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Walker Filtration Hosts ISO TC118/SC4/WG1 and Pneurop PN14 Compressed Air Standards Development Committees

PUBLISHED Friday, May 11 2018

On the 8th and 9th of May Walker Filtration played host to the ISO TC118/SC4/WG1 (Compressed Air Purity and Treatment Equipment) and Pneurop PN14 (Air Treatment) standards development committees. The meeting brought together experts from across the compressed air industry to develop new and advance existing ISO standards – which define compressed air purity and the measurement methodologies used to determine contaminants present in compressed air.

The two-day event took place at Walker Filtration’s UK Head Office in Washington, Tyne and Wear, with participating members, each an expert in their respective field and representing their national standards body, attending from Japan, Belgium, Germany, Slovenia and the UK.

Walker Filtration is privileged to host such a diverse and respected group of individuals. As active members of the working group committees, Walker Filtration is dedicated to developing industry best practice and committed to delivering high quality, safe and reliable products which comply with global industry standards of performance.

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Walker Filtration Student Chemist Flourishes During University Placement

PUBLISHED Thursday, April 12 2018

In September Walker Filtration welcomed Leeds University Chemistry student, Thomas Brown, to our Head Office in Washington, Tyne and Wear to complete a one-year industry placement. Thomas’ placement is within the technical department, working on several projects which involve various areas of the business. As Thomas approaches the last quarter of his placement, we caught up with him to discuss his progress.

‘I am thoroughly enjoying my time at Walker Filtration, it has been invaluable to put into practise the theory based learning I have acquired from university. The company has allowed me to work with other teams outside of the technical department on cross functional tasks, as well as leading my own project on microfibre technologies and the chemistry involved in filtration media. I was delighted to contribute to the research and development of one of the core components of Walker Filtration’s product base, and feel that I have made a real impact within the company.”

“I felt the Walker Filtration ‘family’ culture as soon as I arrived on my first day. As there is a graduate scheme here, it was great to connect with people of a similar age and to help me settle in. Throughout the business, help is always available if needed, and I have regular meeting updates with my senior co-workers who aid in keeping my projects focused and provide support to ensure I can produce successful conclusive results. After university I would like to complete my Master’s Degree in Chemistry and either take up a graduate position in a Research and Development role, or quite possibly a PhD in Chemistry.”

Group General Manager, Lianne Walker MBE (MBA), commented “Thomas is testament to how valuable it is to integrate work placements into university studies. He has developed his skillset and has been a real asset to the company, bringing in fresh ideas and theory to the technical department. I know he’ll be successful as he returns to university to complete his degree and as he begins his professional career.”

Walker Filtration would like to wish Thomas the very best of luck in the success of his placement year, university studies and future career.

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Walker Filtration Celebrates 15 Years of BCAS Membership

PUBLISHED Wednesday, April 11 2018

Walker Filtration were pleased to collect our British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) Continuous Membership Award yesterday, marking 15 years of membership. The award reflects our commitment to excellence and the position we hold as a center for design, manufacture, export and distribution within the industry.The British Compressed Air Society is the only UK technical trade association open to manufacturers, distributors and end users of compressors, vacuum pumps, pneumatic tools and allied products. This fantastic partnership offers unbiased advice on compressed air and vacuum legislation, technical standards, education, compliance, safety and matters. Walker Filtration look forward to many more succesful years as BCAS members.

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Storm Emma Causes Disruption

PUBLISHED Friday, March 2 2018

Due to adverse weather conditions affecting many areas of the UK, there has been some disruptions to service and deliveries.

Our teams at Walker Filtration are making every effort to ensure your normal service level is maintained as quickly as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our valued customers, please contact your Account Manager if you have questions or queries.

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