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Heating and Cooling

Curtains can decrease energy consumption

24th September 2004 Curtain and door manufacturer Apex Strip Curtains and Doors has established itself as a leader in providing cost effective, energy efficient and environment-friendly solutions to the supermarket and retail industries. 

Energy-management programme could reduce energy bill

24th September 2004 The Westville campus of the University of KwaZulu-natal spends over R4-million on its annual electricity bill, described JEA Roy-Atkins and UCT Ndlovu of the university in a recent paper. 

Export investment market increases

By: Deborah Spicer     24th September 2004 An increase in the demand for investment cast components from international markets has been seen by Rely Precision Castings. 

Lining reaches its first anniversary

24th September 2004 The Anglo Platinum Polokwane Smelter commissioned in 2002 with a refractory lining is in its second year of operation. 

Cost reduction is necessary for competitiveness

By: ongezwa manyathi     24th September 2004 Specialist in design and development of custom made environmental control systems, Booyco Engineering’s MD Jeremy Pougnet, says that in order to remain competitive in the global market local manufacturers and suppliers need to look at ways in which to reduce costs as many are no longer... 

Equipment suits South African conditions

24th September 2004 A supplier of premium air-conditioning and refrigeration controls and monitoring equipment since 1990, Euro Controls provides the country’s leading temperature and environmental control equipment best suited to South African conditions. 

Five panels being manufactured for petrochemical firm

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 Heating company Bartec Barlian is currently manufacturing and assembling five stainless-steel instrumentation and control panels, each measuring 2 m by 3 m, for Sasol compressors operating in Zone 1 hazardous areas. 

SA air-conditioners for Italian armoured vehicles

24th August 2004 Heating and cooling solutions group Booyco Engineering has been awarded the contract to design, manufacture, supply and install six environmental controls systems for RG 12 armoured personnel carriers destined for Italy. 

Paper giant awards desulphurisation plant contract

17th August 2004 Boiler manufacturer Alstom Power John Thompson Boilers (JTB) was recently awarded a major contract by pulp and paper manufacturers Mondi Paper to install a NID dry flue gas desulphurisation plant to serve two coal-fired boilers at the company’s Merebank mill north of Durban. 

R3-million contract for heat-exchanger supplier

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th August 2004 A contract valued at more than R3-million has been awarded to Randburg-based Krisch-Wecam Engineering for the refurbishment of eight high-pressure feed-water heaters at Kelvin B power station. 

PH Heat Treatment

6th August 2004 PH Heat Treatment specialises in the atmosphere heat treatment of steel and non-ferrous machined components, forgings and castings. 

Several firms order heat exchangers for project

By: zeena isaacs     25th June 2004 Leaders in heat transfer technology GEA Aircooled Systems have been awarded a number of heat exchanger contracts with a combined value of R50-million for Project Turbo, the largest petrochemical project ever undertaken in South Africa. 

New heat and containment company formed

25th June 2004 High-temperature insulation supplier Safurnco has expanded and formed a new company called Saubatech to service the furnace and heat containment industry. 

Heating products group gets large Sasol order

18th June 2004 Heating products and systems from Bartec Barlian have been ordered for the Sasolburg receiving end of Sasol’s multibillion-rand natural-gas project, which is currently being commissioned, said Bartec managing director Fritz Boettiger. 


23rd April 2004 Wilec is involved in the conversion of bulk tape product to finished rolls, the covering of bare copper or aluminium conductor with glass, nomex or mica for the electrical industry, and the conversion of bulk coated abrasives to industrial and portable sanding belts. 

US aircon group in BEE move

By: candice haase     2nd April 2004 The climate for black economic empowerment (BEE) has necessitated the establishment of an empowered subsidiary of US-based multinational heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) company York International SA (York SA). 

Boiler explosion leads to prosecution of two senior State officials

By: Irma Venter     5th March 2004 The directors-general of the Departments of Correctional Services and Public Works and Mashangu Maselesele, a former Mpumalanga provincial district manager with the Department of Public Works, are being prosecuted for the Barberton boiler explosion incident. 

Firm entrenches itself in defence sector

By: elizabeth rebelo     27th February 2004 Establishing and maintaining a reputation within both the local and international defence industries is not a simple feat, yet one that specialist environmental control and air conditioning engineering company, Booyco Engineering, has achieved, MD Jeremy Pougnet claims. 

Firm moves refrigerant plant to Johannesburg

By: Irma Venter     27th February 2004 Refrigeration and air-conditioning wholesaler Reco has relocated its decanting facility from Cape Town to Ormonde, Johannesburg. 

