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A Guide to Chillers

Many industries use chillers in order to release heat generated during processes such as manufacturing. All chillers require a refrigerant, usually water, a water-glycol mixture or a low-viscosity fluid, which travels through a system to cool it down during operation. The two common types of chiller are: Vapour-compression chillers – these pump a refrigerant through a system using compressors Absorption […]

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Come and say hello at Connect Sheffield on Wednesday 18th October – Stand 23

On Wednesday 18 October 2017, Sheffield will be buzzing with business activity as a brand new event on the calendar gets under way. Held at Ponds Forge in the town centre, Connect Sheffield is Sheffield City Region’s Business Conference and Exhibition – the first of its kind. Free to attend, the event runs from 8.45am to 4pm. Organised by the […]


Meet Our Suppliers: Atlas Copco

At Simm Engineering, we pride ourselves in building great relationships with both our customers and our suppliers. Understanding what our suppliers can offer helps us to better meet our customers’ needs – producing a win-win situation all round. In this first in a new series focusing on our suppliers, we are taking a look at Atlas Copco. Which Atlas Copco […]

Air dryers – a quick guide

Air dryers – a quick guide

If you run air compressors at your place of work, you may benefit from installing an air dryer. Although there will be an initial outlay, an air dryer should improve the overall efficiency of your compressed air system. Reasons for installing an air dryer If you’ve experienced premature failure of your air tools or cylinders or noticed condensate building up […]

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Five Tips to Become More Energy Efficient

Every company wants to maximise its profits, but many are not taking advantage of one of the best ways to achieve this – energy efficiency. A few small measures can add up to a major impact on your energy bills, whether you’re an SME or a multi-national corporation. As well as potentially saving you considerable sums of money, introducing efficiency […]

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Pennine Pneumatic Services Ltd has moved

It’s a new day at our Pennine Pneumatic Services Ltd as they have moved premises from Halifax to Brighouse. The new address is The Yorkshire Air Centre Rastrick Common Brighouse West Yorkshire HD6 3DR Read all about it here

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Strange uses of compressed air

If you work in engineering, manufacturing or a host of other industries, you probably have at least one air compressor on site. You may already have a service contract with Simm Engineering, or have taken advantage of our free Energy Audit offer to see how you can save on costs and energy bills. But what about the less obvious uses […]


SafeContractor – All You Need to Know

Our customers have benefited in several ways since Simm Engineering became part of the Pennine Pneumatic Services group in March 2015 – one of which is through membership of the SafeContractor scheme. What is SafeContractor? A leading third-party accreditation scheme Alcumus SafeContractor recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management among contractors. To achieve accreditation, companies must pass a […]

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What is a Breathing Air Test?

Air compressors have many industrial uses, one of which is to supply breathing air to those working in industries where the air around them is contaminated or lacking in oxygen. These can include: Asbestos removal workers at risk from airborne particles Those working with chemicals that are dangerous if inhaled, for example, pesticides, solvents or spray paints Workers in environments […]

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JOB VACANCY: Area Sales Engineer – Capital Sales

We’re searching for someone like you to help us grow. As we prepare for some big changes at PPS we are looking for more people to join our team. We are currently looking to fill the following role: Area Sales Engineer – Capital Sales Recruiting now for an Area Sales Engineer – Capital Sales on a permanent basis covering the Yorkshire Region. […]

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