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Topic - Heat Transfer
Apr 08, 2016
CSP PROJECT LAUNCHED Projects uses heat exchanger as a diffusion medium for the energy stored inside the molten salt
The Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) project in the Northern Cape is one of the few CSP projects that use heat exchanger as a diffusion medium for the energy stored inside the molten salt. The R5-billion project has one of the highest solar radiation...
Apr 01, 2016
The project was officially inaugurated on March 14 this year.
Mar 29, 2016
Improved productivity, environmental efficiency, flexibility and enhanced manufacture quality are some of the massive benefits associated with Corobrik’s new robotic technology at its Lawley Factory. Following the introduction of this unique robotics’ system at its...
Feb 05, 2016
FULL LOAD ACWA Power Solafrica’s Bokpoort concentrated solar power plant has a thermal storage capacity of 1 300 MWh
Power developer ACWA Power Solafrica’s Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) plant reached full operation capacity – ahead of schedule. The R5-billion project, near Upington, in the Northern Cape, has one of the highest solar radiation footprints in the world.
Feb 05, 2016
RENOVATION Regularly upgrading the cooling tower reduces maintenance downtime
The upgrading of a cooling tower’s fill media with components constructed out of robust and non-clogging materials such as polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or stainless steel can lead to cost-effective ways of extending the life of a cooling tower....
Feb 05, 2016
SPECIALIST DESIGNER Booyco Engineering specialises in the design, development and manufacture of custom made and specialised mobile air handling systems for special applications
Custom made mobile air-handling systems designer, developer and manufacturer Booyco Engineering is currently working on the manufacturing of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems that will be delivered to train manufacturer Bombardier...
Jan 22, 2016
Small and medium steam applications are benefiting from Cape Town-based boiler manufacturing company Cape Boiler & Heater’s flash-type steam boilers, Steamatic.
Nov 23, 2015
The award of a contract to supply HVAC systems for the 240 Bombardier TRAXX Africa, TFR’s Class 23E locomotives being built by Bombardier Transportation for Transnet Freight Rail for General Freight Business is testimony to Booyco Engineering’s international...
Oct 30, 2015
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Sep 18, 2015
SMOOTH SAILING The final phase of the V&A Waterfront’s Silo district is on track for completion in early 2017 at a substantial investment of R1.5-billion
Heating, refrigeration and air-conditioning solutions provider Carrier is installing a 6 MW district cooling plant that uses the cold Atlantic seawater in the harbour, at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, to provide cooling for the property’s Silo District development,...
Aug 20, 2015
SKF has launched a new magnetic system, an oil- and contact-free drive solution for centrifugal compressors in chillers. Combining a high-speed permanent magnet motor and active magnetic bearings with integrated controls, the magnetic system can operate with variable...
Aug 07, 2015
New technology from thermal processing engineering firm Despatch offers the end-user a viable and readily available product that could meaningfully lower the cost of producing carbon fibre.
Jun 12, 2015
Acwa Power has reported that it will start operations at its 50 MW molten salt solar project, in the Northern Cape, in 2016.
Apr 24, 2015
For a long time, I have been saying that, invariably, new technology developments bring with them not only highly tangible benefits, but also, quite frequently, undesirable side effects that are not that tangible at first.  I have said that it is the duty of...
Mar 03, 2015
A key differentiator for Longi-Multotec in the marketplace is having highly skilled and experienced experts on hand. “It is important to work with an original equipment manufacturer that understands the system parameters and is able to see past the one-size-fits-all...
Mar 03, 2015
A key differentiator for Longi-Multotec in the marketplace is having highly skilled and experienced experts on hand. “It is important to work with an original equipment manufacturer that understands the system parameters and is able to see past the one-size-fits-all...
Feb 06, 2015
Microbial growth in heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems with the subsequent contamination of indoor air is of increasing concern, as airborne bacteria and fungi have the potential to adversely impact human health by causing infections, allergic...
Feb 06, 2015
SUSTAINABLITY The design of the coolers and condensers offers improved system efficiency and environmental responsibility by reducing water and electricity use
With industrial processes placing an ever-increasing demand on the environment, it is imperative for equipment manufacturers to streamline product development processes with energy conservation, energy management and the preservation of natural resources to ensure a...
Jan 22, 2015
The use of fouling factors is mistakenly requested in concentrated solar power steam generator technical specifications, resulting in up to 30% oversized steam generator components, increased material costs and hindered CSP competitiveness as a result. Aalborg CSP...
Dec 05, 2014
An industrial cooling tower’s life expectancy is between 15 and 25 years, yet it is not always necessary to install a completely new system; old cooling towers can be refurbished or upgraded at a fraction of the cost. Refurbishment or upgrades can bring a cooling...
Oct 17, 2014
The Bokpoort concentrated solar power plant is more than 50% complete.
Sep 29, 2014
WorleyParsons has become the first consulting engineering firm in sub-Saharan Africa to act as Owner’s Engineer on concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in South Africa. This follows the recent award of two contracts to provide Owner’s Engineer services to the...
