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Heating and Cooling

Firstrand subsidiary to fund R50m aircon buy-in

20th October 2005 RMB Corvest, a private equity business in the Firstrand Group, said yesterday it will fund a R50-million management buy in of South Africa's leading after-market automotive air-conditioning supplier, Siel SA, trading as Crisp Air. 

Refrigeration firms team up for two African contracts

23rd September 2005 As part of a global contract, York International and Danfoss Refrigeration & Air Conditioning recently teamed up to produce outstanding results on two uniquely African projects. 

Bearing heaters for diverse applications

23rd September 2005 Bearing Man’s bearings division has a range of induction bearing heaters designed for optimum performance, enhanced safety and extended service life in diverse applications. 

Motor interests expanded to meet local demand

23rd September 2005 Specialist in electromechanical engineering, Leroy-Somer, plays a major role in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning applications throughout Southern Africa. 

Time-switches for climate control

23rd September 2005 Specialist in electrical equipment and accessories, Legrand, has a comprehensive range of time switches designed for precise control in diverse environments, including heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration applications. 

Taper-lock pulleys perfect for refrigeration applications

23rd September 2005 Perfect for refrigeration applications are Fenner poly vee taper-lock pulleys from Invicta Bearings and Transmission. 

Increase productivity by improving working conditions

23rd September 2005 In engineering and manufacturing, warehouses and workshops often become heat chambers during summer, and this has become more so over the past few years as temperatures begin to increase in South Africa. 

R13m air-conditioning project nearly finished

By: sarah-leigh paul     23rd September 2005 Johannesburg firm WSP Consulting Engineers SA was awarded the air-conditioning consulting service contract for Vangate Mall, which is under construction in Athlone, Cape Town. 

Precise cooling to meet even the smallest control tolerances

23rd September 2005 While businesses rely increasingly on computer technology for day-to-day existence, computerised systems are particularly sensitive to rapid rates of change in their operating environment. 

Twenty years of providing enviro-control products

By: sarah-leigh paul     23rd September 2005 Since its inception in 1985, Booyco Engineering has specialised in supplying custom-designed air-conditioning systems to the military, rail, mining and earthmoving industries. 

Innovative refrigeration insulation solution a first for South Africa

By: sarah-leigh paul     23rd September 2005 One of the leading chemicals and plastics manufacturers CHC has developed a 100% water-blown polyurethane refrigeration insulation system, which is being used by Frigoglass, one of the leading manufacturers of commercial fridges for companies such as Coca-Cola and South African Breweries (SAB). 

SA firm establishes itself as defence air-con specialist

By: Liezel Hill     25th February 2005 Air-conditioning expert Booyco Engineering has entrenched itself as a specialist supplier of air-conditioning and environmental-control units to the local and international defence community. 

Boom times for fan maker

18th February 2005 Fan designer and manufacturer Air Blow Fans has experienced a record year in the supply of medium and large custom-designed fans to the industrial and mining sectors. 

Consultancy clinches Soweto shopping mall ai-conditioning contract

18th February 2005 The heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) contract for the new 25 000-m3 Protea Gardens shopping centre currently under construction on the Old Potchefstroom road, on the outskirts of Soweto, has been awarded to WSP Consulting Engineers. 

The payoff for studying refrigeration technology

18th February 2005 European refrigeration association Eurammon is calling for submissions for the Natural Refrigeration award 2005, a prize being awarded for the first time, for the best academic thesis paper on the subject of natural refrigerants. 

Lamp specialist seeks out new markets

By: Liezel Hill     18th February 2005 Specialist lamp importer and distributor Technilamp UV & IR is looking to expand its current market share by venturing into new industries. 

Innovations in heating for upmarket apartment building

By: Liezel Hill     18th February 2005 Heating specialist Bartec is installing a hot-water reticulation system at the exclusive apartments being constructed at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. 

Skills development a headache for industry

By: Liezel Hill     18th February 2005 A shortage of skills and effective training programmes in the refrigeration and air-conditioning fields is becoming a matter of increasing concern for the industry’s representative associations. 

Sasol cooling-tower refurb on track for early completion

By: Liezel Hill     18th February 2005 A consortium made up of two of South Africa’s leading cooling-tower specialists, Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) and GEA Aircooled Systems, is well on its way to an early completion of the on-line refurbishment of four natural-draught cooling towers at Sasol’s petrochemical plant... 

