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Boilers and Burners

CNG Holdings

By: Yolande Botes     17th May 2024 CNG Holdings is a privately owned energy company operating in Southern Africa, specialising in providing environmentally-friendly energy solutions. Established in June 2008, we are dedicated to offering compressed natural gas (CNG) as an alternative fuel for industrial applications, power... 

Combustion Technology

17th May 2024 As the market leader in oil and gas burners and boiler installations, Combustion Technology strives to provide world-class, environment-friendly solutions to meet any combustion and heating challenges. Combustion Technology’s unwavering dedication to innovation is showcased through cutting-edge... 

Combustion Technology

Rubber companies urged to go green

17th May 2024 There is a strong drive in and among rubber companies to exchange fossil fuels for renewable-energy sources, says steam and boiler service provider Associated Energy Services (AES). AES Gauteng regional manager Jordan Smith and AES operations associate director Ray Lund work closely with rubber... 

AES Gauteng regional manager Jordan Smith standing in front of a company sign for AES
JORDAN SMITH AES Gauteng regional manager Jordan Smith and AES operations associate director Ray Lund work closely with rubber belting and tyre manufacturers in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape

Boiler rebuild to be delivered to biomass power station

17th May 2024 Flow control solutions developer Valmet announced in April that it would deliver a major boiler rebuild to the Steven’s Croft biomass power station in Lockerbie, Scotland in the UK, which is operated by energy infrastructure operator E.ON. The order is included in Valmet’s orders received in the... 

The Steven’s Croft biomass power station in Lockerbie, Scotland in the UK
POWERFUL REVAMP The boiler build being undertaken by Valmet for the Steven’s Croft biomass power station will increase efficiencies and output

Solutions provider helps manage emissions reduction

By: Halima Frost     17th May 2024 As a company that delivers modern, efficient solutions for oil and gas burner and boiler installations, Combustion Technology prides itself on its continuous carbon reduction cognisance, both for its own operations and for those of its clients, says Combustion Technology MD Grant Renecle. He... 

A man in a R&D workshop working on Boiler monitoring technologies
WORKING HARD The new Mini MK9 developed by Autoflame and distributed locally by Combustion Technology it can trim the air/fuel ratio of a client's operation by monitoring the actual flame itself

Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices

2nd February 2024 Demand for gas-fuelled burners is increasing as South Africa’s production facilities continue to distance them-selves from traditional fossil fuels, such as coal, in line with lower global emissions targets, and to align with more sustainable business practices, says steam solutions specialist... 

Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices

Load-balancing helps optimise steam operations

By: Lynne Davies     2nd February 2024 Local operations and maintenance service provider Associated Energy Services (AES) has developed a load-balancing system that manages the splitting of a site’s steam requirements. An operation’s steam requirements fluctuate based on the production demands from multiple steam-users on the site,... 

Reducing corrosion in waste heat boilers

2nd February 2024 The corrosion of waste heat boilers (WHBs) – which are crucial in the recovery and use of heat generated as a by-product by non-ferrous pyrometallurgical plants globally – has a detrimental impact on asset life and overall performance, according to international surface protection solutions... 

KZN manufacturer partners firm to protect boilers

9th June 2023 Creating nonwoven fabrics requires using roller cards to process staple fibre, with the rollers first warmed using steam. With boilers operating to create this steam 24 hours a day, boiler maintenance is a critical element of nonwoven local manufacturer Fibertex South Africa’s operations. 

A group of boilers painted blue in configuration at a nonwoven fabrics manufacturing plant
MAINTAINING STANDARDS The routine maintenance of boilers that are used in the manufacture of nonwoven fabrics is critical

Partnership with German supplier bearing fruit

By: Nadine James     9th June 2023 Boiler and steam generator supplier Steam Generation Africa’s work and partnership with German industrial equipment supplier CERTUSS has resulted in numerous projects and opportunities considering the African market modular steam supply solutions, says MD John Rundle. “Late last year we... 

