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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…

Coronavirus and Other Contaminants: How Indoor Air Quality Can Affect Your Health

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

By: Matt Akins, ACCA Manager of HVACR Education People spend about 90% of their lives indoors, and pollutant levels can be as high as 100 times the levels encountered outside. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks indoor air pollution among the top four environmental hazards in America. While our attention is focused on the spread of Coronavirus,…

Contractual issues for Contractors

On March 5, 2020, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

The building industry is one of the largest contributors to the HVAC industry, many contractors, small and big, acquire a lot of new work from this industry. However, an increasing number of HVAC contractors experience a common difficulty when entering a construction tender usually with a JBCC Nominated or Selected…

Responsible Refrigeration number 48

On November 6, 2019, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

Many registered Practitioners are often faced with a dilemma when called out to an installation whether it be a refrigeration plant or refrigeration associated with air conditioning. The plant is in a poor state and at some point in its life has been ‘butchered’ making it seriously compromised. The inspection…

Is the Contracting Industry at Risk?

On July 31, 2019, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

Various contracting companies acquire most of their business from tendering in the building industry, the livelihood of several contracting industries such as HVAC rely largely on this work tendered by the building industry. However, this area has been very tricky to access with success for a few years now, it…

We took it to court!

On June 25, 2019, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

The Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER) which were gazetted in 2009 require that every gas installation, repair or maintenance be undertaken by a registered Gas Practitioner. These are individuals who have been trained and qualified to work successfully on gas systems. The South African Qualification and Certification Committee of Gas (SAQCC…

SARACCA working for the HVAC industry and its Members

On May 27, 2019, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

SARACCA’s National Executive Committee (NEC) hosted their latest meeting on the 29 March 2019. It was a lively and fruitful meeting and below is a few of the subjects and projects discussed. The NEC comprises of the Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of the various areas, together with a few co-opted members….