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Boilers and Burners

Industry insight opportunity for students

By: Anna Moross     4th June 2021 Owing to the fast-paced changes in the boilers and burners sector, technical vocational education and training (TVET) colleges have initiated an Occupational Qualification Dual System programme that entails sending students into the industry to ensure that they are prepared when they obtain an... 

New tech to increase boiler inspection accuracy

By: Anna Moross     4th June 2021 Material testing and inspection services specialist DEKRA Industrial’s new non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection service – using the Fast Scanning Thickness- (FST-)Gage inspection technology – will place the company in a strong position as the leader in boiler and burner inspection in... 

FTS-GAUGE ON-SITE INSPECTION
FST-Gage inspection technology is a high-priority initiative from DEKRA’s global Industrial Inspection Service division
FTS-GAUGE ON-SITE INSPECTION FST-Gage inspection technology is a high-priority initiative from DEKRA’s global Industrial Inspection Service division

Steam boilers a vital rental solution

4th June 2021 Air, nitrogen, power, flow pumps and lighting solutions provider Rand-Air, part of the global leading provider of compressed air, power, steam and nitrogen rental equipment and services global Atlas Copco Specialty Rental division, has earmarked steam boilers as a vital rental solution for the... 

RAND-AIR’S BOILER SOLUTIONS
Rand-Air offers a well-planned and strategic steam boiler rental solution which provides swift, yet reliable 24/7 availability for the production process.
RAND-AIR’S BOILER SOLUTIONS Rand-Air offers a well-planned and strategic steam boiler rental solution which provides swift, yet reliable 24/7 availability for the production process.

Steam generator reduces heat loss by 20%

By: Anna Moross     4th June 2021 Steam boiler supplier Steam Generation Africa, exclusive distributor of the CERTUSS steam generators, is testing the generators at a brewery in Ghana. 

CERTUSS STEAM GENERATOR
The key objective of this project is to overcome the disadvantages of a firetube by installing a CERTUSS steam generator, which reduces heat loss by 20%
CERTUSS STEAM GENERATOR The key objective of this project is to overcome the disadvantages of a firetube by installing a CERTUSS steam generator, which reduces heat loss by 20%

Sustainability for businesses in South Africa

4th June 2021 The country has been experiencing power outages for several years now which brings alternative energy supply to the forefront.  Egoli Gas is helping Industry to meet growing energy demand and limit CO2 emissions with cleaner-burning piped natural gas as the cleanest-burning hydrocarbon.  

Sustainability for businesses in South Africa

Regaining control of boiler and burner operations with Combustion Technology

4th June 2021 Combustion Technology’s Boiler System Interface solution helps restore control of equipment and facilities, enabling full management of all boiler house key functions. Through its 12.1” user-friendly multitouch screen interface, Combustion Technology are able to log on to any equipped site and... 

Regaining control of boiler and burner operations with Combustion Technology

Dryden Combustion heritage lives on through Energy Partners Steam

4th June 2021 Dryden Combustion’s renowned heritage and trusted name has been strengthened through its acquisition by Energy Partners, part of the PSG group, acquired Dryden Combustion four years ago and it has now completed its re-branding journey to EP Steam. Although the name has changed, the company’s... 

Dryden Combustion heritage lives on through Energy Partners Steam

Boiler ash removal made easy through chain

29th January 2021 Engineering solutions provider BMG’s power transmission division supplies a range of Tsubaki conveyor chains that ensures efficient and trouble-free transport of slag granulates, ash or smelting residues from beneath boilers, burners and furnaces. According to BMG specialists, conveying dry or... 

EXTRA STRONG
Conveying dry or wet ash is one of the most challenging applications a chain can be subjected to
EXTRA STRONG Conveying dry or wet ash is one of the most challenging applications a chain can be subjected to

Plant energy produced from tomato waste

29th January 2021 Italian boiler producer and installation company Uniconfort designed, manufactured and installed two boilers at a food processing company in the Ivory Coast in Africa. Through its advanced technology, the food processing company is able to save about €1-millon each year as the two boilers are... 

MONEY SAVING
The plant produces all the steam that is necessary for pasteurising the tomatoes at no cost
MONEY SAVING The plant produces all the steam that is necessary for pasteurising the tomatoes at no cost

Uniconfort

29th January 2021 Uniconfort manufactures and installs Biomass Plants up to 30 MWth and Cogeneration Systems up to 5 MWe.  Our Mission is to give Value to Biomass and Waste from wood, industrial and agricultural processes, converting all into Clean Energy. The Biomass Boilers produce steam, hot water, superheated... 

