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Getting labour components right is critical to success of the REIPPPP

The South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) offers a sustainable solution to the country’s current power problem. However, it has already faced delays, with an extension of financial closure for the successful bidders from Bid Window 5 until the end of March 2022. The process of…

Global fresh food: big opportunities, big challenges

That’s the easiest way to describe the food sector in 2022. On the plus side, the demand has never been higher: 80% of respondents to Deloitte’s fresh food consumer survey said that high-quality fruits and vegetables are one of the most important attributes they look for when choosing a store….

CESA challenges decision to cancel tenders

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is challenging the recent decision by the SANRAL Board to cancel critical infrastructure tenders on the basis that “their adjudication process was flawed due to the involvement of design engineers in the tender adjudication process”. Chris Campbell, CEO of CESA. Image credit: CESA Chris Campbell,…

Local HVAC experts add to South African local content targets

Highlighting South Africa’s technical capability in the rail sector – local heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) specialist Booyco Engineering has been refocusing its rail-related expertise to international industry standards for the past 15 years. According to Booyco Engineering executive director Grant Miller, the company’s products and systems match the…

Study shows CFD airflow stimulations can help enhance cleanroom contamination control

On April 29, 2022, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, By , , With No Comments

A recent study has shown that computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can be used to identify improvement strategies for airflow distribution and contamination control within cleanrooms. Researchers used CFD simulations to assess their cleanroom airflow and suggest improvements that would reduce contamination levels. Airflow distribution within a cleanroom is known to…

HVAC design adaptations sparked by the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a change in HVAC engineering, particularly in medical buildings. Hospitals for instance, were not originally designed to operate with numerous potentially infectious people walking through the doors. However, early in the pandemic, Aspen Medical constructed a 51-bed surge centre in just 37 days. Every bed…

Growing Awareness About The Product Will Positively Impact The Global Hvac And Refrigeration (HvacR) Systems Market Outlook: Ken Research

On March 22, 2022, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

According to the research report, ‘Global HVAC and Refrigeration (HVACR) Systems Industry Research Report 2021 Segmented by Major Market Players, Types, Applications and Countries Forecast to 2027’ states that the Daikin Industries, Mitsubishi Corporation, Haier Electronics Group, Carrier Corporation, The Midea Group, Frank Technologies, Airtex Compressors, Foster GE, Larsen &…

We Need More Awareness

On February 24, 2022, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With Comments Off on We Need More Awareness

The South African Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (SARACCA) was approached by a member based in Kimberley, Northern Cape. SARACCA felt that it would benefit others to share contents of this member’s letter as it offers a current, insightful perspective on refrigeration and air conditioning in South Africa from…

Air Quality an Important Differentiator

On February 14, 2022, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With Comments Off on Air Quality an Important Differentiator

Sponsored by SFI Group / Featured: Cape Business News AS more businesses contemplate hybrid work models, facilities managers and property owners are looking for compelling value- to give them a competitive edge in a crowded market. Supplying the latest clean air technology not only keeps employees healthy and lowers absenteeism,…

Standards in Pricing

On January 28, 2022, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, By , With Comments Off on Standards in Pricing

Competitive pricing has evolved. As more players enter the market, businesses are subjected to cost and time pressures in order to beat the competition. Additionally, the economic fallout of a global pandemic includes sharp price drops, excess capacity, and heightened price sensitivity which ultimately destroys value. The risk now lies…

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