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Fire prevention company’s offering in demand  

By: Halima Frost     2nd April 2021 Fire risk management company ASP Fire has had a productive first quarter, with numerous projects being completed or nearing completion last month. These projects include implementing or upgrading fire-detection and -protection systems for a hotel in Honeydew, Gauteng; a citrus pack house in... 

New sealant enhances passive fire protection

By: Halima Frost     2nd April 2021 Sealant technology provider Den Braven’s Fire Protect hybrid sealant is a “one-for-all” sealant that encapsulates the concept of passive fire protection, which is integral when designing a building or structure. The hybrid sealant prevents fire from spreading through a building by creating... 

Conveyor Belt fire system to be awarded international certification

By: Halima Frost     2nd April 2021 Leading fire suppression company, I-CAT, has successfully completed and passed all required tests to obtain a verified certification from the UK national standards body, British Standards Institution (BSI) on its conveyor belt system. “I-CAT, the original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the... 

US space agency reports that booster rockets for first Artemis mission have been stacked

By: Rebecca Campbell     10th March 2021 The US National Aeronautics and Space Agency (Nasa) announced on Tuesday that the stacking of the two solid rocket boosters for the Artemis I mission had been completed. Each booster was composed of ten booster segments and a nose assembly, and both had been erected by large cranes on the mobile... 

Exports to drive further growth for synthetic polymers

5th March 2021 Synthetic Polymers Limited (SPL) has recently completed five years of operations – a period of rapid growth. Despite the disruption of the pandemic, SPL is confident that the future holds even more success for the relatively young company with exports among its key priorities, says founder and... 

Oversized door proves a success at heat test

19th February 2021 A successful fire test took place in November 2020 suggesting that the bespoke DDA compliant door vastly exceeded the recommended requirements needed.  Rhino Doors, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of bespoke and CPNI-rated engineered doors, put the oversized latchless door, designed to... 

Elvey appointed as Ajax distributor

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th February 2021 Elvey was recently appointed as a distributor for the Ajax range of intrusion technology. According to Ingo Mutinelli – head of sales in South Africa for Ajax Systems – the decision was clear-cut and based on Elvey’s long-standing reputation for successfully growing the footprint of various... 

Genset failure can cost companies dearly during load shedding

9th February 2021 A back-up power supply such as gensets is critical to reduce overall electricity demand during load-shedding. However, it is vital that such important equipment is maintained properly and serviced regularly to be able to cope with such outages. Genset failure due to a lack of proper maintenance... 

At this rate, South Africa will not meet Paris Agreement decarbonisation goal, says PwC

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th February 2021 Professional services firm PwC says the world needs to cut carbon intensity five times faster to meet the Paris Agreement commitments. A decarbonisation rate of 11.7% a year is now required to keep warming within 1.5 °C, which is five times greater than the 2.4% rate that was achieved going... 

Tribunal fines fire control companies for cartel conduct

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd February 2021 The Competition Tribunal has found two fire control firms guilty of fixing prices, dividing markets and tendering collusively in the market for supplying, installing and maintaining fire control and protection systems. Cross Fire Management has been ordered to pay an administrative penalty, or... 

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