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Responsible Refrigeration Article 66

On December 2, 2021, Posted by , In Director's Column, With Comments Off on Responsible Refrigeration Article 66

This year SARACCA embarked on a process to recognise Skills Development Providers who meet a minimum set of requirements. This was done to bring uniformity to the training of the safe handling of refrigerants toward the registration of Authorised Refrigeration Gas Practitioners with SAQCC Gas. This duty is given to…

Responsible Refrigeration Article 65

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There is a lot of talk about recovery of refrigerant from an air conditioning units or refrigeration plants. But what does it means? Refrigerants are an important part of the cooling in air conditioning and refrigeration as part of the heat transfer process. The important need to recover the refrigerant…

Responsible Refrigeration Article 64

On December 2, 2021, Posted by , In Director's Column, With Comments Off on Responsible Refrigeration Article 64

I have previously written about the training providers setting themselves up for training in the Hydro Carbon (HC) refrigerants. This is mainly for R290, which is a propane gas, but also for R600a which is an Isobutane. Both gases are very similar and require special care when working with these…

Responsible Refrigeration Article 63

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An extract from the Pressure Equipment Regulations, regulation 17 says; “An authorised person or an approved inspection authority shall issue a certificate of conformity after completion of a gas installation, modification, alteration or change of user or ownership in” Ever since the regulations came into force in October 2009, yes…

Responsible Refrigeration Article 62

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A new document that came to me last month from the EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR DESEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL deals with evidence for the transmission in closed spaces. The writers consider the role of air conditioning and ventilation systems in the spread of COVID-19. The transmission of respiratory infections in confined…

Tendering on Greatness

On November 29, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

The HVAC+R industry in South Africa is changing. New players are entering the market and existing companies are looking at expanding into international territories. Despite a fledgling economy, these are exciting times for the HVAC+R industry! South African HVAC+R companies are practising a term we seldom read about in our…

New Climate Pledges More Likely to Prevent Worst of Global Warming

On November 22, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, By , With Comments Off on New Climate Pledges More Likely to Prevent Worst of Global Warming

Over 100 nations have issued new commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the United Nations Conference of the Parties. A new analysis published in the journal Science assessed those new pledges, or nationally determined commitments (NDCs), and how they could shape Earth’s climate. The study’s authors find the latest NDCs could…

Good Ventilation is a Key Factor in Reducing New Covid-19 infections

On November 12, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With Comments Off on Good Ventilation is a Key Factor in Reducing New Covid-19 infections

By the Daily Maverick The looting and unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in mid-July 2021 was, from a Covid-19 perspective, a damp squib. There is no clear evidence in the numbers to support the dire predictions at the time that the gatherings of thousands of people to loot and burn…

The Latest on Training: What you Need to Know

On October 22, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, By , With No Comments

In the latest SARACCA training webinar—new developments, updated materials have streamlined the training processes. These not only create a uniform standard across the industry but also vitally contribute to its continued growth. Out with the Old, in with the new The old unit standards of 20 years ago are largely…

Venturing into HVAC? Choose an association partner that can help support you and your business

On October 8, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

In an industry struggling with non-compliance, contractors who would like to work within the law are encouraged to bring an association partner in to support their business. The HVAC market in South Africa is established, regulated and globally competitive, it carries many intricacies and without guidance, navigating the landscape may…

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