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Heating and Cooling

Air-conditioning systems for new straddle carriers

6th June 2003 Demanding environmental and operating conditions will be overcome through the installation of Booyco Engineering air-conditioning systems on the new straddle carriers destined for operation at the port of Durban. 

Light tubes shine the way to the future

By: Karel Smrcka     23rd May 2003 These ordinary-looking tubes are deceptive. They can harness the enormous potential of one of the world’s richest and simplest resources – light. 

Region’s chemicals export market worth $3,8-billion

28th March 2003 South Africa accounts for more than half of the South African Development Community’s (SADC) chemicals market. 

Retailer receives new air-conditioning system

7th March 2003 The airconditioning contract in Cape Town for the refurbishment of Woolworths’ head office has been won by Cape Air Conditioning using YORK International units. 

Learnerships start – but funds stay a problem

By: nkolola halwindi     21st February 2003 The first learnership in airconditioning and refrigeration promoted by Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) at national qualifications framework (NQF) level two will start in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg next month, to be followed later in the year in Port... 

Increased market share and lucrative exports beckon

By: nkolola halwindi     21st February 2003 In a R6-million contract, Gauteng-based engineering company Bartec Barlian has designed, supplied and installed a trace-heating system for process control to South Africa’s first detergent alcohols plant in Secunda, Mpumalanga. 

Platinum boom spills over to fan supplier

By: nkolola halwindi     21st February 2003 Due to increased activity on the platinum mines, developing company Air Blow Fans has supplied several large centrifugal fans to this mining sector. 

Revised standards for refrigeration systems announced

By: nkolola halwindi     21st February 2003 The new fourth edition of the SABS 0147 standard for the refrigeration systems, including plants associated with air conditioning systems has been announced by South Africa National Standards (SANS), a division of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). 

Fifteen defence aircon systems for Middle East

21st February 2003 Specialist air-conditioning manufacturer Booyco Engineering has been awarded the contract to supply fifteen roof mounted systems for armoured personnel carriers destined for the Middle East. 

Fifteen defence aircon systems for Middle East

21st February 2003 Specialist air-conditioning manufacturer Booyco Engineering has been awarded the contract to supply fifteen roof mounted systems for armoured personnel carriers destined for the Middle East. 

Airconditioning experiment proves successful

21st February 2003 York International, in conjunction with Erase, says it has pioneered new air-conditioning technology at the new Nashua headquarters in Cape Town. 

Steam may offer green-power option to Cape

By: Laura Franz     21st February 2003 The Southern Cape Fold Mountains hold subterranean reservoirs of superheated water that could be a source of cheap, ‘green’ energy. 

New pollution-control system for waterworks

By: Zonika Botha     7th February 2003 Durban-based company FP Engineering has installed a revolutionary new pollution-control system valued at R5-million for Metro Water at the Kwamashu Waste Water Treatment plant in Kwazulu-Natal. 

Cape optimistic about gas find near Saldanha Bay

By: Joanne Delaurentis     17th January 2003 A major new gas find near Saldanha Bay and the servicing of the West Africa off-shore oil industry could widen the industrial base of the Western Cape and help its economy achieve a growth rate of five per cent. 

Parts wholesaler captures greater share of market

By: vanessa vasques     29th November 2002 The refrigeration and air conditioning wholesale division of air conditioning specialist Carrier, known as Metraclark, has seen significant growth over the last four years, resulting in it capturing a major share of the wholesale spares market in South Africa. 

Commercial division looking to expand

By: vanessa vasques     29th November 2002 After a number of years of not being able to participate actively in the mining industry in South Africa, Carrier South Africa’s commercial system’s division, known as CMS, is beginning to pursue this market again. 

Turnover target: R1-billion

By: vanessa vasques     29th November 2002 The last few years have seen a number of changes for the South African arm of the largest air conditioning, refrigeration and heating equipment supplier in the world. 

Firm aims to grow exports

By: vanessa vasques     29th November 2002 Air conditioning specialist Carrier South Africa is driving to expand its current export market. 

Celebrating a hundred years of innovation

29th November 2002 Dr Willis H Carrier is probably one of America’s greatest inventors, but unlike others such as Edison, Ford, Bell or the Wright Brothers, his accomplishment has never been fully recognised. 

