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Heating and Cooling

Local arm of Korean giant aims to grow its market share

By: Luxolo Tyali     26th September 2003 The local arm of Korean LG Electronics (LGE), LG Electronics South Africa (LGESA) reports that it is following the trend of its parent company that has, according to Japan Air Conditioning, Heat & Refrigeration News (JARN), been the number one international air-conditioner maker for the third... 

Thermostats to measure and control temperatures

26th September 2003 The range of Mosaic electrical switches and sockets offered by Legrand includes thermostats that measure and control temperature in offices, shops, commercial buildings and homes. 

Cool empowerment

By: Luxolo Tyali     26th September 2003 A forum representing black-owned suppliers, consulting engineers and contractors in the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry has been launched. 

Temperature controllers made in South Africa

26th September 2003 The locally-manufactured Thermoline range of temperature controllers is available in a variety of models, tailor-made to suit customer requirements, reports manufacturer Rhomberg. 

Standards for refrigeration and air-conditioning plants revised

By: Luxolo Tyali     26th September 2003 Standards South Africa has introduced revised standards to regulate the operation and construction of refrigeration and air-conditioning plants in South Africa. 

Electrical insulation and industrial laminates on offer

26th September 2003 Specialist in electrical insulation materials and industrial laminates, Calidus Von Roll Isola, offers local industry advanced insulation systems, tailored to exact requirements. 

Deeper-level mines order nine chillers

26th September 2003 Refrigeration specialist YORK South Africa has won contracts worth several millions of rand from various mines for the installation underground of nine Titan OM chillers, with a cooling capacity of more than 72 000 kW of refrigeration. 

Surface-heating tape installed on Durban pipelines

12th September 2003 More than two kilometres of Bartec-Heat PWB30 surface-heating tape has been installed on pipelines and a vessel at an oil-blending plant in Durban. 

Energy developments hotting up

By: Karel Smrcka     5th September 2003 Wind turbines are truly high-tech machines. After all, electronic control systems see to it that the generators are always operating at exactly the right speed to produce commercially-profitable power. 

Coega's construction villages lauded as workers move in

3rd September 2003 The first tenants have begun moving into the construction villages that have been constructed at the emerging industrial development zone (IDZ) at Coega, in the Eastern Cape - the zone's administrators claim that the accomodation is equivalent of a three-star hotel. 

Local firm bids for US auto component work

By: Jill Stanford     25th July 2003 Port Elizabeth automotive air-conditioning component manufacturer Behr Climate Control is bidding for a contract for the Mercedes-Benz ‘M’ Class air-conditioning lines in the US. 

Making air cool while the sun shines

By: Karel Smrcka     18th July 2003 The sun need not only be a source of heat and warmth. In hot countries it delivers power that can be put to excellent use for operating air-conditioning systems. 

R&D drives manufacturing success

By: Kenneth Creamer     4th July 2003 Even in the context of over supply in the global electronics goods industry, Korean technology company LG Electronics has a strategy of 'product leadership' through which it aims to continue winning increasing market share. 

Air-conditioning systems for new straddle carriers

6th June 2003 Demanding environmental and operating conditions will be overcome through the installation of Booyco Engineering air-conditioning systems on the new straddle carriers destined for operation at the port of Durban. 

Light tubes shine the way to the future

By: Karel Smrcka     23rd May 2003 These ordinary-looking tubes are deceptive. They can harness the enormous potential of one of the world’s richest and simplest resources – light. 

Region’s chemicals export market worth $3,8-billion

28th March 2003 South Africa accounts for more than half of the South African Development Community’s (SADC) chemicals market. 

Retailer receives new air-conditioning system

7th March 2003 The airconditioning contract in Cape Town for the refurbishment of Woolworths’ head office has been won by Cape Air Conditioning using YORK International units. 

Learnerships start – but funds stay a problem

By: nkolola halwindi     21st February 2003 The first learnership in airconditioning and refrigeration promoted by Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) at national qualifications framework (NQF) level two will start in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg next month, to be followed later in the year in Port... 

Increased market share and lucrative exports beckon

By: nkolola halwindi     21st February 2003 In a R6-million contract, Gauteng-based engineering company Bartec Barlian has designed, supplied and installed a trace-heating system for process control to South Africa’s first detergent alcohols plant in Secunda, Mpumalanga. 

