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Thorite Energy Saving Guide
Thorite Compressed Air Audits and Surveys
Thorite Pipe Up
Thorite Selecting A Workshop Air Compressor Guide
Thorite A Guide To Compressed Air Installations
Thorite Compressed Air Systems Brochure
Thorite Air Tool Consumption / Selection Guide
Thorite Air Brush Guide - How To Air Brush
Thorite Spray It - The Basic Guide To Spray Painting
Thorite Automation and Process Control Systems Brochure
Pressure Systems - Safety and You
Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 Approved Code Of Practice
Written Schemes Of Examination
Good Practice Guide - Heat Recovery From Air Compressors
Good Practice Guide - Energy Savings In The Selection, Control and Maintenance Of Air Compressors
British Compressed Air Society Best Practice Guide 102 Food and Beverage Grade Compressed Air
British Compressed Air Society Reducing Energy Consumption from Compressed Air Usage
British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 102 Blow Guns
British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 105 Compressed Air Safety
British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 301 Hazardous Waste Regulations and Compressed Air
British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 303 Hazardous Waste Regulations and Compressed Air
British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 304 Breathing Air
British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 306 Pressure Systems Compliance - Scope
British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 308 Machines Directive 2006/42/EC
British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 309 Pressure Systems Compliance - Lease or Hire
British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 310 Ozone Depletion - Compressed Air Refrigerant Dryers
British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 701 HACCP - Food Grade Compressed Air
British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 750 Pipe Material Selection
British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 850 Pressure Relief (Safety) Valves - Installation
British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 852 Air Receiver Legislation

Thorite Energy Saving Guide

Energy saving in compressed air systems. Compressed air is often wrongly assumed to be a cheap or even 'free' source of power. It is not.

A 1,000 CFM factory compressed air main installation will consume £40,000 of electricity in a year. Typically, companies waste 30% of the compressed air generated; equivalent to over £12,000 in this case!

The Thorite Guide to Energy Saving helps the end user minimise wastage by improving existing installed systems. It highlights key areas for savings and offers practical advice on an action plan.

Key areas addressed:

  • leakage
  • misuse
  • over pressurisation
  • pressure drop
  • energy and safety
  • generation

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Thorite Compressed Air Audits and Surveys

Thorite Energy Audits Series. This guide forms Part 1 of the Compressed Air Audits and Surveys.

The single largest waste of industrial compressed air is through air leaks. Annual savings of several thousands of pounds can be achieved by taking a Thorite Leak Test Survey and stemming the leaks. This guide gives a concise but easily understood overview of our Leak Reduction Programme, why you should take action, how, and the results can be achieved.

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Thorite Pipe Up with SNAPLINE - the easy way to pipe your workshop with compressed air

This booklet is a step by step guide to enable a layperson to design and install their own workshop compressed air system.

The booklet focuses on the use of SNAPLINE cost effective plastic pipe and push in fittings for building complete systems or extensions to existing airlines - only basic hand tools are required with the least amount of effort and expense.

Everything needed is right here in Pipe Up - from the do's and don'ts covering first principles, to all the materials required to complete a first class workshop pipework system.

There are detailed schematics throughout which are indexed to a simple catalogue section making it so easy to design your own system and select the correct parts at the same time.

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Thorite Selecting A Workshop Air Compressor  

Thorite Selecting A Workshop Air Compressor Guide

Buying an air compressor for most people is a once in a lifetime experience and can be very daunting. Being confident that you have selected the right machine for your current and future use normally relies very heavily on advice given by the party you are buying it from.

We have published our Thorite Guide to Selecting a Workshop Air Compressor to enable anyone, with even the scantest of knowledge about compressed air, the ability to make a calculated buying decision confidently.

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Thorite A Guide To Compressed Air Installations

At Thorite we pride ourselves on our knowledge of the industry we represent, which gives us the ability to advise our customers on the correct equipment to match their particular requirements. We published this guide so that you can have reference to hand on the various factors involved in selecting the correct compressor plant to match your particular requirements.

