Powerful compressors drive cooling research

GEA Grasso screw compressors for the compression of helium gas are playing a crucial role in one of the world’s largest construction projects for cutting-edge international research. The compressors are part of the FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) particle accelerator facility for cooling superconducting magnets. The order placed…

Dean Munsamy is the newly elected President of SARACCA

“Joy! Having enough time and freedom to live your life and enjoy the journey of your story. This includes love, life, family, making memories, friends, community and work.” This is the  newly elected President of SARACCA Dean Munsamy’s idea of success. Dean Munsamy is the newly appointed president of the…

Certificates of Conformity via App

On January 20, 2023, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With 1 Comment

This article continues on from the previous column dealing with CoCs via the online App. The online app can be downloaded from the Play Store using a tablet or smart phone. Search for the SAQCC Gas CoC and proceed with installation. You will be asked if you are registered in…

Debate on air conditioning as a basic right

Is access to cool air a human right in today’s environments? Canada is debating the question, and climate activists aren’t the only ones pressing the issue. A coalition representing private and public sector interests – including insurance companies, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the…

Responsible Refrigeration No 79

Training on the new SARACCA training manual introduced at the beginning of 2022 provides an understanding of the Pressure Equipment Regulations, SABS standards and good engineering practice in refrigeration. while the use of the F-gases continues through the phase-out of HCFC and HFC’s refrigerants the appearance of flammable refrigerants has…

New long-term method to store renewable energy with a chemical heat storage system

On July 22, 2022, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Renewable energy requires long-term storage options. A chemical heat storage system has been invented at the Vienna University of Technology that could bring surplus energy from summer to winter. Rising global energy demand and climate change make the phase-out of fossil fuels inevitable – and current geopolitical developments call for…

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…