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Heating and Cooling

Hi-tech relief for asthma sufferers

By: System Author     16th April 1999 A RANGE of heat-recovery ventilation systems that provide good ventilation to homes and improve the internal atmosphere, has been developed in the UK. Offering lower humidity and eradication of dust mites the systems allow warm, fresh, dry air to circulate around a house. At the heart of each... 

Supplier takes on the world

By: System Author     19th March 1999 ORIGINAL-equipment supplier Triple C has supplied machined components for more than 19 years. It has enjoyed steady growth in the automotive industry, specifically with Toyota SA, and now supplies a cross-section of components, including knuckles and carriers, clutch housings, stiffener plates,... 

No more smoke-screens at work

By: System Author     12th March 1999 Workplace tensions between smokers and non-smokers could be removed thanks to the introduction of Japanese smoke-control technology to this country, Engineering News can today report. The technology, developed by Tornex of Japan, provides ‘area sharing smoke control’ – that is,... 

Consistent growth for air-conditioning firm

By: System Author     26th February 1999 Gauteng company Daikin Airconditioning South Africa has been supplying good-quality commercial, industrial and domestic air-conditioning units to the South African market for more than 30 years and is considered to be one of the main participants in the industry, reports marketing manager Geoff... 

New technology controls fan motor speeds

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A new technology, known as EBM EC-systems, which is already in use in Europe, Australasia and the Middle East, has been launched into the South African heating, ventilation and air-conditioning industry by Johannesburg company Ziehl-ebm. The EC-system is a management system that controls the... 

SA–Gulf air-con partners

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A partnership has been formed between air-conditioning and ventilation company Howden Donkin and the Beta Trading group subsequent to the Big Five trade show which was held in Dubai in October 1998. Beta is tipped to be a powerful trade partner due to its considerable presence in the Gulf region,... 

Work hots up with R12m turnkey contract

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A R12-million contract for the turnkey sup- ply of a drying and incineration plant to the Durban Metropolitan Council (DMC) has been awarded to thermal process engineering and project management firm, Energy Engineering International (EE). The deal, which was signed in the first week of February,... 

Electrically-traced system

By: System Author     26th February 1999 The second stage of a three-stage conversion of a steam-traced plant to an electrically-traced system for the manufacture of additives to the feedstock industry has been successfully completed by Cooperheat of Africa. The plant, situated outside Johannesburg, has replaced more than 1 500 m of its... 

Insulation possibilities mushroom in N Zealand

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A R1-million contract for the supply of insulating panels for a mushroom farm in Auckland, New Zealand, has been completed by South African company Insulated Structures (IS). IS sales director Mike Constable is enthusiastic about the project as he hopes that it will pave the way for an increased... 

Chinese air-conditioners roll into SA

By: System Author     26th February 1999 The investment arm of the Shanghai city council, the Shanghai Industrial Investment Corporation (SIIC), has made a considerable investment in South African industry, with a sizeable focus on the cooling industry. The SIIC has made a R110-million investment in Omega Holdings, a Johannesburg... 

New energy-efficient head office

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A new energy-efficient head office was occupied by thermal insulation company Structa Industries in December last year. Utilising the skills of designer Pieter van Oudtshoorn and Pro-Air air-conditioning engineer Roly Moller, the company has created a cost-effective and comfortable environment... 

New heat-exchangers step up to the plate

By: System Author     26th February 1999 In a bid to increase market share and become the country’s leading supplier of heat-exchange products, Siebe group company APV South Africa has introduced a new range of heat-exchange products into the market. This is revealed by APV product manager Cecil Oates, who sees the new range of... 

Role of multistage evaporative cooling

By: System Author     26th February 1999 It is becoming increasingly obvious that compressor cooling systems and evaporative cooling systems are on opposite ends of the spectrum in today’s industrial cooling market, says Protek member Neels Claasen. The lesser-known alternative to these two, however, is the system-staged... 

Cool program for compressor selection

By: System Author     26th February 1999 In a step towards improving the dissemination of knowledge within the air-conditioning and refrigeration industries, international compressor and condensing unit manufacturer Danfoss has introduced a computer program that assists in the selection of compressors for cooling systems. The program,... 

Winds of change for refrigeration group

By: System Author     26th February 1999 In a bid to improve competitiveness and make deeper inroads into the international refrigeration market, Carrier Corporation’s Commercial Refrigeration Operation (CRO) has instituted some sweeping management structure changes. CRO was formed in order to oversee the refrigeration interests... 

Trace heating advances up efficiency

By: System Author     26th February 1999 Energy management can reportedly bring about savings in operating costs of trace heating systems in pipework, vessels and plant as well as in hot-water systems in buildings. Developments in trace heating by Bartec Barlian Technik are said to have resulted in a range of electric heating tapes and... 

Boiler blowers provided

By: System Author     26th February 1999 In many factories the heating of new materials is essential for the manufacture of products, with coal generally used as the energy source. The efficient generation of steam is critical if this process is to be optimised and the manufacturing process given added profitability. Boilers are often... 

R25-million industrial boiler set for Turkey

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A contract worth about R25-million has been awarded to Steinmuller Africa to supply a complete turnkey service to Turkish fertiliser company, Isgas. The company will construct and supply an industrial boiler to the Turkish group which is in Izmit, in that country’s Asian section, about 70... 

Indoor air quality solutions

By: System Author     26th February 1999 Turbine ventilation company Turbo Vent has expanded into providing a range of indoor air quality (IAQ) solutions – from simple turbine ventilation through natural and conventional air-conditioning to air purification using ozone and ionisation. This has led to the company repositioning... 

Cooling tower agency won

By: Deborah Spicer     26th February 1999 The sub-Saharan African agency for Tower Tech water coolers has been awarded to Midrand, Gauteng, company Industrial Water Cooling (IWC). These cooling towers, partly imported from the US, have many features not found on conventional cooling towers. The finished products have an 80% local content... 

Metal industry furnaces

By: System Author     26th February 1999 Increased output, reduced energy costs, better product quality and improved safety are among the important benefits for customers from the furnaces developed by Carbolite for the metals industry, reports South African agent Labotec. Applications cover a process range from heavy forgings to the... 

R28m SA boiler commissioned in Mauritius

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A new boiler installa- tion from South Africa is helping Mauritius meet the heavy electricity demands of its current peak tourist season. Industrial boiler manufacturer John Thompson Africa (JTA) has commissioned a R28-million, 100 t/h watertube boiler at Flaq United Estates sugar mill on the... 

Reverse-osmosis unit commissioned

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A 10 m3 Deomed reverse- osmosis (RO) system has been commissioned by Pall South Africa at Hulett Aluminium’s rolled product’s Camps Drift plant in Maritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal. Midrand company Deomed was recently purchased by the Pall Corporation. The pure water produced by the RO system... 

‘Under one roof’ industrial trade show planned for Dbn

By: System Author     26th February 1999 WITH only 20 stands available for the 1999 Kwazulu-Natal Industrial Trade Show (Knits), the event looks set to provide local industrialists with the perfect opportunity to view all the latest products and services under one roof. The exhibition is scheduled to run at Durban’s Exhibition... 

Electric thermostat range introduced in SA

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A range of electrical switches and sockets have been introduced by Legrand, and include thermostats which measure and control temperature in offices, shops, commercial buildings and homes. “Electronic Mosaic thermostats are designed for flexibility, comfort and safety. “Due to their... 

Insulated panelling finds roosting place

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A total of 22 500 m2 of 30 mm Mega- span panelling has been used by Earlybird Chicken Farms in Magaliesburg in the construction of 21 new chicken houses. The Megaspan sandwich panel, developed by thermal insulation company Sagex for this project, consists of widespan box profile roof sheeting, 30... 

New oil heater range reduces fuel bills

By: System Author     26th February 1999 New equipment which has the ability to reduce industrial fuel bills by 20% has been introduced by oil heater specialist Safurnco. “The sharp rise in the price for light oils, such as diesel, prompted us to take a good look at our range. “Using heavier oils can halve the fuel bill, but... 

Revamped line bolsters coil production

By: System Author     26th February 1999 The introduction of innovative production- line techniques by Carrier subsidiary Recam International has resulted in a dramatic increase in productivity at its Johannesburg plant. The responsibility of implementing these changes lies with Recam manufacturing director Yves Provost, whose... 

R5-million ammonia plant set to bear fruit

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A R5-million contract has been awarded to Sabroe Refrigeration for the supply and installation of an ammonia refrigeration facility at Del Monte Fresh Produce’s new fruit packhouse at Gouda, Western Cape. The first phase of the project has a total cost of R35-million and is said to be the... 

Pretoria company targets US with invention

By: System Author     12th February 1999 AN associate company of Pro-Hot USA of Pretoria, Action Link International LLC – which markets the Pro-Hot system in the US – was awarded a ‘best booth’ award at the 1998 China Expo held in Los Angeles during December last year. Held yearly in Los Angeles, the China Expo... 

R1,4-million air-con system installed in Pta

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 A REVAMPED R1,36-million air-conditioning system is providing a first-class working environment at the Maize Board’s offices in Pretoria. MBB Consulting Engineers was commissioned to produce a design which would breathe new life into the building’s 27-year-old system at the lowest... 

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