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Generators, Alternators & Power Supply

Prepaid electricity meter offers accuracy and reliability

19th November 2021 Prepaid electricity meters are seen as a convenient solution for managing electricity usage and costs, especially for rental properties, existing or new installations in domestic homes, cottages, townhouse units, complexes, flats or retail outlets. Hexing HXE115-KP electricity prepaid meters are... 

Locally manufactured products for new gas, helium project

18th November 2021 Locally manufactured transformers, switchgear and substations are being supplied to South Africa’s new onshore natural gas and helium project, Tetra4 by local electrical equipment specialist Zest WEG. The company has been contracted to supply a 7 MVA 33/11 KV transformers and two 1.5 MVA 6.6/0.4... 

Image of a locally manufactured 7MVA transformer from Zest WEG
The locally manufactured 7MVA transformer from Zest WEG, ready for transportation to site

Locally manufactured switchboard installed with minimal downtime

12th November 2021 A locally manufactured switchboard was recently supplied to a gold producer in Gauteng, in a manner that was aimed at minimising disruption to the plant. The choice of a Zest WEG MTW05 medium voltage (MV) switchboard was based on the panels’ compact dimensions, safety features and internal arc... 

Image of Zest WEG MTW05 medium voltage (MV) switchboard
Zest WEG supplied a locally manufactured MTW05 medium voltage switchboard to a gold producer in Gauteng

Dry-type transformers for motor plant mini-substations

22nd October 2021 Two custom-engineered mini-substations are to be supplied to a motor plant expansion near Pretoria. The units will include dry-type transformers, which are said to offer a number of benefits to the customer. Trafo Power Solutions MD David Claassen says these benefits include security and... 

Image of A 500 kVA cast resin type mini substation being offloaded for an outdoor application
A 500 kVA cast resin type mini substation being offloaded for an outdoor application

Demand for dry-type transformers increases

4th August 2021 Increased investment in data centres in Africa is boosting the demand for dry-type transformers. According to a recent Standard Bank report the trend is driven by advances in connectivity and data consumption, as smartphone use on the continent grows rapidly. Download speeds are rising which, in... 

Image of data centre
Trafo Power Solutions has partnered with an Italian transformer manufacturer to supply dry-type transformers for data centres

Clean, quiet battery energy storage systems

22nd July 2021 A range of battery energy storage systems promises zero fuel consumption, zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and zero noise. Such systems present a simpler way to capture and store renewable energy for immediate or later use, ready for delivery at any given time, serving as ideal short-term... 

Atlas Copco’s ZenergiZe ZBC solar application
Atlas Copco’s ZenergiZe ZBC solar application

Innovative solution for stabilising electricity grids

9th July 2021 Increased renewable generation and large, complex power networks means that different parts of the grid are not always perfectly synchronised, which can cause power to fluctuate. To guard against fluctuations in power supply, traditional power grids have synchronous generators which can help... 

Image of solar power plant
DNV has launched its GPM POD solution for stabilising electricity grids

Compact, flexible power supply solution

2nd July 2021 A new addition to a range of digital programmable three phase 5kW AC-DC power supplies offers flexible operation with uncomplicated low line input requirements.  The new HPL5K0 series offers both constant voltage and constant current operation, along with the flexibility and user configurability... 

The HPL5K0 available from Vepac Electronics
The HPL5K0 available from Vepac Electronics

Diesel-free shipboard power for marine environments

18th June 2021 Self-contained mobile hydrogen generation systems designed for marine environments are said to be an industry-first, incorporating ground-breaking technology and creating a commercial path to clean, diesel-free shipboard power. With the ability to generate hydrogen onboard and on demand, the... 

RIX Industries has announced the availability of its M2H2-Series mobile hydrogen generation system
RIX Industries has announced the availability of its M2H2-Series mobile hydrogen generation system

Digital switchgear goes green

7th May 2021 A new medium voltage (MV) switchgear range uses pure air and vacuum interruption instead of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) gas, making it environment-friendly while also allowing users to take advantage of its digital features to unlock the value of data. Schneider Electric recently announced the... 

The SM AirSeT medium voltage switchgear from Schneider Electric
The SM AirSeT medium voltage switchgear from Schneider Electric

New UPS for industrial applications promises greater efficiency

30th April 2021 A modular and scalable three-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS) designed to support both energy and process efficiency in industrial applications, has recently been launched. The unit is said to be 50% more compact than the industry average and is particularly suited for space-constrained... 