SA's largest galvanising plant under construction

By: Liezel Hill     18th February 2005 A veteran of the local galvanising industry, Hi-Tech Elements, is busy with the construction of the largest galvanising plant to be built in South Africa for the last ten years. 

New gadget to tackle indoor oxygen deficiency

By: Liezel Hill     18th February 2005 Modern society suffers from a chronic lack of oxygen, and global-scale causes such as the disappearance of forests and vegetation and raised air-pollution levels are exacerbated by poor ventilation in houses and workplaces. 

Consultancy lands chrome-mine job

By: abdul cook     18th February 2005 Gauteng-based TWP Consulting has been commissioned to design and manage the construction of a new underground chrome-mine. 

Cooling with tiny crystals

By: Karel Smrcka     21st January 2005 Refrigeration equipment prevents sweaty brows in the summer and also keeps our food fresh for longer periods. 

Attack choppe's enviro-control system being upgraded

By: abdul cook     14th January 2005 Gauteng-based Booyco Engineering is upgrading the environmental-control system (ECS) of the South African Air Force’s (SAAF) Rooivalk attack helicopter, in collaboration with Denel Aerospace. 

Filters and bin vents meet emission targets

5th November 2004 Bag filters and bin vents supplied by gas cleaning and dust control specialists MikroPul of Johannesburg between 2000/3 for site-wide installation at BHP Billiton’s Mozal 1 & 2 aluminium smelters near Maputo, Mozambique, are operating successfully and meeting minimum emission targets as... 

Prototype trials will secure 88-unit order

By: elizabeth rebelo     29th October 2004 Two prototype air-conditioning units for Spoornet’s class 8E shunter locomotives were delivered by Booyco Engineering at the end of April, reports MD Jeremy Pougnet. 

Company expands motor range

24th September 2004 Specialist in electro-mechanical engineering Leroy-Somer plays a major role in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning applications throughout Southern Africa. 

Firm continues involvement in insulation, heating

24th September 2004 Formerly a division of Safurnco, Saubatech, has always been on the forefront of new products in the insulation industry. 

Technikon investigates low-cost fridges

24th September 2004 Designed for use in corrosive conditions and in areas requiring a high level of hygiene, Legrand’s 304L stainless steel cabinets are ideal for refrigerated environments, including the food and beverage industry. 

Controllers are immune to ambient temperature changes

24th September 2004 The Eurotherm Series 2000 controllers and indicators take a lead in temperature control by automating PID set-up, getting the application up and running quickly with ultimate control performance. 

Air-conditioning products installed at automotive park

24th September 2004 Several York air-conditioning products have been installed at Faurecia Front-End, the new tenant at Gauteng’s Automotive Supplier Park. 

Brand returns to South Africa

24th September 2004 The great Sabroe bear is back in South Africa and the industry response so far has been most positive. 

Two orders received for air-duct heaters

By: ongezwa manyathi     24th September 2004 Johannesburg-based market leader in the trace heating business Bartec Barlian’s MD Fritz Boettiger tells Engineering News that the main function of trace heating is to make up for heat loss in pipes, vessels, and hoppers. 

Plastics firm exports to more than 60 countries

24th September 2004 Towards zero maintenance; this is the aim of VescoPlastics, which led to yet another significant breakthrough – Hitemp 150. 

Solutions developed for extreme temperatures

24th September 2004 Food hygiene during preparation, storage and transportation, most notably in the frozen produce sectors, is vital and product spoilage and contamination are not only costly but also poses major health risks. 

Global network for natural refrigerants is bolstered by new SA members

24th September 2004 At this year’s Frigair 2004 conference, eurammon extended its global network for natural refrigerants to South Africa by signing up the Southern African refrigerated Distribution Association (Sarda). 

Cabinets suitable for refrigerated environments

24th September 2004 Designed for use in corrosive conditions and in areas requiring a high level of hygiene, Legrand’s 304L stainless steel cabinets are ideal for refrigerated environments, including the food and beverage industry. 

Industry attempts to prevent global warming

24th September 2004 The F-gas Directive will be the first step towards a total ban on HFC refrigerants as large end-users seek to move away from the use of global warming gases in refrigeration and air conditioning, the industry heard last week. 

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