Written Scheme of Examination

Under the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000, users and owners of pressure systems are required to demonstrate that they know the safe operating limits (principally pressure and temperature) of their systems, and that they are safe under those conditions.

They need to ensure that a suitable written scheme of examination is in place before the system is operated. They also need to ensure that the system is actually examined in accordance with the written scheme of examination.

For more information on Written Schemes of Examinations please take a look at our HSE documentation. Alternatively please contact us on 01455 202 603, where one of our sales team would be happy talk you though any questions that you may have.

  • HSE Written Scheme of Examination Leaflet
  • HSE Safety of Pressure Systems
  • HSE Pressure System Brief Guide to Safety
  • HSE Compressed Air Safety

Condensate Management

Liquid condensate from oil lubricated air compressors is considered to be a hazardous waste and should be treated accordingly and must not be discharged directly into open drains, public sewers or natural watercourses

To manage the compressed air condensate and ensure good quality compressed air downstream of the VAR (as far as possible without the addition of an air dryer); CAS recommend a zero loss drain be fitted to the bottom of the receiver vessel which will drain condensate without wasting compressed air.

A water separator should be fitted to the inlet port of the VAR to separate bulk liquid (off the compressor’s aftercooler) and filtration to the discharge port to prevent the carry over of oil aerosol and solid particulate which have the potential to spoil product being processed with compressed air and damage compressed air using equipment.

Condensate intercepted by the various items of equipment should then be piped to an oil water separator for treatment and disposal.

For more information please take a look at our Condensate Management equipment that we have to offer, or give us a call on 01455 202 603