The Galaxy VL UPS from Schneider Electric
The Galaxy VL UPS from Schneider Electric

UPS range extended

1st April 2021 Schneider Electric has announced that it has extended its Easy UPS 3L from 250 kVA to 600 kVA (400 V) with the addition of 250 kVA, 300 kVA and 400 kVA 3-phase Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPSs) for external batteries. The company emphasises that its Easy UPS 3L simplifies and streamlines... 

Easy UPS 3L from 250 kVA to 400 kVA
Easy UPS 3L from 250 kVA to 400 kVA

Customised transformers for Mozambique liquified natural gas plant

12th February 2021 A number of specialised transformers have been designed for a liquified natural gas (LNG) plant being constructed in northern Mozambique. The custom-designed solution for the LNG mega-project, reportedly the largest-ever single foreign direct investment in Africa, is being supplied in a strategic... 

Modular substation containing cast resin transformer and associated switchgear
Modular substation containing cast resin transformer and associated switchgear

Clean, quiet energy storage

29th January 2021 A new modular energy storage solution using high-density lithium-ion batteries has recently been unveiled. Atlas Copco asserts that its new ZenergiZe energy storage system offers optimum performance, significant fuel savings, reduced carbon dioxide emissions, zero noise and virtually no... 

The ZenergiZe energy storage system from Atlas Copco
The ZenergiZe energy storage system from Atlas Copco

Electrical loggers help reduce energy costs

15th January 2021 Energy is a significant contributor to costs in the industrial sector but, as a variable cost, it can be monitored and managed to find opportunities for energy savings. COMTEST’s Fluke 1732/1734 three-phase energy loggers are designed to identify sources of electrical energy waste.  The tools are... 

Fluke 1732 and 1734 three-phase energy loggers
Fluke 1732 and 1734 three-phase energy loggers

Switching solutions for the renewables industry

20th November 2020 A range of US-manufactured power contactors and switches specifically suited to the renewables industry, is now available in South Africa. Johannesburg-based Denver Technical is the South African distributor of a number of GIGAVAC products, such as high voltage relays, power contactors and switches. 

Denver Technical is the South African distributor of GIGAVAC products
Denver Technical is the South African distributor of GIGAVAC products

Jozi Power Limited

16th November 2020 Jozi Power Limited owns, operates and maintains a fleet of containerised 500kW, 1MW and 2MW diesel generator sets. Our clients are mines and other large industrial consumers in Africa. 

Jozi Power Limited

Improved turbine technology on offer for SA’s wind energy market

13th November 2020 The development of a direct drive, gearless wind turbine by Zest WEG is seen as key to the company’s plans to grow its client base among wind farm developers in South Africa and the rest of Africa.   The company notes that its 4.2 MW wind turbine solution is an addition to its initial offering of... 

WEG’s direct drive gearless wind turbine solution promotes higher energy efficiency
WEG’s direct drive gearless wind turbine solution promotes higher energy efficiency

Universal GIS bypass solution for substations

23rd October 2020 A transportable universal cable system up to 132 kV has been developed for rapid use in the event of gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) failures in substations. PFISTERER developed and supplied the system for the Spanish high-voltage grid operator Red Eléctrica de España (REE), in an EU-funded... 

The PFISTERER Universal GIS bypass solution housed within a transportable container
The PFISTERER Universal GIS bypass solution housed within a transportable container

Gas turbine gensets generate power and produce useful exhaust gas

7th August 2020 Gas turbine generator sets (gensets) designed to deliver energy solutions that reduce a company’s reliance on power utilities, have the added benefit of being able to capture the high temperature exhaust gas and use it for a range of heating applications within a factory. The 1.8 MW OP16 gas... 

The Opra gas turbine generator set
The Opra gas turbine generator set

Genset solves hospital’s standby power needs

24th July 2020 A generator set (genset) installation at a Cape Town private hospital will provide a plug-and-play solution that is said to offer high reliability and minimal downtime. The genset was designed to suit the hospital’s severe space constraints and the generator, transformer and remote radiator were... 

The genset installation provided by Zest WEG
The genset installation provided by Zest WEG

Maintenance of diesel gensets highlighted 

10th July 2020 Diesel generator sets (gensets) systems should be checked regularly and maintained correctly, especially when there are long periods of inactivity such as the recent lockdown, asserts a leading diesel service provider. With load-shedding expected to return as South Africa moves out of the... 

Specialist repairs on a generator diesel injection system underway at Reef Fuel Injection Services
Specialist repairs on a generator diesel injection system underway at Reef Fuel Injection Services

Promise of power protection in unstable conditions

19th June 2020 Unstable electricity conditions are seen as key considerations for small to medium-sized businesses in developing markets such as South Africa. An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) unit has been developed to handle a wide voltage range and inconsistent power conditions, offering businesses the... 

