The PNEUROP Air Treatment sector was instrumental in the formation of sub-committee, SC4 "Purity of compressed air", in the International Standards committee ISO TC118 to progress many of its work items into ISO standards.
The main focus is to improve and extend the standards in the air treatment field. The next step is clear which is to encourage the user to provide experiences of the use of those standards. Feedback through this website on the standards will provide the all important guide in its future work in the revision phases of those standards.
The introduction of filter performance standards in ISO TC118 by the United States organisation CAGI brings a change in emphasise for the PNEUROP Air Treatment sector. There will be a need to evaluate how these standards will affect the technical specification of those filter mechanisms addressed in the ISO 12500 series.
Many users are unaware of the improvements in equipment and the standards on air treatment and as such it is an important issue to communicate the development of both aspects to the user.
Those standards currently available or being developed are show in the diagram below.
Sustainability projects and low carbon initiates need compressed air, gas and vacuum equipment
Increasing concern about the environment and the need to foster energy efficiency are addressed by the European Climate Change Programme and its subsequent legislative measures. Pneurop supports the overall sustainable energy policy objectives of the European Union within the sphere of its responsibilities. Its members companies actively promote energy efficiency for the benefit of their customers as part of their daily business activity.