PNEUROP has been instrumental in developing recommendations for the compressor field since 1959 before the development of ISO standards in ISO TC118 in 1965. In partnership with the US organisation the Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI) a number of cooperative projects have been undertaken which have resulted in joint publications. Notably the PNEUROP/CAGI noise test code which was ultimately used to produce EN ISO 2151 which is used in the EU as compliance with the Machines Directive.
In recognition that standards should be global and not regional and making good use of the links between PNEUROP and CAGI, compressor and compressed air system standards are being developed to encompass the elements of European and US standards to harmonise the requirements using the best available information from the regional standards. This approach provides a cost benefit to the manufacturer and also to the user who will be able to specify requirements from common standards.
Compressed air solutions become ever more complex and demanding energy efficiency requirements imposes challenges on the manufacturer. Because of that very complexity the imposed challenge is how to provide the customer with a creditable performance statement. Producing a standard that can provide the necessary guidance is now the focus of a joint project between PNEUROP and CAGI.
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.