The APC Easy UPS 1 Ph Online UPS from Schneider Electric
The APC Easy UPS 1 Ph Online UPS from Schneider Electric

New division rolls out diesel generators

30th April 2020 A new a range of diesel generators is now on offer, starting from 12 kVA, single phase units, up to 1 MVA 400 V three-phase generators.  The generators are supplied by Megagen, a new division of Megadrive Automation. The division assesses customers’ needs by conducting load analysis over a period... 

A Megagen genset
A Megagen genset

Local transformers for renewable energy projects

27th March 2020 A local transformer manufacturing facility has supplied 36 specialised photovoltaic (PV) transformers to a solar energy generation plant in the Northern Cape. Conventional distribution transformers are not adequate for renewable energy applications and distribution photovoltaic (DPV) solar energy... 

A completed WEG PV transformer supplied for use at a solar energy generation plant
A completed WEG PV transformer supplied for use at a solar energy generation plant

Compact battery pack powers cordless tools

20th February 2020 A high power battery pack for cordless drills, drivers, jigsaws and other battery-powered assembly tools is seen as an ideal power source for tools that require ergonomics, portability and ease of handling. The compact design of the Li-HighPower battery pack with 4.0 Ah capacity makes it 20%... 

The Li-HighPower battery pack for portable power tools
The Li-HighPower battery pack for portable power tools

Quick repair puts turbine generator back to work

14th February 2020 A 40 MW turbine generator was recently repaired on a fast-track schedule, with an undertaking to have the generator back in operation within three months. The emergency repairs were required after the generator broke down, with damage including failed bearings on the generator train. All four... 

Himoinsa

15th November 2019 HIMOINSA Southern Africa provide Sales, Rental, OEM parts and Maintenance support for Generators and Lighting Towers across the region. Solutions based, bespoke, turnkey applications from 3kVA to multi-megawatt installations.  

Doosan International SA (Pty) Ltd

15th November 2019 Portable Diesel Compressors, Generators, Hydraulic Rockbreakers   

Doosan International SA (Pty) Ltd

Rand-Air

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th November 2019 With 10 branches & agencies spread across Southern Africa and an extensive fleet of over 700 Atlas Copco compressors and generators, Rand-Air can truly claim to be the market leader in portable compressed air and power generation rental.  When you expect nothing less than zero defect, Rand-Air... 

Rand-Air

Diesel Electric Services

15th November 2019 Product range: Generators (Diesel/Gas) UPS's Power Factor Correction Voltage Stabilisers MV and LV Cabling and Reticulation Real Time Diesel Fuel Management / Monitoring Transformers Trailer Generator Sets Bulk Fuel Tanks Hybrid Solutions Harmonic Filters Oil/Water Separation Motor Control... 

Mahindra South Africa

14th November 2019 One of the world's leading global conglomerates, Mahindra & Mahindra entered the field of Power Generation in 2002. A leading supplier of silent generators, especially to the Telecom sector, with an installed based of more than 500 000 generators worldwide is now available in South Africa. We... 

Mahindra South Africa

Atlas Copco Industrial SA (Pty) Ltd

14th November 2019 Atlas Copco Power Technique Southern Africa provides Air, Power, Light and Flow solutions through products such as mobile compressors, pumps, light towers and generators. We also offer pneumatic, hydraulic and petrol driven hand held equipment for any light construction and demolition needs. You... 

Atlas Copco Industrial SA (Pty) Ltd

Customised e-house installed at South African port

6th August 2019 A multi-level electrical house or e-house has been supplied as a fit-for-purpose oil and gas sector application at a major South African port. An e-house is a customised, pre-assembled power distribution substation that is delivered to site as a fully assembled and integrated ‘plug-and-play’ unit. 

Gen sets locally manufactured to meet African demands

By: Tracy Hancock     13th June 2019 Starting as an importer of small household generator sets from China, Pretoria-based commercial and industrial diesel generator supplier Maverick Generators has grown into a local manufacturer, offering the African market products designed to withstand the continent’s harsh operating conditions.... 

Gen sets locally manufactured to meet African demands

Generator sets unveiled

14th May 2019 A number of generator sets were on display at Middle East Electricity (MEE) 2019 in Dubai, where a new natural gas generator was unveiled. The generator is designed to operate in extreme conditions, for a range of sectors, such as mining, manufacturing, shopping malls and hospitals and has a... 

Alternative power solutions to load-shedding problems

7th May 2019 A range of alternative power solutions, to manage the effects of load-shedding, has been made available. Features such as full load acceptance for critical equipment make the technology particularly suited to dealing with load-shedding in mines, factories, small businesses and the residential... 

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