Aug 08, 2014
State-owned power utility Eskom on Friday reported that work was progressing well on preparing the first boiler unit of the Medupi power station for synchronisation at the end of this year. Eskom said good progress had already been made on the chemical cleaning of...
Aug 08, 2014
MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS Rotary kilns are used for a range of applications, including waste lime recovery and proppant manufacture
Original-equipment manufacturer of thermal processing, agglomeration and materials handling equipment Feeco International is providing a range of process technology, including thermal processing systems, for several African countries. Feeco has recently supplied...
Aug 01, 2014
LIQUID NITROGEN VERTICAL STORAGE TANKS Two 250 000 ℓ liquid nitrogen vertical storage tanks have been supplied to industrial gas supplier Afrox
Local vessels manufacturer GasCon supplied six 250 m3 liquid oxygen storage tanks to US space transport services company Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX’s) launch site in California, in the US, in May 2013. SpaceX has developed the Falcon 9 two-stage rocket...
Jul 11, 2014
A 500 ℓ to 2 000 ℓ integrated multi-energy source water heating system can be used in the healthcare, hospitality and up-market residential markets in South Africa, says Nobel solar water heater local distributor Enerjetic director Peter Strydom. The system uses...
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
LINE UPGRADE PFG’s patterned glass line was upgraded and modernised to enable the production of low-iron patterned glass
South Africa-based float and patterned glass manufacturer PFG, a division of the PG Group, is expanding its windshield recovery and reclamation facility in Springs, on the East Rand of Johannesburg. PFG sales director Bob van Schelt notes that the expansion will help...
May 09, 2014
IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY The Powertrap GT10 reduces steam usage in industry heat exchangers
The ability of valves supplier Heaton Valves’ Powertrap GT10 to improve production by removing condensate from steam systems where stall may occur makes it an increasingly popular solution for the petrochemical, food and beverage and motor industries that are having...
May 02, 2014
Solar Energy Solutions company Solardura has completed the installation and commissioning of a large-scale solar water heating system for the Blessed Gérard Care Centre in Mandeni, KwaZulu-Natal.
Apr 18, 2014
LANCE TUBE MANUFACTURING Eskom’s aging fleet of power stations require regular maintenance to ensure that they remain operational
In the past two years, power service systems and solutions provider Clyde Bergemann Africa has placed special emphasis on strengthening its after- market service offering to the local power industry, aftermarket service executive director Badrish Nathoo tells...
Feb 26, 2014
HRS Heat Exchangers, has provided WABAG with a customised thermal transfer solution to assist in a sewage treatment application in Siverek Turkey. WABAG is one of the world’s leading suppliers and installers of Water and Wastewater treatment plants. The Siverek Plant...
Jan 17, 2014
Mott MacDonald has been appointed lenders’ technical adviser by Investec Bank and ABSA Bank for the Bokpoort concentrated solar power plant.
Dec 12, 2013
Murray & Roberts’ Engineering Africa platform continues to make notable progress with its market penetration into Africa during 2013. The companies that comprise the platform are Engineering Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) projects implementer, Murray & Roberts...
Nov 11, 2013
Maplan banks on process-oriented automation of the elastomer process, quality improvements and a new C6000.web machine controller which is a premiere Maplan showed a representative cross-section of solutions for elastomer processing. The focus was on semiautomated...
Oct 07, 2013
Since establishing a project execution office in South Africa in 2006, leading international engineering and construction group SNC-Lavalin is steadily building a track record of locally executed projects across Africa. One of the most significant projects completed...
Oct 04, 2013
One of the focus areas of the University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) Institutional Research Theme on Energy (IRT/E) is research on the effectiveness of using silicon carbide as a fuel cladding tube instead of zircalloy in light-water reactors, says UP professor Johan...
Sep 27, 2013
South African supplier and aluminium extrusion company Wispeco says its new software assists in measuring the transfer of radiant energy through aluminium windows, as all buildings are required to comply with U-value standards, which indicate a building’s level of...
Aug 09, 2013
ACWA Power has confirmed the completion of financing and the start of construction of the Bokpoort concentrated solar power plant.
Aug 02, 2013
Investec is participating as a debt/equity partner in the Bokpoort project.
Aug 02, 2013
US-based Technology and engineering company Emerson Process Management announced the release of an integrated Heat Exchanger Monitoring Solution that improves operations performance and reduces energy costs. The solution is part of Emerson’s new suite of Essential...
Jul 12, 2013
Heat transfer technology company TKEnergizer’s patented thermal kinetic energizer (TKEnergizer) technology – which delivers heat in a uniform stream of high kinetic energy – took some time to gain momentum, but currently has an increasing presence in the...
Jul 02, 2013
The Fossil Fuel Foundation is hosting a workshop ‘Fluidised Bed Combustion and Gasification’ on Tuesday 16 July at the Glen Hove Conference Centre in Melrose Johannesburg
Feb 08, 2013
Gas products and services company Africa Oxygen (Afrox) concluded a R41-million Lindoflamm and bulk gases deal with Secunda-based welding, fabrication and maintenance company Hydra-Arc.
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