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Generators and Standby Power

Quality reprioritised in local battery market

By: Robyn Wilkinson     8th December 2017 With its battery anti-theft solution successfully protecting more than 15 000 lead acid batteries in South Africa, battery and related-components supplier Aztec is seeing an increase in demand for premium quality batteries with a longer operating life. 

Himoinsa

By: Zandile Mavuso     22nd August 2017 As a global corporation that designs, manufactures and distributes power generation equipment globally, Himoinsa adds incomparable application and engineering know-how, excellent design and service capabilities, delivering value beyond the equipment it produces. 

Himoinsa

Experts positive despite industry challenges

By: Johane Turkstra     28th April 2017 Despite the generator industry facing various challenges, some of the industry’s leaders say they are optimistic about the future of the industry. Industrial equipment company Generator and Plant Hire South Africa (GPHSA) tells Engineering News that the company is growing “at a rapid rate”,... 

INDUSTRY CHALLENGE 
There is a need for artisan mechanical skills in the generator industry
INDUSTRY CHALLENGE There is a need for artisan mechanical skills in the generator industry

Cordless tool battery offers 80% more power than previous models

28th April 2017 Engineering company Bosch has introduced its Core18V battery. The unit offers maximum power and performance while minimizing weight, an achievement that bolsters its claim to being the “best-built battery among leading competitors”. 

BOSCH GBA18V63 CORE18V LITHIUM-ION 6.3 AH BATTERY
A stronger and longer-lasting battery performance in high-load applications
BOSCH GBA18V63 CORE18V LITHIUM-ION 6.3 AH BATTERY A stronger and longer-lasting battery performance in high-load applications

Company expands its range of portable generators

28th April 2017 Construction, demolition and equipment company Atlas Copco is doubling the size of its quality electric supply (QES) portable generator range with six new models designed to provide predictable power in a greater diversity of applications. The new generators, ranging from 60 kVA to 200 kVA and... 

MOBILE GENERATORS FAMILY
The new additions are the QES 60, QES 85, QES 105, QES 120, QES 150 and QES 200
MOBILE GENERATORS FAMILY The new additions are the QES 60, QES 85, QES 105, QES 120, QES 150 and QES 200

Interrupted grid energy supply stimulates energy-storage growth

By: Johane Turkstra     28th April 2017 Owing to the need for instantaneous backup storage systems, industrial equipment distribution company EIE Group says the power storage market is showing good projections thus far. “The interruptions of power supply, as result of cable theft, illegal connections, electricity tariff hikes and power... 

POWER STORAGE
Demand for backup power has increased, owing to interruptions in grid power supply
POWER STORAGE Demand for backup power has increased, owing to interruptions in grid power supply

Generator servicing lessens fire hazard risk

By: Johane Turkstra     28th April 2017 Companies need to service generators regularly to lessen the fire hazard risk they pose, says risk management company ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk. “A generators is used only occasionally and is generally ‘tucked away in a corner’, so management tends to forget that it can potentially be a... 

GENERATOR FIRES
Flammable liquid and hot components can easily cause a fire
GENERATOR FIRES Flammable liquid and hot components can easily cause a fire

Off-grid solutions prove highly effective for specified needs

28th April 2017 With more than 600-million people in Africa lacking access to clean, affordable and reliable energy, new technological developments such as off-grid solutions are becoming increasingly important. Power generation company Cummins specialises in the design and manufacture of pre-integrated... 

QSK 95 HEDGEHOG
Cummins specialises in the design and manufacture of pre-integrated generator sets from 8 kVA to 3 300 kVA
QSK 95 HEDGEHOG Cummins specialises in the design and manufacture of pre-integrated generator sets from 8 kVA to 3 300 kVA

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... 

ENSURING DEPENDABLE POWER
NSM’s welder is just one of several new products in Vert Energy’s offering for the mining, commercial and industrial sectors
ENSURING DEPENDABLE POWER NSM’s welder is just one of several new products in Vert Energy’s offering for the mining, commercial and industrial sectors

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... 

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
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

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... 

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. 

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. 

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
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

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. 

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. 

POWERING HOMES
As people continue to build larger homes, Kohler Generators has seen an increased demand for smaller residential generators
POWERING HOMES As people continue to build larger homes, Kohler Generators has seen an increased demand for smaller residential generators

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... 

RELIABLE BACK UP POWER
The QSK95 can facilitate a facility’s full load in less than ten seconds
RELIABLE BACK UP POWER The QSK95 can facilitate a facility’s full load in less than ten seconds

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... 

CUSTOM GENSETS
Custom generator options offer creative solutions, complemented with aftermarket service
CUSTOM GENSETS Custom generator options offer creative solutions, complemented with aftermarket service

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... 

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
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

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... 

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... 

INTEGRATED SOLUTION
New information technology ensures graceful and unattended shutdowns for various devices
Photo by Bloomberg
INTEGRATED SOLUTION New information technology ensures graceful and unattended shutdowns for various devices

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... 

JACK WARD
Powermode strives to further extend the life of long-running batteries used in standby power solutions
Photo by Powermode
JACK WARD Powermode strives to further extend the life of long-running batteries used in standby power solutions

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... 

CRITICAL POWER Owing to increased power outages in South Africa, there is a growing interest in alternative forms of power
CRITICAL POWER Owing to increased power outages in South Africa, there is a growing interest in alternative forms of power

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... 

UNINTERRUPTED TREATMENT 
Hydrogen fuel cell technology assists in providing continuous healthcare for tuberculosis patients
UNINTERRUPTED TREATMENT Hydrogen fuel cell technology assists in providing continuous healthcare for tuberculosis patients

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... 

GRANT ROBERTSON
Providing backup for backup solutions to minimise downtime on prime and standby generators
GRANT ROBERTSON Providing backup for backup solutions to minimise downtime on prime and standby generators

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... 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY Effectively using environment-friendly materials in power management solutions ensures the protection of electrical equipment
ENERGY EFFICIENCY Effectively using environment-friendly materials in power management solutions ensures the protection of electrical equipment

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... 

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

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... 

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
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

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... 

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

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... 

ESSENTIAL OUTLAY
A rental fleet avoids the capital outlay required to buy generators while capacity can be quickly increased or decreased as required
ESSENTIAL OUTLAY A rental fleet avoids the capital outlay required to buy generators while capacity can be quickly increased or decreased as required

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... 

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

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... 

KWALE MINERAL SANDS Aggreko has supplied a 350 kVA power package to the Kwale mineral sands mine in to supplement local grid supplies
KWALE MINERAL SANDS Aggreko has supplied a 350 kVA power package to the Kwale mineral sands mine in to supplement local grid supplies

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... 

OPEN TYPE GAS GENERATOR Renttech SA provides rental and sale stand-by power products and services
OPEN TYPE GAS GENERATOR Renttech SA provides rental and sale stand-by power products and services

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... 

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

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... 

PAUL HEYNS Altaaqa Global Southern Africa continuously communicates with potential customers and local authorities, strengthening the company’s reach in the Southern Africa region
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... 

POWER TROLLEY 6 The portable, ecofriendly generator is cost effective
POWER TROLLEY 6 The portable, ecofriendly generator is cost effective

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... 

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