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Heating and Cooling

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. 

wearcheck

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. 

Firm emphasises correct installation of electrical surface-heating tapes

27th September 2002 Electrical surface heating (ESH) tapes are sometimes selected incorrectly and installed poorly, which could lead to unsatisfactory results, MD Bartec Barlian Fritz Boettiger says. 

Pump distributor expands its product range

27th September 2002 Pump distributor Salmson South Africa has extended its product range to deliver some of the most widely used pumps in the heating, cooling and building services industries. 

Air-cooled chiller for Sutherland telescope

27th September 2002 Refrigeration company York International has supplied an air-cooled chiller to the South African Large Telescope (Salt), at Sutherland in the Western Cape. 

Local-manufactured humidifier a success

27th September 2002 Heating air in winter results in a reduced relative humidity, and can have adverse effects on human comfort and health, as well as electronic equipment, especially computers. 

Air-conditioning, the ozone layer and sustainable development

27th September 2002 Refrigeration was one of the topics discussed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), held in Johannesburg earlier this month. 

Supplier of the year award for a Cape Town company

By: Helene Le Roux     27th September 2002 In June, Johnson Matthey (JM), a multinational company active in the precious metals industry, presented Cape Town based CFW Industries with its international supplier of the year award for engineering innovation and value, following a number of turnkey projects completed over the past three years. 

Ozone technology has many benefits, says firm

By: Helene Le Roux     27th September 2002 Ozone (O3) is a powerful oxidant, and neutralises bacteria, viruses, odours, pollen, tobacco smoke, moulds, chemicals and mildew in air and water. 

Platinum company receives two centrifugal fans

27th September 2002 Custom fan manufacturer Air Blow Fans recently supplied two 1 700 mm diameter backward curved-bladed centrifugal fans to Impala Platinum through Bateman Engineered Technologies. 

Heating equipment to save costs in Dubai

By: Helene Le Roux     27th September 2002 Last month, specialist manufacturer of heating systems Hi-Tech Elements of Boksburg supplied cost-saving ladle heating equipment to be used in a metal smelter in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. 

New specifications affect local fan manufacturers

27th September 2002 New legislation governing smoke and heat exhaust ventilators in buildings, which has been introduced recently in the US and Europe, has already impacted on the South African fan industry, and more changes are expected to follow. 

New heating coils for platinum refinery

27th September 2002 Styria Stainless Steel Fabrication has rebuilt and refitted the heating coils of a platinum refinery’s autoclave. 

Refrigeration plant upgrade for North West mine

27th September 2002 Natural expansion at the Northam platinum-mine near Thabazimbi in the North West province lead to the expansion of the refrigeration plant so the mine’s refrigeration requirements are appropriate to its depth. 

New air-conditioning technology at casino

By: Marius Roodt     27th September 2002 Cutting-edge air conditioning technology has been installed at the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment project, says Richard Pearce and Partners director Noel Smith. 

Many rope products for various markets

By: candice haase     20th September 2002 A product designed by Johannesburg-based wire rope, sling and chain supplier and manufacturer Rope Constructions, has been widely used in the mining sector for the last three years. 

New range of UK products to be introduced

By: candice haase     20th September 2002 A Randfontein-based wire rope, sling and chain supplier has added a range of UK-manufactured products for tensioning and insulating electric fencing to its range. 

50% reduction on fuel bill possible

13th September 2002 Using heavier oils can halve the fuel bill of some industries, but these oils have to be pre-heated to ensure proper firing conditions. 

Acquisition will enable market share growth

By: Marius Roodt     16th August 2002 Fer-Min-Ore, a Gauteng-based company specialising in the beneficiation of minerals, in May acquired the Combustion Group, one of South Africa’s major suppliers of gas and oil combustion equipment. 

SA firm supplies insulation to US embassy

9th August 2002 Insulation manufacturer Owens Corning South Africa has been awarded the contract to supply insulation material for the US embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, worth over R800 000. 

New product prevents lime formation

By: Marius Roodt     26th July 2002 East Rand-based South African water-heating equipment manufacturer Kwikot, has added an innovative new product to its range – an electronic anti-lime formation unit that crystallises scale without the use of chemicals. 

Heating and cooling directly with wind

By: Karel Smrcka     28th June 2002 Wind energy is already being used worldwide for the generation of electricity. Another very interesting possibility is the use of the kinetic energy to drive cold and heat compressors. 

SA firm to help draw up WHO guidelines

31st May 2002 Local firm Deryck Smith Consulting Engineers, of Pretoria, which specialises in the design of cleanroom environments, has been approached by the World Health Organisation to prepare heating, ventilation and air-conditioning guidelines for pharmaceutical facilities, and also to present two of the... 

Key acquisition marks 10 years of business success

By: Marius Roodt     31st May 2002 An East Rand company is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its founding by acquiring a complementary business that will immediately increase its yearly sales turnover by more than a third. 

Hotter the better for this rare pair

By: Marius Roodt     31st May 2002 Exactly ten years go to the month, Andr 

Heating tapes, temperature controllers

24th May 2002 Local company Bartec Barlian is to manufacture, supply, install and commission surface heating tapes and temperature controllers for the multi-million rand outside extension of Sasol Olefins and Surfactants’ new detergent alcohol project at Secunda, Engineering News can report. 

Many heat exchangers required

24th May 2002 GEA Aircooled Systems is currently manufacturing heat exchangers for Sasol with a combined heat exchange capacity of more than 90 MW. 

Launch of new boiler feed-water valve

17th May 2002 A new range of boiler feed-water valves has been launched by local valve designer and manufacturer Mitech. 

Swedish Engineering group positive before listing

3rd May 2002 Bookbuilding for engineering group Alfa Laval’s roughly $741- million initial public offering has got off to a good start, investment bankers close to the deal said. 

Customer care fends off global competition

By: nkolola halwindi     26th April 2002 East Rand-based pumps and engineering company Rapid Allweiler has embarked on a training programme for its employees to offer improved service and quality products to its customers in Southern Africa. 

Induction heating for efficient forging

By: Zonika Botha     19th April 2002 Local firm LH Power Electronics, of Gauteng, specialises in the design, manufacture and service of medium-frequency induction heaters and high-power rectifiers for mining and industrial applications. 

Economy with induction furnaces

19th April 2002 The benefits of induction have been enjoyed by many industries. 

Versatile ceiling panels developed

By: Karel Smrcka     5th April 2002 A Czech company has developed an air-permeable ceiling panel system, which integrates three main qualities – sound absorption; combined with a high level of permeability for gases and liquids; together with a complete absence of harmful microparticles, which can be contained in... 

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