Factory operations streamlined

By: vanessa vasques     29th November 2002 The past two years have a seen a number of changes to the manner in which ECR Manufacturing (the refrigeration equipment factory of Carrier South Africa (SA)) has been run and operating, and plans are in place to further streamline the factory’s operations next year. 

Firm believes skills development is the key to good business

By: vanessa vasques     29th November 2002 The air conditioning and refrigeration industry has always been quite challenging and, as with any business, Carrier South Africa (SA), has been through some challenging times over the past 18 to 24 months. 


By: marisa rodrigues     22nd November 2002 Maintenance managers will be able to keep their engine coolant systems in peak condition thanks to the introduction of a new coolant analysis service by the Wearcheck Africa Division of Set Point Technology, the country's leading oil analysis company. 

Wine estates boast vintage new floors

22nd November 2002 Products from StonCor Africa’s Concrete Protection division (Pro-Struct) have been chosen by 21 of South Africa’s leading wineries and estates – including Spier Home Farms, Backsberg, Hartenberg, Morgenster, Rooiberg and Douglas Green – as preferred systems for new floors,... 

Learnership programmes to solve industry skills dearth

By: Helene Le Roux     27th September 2002 The air-conditioning and refrigeration industry in South Africa is faced with a shortage of well-trained technicians, and is actively pursuing solutions to solve this problem. 

Firm in R8m air-conditioning deal for Navy's new corvettes

By: Helene Le Roux     27th September 2002 A Gauteng company is manufacturing components and sub-assemblies to be used in the air-conditioning systems of the South African Navy’s patrol corvettes. 

Firm emphasises correct installation of electrical surface-heating tapes

27th September 2002 Electrical surface heating (ESH) tapes are sometimes selected incorrectly and installed poorly, which could lead to unsatisfactory results, MD Bartec Barlian Fritz Boettiger says. 

Pump distributor expands its product range

27th September 2002 Pump distributor Salmson South Africa has extended its product range to deliver some of the most widely used pumps in the heating, cooling and building services industries. 

Air-cooled chiller for Sutherland telescope

27th September 2002 Refrigeration company York International has supplied an air-cooled chiller to the South African Large Telescope (Salt), at Sutherland in the Western Cape. 

Local-manufactured humidifier a success

27th September 2002 Heating air in winter results in a reduced relative humidity, and can have adverse effects on human comfort and health, as well as electronic equipment, especially computers. 

Air-conditioning, the ozone layer and sustainable development

27th September 2002 Refrigeration was one of the topics discussed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), held in Johannesburg earlier this month. 

Supplier of the year award for a Cape Town company

By: Helene Le Roux     27th September 2002 In June, Johnson Matthey (JM), a multinational company active in the precious metals industry, presented Cape Town based CFW Industries with its international supplier of the year award for engineering innovation and value, following a number of turnkey projects completed over the past three years. 

Ozone technology has many benefits, says firm

By: Helene Le Roux     27th September 2002 Ozone (O3) is a powerful oxidant, and neutralises bacteria, viruses, odours, pollen, tobacco smoke, moulds, chemicals and mildew in air and water. 

Platinum company receives two centrifugal fans

27th September 2002 Custom fan manufacturer Air Blow Fans recently supplied two 1 700 mm diameter backward curved-bladed centrifugal fans to Impala Platinum through Bateman Engineered Technologies. 

Heating equipment to save costs in Dubai

By: Helene Le Roux     27th September 2002 Last month, specialist manufacturer of heating systems Hi-Tech Elements of Boksburg supplied cost-saving ladle heating equipment to be used in a metal smelter in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. 

New specifications affect local fan manufacturers

27th September 2002 New legislation governing smoke and heat exhaust ventilators in buildings, which has been introduced recently in the US and Europe, has already impacted on the South African fan industry, and more changes are expected to follow. 

New heating coils for platinum refinery

27th September 2002 Styria Stainless Steel Fabrication has rebuilt and refitted the heating coils of a platinum refinery’s autoclave. 

Refrigeration plant upgrade for North West mine

27th September 2002 Natural expansion at the Northam platinum-mine near Thabazimbi in the North West province lead to the expansion of the refrigeration plant so the mine’s refrigeration requirements are appropriate to its depth. 

New air-conditioning technology at casino

By: Marius Roodt     27th September 2002 Cutting-edge air conditioning technology has been installed at the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment project, says Richard Pearce and Partners director Noel Smith. 

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