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Heating and Cooling

Cooling and ventilation company supplies to housing project

By: Loni Prinsloo     13th February 2009 Cooling and ventilation company Turbo Vent has supplied energy efficient Breezair evaporative air conditioning units to State-owned power utility Eskom’s new housing development at its Medupe power station in Ellisras. Top of the range Breezair evaporative coolers consume up to 80% less energy... 

Heating company receives petrochemicals plant refurbishment contract

By: Loni Prinsloo     13th February 2009 Supplier of industrial heating equipment Unitemp has been awarded a R6-million-plus, contract at a large local petrochemicals plant to refurbish a number of the plant's flange heater assemblies. 

Drives improve HVAC&R systems’ energy efficiency

By: Loni Prinsloo     13th February 2009 Mechanical and electronic products and controls producer Danfoss’s VLT drives include a HVAC drive that is dedicated to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) applications. 

Black-owned company wins government contracts

By: Loni Prinsloo     13th February 2009 Wholly black-owned turnkey cooling systems company Lumacon, reports that it has successfully tendered for a number of government sponsored contracts in the past six months. 

Engineering group seeks alternative cooling options

By: Darren Parker     19th September 2008 Multidiscipline engineering consultancy WSP Consulting Engineers COO Graeme Page says that the engineering group is looking into alternative methods of air conditioning, given the modern-day need throughout South Africa and the rest of the world for energy conservation. 

New technologies improve combustion performance

19th September 2008 New combustion technologies and novel developments in conventional burner systems are offering process improvements to the metals and glass industries through better efficiency and productivity. 

Council strives to improve refrigerant safety

By: Darren Parker     19th September 2008 The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Council of South Africa (Acricsa) is working on increasing safety in industry through the appropriate training of artisans and workers who work with appliances and equipment that contain refrigerants. 

Natural gas offers water heating alternative

By: Darren Parker     19th September 2008 Natural gas distributor Egoli Gas is eager to develop its position as a provider of a safe, reliable, efficient and environment-friendly energy source, given the current climate of enhanced corporate social responsibility surrounding activities that affect the environment and the energy-hungry... 

Floor heating gains popularity

19th September 2008 Owing to technological developments, an increasing number of commercial enterprises are installing floorheating, comments heating solutions company Speedheat. 

Military heating and cooling supply needs on the rise

19th September 2008 Heating, ventilation and air conditioning company Booyco Engineering MD Jeremy Pougnet says that there is significant growth currently being experienced in the military market, with several South African original equipment manufacturers participating in this strong export sector. 

Air-conditioning manufacturer to cool 110 locomotives

By: Desislava Tzoneva     15th February 2008 Specialised mobile air conditioning (AC) manufacturer and supplier Booyco Engineering has been contracted by Union Carriage and Wagon Partnership (UCWP) to manufacture AC systems for the 110 Transnet 19E locomotives, says Booyco MD Jeremy Pougnet. 

Building green reduces heating and cooling costs

By: Desislava Tzoneva     15th February 2008 Green building principles applied to the design of buildings to save and harvest energy, particularly by reducing the need for traditional cooling or heating methods, can significantly reduce the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions caused by buildings, says Cape Town-based green building architects... 

Ammonia safe-handling course accredits participants

By: Desislava Tzoneva     15th February 2008 Ammonia end-user requirements trainer A Perks Enterprises, of Cape Town, has evaluated and deemed competent 41 of 200 participants who participated in the ammonia safe-handling course offered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The participants have been issued with... 

Compact plate heat exchangers used for refinery heat recovery

15th February 2008 The use of compact-plate heat exchangers (CPHEs) enables refiners to tackle the increasing emphasis on reducing energy consumption while maintaining a positive environmental profile, indicates a report by industrial process technologies supplier Alfa Laval. 

Demand inspires 'green' air conditioning specialists

By: Desislava Tzoneva     15th February 2008 Mechanical consulting engineers in the building services industry RPP Consulting Engineers recently registered SPN Green Building Consulting Engineers, to specialise in the design of air conditioning (AC) systems for green buildings. 

New combined heating, cooling system to reduce energy use

15th February 2008 Energy efficiency focused Hallowell International has developed the Acadia combined heating and cooling system to reduce high energy costs.  

New bypass technology released

15th February 2008 Power automation technologies company ABB has released a new range of bypass technology in motors drives, which are used in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry (HVAC). 

Electrical system controls AC units, lowers energy use

15th February 2008 Manufacturer of electrical equipment, cable management systems and wiring accessories, Legrand, has developed energy saving occupancy sensors known as the Wattstopper system. The product is based on passive infrared and ultrasonic technologies, are designed to monitor and control lighting and... 

Local company designs railway air-conditioning system

21st September 2007 Local designer, manufacturer, and supplier of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems Booyco Engineering has been awarded a contract to supply air-conditioning systems for 110 new 19E locomotives being developed by the Union Carriage & Wagon Partnership (UCWP). This forms part of... 

