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Generators and Standby Power

Company extends range to meet demand for portable power

     2nd December 2016 Having identified a growing need for dependable portable power, particularly for use in agriculture and mining, for maximum efficiency of power tools in construction and for small-scale commercial and residential applications, custom power solutions provider Vert Energy is extending its range of... 

High- and medium-speed power generation products for South Africa

     2nd December 2016 Power systems provider Rolls-Royce presented its high-speed and medium-speed power generation products, including various power generation solutions in the 24 kW to 9 400 kW range suitable for a wide variety of applications and types of fuel, at Power & Electricity World Africa. The event was... 

Hybrid gensets to complement renewable energy

By: Robyn Wilkinson     2nd December 2016 Generating set producer Aksa Power Generation South Africa (SA) will launch its hybrid generating set (genset) in South Africa in January next year, providing a standby power generating solution to the country that is able to run in parallel with renewable-energy sources. 

Monitoring portal ensures standby power equipment is primed

By: Robyn Wilkinson     2nd December 2016 Power management solutions provider Powermode has introduced its monitoring portal, which provides real-time feedback on the performance of standby power equipment to prevent power failures. 

Monitoring portal ensures standby power equipment is primed
RELIABLE READINGS The Powermode Monitoring Portal provides more accurate information than other systems owing to its ability to measure both the incoming and outgoing current in the battery

New small-scale generator powerful but quiet

     2nd December 2016 This year, generator provider Kohler Generators introduced its 30 kW standby generator, which is ideally suited to larger homes and smaller business as it is both powerful and quiet. 

New small-scale generator powerful but quiet
POWERING HOMES As people continue to build larger homes, Kohler Generators has seen an increased demand for smaller residential generators

Parallel generator plants a cost effective solution 

By: Robyn Wilkinson     2nd December 2016 The parallel synchronisation of smaller generators to achieve the same power outputs as a single large generator offers significant cost-saving benefits to South African businesses that must manage continued grid power supply uncertainties, says generator manufacturer Maverick Generators MD... 

Parallel generator plants a cost  effective solution
ALTERNATE POWER PLANTS Maverick Generator’s eight-unit parallel generator plant has proven to be a cost-effective back-up power solution for an agriculture company in Limpopo

Preventing interference of electrical noise in emergency operations

     2nd December 2016 Power generation equipment producer Cummins has changed the control system inside its generators to prevent the electrical noise from adversely impacting the operation of hydraulic generators in emergency vehicles. 

Alternators ensure electricity solutions for industry

     22nd April 2016 Electrical power generation, alternators and drive systems manufacturer Leroy Somer alternators, available in Southern Africa from power generator supplier Vert Energy, ensure dependable electricity production in diverse industries, including the telecommunications sector. According to Vert... 

Energy storage possible standby for grid failure

By: Simon Sonnekus     22nd April 2016 While energy storage may seem like a viable option for standby power initiatives during grid failure, several issues first need to resolved for it to be implemented, South African National Energy Development Institute’s Renewable Energy Centre of Research and Development manager Dr Karen... 

Generators withstand tough conditions

By: Simon Sonnekus     22nd April 2016 Electrical equipment supplier and manufacturer Zest WEG Group has added adequate filtration on the inlet- and combustion-air side of its diesel generators to ensure that they can withstand harsh environments. Zest WEG Group currently has a canopy generator running in a pilot project at a waste... 

Generators withstand tough conditions
CUSTOM GENSETS Custom generator options offer creative solutions, complemented with aftermarket service

High-horsepower generator introduced onto market

By: Simon Sonnekus     22nd April 2016 Multinational power generation equipment manufacturer Cummins introduced its QSK95 generator set to the African market at the Power and Electricity World Africa Exhibition, held at the Sandton Convention Centre last month. The generator set has been designed for critical applications, which... 

High-horsepower  generator introduced  onto market
RELIABLE BACK UP POWER The QSK95 can facilitate a facility’s full load in less than ten seconds

South African company stocks French solar hybrid product

     22nd April 2016 Electrical solutions consultants, suppliers and engineers Magnet Group has broadened its solar range by introducing France-based electricity distribution company Schneider’s Conext SW, a solar hybrid inverter system which offers reliable solutions for community electrification, residential... 

South African company stocks French solar hybrid product
BACK UP POWER In residential back-up power applications, the Conext SW inverter integrates into the electrical system and converts power from battery reserves to support critical loads

Backup power provider supplies retailers with long-running battery

By: Malusi Mkhize     4th December 2015 South African power protection and management solutions provider Powermode, introduced a long-run battery solution in September this year for its uninterruptible power supply system, says MD Jack Ward. “The batteries will be constantly monitored through digital mobile telephony method Global... 

Backup power provider supplies retailers with long-running battery
Photo by Powermode
JACK WARD Powermode strives to further extend the life of long-running batteries used in standby power solutions

Genset components supplier offers repair, maintenance support

     4th December 2015 Genset building and electro-mechanical power provider Vert Energy Group is offering a holistic service to electro-mechanical power generation mining that encompass the supply of dependable components to generator manufactures through the support of repair and maintenance facilities throughout... 

