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Heating and Cooling

Many rope products for various markets

By: candice haase     20th September 2002 A product designed by Johannesburg-based wire rope, sling and chain supplier and manufacturer Rope Constructions, has been widely used in the mining sector for the last three years. 

New range of UK products to be introduced

By: candice haase     20th September 2002 A Randfontein-based wire rope, sling and chain supplier has added a range of UK-manufactured products for tensioning and insulating electric fencing to its range. 

50% reduction on fuel bill possible

13th September 2002 Using heavier oils can halve the fuel bill of some industries, but these oils have to be pre-heated to ensure proper firing conditions. 

Acquisition will enable market share growth

By: Marius Roodt     16th August 2002 Fer-Min-Ore, a Gauteng-based company specialising in the beneficiation of minerals, in May acquired the Combustion Group, one of South Africa’s major suppliers of gas and oil combustion equipment. 

SA firm supplies insulation to US embassy

9th August 2002 Insulation manufacturer Owens Corning South Africa has been awarded the contract to supply insulation material for the US embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, worth over R800 000. 

New product prevents lime formation

By: Marius Roodt     26th July 2002 East Rand-based South African water-heating equipment manufacturer Kwikot, has added an innovative new product to its range – an electronic anti-lime formation unit that crystallises scale without the use of chemicals. 

Heating and cooling directly with wind

By: Karel Smrcka     28th June 2002 Wind energy is already being used worldwide for the generation of electricity. Another very interesting possibility is the use of the kinetic energy to drive cold and heat compressors. 

SA firm to help draw up WHO guidelines

31st May 2002 Local firm Deryck Smith Consulting Engineers, of Pretoria, which specialises in the design of cleanroom environments, has been approached by the World Health Organisation to prepare heating, ventilation and air-conditioning guidelines for pharmaceutical facilities, and also to present two of the... 

Key acquisition marks 10 years of business success

By: Marius Roodt     31st May 2002 An East Rand company is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its founding by acquiring a complementary business that will immediately increase its yearly sales turnover by more than a third. 

Hotter the better for this rare pair

By: Marius Roodt     31st May 2002 Exactly ten years go to the month, Andr 

Heating tapes, temperature controllers

24th May 2002 Local company Bartec Barlian is to manufacture, supply, install and commission surface heating tapes and temperature controllers for the multi-million rand outside extension of Sasol Olefins and Surfactants’ new detergent alcohol project at Secunda, Engineering News can report. 

Many heat exchangers required

24th May 2002 GEA Aircooled Systems is currently manufacturing heat exchangers for Sasol with a combined heat exchange capacity of more than 90 MW. 

Launch of new boiler feed-water valve

17th May 2002 A new range of boiler feed-water valves has been launched by local valve designer and manufacturer Mitech. 

Swedish Engineering group positive before listing

3rd May 2002 Bookbuilding for engineering group Alfa Laval’s roughly $741- million initial public offering has got off to a good start, investment bankers close to the deal said. 

Customer care fends off global competition

By: nkolola halwindi     26th April 2002 East Rand-based pumps and engineering company Rapid Allweiler has embarked on a training programme for its employees to offer improved service and quality products to its customers in Southern Africa. 

Induction heating for efficient forging

By: Zonika Botha     19th April 2002 Local firm LH Power Electronics, of Gauteng, specialises in the design, manufacture and service of medium-frequency induction heaters and high-power rectifiers for mining and industrial applications. 

Economy with induction furnaces

19th April 2002 The benefits of induction have been enjoyed by many industries. 

Versatile ceiling panels developed

By: Karel Smrcka     5th April 2002 A Czech company has developed an air-permeable ceiling panel system, which integrates three main qualities – sound absorption; combined with a high level of permeability for gases and liquids; together with a complete absence of harmful microparticles, which can be contained in... 

New steam selling era is dawning

By: Martin Creamer     29th March 2002 Energy division Alstom Power has the largest installed capacity of power generation plant in South Africa. 

Fan firm gets new image

By: Keith Campbell     8th March 2002 AS of January 31, well-established industrial fan company ABB Fans changed its ownership and name, and is now Flakt Woods Fans. 