Automotive plant’s hot water facility completed

By: renay de     20th February 2004 Steam boiler manufacturer, Boiler and Steam Installations (BSI) was involved in a project for Nissan’s new full dip phosphate plant, in Roslyn. 

The importance of training is emphasised

20th February 2004 Contracts worth several millions of rands to install York chillers at pharmaceutical manufacturing plants and provincial hospitals in the Western, Southern and Eastern Cape have confirmed the ability of the company’s technology to meet the most exacting operational demands in critical... 

Heating equipment helps Sasol prepare for natural gas

By: renay de     20th February 2004 Supplier of safe trace heating equipment for hazardous areas; Bartec has been awarded an R800 000 contract to supply the trace heating for the conversion of Sasol One to natural gas project in preparation for the arrival of gas from Termane, in Mozambique. 

How fish are kept warm at marine park

By: renay de     20th February 2004 Electrical heating elements and associated controls manufacturer Kaytherm was awarded a R210 000 project for the manufacture and supply of heating elements, thermocouples and temperature controllers for the marine tanks for the fish at the uShaka Island Point marine park project, in Durban. 

Koeberg refurbishment contract begins next year

By: renay de     20th February 2004 Designer and supplier of heat exchangers for Eskom’s feed heating plants, Krisch-Wecam-Engineering, was involved in a R5,5-million project for Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear power station. 

Thermostats are programmable

20th February 2004 Legrand’s range of Mosaic electrical switches and sockets includes sophisticated thermostats that measure and control temperature in offices, shops, commercial buildings and homes. 

Products will withstand high temperatures

20th February 2004 Electrical insulation materials and industrial laminates company Calidus Von Roll Isola manufactures a range of products designed to cope with high temperature applications. 

Gert Lange, Headline Engineering

20th February 2004 Full name: Gert Rudolph Beukes Lange Position: MD since inception September 2002 Main activity of the company: Detailing and fabrication of structural steelwork and boiler components Date and place of birth: September 18, 1962, Alberton Education: Elspark Technical High School; Qualified boiler... 

The new court is more than a building, it is a work of art

By: elizabeth rebelo     12th December 2003 Artwork and architectural design have been two of the most vital components incorporated into the construction of the new Constitutional Court. 

New ship-repair facility planned for Richards Bay

29th October 2003 The National Ports Authority (NPA) has received final tenders for the development of a ship-repair facility at the Port of Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal. 

Iscor in retrenchment moratorium with two unions

By: laurian clemence     21st October 2003 South African steel giant Iscor said two of its representative trade unions yesterday agreed to a two-month moratorium on retrenchments while the parties continue investigations and consultations over the need for retrenchments. 

Hi-Tech Elements

10th October 2003 Hi-Tech Elements is involved in the design, manufacture and installation of industrial heating elements, heating systems, and temperature measurement and control. 

Modular refrigeration solution launched

By: nkolola halwindi     26th September 2003 As a result of changing trends in supermarket refrigeration, Refrigeration Equipment Company Reco has responded with the introduction of its latest multiplex solution, the Friga Plex, to complement its existing Friga Pack range of modular refrigeration condensing units. 

New types of refrigerant necessitate new training, says aircon council

26th September 2003 Resulting from the Montreal Protocol, many traditional CFC refrigerants such as R11, R12 and R502 are no longer produced, due to the fact that they are contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer, reports Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Council of South Africa (Acricsa) director... 

Fan manufacturer reports increased interest from the industrial sector

By: Luxolo Tyali     26th September 2003 Fan designer and manufacturer, Air Blow Fans, of Boksburg, is increasing its activities in the industrial and mining sectors. 

Johannesburg company secures hopper surface heating contract

26th September 2003 Johannesburg company Bartec Barlian has won the order for surface heating 16 hoppers of a kiln bag house, kiln no 3, at a heavy industrial processing plant, in the North West. 

Bearing heater to save time

26th September 2003 A range of induction bearing heaters, designed for best performance, enhanced safety and extended service life in diverse applications, is on offer from Bearing Man’s bearings division. 

Cannon air-conditioning systems scheduled for February delivery

26th September 2003 The successful performance of the Booyco prototype air-conditioning system installed on the new LIW 35 DPG dual-purpose cannon, has resulted in specialist environmental control and air-conditioning engineering company Booyco Engineering receiving an order for four identical systems. 

Arrival of natural gas could lead to appliance manufacture boom

26th September 2003 The advent of natural gas next year could stimulate growth in the local manufacturing industry for domestic gas appliances. 

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