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Energy-saving LEDs illuminate hospital

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     14th June 2019 High energy savings and a good colour rendering were achieved by replacing the high-pressure sodium installation with light-emitting-diode (LED) floodlights at the Tygerberg Hospital, in Cape Town, says lighting manufacturer BEKA Schréder sales engineer Grant Kemp. “High masts were installed... 

New VSD software offers energy savings

By: Cameron Mackay     24th May 2019 Electrical and energy solutions provider Zest WEG Group is deploying a new plug-and-play variable speed drive (VSD) software solution that achieves automatic energy savings when used with any standard electric motor. The solution was developed by WEG Group software engineers in Brazil. 

Vodacom to buy IoT.nxt to accelerate IoT strategy

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th May 2019 JSE-listed Vodacom is planning to acquire a majority stake in end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider IoT.nxt for an undisclosed amount to provide traction for its own IoT strategy and transform its dedicated IoT business unit. The acquisition will enable Vodacom to operate across... 

Pioneering system holds huge potential for microgrids

By: Kim Cloete     23rd May 2019 A sharper focus on renewable energy has led to increased opportunities for microgrids in rural areas, industrial and commercial parks and residential developments in African countries. “Technology is progressing very fast on alternative energies and systems. An increased focus on renewable energy... 

ANDRITZ’s energy-efficient pumps secure water supply in Amman, Jordan

13th May 2019 International technology Group ANDRITZ supplied 12 multi-stage axial split case and high-pressure ring section pumps to the Water Authority of Jordan last year. These energy-efficient pumps secure the water supply of the capital city Amman. With approximately 92 percent of the country being... 

Solution assists in energy optimisation

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     10th May 2019 Energy management multinational Schneider Electric’s digital energy management system EcoStruxure Power can help organisations to improve their efficiency and uptime. The system assists clients in ensuring that power is available, operational costs are optimised and maintenance is performed on... 

South African-Danish partnership to launch Phase 2 of water project

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     3rd May 2019 Phase 2 of the Strategic Water Sector Cooperation partnership between Denmark and South Africa will be launched at this year’s African Utility Week, which will be held from May 14 to 16 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The partnership will host an exhibition stand and the water... 

On the way towards fully electrified mining machines

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th April 2019 There is virtually no room for error when it comes to mining construction machines. Used almost exclusively underground, often in small, restricted areas, the machines and their exhaust emissions directly impact construction workers. For health and safety reasons, they must produce as few... 

SAEEC explores the carrot and stick approaches to emission management in South Africa

25th April 2019 Carbon tax can be said to be present and imminent in South Africa and it is slated to affect all industries. However, it is apparent that phase 1 of the carbon tax will penalise companies whose primary source of emission is energy generation. Therefore, the obvious conclusion is that using less... 

Tomra Sorting Recycling Launches Innosort Flake Featuring Dual-Sensor Sorting Capability

11th April 2019 TOMRA Sorting Recycling extends its offering of high-precision flake sorting solutions with the innovative INNOSORT FLAKE sensor-based solution that combines color and material sorting, reliably removing PVC, metals and opaque flakes. It is the ideal all-in-one sorting solution for plastic... 

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