An important announcement for all ESA members attending the AGM 2017 in Barcelona. For reasons beyond our control we are having to change the hotel for the AGM to one in the same location and with the same group of hotels. The new hotel is Hotel Playafels.
IED 2010/75/EU is a relatively new directive (2010) aimed at reducing emissions to atmosphere from industrial sites. The intention with the IED is to provide guidance and recommendations to authorities and plant operators on the best way to manage emissions from those sites.
In the end of January, LinkedIn introduced a desktop user interface redesign. It is expected to be fully rolled out to users in the following weeks.
ESA attended the latest meeting arranged by the European Drinking Water (EDW) in Brussels on 22nd February. This group is very active with TG 164 committee and clearly the correct group for ESA to be involved with.
The Fluid Sealing Association in the U.S.A and the European Sealing Association run joint meetings on several issues affecting both organisations. The meetings cover two product divisions, the Flange Gasket Division and the Packing Division.
In this article for the May issue of the Valve World magazine, ESA member Janusz Zaj?czek presents an overview of gasket factors derived from EN 13555 for use with EN 1591. EN 1591 is used for the design of flange connections and is currently the most advanced algorithm to describe functioning of such joints.
It’s spring time and that means a time of renewal. Over the past few months, the FSA has been reviewing their Strategic Plan and making an action plan. The Association is focused on educating the industry on sealing device technology and its ability to cost effectively minimize leakage, increase service life, and reducing product lost which ultimately saves companies time and money.
There was a “final” meeting of representatives in Geneva on 3rd and 4th December, 2016. It was confirmed that Sealing Devices were on the A list of products to be added to the EGA.
Since IED 2010 became an active Directive, the ESA BAT document (written in 2009) needs to be rewritten to reflect the new directive, if Sealing Technology is to gain any credence within BREFs.
The latest meeting was held in February of the newly formed ISA. A number of companies from the ESA attended the meeting and the ISA organisation continues to grow.
We have been looking for a research organisation that can provide relevant market research reports which would be of value to member organisations within the ESA.