Platinum boom spills over to fan supplier

By: nkolola halwindi     21st February 2003 Due to increased activity on the platinum mines, developing company Air Blow Fans has supplied several large centrifugal fans to this mining sector. 

Revised standards for refrigeration systems announced

By: nkolola halwindi     21st February 2003 The new fourth edition of the SABS 0147 standard for the refrigeration systems, including plants associated with air conditioning systems has been announced by South Africa National Standards (SANS), a division of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). 

Fifteen defence aircon systems for Middle East

21st February 2003 Specialist air-conditioning manufacturer Booyco Engineering has been awarded the contract to supply fifteen roof mounted systems for armoured personnel carriers destined for the Middle East. 

Fifteen defence aircon systems for Middle East

21st February 2003 Specialist air-conditioning manufacturer Booyco Engineering has been awarded the contract to supply fifteen roof mounted systems for armoured personnel carriers destined for the Middle East. 

Airconditioning experiment proves successful

21st February 2003 York International, in conjunction with Erase, says it has pioneered new air-conditioning technology at the new Nashua headquarters in Cape Town. 

Steam may offer green-power option to Cape

By: Laura Franz     21st February 2003 The Southern Cape Fold Mountains hold subterranean reservoirs of superheated water that could be a source of cheap, ‘green’ energy. 

New pollution-control system for waterworks

By: Zonika Botha     7th February 2003 Durban-based company FP Engineering has installed a revolutionary new pollution-control system valued at R5-million for Metro Water at the Kwamashu Waste Water Treatment plant in Kwazulu-Natal. 

Cape optimistic about gas find near Saldanha Bay

By: Joanne Delaurentis     17th January 2003 A major new gas find near Saldanha Bay and the servicing of the West Africa off-shore oil industry could widen the industrial base of the Western Cape and help its economy achieve a growth rate of five per cent. 

Parts wholesaler captures greater share of market

By: vanessa vasques     29th November 2002 The refrigeration and air conditioning wholesale division of air conditioning specialist Carrier, known as Metraclark, has seen significant growth over the last four years, resulting in it capturing a major share of the wholesale spares market in South Africa. 

Commercial division looking to expand

By: vanessa vasques     29th November 2002 After a number of years of not being able to participate actively in the mining industry in South Africa, Carrier South Africa’s commercial system’s division, known as CMS, is beginning to pursue this market again. 

Turnover target: R1-billion

By: vanessa vasques     29th November 2002 The last few years have seen a number of changes for the South African arm of the largest air conditioning, refrigeration and heating equipment supplier in the world. 

Firm aims to grow exports

By: vanessa vasques     29th November 2002 Air conditioning specialist Carrier South Africa is driving to expand its current export market. 

Celebrating a hundred years of innovation

29th November 2002 Dr Willis H Carrier is probably one of America’s greatest inventors, but unlike others such as Edison, Ford, Bell or the Wright Brothers, his accomplishment has never been fully recognised. 

Factory operations streamlined

By: vanessa vasques     29th November 2002 The past two years have a seen a number of changes to the manner in which ECR Manufacturing (the refrigeration equipment factory of Carrier South Africa (SA)) has been run and operating, and plans are in place to further streamline the factory’s operations next year. 

Firm believes skills development is the key to good business

By: vanessa vasques     29th November 2002 The air conditioning and refrigeration industry has always been quite challenging and, as with any business, Carrier South Africa (SA), has been through some challenging times over the past 18 to 24 months. 


By: marisa rodrigues     22nd November 2002 Maintenance managers will be able to keep their engine coolant systems in peak condition thanks to the introduction of a new coolant analysis service by the Wearcheck Africa Division of Set Point Technology, the country's leading oil analysis company. 

Wine estates boast vintage new floors

22nd November 2002 Products from StonCor Africa’s Concrete Protection division (Pro-Struct) have been chosen by 21 of South Africa’s leading wineries and estates – including Spier Home Farms, Backsberg, Hartenberg, Morgenster, Rooiberg and Douglas Green – as preferred systems for new floors,... 

Learnership programmes to solve industry skills dearth

By: Helene Le Roux     27th September 2002 The air-conditioning and refrigeration industry in South Africa is faced with a shortage of well-trained technicians, and is actively pursuing solutions to solve this problem. 

Firm in R8m air-conditioning deal for Navy's new corvettes

By: Helene Le Roux     27th September 2002 A Gauteng company is manufacturing components and sub-assemblies to be used in the air-conditioning systems of the South African Navy’s patrol corvettes. 

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