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Proper ventilation a key tool to prevent the spread of Covid-19

On September 11, 2020, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

Indoor ventilation is an important tool to prevent the viral transmission of the Covid-19 virus when correctly applied. Conversely, poor ventilation promotes viral transmission, Engen industrial hygiene specialist Garth Hunter warned during the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s safety day webinar, held on September 7. Hunter pointed out that a Japanese…

The Role of HVAC in a pandemic

On August 20, 2020, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

What role will your companies HAVC system play if Coronavirus particles can become airborne and travel distances greater than the stipulated social distance and dispense into the air? This, coupled with the debate that HVAC systems are snowballing the infection rates needs to be settled with facts.   Clean air…

Can the AC filter in your home, office or local mall protect you from Covid-19?

On July 28, 2020, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

(CNN)When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that malls in New York could not reopen until they installed high-efficiency particulate air filters capable of trapping the virus that causes Covid-19, Harvard environmental health researcher Joseph Gardner Allen was thrilled.”I’ve been writing consistently since early February about how healthy buildings should…

Elon Musk Is Attempting to Revolutionize HVAC Systems

On July 9, 2020, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

Looking at cutting-edge developments in the HVAC industry Elon Musk is famous for always looking at ways to bring the future to us in faster and previously unthought-of ways. While he is most well-known for his advances at SpaceX and his electronic sports cars, his new product is one he…

Media Statement

On June 25, 2020, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

The Corona Virus has turned the national economy on its head. The HVAC & R industry has been one of the industries affected. Due to the lockdown, many HVAC & R businesses have not been able to operate to their fullest proficiencies. The restriction on the movement of persons and…

HVAC+R sector under COVID-19

On June 18, 2020, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

There has been a general confusion on what part of the construction industry falls under essential services. Under the current regulations, the HVAC+R  sector, although under the construction industry, in essence, is deemed an essential service. It is important to note that each level of lockdown requires adherence to specific…

ASHRAE forms epidemic task force

On May 22, 2020, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

ASHRAE has created a task force of experts to address the challenges of the current coronavirus pandemic and the effects of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems.  ASHRAE says its Epidemic Task Force has been established to help deploy ASHRAE’s technical resources to address the current challenges and future epidemics as…

Heating Ventilation And Air Conditioning (Hvac) Market 2020 Size, Key Players, Demand, Supply, Growth and Forecast to 2026

On May 19, 2020, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

The latest research report on the Heating Ventilation And Air Conditioning (Hvac) Market published by Verified Market Research provides a profound awareness of the various market dynamics such as Trends, drivers, challenges and opportunities. The report explains in more detail the micro – and macroeconomic elements that are expected to…

COVID-19 – Impact on HVAC – Post Lockdown

On April 22, 2020, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

Staying cool post lockdown The World Economic Forum (WEF) conducted a study on the 1918 Spanish Flue pandemic, recording a slight improvement in economic activity after the pandemic subsided. Today, economists are predicting a downturn of between 6%-10% in economic growth. What do we bank on? At this point, post…

Unqualified? Unregistered? Illegal!

On April 6, 2020, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

10 years after the first SAQCC Gas Practitioner was registered, we still find such hazardous practices in the gas industry. 52 Engineering recently attended to a freezer which according to the client required “gassing” and what was discovered was appalling. A disposable cylinder had been converted to a refillable cylinder…