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Frigair at Interbuild Africa 2012

Jul 9, 2012 10:04 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Frigair Expo & Workshop – Africa’s only dedicated heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration exhibition and workshop – forms part of the line-up of interrelated events scheduled to run in parallel with The Star Interbuild Africa 2012 exhibition. It will take place 15 to 17 August at the MTN Expo Centre at Nasrec in Johannesburg. 

The HVAC & R industry and the technologies and systems it designs, installs and maintains are often not visible. They are just there, in the background. But they are essential to keeping people comfortable with cool and fresh air, keeping produce as fresh as when it was harvested, safe for human consumption, and well displayed in supermarkets, delicatessens and the like.


Smart energy solutions mean every paint job is green

Feb 1, 2012 10:25 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Volvo_Trucks_in_Umea_builds_cabs_for_Volvo_FH_and_FM_trucksHaving cut the fuel consumption of its vehicles over the past few decades, Volvo Trucks is now improving the environmental footprint of its facilities. With reduced energy and paint use and lower emissions of solvents, its northern Swedish paintshop is the most environmentally sustainable unit of its kind in the world. Even so it can offer customers more than 850 colours to choose between.

Flexible pipe rehabilitation

Feb 1, 2012 10:18 am Published by Leave your thoughts

South African sewer-cleaning company Jetvac repairs Cape Town sewers using a reliable, no-dig solution.

The Jetvac sewer cleaning company in South Africa was tasked with repairing multiple defects in a four-kilometer-long sewer pipe in Cape Town. Using conventional technology would mean installing a cured-in-place pipe lining between each set of manholes along the pipe – at a cost that would bust the annual budget for such work several times over.

The first solar thermal driven, chilled water, air conditioning plant installed at Moot Hospital, Pretoria.

Solar driven air conditioning – a first in SA

Jan 10, 2010 10:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The first solar thermal driven, chilled water, air conditioning plant installed at Moot Hospital, Pretoria.It seems paradoxical that solar energy can be used to cool buildings, but a showcase project has been set up at a Pretoria hospital to demonstrate the efficiency and economic viability of a solar driven air-conditioning system at commercial scale.

The system, using absorption chiller technology and installed by Voltas Technologies, is currently fully operational and data is being collected and monitored for analysis. The aim is to define a new method for cooling buildings in Southern Africa.