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Heating and Cooling

Programmable heater brings precision to process instrumentation

21st September 2007 Process instrumentation engineers have a compact and versatile solution's 'smart' programmable heater for hazardous area applications. Compared with the common alternative of trace heating cables, the new solution is very much smaller and easier to install. 

Portable microwave dryer reduces labour time

By: Shannon de Ryhove     21st September 2007 Diversified resources group Exxaro Resources (Exxaro), in conjunction with specialist design, development and application of radio frequency (RF) and microwave based systems Delphius CIT, has developed a microwave clay drier for use on transfer chutes between conveyors at mines. 

Global company provides local heat exchange solutions

By: Shannon de Ryhove     21st September 2007 Control and instrumentation products supplier Spirax Sarco tells Engineering 'Fluids can be heated in large volumes using this safe, sterile method in both domestic and industrial processes,' Spirax Sarco marketing manager Bobbie Brooke-Taylor says. 

Increased efficiency cooling systems on offer, but skills in short supply

By: Keith Campbell     26th January 2007 South African turnkey cooling system, and process and industrial equipment, projects company DBT Technologies – trading as DB Thermal – will be introducing into the local market improved cooling technologies developed overseas by its sister companies, SPX Cooling Technologies and... 

W Cape winery awards R2-million cooling contract

By: thamashni naidoo     22nd September 2006 South Africa’s new armagnac distillery at L’Ormarins near Franschoek in the Western Cape is belived to be the country’s first. 

Couplings improve fan efficiency

22nd September 2006 Supplier Bearing Man’s power transmission division’s comprehensive range of couplings includes high torque, maintenance-free Escodisc flexible disc type couplings that are used in fan applications to ensure increased efficiency of ventilation systems, as well as reduced assembly costs. 

Time switches improve control

22nd September 2006 Electrical equipment and accessories specialist Legrand has a comprehensive range of time switches designed for precise control in diverse environments, including heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration applications. 

Innovative systems developed for safe loading of frozen goods

By: thamashni naidoo     22nd September 2006 Local cooling specialist Dock, Design and Layout (DDL) has devised an innovative approach to ensuring that frozen goods remain at optimum temperatures at all times during transit. 

Cinema group extends air-conditioning maintenance contract

By: thamashni naidoo     22nd September 2006 Entertainment group Ster-Kinekor has appointed WSP Facilities Management (WSPFM) as a national service provider, managing the air-conditioning maintenance for its theatres and associated office space. WSPFM’s Angela Parker says that the contract initially included a few sites in the Western... 

Support vehicle launched

By: thamashni naidoo     22nd September 2006 A new support vehicle for the mining industry is being launched by local firm NCS Engineering. 

Solar heating firm awards Zambia distributorship

22nd September 2006 As part of its regional expansion program, SunTank awards sole distributorship in Zambia to Behrens Limited of Lusaka. 

Air cons and heaters ordered for Spoornet coal trains

22nd September 2006 The UCW Partnership has ordered 110 driver’s cab air conditioners and 220 cab heaters from Booyco Engineering for 110 new, dual voltage heavy-haul Class 19E locomotives destined for Spoornet for the Ermelo to Richards Bay coal line. 

Strip curtains help horticulturists keep their cool

22nd September 2006 The research cold rooms at the Department of Horticulture at the University of Stellenbosch were recently upgraded with the installation of Apex Strip Curtains to cordon off the areas and eliminate the ingress of hot air. 

Purpose-designed heating systems supplied to African mines

By: thamashni naidoo     22nd September 2006 Sandton based process engineering company Protherm Systems has over the past few years supplied several purpose designed heating systems for mining industries all of which have been exported to mining operations in Africa and elsewhere. 

Students receive training in refrigeration, airconditioning

By: Clement Deane     15th September 2006 Students at the Open Trade Training Centre (OTTC) in Springs, on the East Rand, are receiving specialised training in industrial and commercial refrigeration, airconditioning and ammonia refrigeration. 

Heat-exchanger refurbishment on track

18th August 2006 One of the principal designers and suppliers of power station feedwater plant heat exchangers, Krisch WeCam Engineering, in conjunction with its affiliate company, Active Industrial Engineering, is in the process of completing two heat-exchanger contracts for Eskom’s Hendrina and Matla... 

‘Electrical trace heating a viable alternative’

By: khalid patel     4th August 2006 International engineering firm Bartec, is promoting the use of electrical trace heating in large industrial plants as a viable alternative to traditional steam trace heating. 

Twenty-one years of fit-for-purpose systems

By: Laura Tyrer     17th February 2006 Twenty-one years of experience and extensive engineering capability have given Booyco Engineering the edge when it comes to producing high-quality, customised air-conditioning systems. 

