes part in battle re-enactments and is interested in vintage planes.

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