Uniconfort

Business relationship mutually beneficial

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     29th January 2021 The international partnership between sawmill technology supplier Newsaw and Italy-based biomass boilers and heating solutions provider Uniconfort has resulted in power solutions, power independence and cost-effective maintenance for boiler plants in Africa. “Since 2004, Newsaw has been watching... 

TEAM WORK
Uniconfort has a turnkey solution that combines steam with biomass boilers and turbines
TEAM WORK Uniconfort has a turnkey solution that combines steam with biomass boilers and turbines

Boiler maintenance cuts company costs

29th January 2021 A comprehensive boiler maintenance programme not only keeps boilers up and running reliably, but also ensures equipment longevity and improves safety for employees. However, many companies try to save costs on water treatment to reduce operating costs and meet production demands. While this can... 

BREAKING THE BAD 
About 1 mm of scale build-up can increase fuel consumption by 2%
BREAKING THE BAD About 1 mm of scale build-up can increase fuel consumption by 2%

Drone tech allows for expansion

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     29th January 2021 With technology advancement in the drone industry and drone access expanding from military to commercial use, rope access specialists Skyriders found that drones could be successfully used in the inspection of boilers and other confined spaces. “Industries are constantly developing, and the... 

TEENY TINY SPACES
Drones have good lighting and high-resolution imaging technology that can take accurate images of the environment within a boiler
TEENY TINY SPACES Drones have good lighting and high-resolution imaging technology that can take accurate images of the environment within a boiler

Conveyor components ideal for use in boilers

5th June 2020 Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s extensive power transmission range encompasses HEKO conveyor components, including round link chains and components for submerged chain conveyors, which have been designed for dependable use in many harsh environments such as in the boiler industry. 

A SOLID LINK 
HEKO chain systems with attachments can be supplied pre-assembled with the chain as endless round strands eliminating the need for on-site assembly
A SOLID LINK HEKO chain systems with attachments can be supplied pre-assembled with the chain as endless round strands eliminating the need for on-site assembly

Cogeneration next step in energy and heat supply

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     5th June 2020 Steam boilers supplier and services provider Steam Generation says clients are aiming to decarbonise their production processes by 2030 through cogeneration as part of integrating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into their operations. 

BOILING HOT
Heat recovery systems that Steam Generation supplies minimise production losses, increase plant energy efficiency and save on boiler running costs
BOILING HOT Heat recovery systems that Steam Generation supplies minimise production losses, increase plant energy efficiency and save on boiler running costs

Boiler inspection easier with drones

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     5th June 2020 Using drones, in addition to rope access, can result in boiler inspections being done at a fraction of the cost and much quicker, notes rope access specialist Skyriders. 

TAKING FLIGHT 
The drones have been designed for indoor use
TAKING FLIGHT The drones have been designed for indoor use

Boiler hire eliminates operational disruptions

5th June 2020 Businesses that rely heavily on boilers are occasionally confronted with a situation where they are forced to operate at reduced capacity. 

Outsourced steam to improve efficiency, ensure cost savings

5th June 2020 The economic downturn has had a severe impact on countless businesses, forcing many to re-examine their operational costs. 

Demand increasing for boiler cleaning

By: Cameron Mackay     17th January 2020 There has been a signifiscant increase in demand for industrial and chemical cleaning solutions provider Gra-Tech’s chemical cleaning of package boilers, as industries in which package boilers are used are looking to optimise operational efficiencies and reduce costs. Package boilers are smaller... 

SQUEAKY CLEAN 
 
Preoperational cleaning of boilers before commissioning require a 1% hydrofluoric acid solution to remove most mill scale and fabrication defects
SQUEAKY CLEAN Preoperational cleaning of boilers before commissioning require a 1% hydrofluoric acid solution to remove most mill scale and fabrication defects

Boiler leak-detection equipment ideal for power generation

By: Cameron Mackay     17th January 2020 Power generation facilities can benefit from using turnkey solutions provider Procon Engineering’s boiler tube leak-detection to avoid unplanned shutdowns, says industrial and processing solutions provider RTS Africa Technologies MD Ian Fraser. “This equipment provides a continuous diagnostic... 

KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON
The Procon boiler tube leak-detection system can eliminate unplanned shutdowns caused by boiler tube leaks
KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON The Procon boiler tube leak-detection system can eliminate unplanned shutdowns caused by boiler tube leaks

Building a large boiler solution

17th January 2020 Regardless of the application, the priority of any steam operation is cost effectiveness. Finding the most cost-effective solution is a matter of achieving the optimal level of reliability, energy efficiency and asset preservation.  As projects get bigger, running at peak efficiency becomes... 

Building a large boiler solution

Company to offer carbon tax consulting

By: Cameron Mackay     17th January 2020 Boiler and burner solutions provider Steam Generation is set to introduce Carbon Tax consulting services for its customers to add to its boiler financing services. This comes after the Carbon Tax Act was introduced in South Africa in June last year, which affects energy-intensive industrial... 

BOILER EFFICIENCY FOCUS

Hlophe notes an increase in customers using coal-fired boilers that require automation to assist in monitoring and realising boiler efficiency, at a reasonable cost
BOILER EFFICIENCY FOCUS Hlophe notes an increase in customers using coal-fired boilers that require automation to assist in monitoring and realising boiler efficiency, at a reasonable cost

Company expands into boiler manufacturing

By: Cameron Mackay     17th January 2020 Boiler management, consulting, engineering and quality-assurance services provider GM Boiler and Steam Consulting Engineering (GMB) will continue to expand its business this year to include the manufacturing of boilers and boiler components for plant and production industries. Last year, the... 

BOILER UPKEEP

The company’s knowledge and expertise in refurbishment services has become vital for the maintenance of second- and third-hand boilers
BOILER UPKEEP The company’s knowledge and expertise in refurbishment services has become vital for the maintenance of second- and third-hand boilers

Sensible steam system management a priority

7th June 2019 Establishing repair priorities based on safety, steam/energy loss and possible impact on production and quality is a sensible approach to a steam system management programme, says test and measurement tool supplier Comtest. Water boils at 100 °C making steam, which is routinely transmitted at... 

Plasma ignition for burners now available to South African market

7th June 2019 Industrial equipment supplier O.E.N. Enterprises has introduced the new Hegwein Microwave Plasma Ignition System manufactured by combustion technology firm Durag Group as part of its portfolio of igniters available to the South African burner market. O.E.N highlights that firing up large... 

LIGHT OF MY LIFE
The new plasma ignition system is safer and more cost effective
LIGHT OF MY LIFE The new plasma ignition system is safer and more cost effective

Fast delivery of boilers averts shutdown

7th June 2019 Boiler manufacturer and distributor Nationwide Boiler Incorporated based in California, in the US announced the fast-track emergency delivery of two large package watertube boilers. The supply to a pulp and paper facility in the Pacific Northwest took seven days in which time the boilers – which... 

TAKE AWAYS
The mobile boilers took seven days to travel over 1 600 km to the customer’s site
TAKE AWAYS The mobile boilers took seven days to travel over 1 600 km to the customer’s site

Hydronic boiler named product of the year finalist

7th June 2019 Boiler room solution provider Cleaver-Brooks’ ClearFire-CE (CFC-E) fully condensing hydronic boiler has been named a finalist for the US Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2019 Product of the Year. The awards programme spotlights innovative new products that continue to raise the bar for the... 

PICK ME

The condensing hydronic boiler has been listed as a product of the year finalist in the boilers and chillers category
PICK ME The condensing hydronic boiler has been listed as a product of the year finalist in the boilers and chillers category

New acoustic steam leak system launched

7th June 2019 Last month, local process control instrumentation manufacturer and distributor Instrotech announced the launch of acoustic steam leak detection system Inspecta III. The current system Inspecta FFT, first released some 20 years ago, is reaching its end-of-life, and Instrotech’s design engineers... 

OUT WITH THE OLD
The FFT has been replaced by the Inspecta III which boasts better technology and efficacy
OUT WITH THE OLD The FFT has been replaced by the Inspecta III which boasts better technology and efficacy

Regular boiler maintenance key in stable power

7th June 2019 Multinational conglomerate GE is aware of the pressures faced by power producers, especially utilities, to improve efficiency and productivity within their steam plants. For South Africa, regular maintenance to major upgrades and retrofits of utility power plants and in particular the boilers, is... 

OHHH SO STEAMY	
GE offers a comprehensive range of steam power solutions to the continent
OHHH SO STEAMY GE offers a comprehensive range of steam power solutions to the continent

Boiler installations benefit from leak detection

By: Halima Frost     7th June 2019 The Procon boiler tube leak detection system can be instrumental in preventing unplanned boiler shutdowns, says technology and solutions provider RTS Africa Technologies, highlighting its benefits to industries that make use of boilers. As the local distributor of turnkey solution provider Procon... 

