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Heating and Cooling

Consultancy clinches Soweto shopping mall ai-conditioning contract

18th February 2005 The heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) contract for the new 25 000-m3 Protea Gardens shopping centre currently under construction on the Old Potchefstroom road, on the outskirts of Soweto, has been awarded to WSP Consulting Engineers. 

The payoff for studying refrigeration technology

18th February 2005 European refrigeration association Eurammon is calling for submissions for the Natural Refrigeration award 2005, a prize being awarded for the first time, for the best academic thesis paper on the subject of natural refrigerants. 

Lamp specialist seeks out new markets

By: Liezel Hill     18th February 2005 Specialist lamp importer and distributor Technilamp UV & IR is looking to expand its current market share by venturing into new industries. 

Innovations in heating for upmarket apartment building

By: Liezel Hill     18th February 2005 Heating specialist Bartec is installing a hot-water reticulation system at the exclusive apartments being constructed at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. 

Skills development a headache for industry

By: Liezel Hill     18th February 2005 A shortage of skills and effective training programmes in the refrigeration and air-conditioning fields is becoming a matter of increasing concern for the industry’s representative associations. 

Sasol cooling-tower refurb on track for early completion

By: Liezel Hill     18th February 2005 A consortium made up of two of South Africa’s leading cooling-tower specialists, Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) and GEA Aircooled Systems, is well on its way to an early completion of the on-line refurbishment of four natural-draught cooling towers at Sasol’s petrochemical plant... 

SA's largest galvanising plant under construction

By: Liezel Hill     18th February 2005 A veteran of the local galvanising industry, Hi-Tech Elements, is busy with the construction of the largest galvanising plant to be built in South Africa for the last ten years. 

New gadget to tackle indoor oxygen deficiency

By: Liezel Hill     18th February 2005 Modern society suffers from a chronic lack of oxygen, and global-scale causes such as the disappearance of forests and vegetation and raised air-pollution levels are exacerbated by poor ventilation in houses and workplaces. 

Consultancy lands chrome-mine job

By: abdul cook     18th February 2005 Gauteng-based TWP Consulting has been commissioned to design and manage the construction of a new underground chrome-mine. 

Cooling with tiny crystals

By: Karel Smrcka     21st January 2005 Refrigeration equipment prevents sweaty brows in the summer and also keeps our food fresh for longer periods. 

Attack choppe's enviro-control system being upgraded

By: abdul cook     14th January 2005 Gauteng-based Booyco Engineering is upgrading the environmental-control system (ECS) of the South African Air Force’s (SAAF) Rooivalk attack helicopter, in collaboration with Denel Aerospace. 

Filters and bin vents meet emission targets

5th November 2004 Bag filters and bin vents supplied by gas cleaning and dust control specialists MikroPul of Johannesburg between 2000/3 for site-wide installation at BHP Billiton’s Mozal 1 & 2 aluminium smelters near Maputo, Mozambique, are operating successfully and meeting minimum emission targets as... 

Prototype trials will secure 88-unit order

By: elizabeth rebelo     29th October 2004 Two prototype air-conditioning units for Spoornet’s class 8E shunter locomotives were delivered by Booyco Engineering at the end of April, reports MD Jeremy Pougnet. 

Company expands motor range

24th September 2004 Specialist in electro-mechanical engineering Leroy-Somer plays a major role in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning applications throughout Southern Africa. 

Firm continues involvement in insulation, heating

24th September 2004 Formerly a division of Safurnco, Saubatech, has always been on the forefront of new products in the insulation industry. 

Technikon investigates low-cost fridges

24th September 2004 Designed for use in corrosive conditions and in areas requiring a high level of hygiene, Legrand’s 304L stainless steel cabinets are ideal for refrigerated environments, including the food and beverage industry. 

Controllers are immune to ambient temperature changes

24th September 2004 The Eurotherm Series 2000 controllers and indicators take a lead in temperature control by automating PID set-up, getting the application up and running quickly with ultimate control performance. 

Air-conditioning products installed at automotive park

24th September 2004 Several York air-conditioning products have been installed at Faurecia Front-End, the new tenant at Gauteng’s Automotive Supplier Park. 

Brand returns to South Africa

24th September 2004 The great Sabroe bear is back in South Africa and the industry response so far has been most positive. 