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Thorite Compressed Air Systems Brochure

As the leading supplier of air compressors and compressed air systems in the UK, Thorite knows a thing or two about specifying, installing and servicing the most energy-efficient and environmentally acceptable compressor plants available. Thorite’s latest Compressed Air Systems brochure lays out the many facets of the our expertise, explaining our philosophy of providing complete product solutions, in a lively and thought provoking way beginning with the huge choice of compressor systems on offer. These include products from leading air system manufacturers including HPC, Hydrovane, JunAir, OMI, Hiross Zander, Becker, Busche and Rietschle.

The brochure then runs through the many services available, starting with data logging and system health checks, and including machine control, heat recovery, pipe work and ducting installation, the most cost-effective compressed air generation technology and tailored maintenance programmes. There are also sections highlighting the benefits of utilising interest free loans from the Carbon Trust and how customers can ensure they meet pressure systems safety regulations and air quality requirements.

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Thorite Air Tool Consumption / Selection Guide

This guide is extremely useful when assessing the air consumption of typical air tools for matching compressor output.

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Thorite Air Brush Guide - How To Air Brush

If you're new to air brushing and wondering which compressor, air brush, or accessory to buy, then our superb guide should help you immensely.

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Thorite Spray It - The Basic Guide To Spray Painting

Spray painting has often been described as a 'black art'. To many embarking on their first paint job this is probably the way it must seem. Hopefully we can disprove the myth with this publication. The objective of Spray It is to set out in simple terms the 'how', 'why', and 'with what' of professional quality spray painting.

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Thorite Automation and Process Control Systems Brochure

Thorite's years of systems design experience for many markets and industries means you can have the confidence in us to design, build and install a reliable, flexible, optimised and cost effective solution to your system control requirement.

This brochure will give you an insight into why you should choose use above anyone else to solve your automation and process control problems.

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Pressure Systems - Safety And You

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Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 Approved Code Of Practice

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Written Schemes Of Examination

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Good Practice Guide - Heat Recovery From Air Compressors

Thorite would like to acknowledge Carbon Trust for the provision of this guide.

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Good Practice Guide - Energy Savings In The Selection, Control and Maintenance Of Air Compressors

Energy savings in the selection, control and maintenance of air compressors.

Thorite would like to acknowledge Carbon Trust for the provision of this guide.

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British Compressed Air Society Best Practice Guide 102 Food and Beverage Grade Compressed Air  

British Compressed Air Society Best Practice Guide 102 Food and Beverage Grade Compressed Air

The popular BCAS best practice guidance for food and beverage processors on the safe and efficient use of compressed air is now available for free download.

Prepared in conjunction with BRC Global Standards, the guide is designed to help processors make informed decisions relating to compressor systems operating at a pressure greater than 0.5 bar. It includes information on what type of compressed air equipment could be used, how it should be installed, maintained and audited and, perhaps most importantly, the levels of air purity required to reduce the risk of contamination.

Getting food from the 'farm to the table' involves many processes, with ever-increasing demands placed on improving safety and hygiene in the food chain. The aim of this best practice guide is to help food and beverage processors use compressed air as safely and efficiently as possible.

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BCAS Reducing Energy Consumption from Compressed Air Usage  

British Compressed Air Society Reducing Energy Consumption from Compressed Air Usage

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British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 102 Blow Guns

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British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 105 Compressed Air Safety

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British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 301 Hazardous Waste Regulations and Compressed Air

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British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 303 Hazardous Waste Regulations and Compressed Air

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British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 304 Breathing Air

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British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 306 Pressure Systems Compliance - Scope

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British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 308 Machines Directive 2006/42/EC

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British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 309 Pressure Systems Compliance - Lease or Hire

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British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 310 Ozone Depletion - Compressed Air Refrigerant Dryers

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British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 701 HACCP - Food Grade Compressed Air

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British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 750 Pipe Material Selection

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British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 850 Pressure Relief (Safety) Valves - Installation

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British Compressed Air Society Fact Sheet 852 Air Receiver Legislation

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