Genset components  supplier offers repair,  maintenance support
GRANT ROBERTSON Providing backup for backup solutions to minimise downtime on prime and standby generators

Knowledge about generator applications crucial for operations

By: Malusi Mkhize     4th December 2015 Understanding a generator’s function and specific application is pivotal when determining whether critical standby power or basic standby power is required, says sustainable productivity solutions provider Atlas Copco South Africa business line manager David Stanford. He tells Engineering News... 

Knowledge about  generator applications  crucial for operations
CRITICAL POWER Owing to increased power outages in South Africa, there is a growing interest in alternative forms of power

Power solutions supplier increases enviro friendliness

By: Malusi Mkhize     4th December 2015 Global provider of electrical and digital building infrastructures Legrand is set to increase its environment-friendly footprint with its range of power solutions that ensure protection of electrical equipment and continuity of services during planned or unplanned power failures. Legrand’s... 

Power solutions supplier increases enviro friendliness
ENERGY EFFICIENCY Effectively using environment-friendly materials in power management solutions ensures the protection of electrical equipment

Supplier launches dual-purpose generators

By: Malusi Mkhize     4th December 2015 Welding, rigging and construction equipment supplier Renttech South Africa, has launched a new, “one-of-a-kind” dual purpose welder-generator unit to the local market. The unit which features a CE conformity marking for international safety standards, offers various industries, including the... 

TB patients benefit from alternative energy solution

     4th December 2015 A pilot project designed to provide alternative power to Tuberculosis (TB) patients at the Windsor East Clinic located in Randburg, Johannesburg will ensure uninterrupted treatment for tuberculosis patients during times of power outages and load shedding. The Department of Science and Technology... 

TB patients benefit from  alternative energy solution
UNINTERRUPTED TREATMENT Hydrogen fuel cell technology assists in providing continuous healthcare for tuberculosis patients

Total backup power solution reduces server downtime

By: Malusi Mkhize     4th December 2015 Despite continuous advances in computer technology, power outages continue to be a major cause of personal computer (PC) and server downtime, highlights power management provider Jasco Power Solutions MD Marco da Silva who adds that protecting computer systems with uninterruptible power supply... 

Total backup power solution  reduces server downtime
Photo by Bloomberg
INTEGRATED SOLUTION New information technology ensures graceful and unattended shutdowns for various devices

Generator power a ‘necessary cost’ for African business

By: Mia Breytenbach     24th April 2015 As grid power is intermittently available – or even entirely unavailable – owing to delays in new build permanent power generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure, the additional price for generator power has become a necessary and acceptable cost of doing business, says temporary... 

Generator power a  ‘necessary cost’ for African business
ESSENTIAL OUTLAY A rental fleet avoids the capital outlay required to buy generators while capacity can be quickly increased or decreased as required

Generator sets gain significant fuel savings

By: Mia Breytenbach     24th April 2015 Integrated generator set (genset) manufacturer Cummins Africa has launched the QSK95 series – a new range of high-horsepower gensets to help industrial and mining customers across Africa lower their fuel costs and reduce their environmental impact. “The QSK95 gensets are Cummins Power... 

Generator sets gain significant fuel savings
EXPENSE REDUCTION During 8 000 hours of operation, the QSK95 series can achieve fuel savings of more than R4-million a year and reduce maintenance requirements

Professional assistance key to genset acquisitions

     24th April 2015 The most important consideration when buying a diesel generator set (genset) is to seek professional assistance from a genset supplier that will consider the entire electrical infrastructure, including the appropriate recommendation of the genset power rating, and not just the genset in... 

Professional assistance key to genset acquisitions
APPLICATIONS EXPERTISE All Zest WEG Group generator sets are manufactured in accordance with stringent quality control systems to ensure reliable performance

Supplier homes in on small industry

By: Mia Breytenbach     24th April 2015 Having experienced substantial success in its generators division in 2014, engine, pumps and power products distributor Goscor Power Products has increased its focus on supplying standby diesel generator units to small businesses. Goscor Power Products MD Mark Bester tells Engineering News that... 

Supplier homes in on small industry
GENERATING POPULARITY The Lutian LT25, or 25 kVA, diesel generator is currently a prevalent industry favourite for small business industry

Temporary power complements conventional, renewable power

By: Mia Breytenbach     24th April 2015 Electrical energy provided by temporary power plants can boost the electricity generation of not only conventional power sources as they are being maintained or constructed but also renewable-energy sources as they are being stabilised and enhanced. There is, therefore, substantial potential for... 

Temporary power complements conventional, renewable power
GENERATION BOOST Temporary power plants can assist other energy sources while these sources are being enhanced to better serve Southern Africa

Company launches diesel-driven generators

     5th December 2014 Power equipment sales and rental company Renttech South Africa (SA) has brought two new ranges of diesel-fuelled power generators, which the company says has helped it grow its portfolio as an industrial sales and rental equipment company to the Southern African market. Renttech SA operations... 