Modern heat-exchange technology could cut energy consumption by 20% 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     21st September 2007 Heat transfer, separation and fluid handling technology company Alfa Laval proposes that the South African petrochemical, chemical and refinery process industries could cut their energy consumption levels by 20% by implementing all-welded plate-type heat exchangers in place of the commonly used... 

Polystyrene building system to keep education centre cool 

21st September 2007 The Limpopo Provincial Government has commissioned a high speed project to build five essential education centres in remote areas in the Limpopo Province by October 2007. Construction of these 1 800m2 double storey centres, which will house administration offices, laboratories, training rooms,... 

Modular underground air-cooling unit reduces energy consumption

21st September 2007 A number of lecturers from the School of Mechanical and Material Engineering at North-West University have embarked on a project to provide the mining industry with a local underground air-cooling unit for the areas where the existing chilled water cars air-cooling systems are ineffective. 

Coolant monitor protects refrigeration circuits

21st September 2007 Cooling manufacturer Jumo Aquis has developed the new Jumo Aquis 500 series with an electrode as an economical system to detect ammonia. Owing to its good thermodynamic properties, ammonia is often used as a coolant, not only in small refrigeration systems, but also in large industrial plants.... 

Programmable heater brings precision to process instrumentation

21st September 2007 Process instrumentation engineers have a compact and versatile solution's 'smart' programmable heater for hazardous area applications. Compared with the common alternative of trace heating cables, the new solution is very much smaller and easier to install. 

Portable microwave dryer reduces labour time

By: Shannon de Ryhove     21st September 2007 Diversified resources group Exxaro Resources (Exxaro), in conjunction with specialist design, development and application of radio frequency (RF) and microwave based systems Delphius CIT, has developed a microwave clay drier for use on transfer chutes between conveyors at mines. 

Global company provides local heat exchange solutions

By: Shannon de Ryhove     21st September 2007 Control and instrumentation products supplier Spirax Sarco tells Engineering 'Fluids can be heated in large volumes using this safe, sterile method in both domestic and industrial processes,' Spirax Sarco marketing manager Bobbie Brooke-Taylor says. 

Increased efficiency cooling systems on offer, but skills in short supply

By: Keith Campbell     26th January 2007 South African turnkey cooling system, and process and industrial equipment, projects company DBT Technologies – trading as DB Thermal – will be introducing into the local market improved cooling technologies developed overseas by its sister companies, SPX Cooling Technologies and... 

W Cape winery awards R2-million cooling contract

By: thamashni naidoo     22nd September 2006 South Africa’s new armagnac distillery at L’Ormarins near Franschoek in the Western Cape is belived to be the country’s first. 

Couplings improve fan efficiency

22nd September 2006 Supplier Bearing Man’s power transmission division’s comprehensive range of couplings includes high torque, maintenance-free Escodisc flexible disc type couplings that are used in fan applications to ensure increased efficiency of ventilation systems, as well as reduced assembly costs. 

Time switches improve control

22nd September 2006 Electrical equipment and accessories specialist Legrand has a comprehensive range of time switches designed for precise control in diverse environments, including heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration applications. 

Innovative systems developed for safe loading of frozen goods

By: thamashni naidoo     22nd September 2006 Local cooling specialist Dock, Design and Layout (DDL) has devised an innovative approach to ensuring that frozen goods remain at optimum temperatures at all times during transit. 

Cinema group extends air-conditioning maintenance contract

By: thamashni naidoo     22nd September 2006 Entertainment group Ster-Kinekor has appointed WSP Facilities Management (WSPFM) as a national service provider, managing the air-conditioning maintenance for its theatres and associated office space. WSPFM’s Angela Parker says that the contract initially included a few sites in the Western... 

Support vehicle launched

By: thamashni naidoo     22nd September 2006 A new support vehicle for the mining industry is being launched by local firm NCS Engineering. 

Solar heating firm awards Zambia distributorship

22nd September 2006 As part of its regional expansion program, SunTank awards sole distributorship in Zambia to Behrens Limited of Lusaka. 

Air cons and heaters ordered for Spoornet coal trains

22nd September 2006 The UCW Partnership has ordered 110 driver’s cab air conditioners and 220 cab heaters from Booyco Engineering for 110 new, dual voltage heavy-haul Class 19E locomotives destined for Spoornet for the Ermelo to Richards Bay coal line. 

Strip curtains help horticulturists keep their cool

22nd September 2006 The research cold rooms at the Department of Horticulture at the University of Stellenbosch were recently upgraded with the installation of Apex Strip Curtains to cordon off the areas and eliminate the ingress of hot air. 

Purpose-designed heating systems supplied to African mines

By: thamashni naidoo     22nd September 2006 Sandton based process engineering company Protherm Systems has over the past few years supplied several purpose designed heating systems for mining industries all of which have been exported to mining operations in Africa and elsewhere. 

Students receive training in refrigeration, airconditioning

By: Clement Deane     15th September 2006 Students at the Open Trade Training Centre (OTTC) in Springs, on the East Rand, are receiving specialised training in industrial and commercial refrigeration, airconditioning and ammonia refrigeration. 

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