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Heating and Cooling

Cool program for compressor selection

By: System Author     26th February 1999 In a step towards improving the dissemination of knowledge within the air-conditioning and refrigeration industries, international compressor and condensing unit manufacturer Danfoss has introduced a computer program that assists in the selection of compressors for cooling systems. The program,... 

Winds of change for refrigeration group

By: System Author     26th February 1999 In a bid to improve competitiveness and make deeper inroads into the international refrigeration market, Carrier Corporation’s Commercial Refrigeration Operation (CRO) has instituted some sweeping management structure changes. CRO was formed in order to oversee the refrigeration interests... 

Trace heating advances up efficiency

By: System Author     26th February 1999 Energy management can reportedly bring about savings in operating costs of trace heating systems in pipework, vessels and plant as well as in hot-water systems in buildings. Developments in trace heating by Bartec Barlian Technik are said to have resulted in a range of electric heating tapes and... 

Boiler blowers provided

By: System Author     26th February 1999 In many factories the heating of new materials is essential for the manufacture of products, with coal generally used as the energy source. The efficient generation of steam is critical if this process is to be optimised and the manufacturing process given added profitability. Boilers are often... 

R25-million industrial boiler set for Turkey

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A contract worth about R25-million has been awarded to Steinmuller Africa to supply a complete turnkey service to Turkish fertiliser company, Isgas. The company will construct and supply an industrial boiler to the Turkish group which is in Izmit, in that country’s Asian section, about 70... 

Indoor air quality solutions

By: System Author     26th February 1999 Turbine ventilation company Turbo Vent has expanded into providing a range of indoor air quality (IAQ) solutions – from simple turbine ventilation through natural and conventional air-conditioning to air purification using ozone and ionisation. This has led to the company repositioning... 

Cooling tower agency won

By: Deborah Spicer     26th February 1999 The sub-Saharan African agency for Tower Tech water coolers has been awarded to Midrand, Gauteng, company Industrial Water Cooling (IWC). These cooling towers, partly imported from the US, have many features not found on conventional cooling towers. The finished products have an 80% local content... 

Metal industry furnaces

By: System Author     26th February 1999 Increased output, reduced energy costs, better product quality and improved safety are among the important benefits for customers from the furnaces developed by Carbolite for the metals industry, reports South African agent Labotec. Applications cover a process range from heavy forgings to the... 

R28m SA boiler commissioned in Mauritius

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A new boiler installa- tion from South Africa is helping Mauritius meet the heavy electricity demands of its current peak tourist season. Industrial boiler manufacturer John Thompson Africa (JTA) has commissioned a R28-million, 100 t/h watertube boiler at Flaq United Estates sugar mill on the... 

Reverse-osmosis unit commissioned

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A 10 m3 Deomed reverse- osmosis (RO) system has been commissioned by Pall South Africa at Hulett Aluminium’s rolled product’s Camps Drift plant in Maritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal. Midrand company Deomed was recently purchased by the Pall Corporation. The pure water produced by the RO system... 

‘Under one roof’ industrial trade show planned for Dbn

By: System Author     26th February 1999 WITH only 20 stands available for the 1999 Kwazulu-Natal Industrial Trade Show (Knits), the event looks set to provide local industrialists with the perfect opportunity to view all the latest products and services under one roof. The exhibition is scheduled to run at Durban’s Exhibition... 

Electric thermostat range introduced in SA

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A range of electrical switches and sockets have been introduced by Legrand, and include thermostats which measure and control temperature in offices, shops, commercial buildings and homes. “Electronic Mosaic thermostats are designed for flexibility, comfort and safety. “Due to their... 

Insulated panelling finds roosting place

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A total of 22 500 m2 of 30 mm Mega- span panelling has been used by Earlybird Chicken Farms in Magaliesburg in the construction of 21 new chicken houses. The Megaspan sandwich panel, developed by thermal insulation company Sagex for this project, consists of widespan box profile roof sheeting, 30... 

New oil heater range reduces fuel bills

By: System Author     26th February 1999 New equipment which has the ability to reduce industrial fuel bills by 20% has been introduced by oil heater specialist Safurnco. “The sharp rise in the price for light oils, such as diesel, prompted us to take a good look at our range. “Using heavier oils can halve the fuel bill, but... 

Revamped line bolsters coil production

By: System Author     26th February 1999 The introduction of innovative production- line techniques by Carrier subsidiary Recam International has resulted in a dramatic increase in productivity at its Johannesburg plant. The responsibility of implementing these changes lies with Recam manufacturing director Yves Provost, whose... 

R5-million ammonia plant set to bear fruit

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A R5-million contract has been awarded to Sabroe Refrigeration for the supply and installation of an ammonia refrigeration facility at Del Monte Fresh Produce’s new fruit packhouse at Gouda, Western Cape. The first phase of the project has a total cost of R35-million and is said to be the... 

Pretoria company targets US with invention

By: System Author     12th February 1999 AN associate company of Pro-Hot USA of Pretoria, Action Link International LLC – which markets the Pro-Hot system in the US – was awarded a ‘best booth’ award at the 1998 China Expo held in Los Angeles during December last year. Held yearly in Los Angeles, the China Expo... 

R1,4-million air-con system installed in Pta

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 A REVAMPED R1,36-million air-conditioning system is providing a first-class working environment at the Maize Board’s offices in Pretoria. MBB Consulting Engineers was commissioned to produce a design which would breathe new life into the building’s 27-year-old system at the lowest... 

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