This year, Pneurop organised its Plenary Meeting in Luzern, Switzerland, at the invitation and with the support of Swissmem, from 6 to 8 June.
The Plenary Meeting included the General Assembly, during which Jouko Peussa, Engineering Director, Ingersoll Rand, was elected President for a second term, Andy Jones, representing BCAS, was re-elected as Member of the Council and Marco Berchialla appointed as replacement of Roberto Balma for COMPO.
The Plenary Meeting offered an opportunity for all members and participants to review the activities of the Association, notably of its various PNs and Joint Working Groups, which offer a combination of EU legislation, international standards and technology-related topics, such as:
- The work of the JWG on the future EU Eco-design Regulation on compressors (Lot 31)
- The activities of PN2 on Cycle Energy Requirements
- The success of PN6 regarding the European Commission Guidelines for the PED/SPVD (Oil Separators)
- The follow up by PN 18 of ISO TC 118 activities (notably the initiative of oil & gas users on process compressor standards
- An update on the work of PN 14 and PN 3
Participants in the Plenary Meeting could also hear
- An update on the BCAS verification programme, and on the CAGI Performance Verification Program
- A presentation of the 4th International Rotating Equipment Conference organised by VDMA on 24 & 25 September
- An EU Regulatory and legislative Update
Concluding the Meeting, Jean-Philippe Kohl, Head of Economic Policy & Deputy Director of Swissmem delivered a Keynote speech on Â«Challenges to the Swiss MEM-Industry and how to deal with themÂ»
Like every year, the Plenary offered opportunities to network, including with the American colleagues from our sister organisation CAGI: thanks to Swissmem the social programme took place in a splendid environment and at very well picked up locations.
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.