Shift from coal to gas

8th March 2002 South Africa’s largest manufacturer of powdered beverages, Nutritional Foods, has moved away from traditional coal-fired boilers for their spray-driers to gas-fired heating, which has had a significant impact on all areas of the business, manufacturing director Dr Luis Girao reports. 

Temperature control for product quality

8th March 2002 Brainchild process temperature controllers have been ordered from Bartec, of Johannesburg, by a food and beverage processing plant to maintain product temperatures within half a degree of boiling point during processing. 

Cooling contract winds up at Tanzanian fishery

8th March 2002 Cape Town-based York Refrigeration has completed a contract for the refurbishment and supply of a new flake-ice plant for a major fishing company situated on Lake Victoria in Tanzania. 

No sour grapes for this farm

8th March 2002 Situated in the fertile Swartland farming region of the Western Cape, south of Porterville, is Groot Winterhoek Koelkamers, a world-class cooling and storage facility built to handle the locally-grown fruits. 

Accurate temperature measurement with an IR emissivity enhancer

1st March 2002 A Land infrared emissivity enhancer that improves the accuracy of the manufacturer’s System 4 and Uno short-wavelength thermometers in the temperature measurement of bright metal strip has been launched by Protea Automation Solutions. 

High-pressure heat-exchanger finds niche

By: marisa rodrigues     22nd February 2002 A technologically-advanced heat exchanger that is available in South Africa through APV Systems combines the best qualities of traditional heat-exchangers into one powerful, compact product, claims APV manager: industrial sector Barries Barnard. 

Low entry barriers for refrigeration and air-conditioning sector

By: marisa rodrigues     22nd February 2002 Trading conditions for contractors in the industry are still depressed, says Gauteng chairman of the South African Refridgeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (Saracca), Colin Kelly. 

Coating thrives in the hot-seat

By: marisa rodrigues     22nd February 2002 A protective coating that can withstand temperatures of close to 200 

Heat-exchangers for Namibian zinc project

By: marisa rodrigues     22nd February 2002 Specialists in the design and supply of a range of heat exchangers, Protherm Systems, of Wynberg, in Gauteng, has been awarded a multimillion-rand contract for heat exchangers for the Skorpion Zinc Mining Project in Namibia. 

Mozambican aluminium smelter awards a R4-million contract

By: marisa rodrigues     22nd February 2002 Leading Gauteng manufacturer of industrial heating elements and affiliated products, Hi-Tech Elements, has been awarded a R4-million contract for the expansion of BHP Billiton’s Mozambique Aluminium (Mozal) smelter near Maputo. 

Trace-heating system for detergent alcohol plant

22nd February 2002 Heating specialist Bartec Barlian, of Johannesburg, has won a multimillion-rand order for Sasol Olefins and Surfactants’ new detergent alcohol project at Secunda. 

Exports to heat up for manufacturer

By: marisa rodrigues     22nd February 2002 Local manufacturer of dielectric or radio-frequency (RF) heating equipment, High Frequency Heating (HFH), is looking to export on a much larger scale over the next few years. 

Insulating dock shelter cubicles

By: marisa rodrigues     22nd February 2002 Locating docking equipment outside warehouse building parameters, which allows for greater control over temperature and environmental conditions in the warehouse, is now common practice in South Africa. 

Forum for technology exchange next month

By: marisa rodrigues     22nd February 2002 South Africa’s international air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation exhibition and congress, Frigair 2002, takes place at Gallagher Estate from 13-15 March. 

SA axial-flow fans travel to the UK

22nd February 2002 Port Elizabeth-based Donkin Fans has secured a contract to provide the multimillion-pound London high-rise development, Canary Wharf, with Majax Axial flow fans. 

Water chiller unit for butanol project

22nd February 2002 York Refrigeration has secured a major contract at the Sasol Midland Site, in Sasolburg, for the design, manufacture and commissioning of an ammonia-refrigeration water-chiller unit for its Butanol project. 

Aircon manufacturer branded 'Proudly South African'

22nd February 2002 A manufacturer of high-quality airconditioning systems developed and built for local conditions has become one of the first companies to join Proudly South African after comfortably meeting the multi-million rand campaign’s membership criteria. 

Keeping your cool more efficiently

By: marisa rodrigues     22nd February 2002 The demand for energy for the storage and display of frozen and refrigerated foods is substantial as they create huge cooling loads. 

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