http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.56Change: 0.00
R/$ = 10.70Change: -0.02
Au 1335.21 $/ozChange: -1.74
Pt 1513.50 $/ozChange: 1.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jul 09, 2012

Company Announcement: Booyco Engineering Secures Transnet Ac Maintenance Contract

Back
Engineering|Africa|Components|Locomotives|System|Systems|Transnet|Africa|South Africa|ZAR|Air Conditioning Systems|Equipment|Scheduled Maintenance Services|Systems|Richards Bay|Locomotive|Locomotives
engineering|africa-company|components|locomotives|system|systems-company|transnet|africa|south-africa|zar|air-conditioning-systems|equipment|scheduled-maintenance-services|systems|richards-bay|locomotive|locomotives-product
Download PDF
Booyco Engineering (Pty) Ltd (0.06 MB)
 

Transnet has awarded a two-year multi-million rand contract to Booyco Engineering to provide scheduled on-site maintenance and repairs to the custom designed air conditioning systems the company engineered for installation on various Transnet locomotives. The maintenance contract, which came into effect in March this year, covers a variety of air conditioning systems for different locomotive classes — 39, 19E, 43, 15E and 8E — and has two components, the first of which covers the permanent deployment of Booyco Engineering technicians at central Transnet depots in South Africa. These are Saldanha, Richards Bay, Ermelo and Sentrarand. The second component of the contract covers breakdowns and repairs.

“Permanently placed technicians will conduct scheduled maintenance at these depots and within a radius of the depots,” Kobus van der Merwe, Booyco Engineering’s field service manager, says. “In addition, we will also provide scheduled maintenance services at other Transnet sites through our team of travelling technicians. “Although this contract has only been in place for a short period, we’ve already seen a significant decrease in the number of air conditioning system breakdowns, while reliability of these units and consequent availability of locomotives has increased enormously. This increased availability is making a robust contribution to the consistency of Transnet’s services.”

Van der Merwe adds that an important element of the contract is a directive to establish a spare parts stockholding at the central depots, which will also play an important part in maintaining high levels of locomotive availability. “Having the necessary spares to hand has already cut down repair downtime drastically — in some cases, where components needed replacing, the repair was executed within 45 minutes,” he says.

Booyco Engineering’s 19E, 15E and Class 43 units are the current flagship locomotive driver’s cab air conditioners. As packaged units, they are easily installed and removed, in keeping with Transnet’s fit-on-fit-off maintenance strategy. Class 43 is the highest capacity unit ever designed by Booyco Engineering for a railway locomotive driver’s cab and, at the same time, it has the lowest ever noise levels. The equipment is robustly designed to offer optimal reliability and availability.

The air conditioning units for the 19E locomotives, which are 1.7 metres high, 1.5 metres deep and 550 mm wide, use a refrigerant with low ozone depletion potential and low global warming potential. In addition to being environmentally friendly, the high performance refrigerant also allows for a compact and efficient hardware configuration.

Booyco Engineering’s air conditioning system for the Class 43 is designed to establish and maintain a comfortable environment inside the operator’s cabin. The air HVAC unit is capable of producing 12 kW of cooling in a maximum ambient temperature of 45°C dry-bulb at an altitude of 1800 metres above sea level. Utilising R407C refrigerant, the unit is also capable of producing 5 kW of heating. The HVAC unit is an integrated heating, ventilation and cooling unit with automatic climate control and is housed in the nose of the locomotive, interfacing with the locomotive cabin ducts.

The air conditioning system for the Class 39 loco employs a mechanically driven compressor and a split system. The condenser is mounted in the machine compartment and the evaporator in the driver’s cab. A free standing DC powered electric heater is also supplied. The 8E locomotive driver’s cab air conditioner is a high performance 380 V, 3 phase unit designed as a retrofit for a fleet of in-service shunter locomotives.

Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter
Comment Guidelines
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Announcements News
Updated 7 hours ago Today marks a momentous event in SA’s Automotive Industry history, as the first FAW commercial vehicle, built in South Africa, rolled off the assembly line at the FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (PTY) LTD production plant at Coega, in the Eastern Cape.  With...
De Beers Consolidated Mines has appointed Nompumelo ‘Mpumi’ Zikalala to its Board, bringing a wealth of experience in mining, diamond trading and in the advancing the economic and social transformation of the South African Company. Ms Zikalala joined De Beers in...
The international Monroe brand achieved another first in South Africa this month with the launch their international Monroe Is Cool project in Gauteng. Over the next six months this project will reach all corners of South Africa. This project entails two trained...
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 5 hours ago After announcing during his inaugural State of the Nation Address on June 27 that the Gauteng provincial government would set up a panel to review the long-contested e-toll system, Gauteng premier David Makhura on Thursday announced the names of ten of the fifteen...
The Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft
Updated 5 hours ago Africa’s first fully designed and built aircraft, the Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft (Ahrlac), has reached the ground-testing phase at the Wonderboom Airport, in Pretoria, marking a significant milestone for South Africa-based defence...
Updated 6 hours ago Consultancy Frost & Sullivan’s African Utility Market Intelligence Report has highlighted an urgent need for power and water utilities to expand and improve their generation and distribution capacities. This finding is based on the consultancy’s analysis of the...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.  
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.  
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.  
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2014 (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.  
Real Economy Insight: Steel 2014 (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.  
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
SPEED UP The aim of the Biopark is to accelerate the commercialisation of biotechnology
Phase 1 of the Innovation Hub’s Biopark@Gauteng is already filled to capacity, says Innovation Hub research, development and innovation GM Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela. The ten companies in Phase 1 of the Life Sciences Enterprise project will be able to move...
RAVI NAIDOO The development of Johannesburg-based SMMEs is a key focus towards economic transformation within the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
The City of Johannesburg, together with Walmart-owned South African retailer Massmart, recently held a supplier development exhibition, allowing Johannesburg-based small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) manufacturers to showcase their products to the retail...
South African high-technology company Denel Dynamics must meet the challenges and seize the opportunities facing it not only for the sake of the company itself but for the sake of the country as a whole. So asserted company CEO Tsepo Monaheng, addressing staff and...
IN TOUCH ConnectedDrive is made possible through the use of an embedded Vodafone sim card in the car
BMW South Africa (SA) has launched a new suite of technology that promises its customers improved and wider in-car connectivity, starting in July. The car has become an extension of the home and office, and ConnectedDrive is proof of this fact.
Russian State-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom has reiterated its willingness to cooperate with South African companies if it is chosen to build nuclear power plants in this country. In line with the Integrated Resource Plan 2010, which outlines the country’s...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks