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Heating and Cooling

Warehouse chain investing in cost effective heating and cooling

By: Pimani Baloyi     14th February 2014 Local warehouse chain Makro has been investing in cost-effective ways of heating and cooling its warehouses and refrigeration systems, says store development manager Alan Walker. He adds that Makro introduced an initiative to construct “new generation stores” that would be designed for energy... 

Insulation offers ecofriendly approach to heating and cooling

By: Pimani Baloyi     14th February 2014 Eco-friendly heating and cooling solutions provider Eco-Insulation says its passive approach to energy use – stopping heat from leaving and entering building spaces – is the best method of heating and cooling areas for domestic and office use. Eco-Insulation GM Richard Ellis says this is because... 

Company’s HVAC products now available on three-dimensional software

By: Pimani Baloyi     14th February 2014 Mechanical pipe-joining systems manufacturer Victaulic has announced the availability of its full range of global piping systems and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) products in building information modelling three-dimension or 3D design software MagiCAD, which enables the... 

First counterflow indirect evaporative cooling system installed at car dealership  

By: Pimani Baloyi     14th February 2014 In a bid to contribute to energy conservation in South Africa, car manufacturer Ford has installed the first counter-flow indirect evaporative cooling system in the country at its Action Ford dealership, in Krugersdorp, says dealership dealer principal Hartogh Streicher. The system is functioning... 

First counterflow indirect evaporative cooling system installed at car dealership
Action Ford Krugersdorp dealer principal Hartogh Streicher discusses the benefits of an indirect evaporative cooling system. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Shane Williams.

High efficiency waste heat recovery Q-Box system launched in South Africa

17th January 2014 Q-Power South Africa has introduced an advanced energy saving system for industrial boilers, the Q-Box system, to the local market. The company, which was appointed the sole local distributors for the system by Holland-based Q-Power in mid-2013, claims that the internationally proven system... 

High efficiency waste heat recovery Q-Box system launched in South Africa
Photo by Q Power
Q-Boxes installed on either side of the exhaust stack in a fertilizer factory. This clearly shows how the Q-Boxes isolate the flue gas from the medium requiring heating (contained in the piping behind the stack), thereby preventing contamination in the event of a failure. Protection against contamination is further assured by the fact that the Q-Pipes in the Q-Box batteries are isolated from each other

Project to supply Durban with heat pumps and solar water heaters

By: Ilan Solomons     20th September 2013 The eThekwini municipality has registered its second clean development mechanism (CDM) project with the United Nations. The solar water heater and solar pump installation project was finalised as a CDM programme of activities (PoA) in July and is valid until June 2040. eThekwini municipality... 

Project to supply Durban with heat pumps and solar water heaters
KEEPING IT CLEAN The eThekwini municipality aims to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by rolling out energy efficient water heating technologies throughout Durban by 2050

Company plans to localise part of operation, creating new jobs

By: Ilan Solomons     20th September 2013 Energy efficient technology solutions provider i4 Power Technology  (i4PT) group plans to start manufacturing some its products locally, including its heating and cooling solutions, in the next 9 to 12 months, i4 Group CEO Ajay Jekison tells Engineering News. He says the company currently... 

Company plans to localise part of operation, creating new jobs
Photo by Duane Daws
SOLAR GEYSERS SHARE i4 Power Technology holds an 86% share in the manufacturing rights of solar thermal technology manufacturer Genersys Solar’s solar water heaters in South Africa

Geothermal systems installed at Steyn City development

By: Ilan Solomons     20th September 2013 Geothermal technologies are increasingly becoming a global means of effectively heating and cooling industrial and residential buildings, owing to rising electricity costs and increasing levels of consumer environmental awareness, says local environmental contracting company Environmental... 

Geothermal systems installed at Steyn City development
PALAZZO STEYN Environmental Drilling & Remediation Services in July completed the installation of 18 borehole closed-loop geothermal heat pump systems at the private residence of South African billionaire Douw Steyn’s Palazzo Steyn

Several ranges of air-conditioning systems launched in SA

By: Ilan Solomons     20th September 2013 Technology manufacturer Samsung South Africa has introduced several ranges of air-conditioning systems this year, which are specifically tailored to African conditions, states divisional head of digital air solutions Michael Mckechnie. He tells Engineering News that Samsung South Africa launched... 

Several ranges of air-conditioning systems launched in SA
MICHAEL MCKECHNIE Samsung's Digital Variable Multisystem Plus S range of air-conditioning systems has been well received by the market and especially by consulting engineers

Energy efficient system makes inroads in SA

By: Ilan Solomons     20th September 2013 Companies are aiming to achieve a balance between cost-effective sustainable energy efficiency and ensuring their facilities possess high-quality heating and cooling systems, US technology group Johnson Controls Systems & Building Efficiency Africa GM Neil Cameron tells Engineering News. It is... 

Underfloor heating and heat pumps prove popular

By: Ilan Solomons     20th September 2013 Floor heating systems and heat pump inverters are sustainable building solutions company Kyasol’s most popular and reliable way of heating or cooling a room, says Kyasol project engineer Istvan Nyul. He says if these systems are combined with photovoltaic power generation, the heat pump sources... 

Underfloor heating and heat pumps prove popular
POPULAR CHOICE Heat pumps are more versatile as they can heat a room, produce hot water and switch modes to provide cooling in summer

Company contemplates introducing new products

By: Ilan Solomons     20th September 2013 Heating and cooling solutions provider Home Heating manager Cobus Roux tells Engineering News that the company is investigating the possibility of introducing pellet stoves and oil burners to expand customer choice while consolidating its existing range of heating and cooling systems. He explains... 

Cellulose-fibre insulation an increasingly popular product

By: Ilan Solomons     20th September 2013 Cellulose-fibre insulation can substantially reduce the energy required for heating and cooling buildings during the process of continuous heat generation or heat extraction, and it is being used in new and retrofit projects, states Cape Town-based green insulation developer Eco-Insulation GM... 

Cellulose-fibre insulation an increasingly popular product
Photo by Gareth Griffiths Imaging
CELLULOSE-FIBRE INSULATIONInsulation passively provides heating and cooling solutions for buildings

Dairy processing plant most energy efficient in southern hemisphere

By: Sashnee Moodley     15th February 2013 The integration of Swedish technology into local dairy company Coega Dairy’s processing plant at the Coega Industrial Development Zone outside Port Elizabeth, has elevated the plant’s status to the “most environment-friendly and energy efficient operation in the southern hemisphere”, according to... 

Water-cooling company enters heat exchanger market, launches new division

By: Sashnee Moodley     15th February 2013 Water-cooling company Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) has entered into an agreement with Danish plate heat exchanger manufacturer Sondex to supply its products in sub-Saharan Africa, as part of IWC’s objective to expand its product and service offering.  

Paint technology reduces domestic energy consumption

By: Sashnee Moodley     15th February 2013 South African homes can lower their energy consumption costs and contribute to environmental sustainability by using coatings manufacturer Plascon’s roof paint, Nuroof Cool, with Herotech Enviroshield formulation. 

Heat treatment for pest control to be introduced

By: Sashnee Moodley     15th February 2013 A new environment-friendly pest control method will be introduced onto the South African market this year and will eliminate the use of methyl bromide gas during extermination, which is harmful to the ozone layer.  

New heat pump saves EC hospital on electricity costs

By: Sashnee Moodley     15th February 2013 An air-to-water heat pump installation undertaken by industrial and commercial equipment specialist Advanced Industrial Technology, or Ai-Tec, is reducing the electricity consumption of Burgersdorp Hospital, in the Eastern Cape, by 70%. 

Modern heating and cooling technologies increasingly popular

By: Sashnee Moodley     15th February 2013 The installation of energy efficient, sustainable and integrated heating and cooling systems is becoming increasingly common and is set to gain popularity in 2013, says The Building Centre information office’s Rene van Tonder.  

R26.6m ecofriendly installations to make hotel Africa’s greenest

By: Sashnee Moodley     15th February 2013 In a bid to contribute to market transformation geared towards sustainability in the Western Cape tourism and construction industries, the environment-friendly Hotel Verde, in Cape Town, is installing geothermal heating and cooling designs worth R26.6-million.  

Manufacturer launches new coal-fired boiler

By: Anine Kilian     21st September 2012 Boiler reconditioner and manufacturer Dryden Combustion launched its new Mk7 coal-fired boiler in South Africa this month. Two of these boilers will be installed in the Cape later this year. 

Humidifier supplier secures multiple contracts

By: Anine Kilian     21st September 2012 Humidifier manufacturer Anstan Technologies hopes to secure a supply contract with South African poultry producer Earlybird Farm by the end of the year. Ensuring that the dry air created by air-conditioning systems is countered with humidifiers is crucial in ensuring the health of the chickens... 

Insulation company secures lucrative contracts

By: Anine Kilian     21st September 2012 Industrial jacketing systems supplier, VentureClad, the local distributor for global specialty tapes manufacturer VentureTape, secured its first contract in August with a nutrition, health and wellness company in Babelegi. The company will supply industrial weatherproof insulation tape to secure... 

