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Jun 06, 2014
WIRELESS PORTABLE CONTROL The portable unit is powered by a rechargeable battery and is encased in an anodised dye-cast extruded aluminium case
Maintenance and testing procedures on power plant boilers can be monitored with engineering consulting company Carab Tekniva’s U-Fi wireless communication solution that was released in South Africa last year.
Jun 06, 2014
WEE CHIEFTAN Cochran boilers operate in more than 100 countries worldwide
The popularity of coal-fired boilers is slowly losing momentum to the rise in cleaner burning fuels such as natural gas, according to heat generation company Steam Generation Africa.
Jun 06, 2014
UNDER PRESSURE Risk-based inspection is a method using risk as a basis for prioritising and managing inspection programmes
Since the change by South Africa’s Department of Labour (DoL) from the Vessel Under Pressure Regulations to the Pressure Equipment Regulations in 2009, local boiler users, among other pressure vessel users, are now required to have a risk-based inspection (RBI)...
Jun 06, 2014
AWARD WINNING INNOVATION The University of Iowa Oakdale Research Park campus aims to have 40% of its energy needs met with renewable resources by the end of 2020
A project to retrofit a biomass-fired boiler at the University of Iowa’s (UI’s) Oakdale Research Park campus in Coralville, Iowa received the 2013 Grand Place Award in the Energy Production category from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).
Jun 06, 2014
COMPACT BOILER Miura’s compact boilers enabled RFI Ingredients to build a smaller boiler room than what is usually required by traditional boilers
US-based custom extracts and nutritional supplements company RFI Ingredients recently opted for compact and efficient boilers, instead of the traditional fire-tube boilers, owing to the compact boilers’ fast start-up capabilities and consistent steam supply. RFI...
Jun 06, 2014
ENVIROPAC BOILER With the addition of a carbon monoxide sensor, the combustion controller can self-learn the ideal shape of the burner excess air curve
Combustion controls, used in boilers, can boost thermal efficiency and reduce excess air curves, resulting in improved combustion reactions within the boiler.
Jun 06, 2014
MOBILE BOILER Nationwide Boiler has provided temporary and permanent boiler systems to district heating companies since 1967
US-based emergency rental boiler and auxiliary equipment company Nationwide Boiler Incorporated assisted in keeping more than 125 buildings warm during the past winter season, in Midwest US.
Jun 07, 2013
As the price of biomass fuels becomes more competitive with traditional fuels, such as coal, oil and gas, the demand for biomass-fired boilers is steadily increasing. Subsequently, this has created a growing need for the manufacturing of boilers for these cleaner and...
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Jun 07, 2013
Projects worth about R30-million, aimed at improving the emission levels and energy efficiency at facilities across South Africa, are being undertaken by energy efficient combustion technologies company Combustion Technology.
Jun 07, 2013
The high local-content requirements and the recent re-establishment of the boilers industry have not only brought about opportunities but also challenges. The most challenging of which relates to a reduction in productivity and the quality of boilers produced by the...
Jun 07, 2013
According to sources, more than 12 steam boilers in South Africa fail catastrophically each year as a result of undetected low water-level conditions, says specialist combustion optimization company Boiler Combustion Technologies.
Jun 07, 2013
Heavy steel engineering company Cyclotherm SA in April installed two 3 t dual-fired steam boilers (Cyclotherm C7000) - which can be fired on gas or light oil - and all ancillary equipment for healthcare company Adcock Ingram’s new high-volume liquid plant in...
Jun 08, 2012
An environment-friendly, emulsified fuel, called EM-fuel, supplied by environmental technology company Nano Bubble Technologies (NBT) is able to limit carbon build-up in boilers, reducing maintenance and harmful emissions, the company reports.
Jun 08, 2012
Boiler and environmental solutions provider John Thompson, a division of electrical products supplier Actom, is now offering the sugar industry, as well as other industrial users that want to burn biomass, high-pressure monodrum boilers.
Jun 08, 2012
Thermoprocessing solutions provider Talec Combustion will, this month, install a complete modular burner control system – the first of its kind in South Africa – for a major food manufacturer.
Jun 08, 2012
Retrofitted boilers and burners provide reduced electricity consumption and improved combustion efficiency that can assist the boiler industry, which is facing rising energy costs, says combustion control specialist Steam House Africa project engineer Lionel Naudè.
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