 	WHATS HOT Because of the extreme temperatures needed to generate steam boiler failures can be very catastrophic if not detected early.
WHATS HOT Because of the extreme temperatures needed to generate steam boiler failures can be very catastrophic if not detected early.

Combustion Technology

7th June 2019 Combustion Technology is the market leader in oil and gas burner and boiler installations, sales and service.  With offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, Combustion Technology has an extensive  dealer network throughout South Africa and it is well-positioned to service its large customer base... 

Combustion Technology

Project helps industry achieve energy and cost savings

By: Thabi Madiba     25th January 2019 With steam accounting for about 30% of industrial plant energy consumption, the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa’s (NCPC-SA’s) Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project is assisting industry in assessing steam systems to achieve energy and cost savings. Steam is used widely across... 

INSPECTION The IEE project calculates boiler plant and heat exchanger efficiencies, quantifies boiler and system losses, and establishes the cost of steam generation
Photo by Bloomberg
INSPECTION The IEE project calculates boiler plant and heat exchanger efficiencies, quantifies boiler and system losses, and establishes the cost of steam generation

Shut-off valves suitable for gas and oil fuel lines

By: Thabi Madiba     25th January 2019 Valves, steam and combustion system solutions provider, Heaton Valves Africa (HVA) says the German designed and manufactured Albrecht safety quick shut-off valves are suitable for use on gas and oil fuel lines for burners in the local market. “These valves carry all the relevant certification,... 

Steam Generation in talks to expand on boiler distribution

By: Thabi Madiba     25th January 2019 Heat and energy generation equipment provider Steam Generation Africa says it is in talks with a small- to mid-range biomass boiler manufacturer to distribute into the South African and African markets this year. Owing to biomass being readily available and the possibility to produce it as a... 

STEAM GENERATOR Each Cochran boiler features a robust design and construction, ensuring a long operational life and maximum efficiency
STEAM GENERATOR Each Cochran boiler features a robust design and construction, ensuring a long operational life and maximum efficiency

Boiler relocation project near completion

By: Thabi Madiba     25th January 2019 Boiler maintenance and installations provider Boiler and Industrial Plant hopes to complete the boiler relocation project it has been working on for manufacturer United National Breweries (UNB), commonly known as Ijuba breweries, by the end of this month. The project, valued at R2-million,... 

MAINTENANCE 
The installation of a pumped condensate system and a refurbished pressure control system at the Majola Tea project were completed
MAINTENANCE The installation of a pumped condensate system and a refurbished pressure control system at the Majola Tea project were completed

Order received for two H-25 gas turbines

22nd June 2018 Thermal power generation systems manufacturer Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has received an order for two H-25 gas turbines for a thermal power station being built by power provider China Resources Power Group, in Taixing City, in Jiangsu province, China. The units will form the core... 

POWER PLANT
Serving as a standalone power source in a local industrial zone, the new plant will supply power, steam for manufacturing processes, and cooled air for air-conditioning
Photo by Bloomberg
POWER PLANT Serving as a standalone power source in a local industrial zone, the new plant will supply power, steam for manufacturing processes, and cooled air for air-conditioning

Company completes boiler modernisation project

22nd June 2018 Sustainable energy solutions provider Sumitomo SHI FW has successfully completed the delivery of a circulating fluidised-bed (CFB) boiler technology upgrade project to increase the oil shale retort gas combustion in an existing CFB boiler at energy group Enefit’s Narva power plant in Estonia,... 

DELIVERY DONE
Sustainable energy solutions provider Sumitomo SHI FW has successfully completed a circulating fluidised-bed boiler technology upgrade project at energy group Enefit’s Narva power plant
Photo by Bloomberg
DELIVERY DONE Sustainable energy solutions provider Sumitomo SHI FW has successfully completed a circulating fluidised-bed boiler technology upgrade project at energy group Enefit’s Narva power plant

Increased drive towards using natural gas

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     22nd June 2018 There is an increased drive in the local boiler industry towards converting from using coal to using natural gas, as coal – despite its being the cheapest fuel to use – is becoming increasingly problematic, says heat and energy generation equipment provider Steam Generation Africa MD John Rundle.... 

BOILER DISTRIBUTION
Steam Generation Africa is the local distributor for boiler specialists Cochran UK products
BOILER DISTRIBUTION Steam Generation Africa is the local distributor for boiler specialists Cochran UK products
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