Two orders received for air-duct heaters

By: ongezwa manyathi     24th September 2004 Johannesburg-based market leader in the trace heating business Bartec Barlian’s MD Fritz Boettiger tells Engineering News that the main function of trace heating is to make up for heat loss in pipes, vessels, and hoppers. 

Plastics firm exports to more than 60 countries

24th September 2004 Towards zero maintenance; this is the aim of VescoPlastics, which led to yet another significant breakthrough – Hitemp 150. 

Solutions developed for extreme temperatures

24th September 2004 Food hygiene during preparation, storage and transportation, most notably in the frozen produce sectors, is vital and product spoilage and contamination are not only costly but also poses major health risks. 

Global network for natural refrigerants is bolstered by new SA members

24th September 2004 At this year’s Frigair 2004 conference, eurammon extended its global network for natural refrigerants to South Africa by signing up the Southern African refrigerated Distribution Association (Sarda). 

Cabinets suitable for refrigerated environments

24th September 2004 Designed for use in corrosive conditions and in areas requiring a high level of hygiene, Legrand’s 304L stainless steel cabinets are ideal for refrigerated environments, including the food and beverage industry. 

Industry attempts to prevent global warming

24th September 2004 The F-gas Directive will be the first step towards a total ban on HFC refrigerants as large end-users seek to move away from the use of global warming gases in refrigeration and air conditioning, the industry heard last week. 

Curtains can decrease energy consumption

24th September 2004 Curtain and door manufacturer Apex Strip Curtains and Doors has established itself as a leader in providing cost effective, energy efficient and environment-friendly solutions to the supermarket and retail industries. 

Energy-management programme could reduce energy bill

24th September 2004 The Westville campus of the University of KwaZulu-natal spends over R4-million on its annual electricity bill, described JEA Roy-Atkins and UCT Ndlovu of the university in a recent paper. 

Export investment market increases

By: Deborah Spicer     24th September 2004 An increase in the demand for investment cast components from international markets has been seen by Rely Precision Castings. 

Lining reaches its first anniversary

24th September 2004 The Anglo Platinum Polokwane Smelter commissioned in 2002 with a refractory lining is in its second year of operation. 

Cost reduction is necessary for competitiveness

By: ongezwa manyathi     24th September 2004 Specialist in design and development of custom made environmental control systems, Booyco Engineering’s MD Jeremy Pougnet, says that in order to remain competitive in the global market local manufacturers and suppliers need to look at ways in which to reduce costs as many are no longer... 

Equipment suits South African conditions

24th September 2004 A supplier of premium air-conditioning and refrigeration controls and monitoring equipment since 1990, Euro Controls provides the country’s leading temperature and environmental control equipment best suited to South African conditions. 

Five panels being manufactured for petrochemical firm

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 Heating company Bartec Barlian is currently manufacturing and assembling five stainless-steel instrumentation and control panels, each measuring 2 m by 3 m, for Sasol compressors operating in Zone 1 hazardous areas. 

SA air-conditioners for Italian armoured vehicles

24th August 2004 Heating and cooling solutions group Booyco Engineering has been awarded the contract to design, manufacture, supply and install six environmental controls systems for RG 12 armoured personnel carriers destined for Italy. 

Paper giant awards desulphurisation plant contract

17th August 2004 Boiler manufacturer Alstom Power John Thompson Boilers (JTB) was recently awarded a major contract by pulp and paper manufacturers Mondi Paper to install a NID dry flue gas desulphurisation plant to serve two coal-fired boilers at the company’s Merebank mill north of Durban. 

R3-million contract for heat-exchanger supplier

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th August 2004 A contract valued at more than R3-million has been awarded to Randburg-based Krisch-Wecam Engineering for the refurbishment of eight high-pressure feed-water heaters at Kelvin B power station. 

PH Heat Treatment

6th August 2004 PH Heat Treatment specialises in the atmosphere heat treatment of steel and non-ferrous machined components, forgings and castings. 

Several firms order heat exchangers for project

By: zeena isaacs     25th June 2004 Leaders in heat transfer technology GEA Aircooled Systems have been awarded a number of heat exchanger contracts with a combined value of R50-million for Project Turbo, the largest petrochemical project ever undertaken in South Africa. 

New heat and containment company formed

25th June 2004 High-temperature insulation supplier Safurnco has expanded and formed a new company called Saubatech to service the furnace and heat containment industry. 

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