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Heating and Cooling

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. 

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. 

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