HIGH-TECH OFFERING CERTUSS steam generators enable a highly flexible steam supply while saving energy
HIGH-TECH OFFERING CERTUSS steam generators enable a highly flexible steam supply while saving energy

Control project improves boiler efficiencies

By: Nadine James     9th June 2023 Experienced boiler and energy plant operations and maintenance service provider Associated Energy Services (AES) is currently monitoring the performance of a recently completed project that included programming and control system intervention as well as the upgrading of a boiler control system... 

PPPs critical to addressing unemployment, skills development

By: Nadine Ramdass     3rd February 2023 The demand for occupational programmes by both colleges and industry shows that the solution to unemployment as well as producing adequately skilled workers is through public–private partnerships (PPPs), says the Department of Higher Education and Training technical and vocational education and... 

New tech predetects leaks

3rd February 2023 South Africa experiences regular power outages that are often blamed on power generators being shut down owing to boiler tube leaks, but a well-established and proven solution is available from engineered solutions specialist and supplier RTS Africa Technologies – accredited agents and service... 

New PLC improves demineralisation offering

3rd February 2023 Boiler manufacturer Allmech has been testing a new programmable logic controller (PLC) system with in-house developed software to run its ion exchange demineralisation, or demin, plant, with encouraging results. Demineralisation removes dissolved solids and mineral ions from feed water and... 

An image of Allmech's demineralisation plant
IMPROVED CUSTOMISATION New PLC allows demin plant to be more easily customisable through the programming of the various inputs

System efficiently used to detect leaks

By: Nadine Ramdass     3rd February 2023 The Inspecta Automatic Purge System (APS) is a cost-effective, ambient-air purge system that does not require compressed air or an additional power source to remove the fly ash build-up within the Inspecta pipe-sets, for steam leak detection in coal-fired power stations. The Inspecta APS... 

An image of Instrotech's Inspecta APS
INSPECTA APS The Inspecta APS complements the existing Inspecta acoustic steam leak detection systems

Small businesses in boiler servicing sector need support

By: Nadine Ramdass     3rd February 2023 With small businesses that service boilers and burners requiring support to manage challenges and grow within an industry that is dominated by larger, established companies and inadequately qualified companies, legislative structures need to be established to support new entrants in the market,... 

An image of a boiler
SUPPORTING BUSINESSES Improvements in competition, effectiveness and efficiency can result in ripple effects

Ways to overcome challenges when your boiler fails

10th June 2022 Over the past 24 months, companies requiring emergency boiler systems have succumbed to price increases to keep their steam operations functioning. 

An image of a man fixing a boiler
STEAM SYSTEMS A spike in boiler hire is directly proportional to an increased uptake in boiler repair services.

Company adds new product to its boiler offering

10th June 2022 Industrial process technologies supplier Alfa Laval has launched its new Alfa Laval AC65 brazed plate heat exchanger at its first online net-zero launch event, where it showcased new, cutting-edge thinking in energy efficiency, clean energy and circular-economy solutions.  

An image of a brazed plate heat exchanger
HEAT EXCHANGER Company offers new, cutting-edge thinking in energy efficiency, and clean-energy and circular-economy solutions.

Drones launched for boiler inspections

By: Mandisa Nyathi     10th June 2022 Rope access specialist Skyriders introduced the new Elios SkyEye drones last month for use in non-destructive testing when inspecting boiler internals at power stations. 

An image of a boiler inspection drone
BOILER INSPECTION Rope access Specialist adds drones for burner inspection

Hydra Arc

10th June 2022 Specialised welding and mechanical maintenance company Hydra Arc is currently conducting highly specialised plant maintenance on a coal-fired power plant in Secunda, in Mpumalanga.  The welding and mechanical part of the maintenance includes work on a variety of equipment, such as high pressure... 

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Company receives a Queen’s Award

10th June 2022 Combustion management solutions provider Autoflame Engineering is delighted to announce that the company has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category. 

Company adds two new boiler rental units

10th June 2022 Local boiler and burner supplier Combustion Technology has added two new boiler rental units to its rental offering. 