Shopping centre cooled by international firm

17th February 2006 Shops in the recently-opened Eveleigh Shopping Centre, in Boksburg, are cooled by a system designed by WSP Consulting Engineers, which provided the mechanical, ventilation and air-conditioning consulting service for the 17 500 m2 shopping centre. 

Top honours for global technology leader

By: Laura Tyrer     17th February 2006 Global technology leader and pioneer in home-appliance convergence LG Electronics has once again taken the air-condi-tioner manufacturing market’s top position with the sale of more than 10-million units. 

Hottest refrigeration monitors now in SA

17th February 2006 Hot on the heels of state-of-the-art technology, MSA Africa has made the latest monitor series in refrigeration leak detection to South Africa – the Chillgard L Series. 

Reefer technology gets cooler

By: Laura Tyrer     17th February 2006 Ship owner and operator Safmarine’s new and improved reefer (refrigerated cargo) technology is providing transport solutions for produce previously considered to be unsuitable for shipment by sea. 

BEE, women empowerment left out in the cold

By: Laura Tyrer     17th February 2006 As an organisation representing black-owned suppliers, consulting engineers and contractors, the refrigeration and air-conditioning empowerment forum of South Africa (RAEFSA) is working towards growing the South African cooling industry. RAEFSA, which was established three years ago, exposes it... 

Time switches offer solutions for defrosting

17th February 2006 Specialist in electrical equipment and accessories, Legrand has a comprehensive range of time switches designed for precise control in diverse environments, including heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration applications. 

Aircons supplied for rail carrier’s loco upgrade project

By: Mariaan Webb     28th October 2005 In another custom application designing climate-control systems for railway applications, Booyco Engineering was awarded the contract to develop and supply air conditioners for Spoornet’s 8E shunter locomotives. 

Firstrand subsidiary to fund R50m aircon buy-in

20th October 2005 RMB Corvest, a private equity business in the Firstrand Group, said yesterday it will fund a R50-million management buy in of South Africa's leading after-market automotive air-conditioning supplier, Siel SA, trading as Crisp Air. 

Refrigeration firms team up for two African contracts

23rd September 2005 As part of a global contract, York International and Danfoss Refrigeration & Air Conditioning recently teamed up to produce outstanding results on two uniquely African projects. 

Bearing heaters for diverse applications

23rd September 2005 Bearing Man’s bearings division has a range of induction bearing heaters designed for optimum performance, enhanced safety and extended service life in diverse applications. 

Motor interests expanded to meet local demand

23rd September 2005 Specialist in electromechanical engineering, Leroy-Somer, plays a major role in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning applications throughout Southern Africa. 

Time-switches for climate control

23rd September 2005 Specialist in electrical equipment and accessories, Legrand, has a comprehensive range of time switches designed for precise control in diverse environments, including heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration applications. 

Taper-lock pulleys perfect for refrigeration applications

23rd September 2005 Perfect for refrigeration applications are Fenner poly vee taper-lock pulleys from Invicta Bearings and Transmission. 

Increase productivity by improving working conditions

23rd September 2005 In engineering and manufacturing, warehouses and workshops often become heat chambers during summer, and this has become more so over the past few years as temperatures begin to increase in South Africa. 

R13m air-conditioning project nearly finished

By: sarah-leigh paul     23rd September 2005 Johannesburg firm WSP Consulting Engineers SA was awarded the air-conditioning consulting service contract for Vangate Mall, which is under construction in Athlone, Cape Town. 

Precise cooling to meet even the smallest control tolerances

23rd September 2005 While businesses rely increasingly on computer technology for day-to-day existence, computerised systems are particularly sensitive to rapid rates of change in their operating environment. 

Twenty years of providing enviro-control products

By: sarah-leigh paul     23rd September 2005 Since its inception in 1985, Booyco Engineering has specialised in supplying custom-designed air-conditioning systems to the military, rail, mining and earthmoving industries. 

Innovative refrigeration insulation solution a first for South Africa

By: sarah-leigh paul     23rd September 2005 One of the leading chemicals and plastics manufacturers CHC has developed a 100% water-blown polyurethane refrigeration insulation system, which is being used by Frigoglass, one of the leading manufacturers of commercial fridges for companies such as Coca-Cola and South African Breweries (SAB). 

SA firm establishes itself as defence air-con specialist

By: Liezel Hill     25th February 2005 Air-conditioning expert Booyco Engineering has entrenched itself as a specialist supplier of air-conditioning and environmental-control units to the local and international defence community. 

Boom times for fan maker

18th February 2005 Fan designer and manufacturer Air Blow Fans has experienced a record year in the supply of medium and large custom-designed fans to the industrial and mining sectors. 

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