Air conditioning for telecoms applications

21st September 2012 Energy management company Schneider Electric has been appointed as a South Africa-wide distributor of Uniflair’s Unitel technical cooling systems, which are designed specifically for telecommunications applications. “Modern telephone technology uses equipment that is usually housed in shelters or... 

Temperature control company makes headway in Africa  

By: Anine Kilian     21st September 2012 Provider of temporary power and temperature control services Aggreko Southern and East Africa, opened a new service centre in Walvis Bay, Namibia, last month. The new facility was inaugurated by Namibian Mines and Energy Deputy Minister Willem Isaak, and Aggreko Southern and East Africa head of... 

Thermal concrete is environment friendly

By: Anine Kilian     21st September 2012 Custom concrete designer and manufacturer Concreate, together with construction materials group AfriSam, has started marketing its thermal concrete in South Africa. The lightweight thermal concrete is manufactured by using selective grades of expanded polystyrene (EPS) beads and special... 

SA company exports to China

By: Natalie Greve     17th February 2012 South African electric heating element manufacturer Hi-Tech Elements has, in a reversal of normal trade, been awarded its largest-ever contract to export 30 electric column paste heaters to a smelter group in Golmud, in the central Chinese province of Qinghai. 

Study shows EU refrigerant legislation reduces greenhouse gases 

By: Natalie Greve     17th February 2012 A recent study by French research bodies ARMINES and Energy Research Innovation Engineering (ERIE) has proven the effectiveness of the European Union’s (EU’s) 2006 fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gas) regulation, observing a 13% decrease in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions attributable to... 

Remote-controlled geysers reduce risk of blackouts  

By: Natalie Greve     17th February 2012 The implementation of government’s Residential Load Management (RLM) programme, which allows the municipal control of residential geysers, is resulting in the efficient use of peak-time electricity, and is reducing the risk of possible blackouts, reports State-owned utility Eskom. 

Cellulose fibre insulation reduces energy consumption

By: Natalie Greve     17th February 2012 Insulating your home with cellulose fibre insulation material sourced from recycled newsprint could significantly reduce the energy required for heating and cooling, owing to its low energy content, asserts Cape Town-based green insulation developer Eco-Insulation. 

Geothermal systems a long-term investment in efficiency 

By: Natalie Greve     17th February 2012 Although the purchase of a geothermal heat system is a long-term investment in energy efficiency, and may take up to 15 years before a return on investment is realised, it is one of the most effective green heating and cooling technologies available, asserts sustainable building solutions company... 

Around 215 000 solar water heaters installed 

By: Natalie Greve     17th February 2012 About 215 000 solar water heater (SWH) systems have been installed nationally to date as part of the South African National SWH Strategy and Implementation Plan of 2009. 

Manufacturers await efficiency regulation clarity

By: Natasha Odendaal     16th September 2011 Many manufacturers are holding back on the development of new motor-powered heating or cooling technologies until there is clarity on international efficiency standards for electric motors, says ventilation company Systemair MD Ian Roelofse. 

Supplier awarded R16m heat exchanger contract

By: Natasha Odendaal     16th September 2011 Supplier of air-cooled heat exchangers GEA Aircooled Systems has been awarded a R16-million contract to manufacture an Incoloy 800 air-cooled heat exchanger, with serpentine pass arrangement, at energy and chemicals group Sasol Synthetic Fuels, in Secunda. 

Latest chiller technology installed for financial institution

By: Natasha Odendaal     16th September 2011 Energy efficiency solutions provider Johnson Controls Systems & Services South Africa is currently installing nine of its latest variable speed drive (VSD) centifical chillers at the premises of financial institution First National Bank (FNB), in Gauteng.  

Company to start local manufacture of cooling system

By: Natasha Odendaal     16th September 2011 Precision cooling products manufacturer AIAC Air Conditioning will start the local manufacture of parent company Airedale International’s latest cooling system, in September. 

Air-conditioning engineers form beneficial partnership

By: Natasha Odendaal     16th September 2011 Air-conditioning engineers and contractors specialist company Luwa South Africa, a division of Actom, has formed a close corporation with industrial dust extraction and gas cleaning systems provider Actom Air Pollution Control and fan supplier Fläkt Woods.  

Remote temperature monitoring system introduced

By: Natasha Odendaal     16th September 2011 Wireless specialist solutions provider Ikhaya Automation Systems has extended its product range to include the SubZaro, a real-time remote temperature monitoring system used in refrigerated vehicles, cold server rooms, chillers and freezers. 

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