Company launches  diesel-driven generators
OPEN TYPE GAS GENERATOR Renttech SA provides rental and sale stand-by power products and services

Demand for temporary power by Africa minerals sector on the rise

     5th December 2014 Temporary power and temperature control solutions provider Aggreko says that it is experiencing growth in demand for its rental temporary power products within the African minerals sector as mining companies increasingly opt for rental solutions to back-up or supplement supplies from the local... 

Demand for temporary power by Africa minerals sector on the rise
KWALE MINERAL SANDS Aggreko has supplied a 350 kVA power package to the Kwale mineral sands mine in to supplement local grid supplies

Local branch helps global company grow

By: Pimani Baloyi     5th December 2014 Temporary power solutions provider Altaaqa Global says its Southern Africa branch, which recently opened in Johannesburg, South Africa, has expanded the company’s reach in the temporary power supply market, especially in the mining and infrastructure construction industries. Altaaqa Global CAT... 

Local branch helps global company grow
PAUL HEYNS Altaaqa Global Southern Africa continuously communicates with potential customers and local authorities, strengthening the company’s reach in the Southern Africa region

Refined generator provides reliable standby power

By: Pimani Baloyi     5th December 2014 Local power generation technology specialist Sinetech says that its Power Trolley 6 provides reliable, mobile back-up power during load shedding and other instances where the main source of energy fails or does not exist. Sinetech GM Herbert Teubner says that the Power Trolley 6 comes equipped... 

Refined generator provides reliable standby power
POWER TROLLEY 6 The portable, ecofriendly generator is cost effective

UPS system enhances product performance

     5th December 2014 Electrical systems supplier Legrand South Africa says that its new range of service sector solutions, the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system, enhances products such as structured cabling systems for data networks and control and management of installation equipment, including trunking and... 

UPS system enhances product performance
LEGRAND MODULAR UPS The system ensures continuity of service when the mains source of power fails

Hydrocarbon-based fuel research and development project under way

By: Jonathan Rodin     2nd May 2014 Consulting engineering firm Raventech, in collaboration with educational institution North-West University (NWU) has initiated a research and development project, which started in January, to investigate hydrocarbon-based fuel management, quality and enhancement for diesel engines and generators.... 

New Way Power

     2nd May 2014 Established in South Africa in 1983, New Way Power, manufacturer of world class diesel generator sets, provides bespoke systems for a wide range of markets, including retail, commercial and African telecom sectors. The company offers full turnkey solutions of diesel generators, services and... 

New Way Power

Significant growth expected for power demand in South Africa

By: Jonathan Rodin     2nd May 2014 There is an increasing demand for power generation, specifically standby power, in South Africa, owing to continuous electricity supply constraints and higher utility pricing, as well as the need to sustain business operations, says generators and engines provider New Way Power CEO Hyram... 

Significant growth expected for power demand in South Africa
Photo by Duane Daws
SUPPLY AND DEMAND The company noticed an increase in the volume of quotations for generators, and the market is expected to grow significantly in the coming years

Temporary power plants crucial for energy sector

By: Jonathan Rodin     2nd May 2014 During emergency situations, where there is an unexpected loss of electricity, utility companies or energy authorities must have a backup plan to restore electricity as soon as possible. The best solution is to proactively plan the worst-case scenarios, says electrical power supplier Altaaqa... 

Clean diesel fuel reduces generator maintenance and downtime

By: David Oliveira     6th December 2013 Owing to companies’ increased use of diesel-fuelled generators, the need for clean diesel fuel to keep generators operational is becoming more important, South Africa-based fuel management technologies, products and services company Clear Fuel Technology (CFT) MD Ron Mattig tells Engineering... 

Generator sets to be commissioned at completion of Portside construction

By: David Oliveira     6th December 2013 Electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group’s generator set division reports it will commission four 1 250 kVA generator sets, two 1 250 kVA transformers and medium voltage control panels and interface units it supplied to the Portside building in Cape Town, in February 2014 to coincide with the... 

Generator sets to be commissioned  at completion of Portside  construction

Hired generators demand high – Rand-Air

     6th December 2013 Despite the prevailing tough economic conditions which many South African companies are currently encountering, generator hire company Rand-Air reports that there is still ongoing demand for its generators, as projects are still going ahead. However the company does note that demand patterns have... 

Power supply disruptions have serious financial implications – Atlas Copco

     6th December 2013 Power demand is outstripping supply across the globe and, for a developing continent such as Africa, the problem is magnified, says international engineering group Atlas Copco. Interruptions in power supply through the grid are unpredictable, both in terms of time and duration. These inevitable... 

Unstable power supply threatens SA’s economic growth

By: David Oliveira     6th December 2013 Without guaranteed basic electricity delivery, the economic stability of South Africa is threatened. There is currently a significant shortage of power supply, resulting in State-owned power utility Eskom asking industry, businesses and households to cut consumption to reduce and stabilise... 

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