An image of a rental boiler
RENT A BOILER Combustion Technology adds two new boiler rental units

New year holds promise for wood pellet manufacturer

By: Halima Frost     4th February 2022 Biomass fuel manufacturer and distributor Calore Sustainability Energy (CSE) Biomass, a division of clean energy provider Earth & Wire, started the new year with installations at two agriculture companies in Worcester, in the Western Cape. The first installation includes two 350 kW hot-air... 

A Biomass fueled Hot-air Generator and boiler system being loaded onto a truck at the Calore Head office in the Cap
LOADING MASS Biomass-fueled systems being loaded to a transport for delivery to an agriculture company in Worcester, Western Cape

Policies drive gas interest

By: Halima Frost     4th February 2022 The regulatory environment for environmental policies and decreasing emissions is a key driver when a boiler owner decides to convert to using natural gas as a fuel source, says natural gas supplier Egoli Gas MD Vishal Pooran. “Natural gas-fuelled boiler studies have shown an overwhelmingly... 

A large gas fueled boiler inside a building used in industrial applications
GOING GAS The amount of companies moving to gas fueled burners owing to an increased interest in going green has grown substantially

Uptick after project completion expected

By: Halima Frost     4th February 2022 Energy solutions provider Energy Partners anticipates an increase in interest in its offerings in the Eastern Cape, subsequent to the development and commissioning of a boiler house at a chicken processing plant in Uitenhage, in the Eastern Cape. The project, which entailed the installation of a... 

A large boiler with a circuit board attached with Energy Partners logo on, cables and pipes leading to and from the boiler at a chicken processing plant
IN THE PROCESS The refurbishment of a boiler at a processing plant in the Eastern Cape has boosted Energy Partner's visibility in the area

Boiler, burner maintenance key to company success

By: Halima Frost     4th February 2022 The instrumental job of cleaning an industrial boiler or burner prior to maintenance has proven to be an integral part of rope access company Skyriders’ offerings, says marketing manager Mike Zinn. “In essence, boiler and burner maintenance is one of our bread and butter jobs.” 

An engineer using rope access to asses and clean inside a boiler prior to the start of maintenance, with headlamp on
INSIDE JOB The work maintenance conducted inside large industrial boilers can often be dangerous for operators so the correct safety precautions must be implemented

Company adds more mobile boilers to portfolio

By: Halima Frost     4th February 2022 Local boiler and burner supplier Combustion Technology is adding two new boiler rental units to its rental offering, bringing its total available capacity to five mobile containerised boiler units. The fabrication of the boiler steam plants, which is being undertaken at the Combustion Technology... 

A high top 6 meter container with a boiler inside supplied with all ancillaries rented out by Combustion Technology
BRING-A-BOILER The containerised boilers on offer from Combustion Technology are easily transported owing to being secured in container vessels

Industry insight opportunity for students

By: Anna Moross     4th June 2021 Owing to the fast-paced changes in the boilers and burners sector, technical vocational education and training (TVET) colleges have initiated an Occupational Qualification Dual System programme that entails sending students into the industry to ensure that they are prepared when they obtain an... 

BOILERMAKING QUALIFICATION 
The programme . . . aims to provide students with an opportunity to gain theoretical knowledge from the college while attaining real-time experience at a company
BOILERMAKING QUALIFICATION The programme . . . aims to provide students with an opportunity to gain theoretical knowledge from the college while attaining real-time experience at a company

New tech to increase boiler inspection accuracy

By: Anna Moross     4th June 2021 Material testing and inspection services specialist DEKRA Industrial’s new non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection service – using the Fast Scanning Thickness- (FST-)Gage inspection technology – will place the company in a strong position as the leader in boiler and burner inspection in... 

FTS-GAUGE ON-SITE INSPECTION
FST-Gage inspection technology is a high-priority initiative from DEKRA’s global Industrial Inspection Service division
FTS-GAUGE ON-SITE INSPECTION FST-Gage inspection technology is a high-priority initiative from DEKRA’s global Industrial Inspection Service division

Steam boilers a vital rental solution

4th June 2021 Air, nitrogen, power, flow pumps and lighting solutions provider Rand-Air, part of the global leading provider of compressed air, power, steam and nitrogen rental equipment and services global Atlas Copco Specialty Rental division, has earmarked steam boilers as a vital rental solution for the... 

