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Heating and Cooling

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. 

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. 

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