RAND-AIR’S BOILER SOLUTIONS
Rand-Air offers a well-planned and strategic steam boiler rental solution which provides swift, yet reliable 24/7 availability for the production process.
RAND-AIR’S BOILER SOLUTIONS Rand-Air offers a well-planned and strategic steam boiler rental solution which provides swift, yet reliable 24/7 availability for the production process.

Steam generator reduces heat loss by 20%

By: Anna Moross     4th June 2021 Steam boiler supplier Steam Generation Africa, exclusive distributor of the CERTUSS steam generators, is testing the generators at a brewery in Ghana. 

CERTUSS STEAM GENERATOR
The key objective of this project is to overcome the disadvantages of a firetube by installing a CERTUSS steam generator, which reduces heat loss by 20%
CERTUSS STEAM GENERATOR The key objective of this project is to overcome the disadvantages of a firetube by installing a CERTUSS steam generator, which reduces heat loss by 20%

Sustainability for businesses in South Africa

4th June 2021 The country has been experiencing power outages for several years now which brings alternative energy supply to the forefront.  Egoli Gas is helping Industry to meet growing energy demand and limit CO2 emissions with cleaner-burning piped natural gas as the cleanest-burning hydrocarbon.  

Sustainability for businesses in South Africa

Regaining control of boiler and burner operations with Combustion Technology

4th June 2021 Combustion Technology’s Boiler System Interface solution helps restore control of equipment and facilities, enabling full management of all boiler house key functions. Through its 12.1” user-friendly multitouch screen interface, Combustion Technology are able to log on to any equipped site and... 

Regaining control of boiler and burner operations with Combustion Technology

Dryden Combustion heritage lives on through Energy Partners Steam

4th June 2021 Dryden Combustion’s renowned heritage and trusted name has been strengthened through its acquisition by Energy Partners, part of the PSG group, acquired Dryden Combustion four years ago and it has now completed its re-branding journey to EP Steam. Although the name has changed, the company’s... 

Dryden Combustion heritage lives on through Energy Partners Steam

Boiler ash removal made easy through chain

29th January 2021 Engineering solutions provider BMG’s power transmission division supplies a range of Tsubaki conveyor chains that ensures efficient and trouble-free transport of slag granulates, ash or smelting residues from beneath boilers, burners and furnaces. According to BMG specialists, conveying dry or... 

EXTRA STRONG
Conveying dry or wet ash is one of the most challenging applications a chain can be subjected to
EXTRA STRONG Conveying dry or wet ash is one of the most challenging applications a chain can be subjected to

Plant energy produced from tomato waste

29th January 2021 Italian boiler producer and installation company Uniconfort designed, manufactured and installed two boilers at a food processing company in the Ivory Coast in Africa. Through its advanced technology, the food processing company is able to save about €1-millon each year as the two boilers are... 

MONEY SAVING
The plant produces all the steam that is necessary for pasteurising the tomatoes at no cost
MONEY SAVING The plant produces all the steam that is necessary for pasteurising the tomatoes at no cost

Uniconfort

29th January 2021 Uniconfort manufactures and installs Biomass Plants up to 30 MWth and Cogeneration Systems up to 5 MWe.  Our Mission is to give Value to Biomass and Waste from wood, industrial and agricultural processes, converting all into Clean Energy. The Biomass Boilers produce steam, hot water, superheated... 

Uniconfort

Business relationship mutually beneficial

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     29th January 2021 The international partnership between sawmill technology supplier Newsaw and Italy-based biomass boilers and heating solutions provider Uniconfort has resulted in power solutions, power independence and cost-effective maintenance for boiler plants in Africa. “Since 2004, Newsaw has been watching... 

TEAM WORK
Uniconfort has a turnkey solution that combines steam with biomass boilers and turbines
TEAM WORK Uniconfort has a turnkey solution that combines steam with biomass boilers and turbines
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