By Ilana Koegelenberg
FRIGAIR Expo 2018, Africa’s largest dedicated HEVAC&R trade fair, is taking place from 6 to 8 June at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg. Check out what exhibitors have planned.
ACRA will once again showcase the various skills development, training, and education options within the HEVAC&R industry. Visit their stand for all training / skills development queries and guidance — including trade testing, apprenticeships, learnerships, short courses, skills programmes, part qualifications, authorised refrigeration practitioner license (safe handling of refrigerants and issuing of COCs), and more.
Acrow will be exhibiting its storage solution ranges, specifically around cold storage. Their motto ‘Made in Africa for Africa’ is true to its core and people should visit their stand to understand exactly what this entails.
Advantage Air will showcase their range of commercial focused airflow controls. They will also promote their VAMS system and their MyAir+ option for VRV/DVM/VRF and the like. Visit their stand to learn about new controls helping with temperature issues in offices.
Afrox will showcase the full range of refrigerant products (in refillable and disposable cylinders), as well as the full benefits of the Zugibeast at the exhibition. The Zugibeast extracts contaminated oil, moisture, and other non-condensables.
A-Gas South Africa this year will be showcasing its new Rapid Recovery service, which assists contractors in being compliant with the regulations when doing recovery jobs. They will also be launching Braze-A-Gas at the show. As usual, they will have info on future refrigerant trends, flushing fluids, CO2, and oxygen-free nitrogen (service gases).
AHI Carrier Toshiba is using the show as a platform to launch their new 30KAV variable speed air-cooled screw chiller. Come meet the team and see the exciting new products of Carrier and Toshiba with best in class products of both brands!
AIAC Airconditioning will be launching their new microchannel condenser range as well as their new inverter down blow precision AC unit.
Airbox will be exhibiting a wide range of air filters and products for the textile, health, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical sector.
Air Filter Maintenance Services will have various HEPA, primary, and secondary filters on their stand as well as bag-in-bag-out units and a biological safety cabinet.
Air Movement Supplies (AMS) | Elta Group Africa’s stand will feature a new concept in air quality control linked to demand ventilation.
Airstream Components Africa invites you to view the diverse range of products they will have on display, including Ductboard componentry, iZone Controls, iLight, diffusion (plastic and aluminium), ducting and sheet metal.
AMG Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning specialises in industrial and commercial refrigeration, providing a wide range of refrigeration services in the field.
AMS Haden will be exhibiting a range of HVAC instrumentation and occupational hygiene instrumentation from major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as Casella, Thermo, and TSI.
Aolan | ACAV will be displaying evaporative coolers as well as the associated products and the portal evaps.
Automated Control Solutions will be exhibiting the leading international brands/products of sensing and control devices, used in building automation applications. They will also be launching some very exciting products from leading manufacturers like Danfoss and Honeywell.
Baltimore Aircoil Company SA will show off their ideal hybrid, adiabatic or evaporative solution for the correct application. “As the need for water saving increases, so does the need for advanced technology, to ensure not only a blind drive for water saving, but an intelligently controlled system optimising overall savings and an environmentally conscious operational efficiency.”
Barpro Storage will feature various systems, including Storax mobile racking, Storax Ranger, i-Smelt and Delf Cold Wear (PPE). They will also be displaying a life-sized operational model of the Storax mobile racking system.
Bitzer Kühlmaschinenbau (SA) will be displaying its latest innovations, such as their new technology for creating a more intelligent compressor. Their products are extremely energy efficient, have increased availability, are easy to use, and are environmentally friendly.
Bosch is now offering not only hot water and ventilation solutions, but also variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems for efficient air conditioning. Come check out their stand to learn more about what this well-known global brand can offer you.
Carel Controls SAwill be exhibiting the latest in monitoring systems and connectivity technology, which brings together the capabilities of all its other sophisticated control products. Included will be CO2 transcritical solutions and the latest innovation using BLDC compressor technology to harness optimal energy-saving opportunities in both the refrigeration and HVAC markets.
Chigo Air Conditioning will show off its new Wi-Fi air-conditioning technology, as well as the latest Chigo variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology.
Clever Shelf Systems will be showcasing its full product range, the latest in fronting merchandising systems, and the first rotating system in a cabinet. They will be launching their latest multideck killer, the Swingout and its Max Load Cabinet.
ColCab / Colcoil will exhibit different configurations of the latest designs of its heat exchange products, including blower coils and condensers. They offer solutions into retail, commercial, industrial, processing, agricultural, and marine industries, to name but a few.
Cold Link Africa has been around for over three decades, informing the local perishable supply chain — from farm to work. They will be at the show to promote subscriptions to the magazines as well as registrations for its various online platforms, including www.coldlinkafrica.co.za.
Commercial Refrigeration Services (CRS) will have the team from shecco at their stand and focus on all things CO2. They will have their CRS industrial-type pack and CRS condensing unit on display.
Compact Cool’s sales and technical staff will present its vast range of cooling products and offer customers solutions for standard and non-standard applications. They will also have their smallest air-cooled tank chiller exhibited at the stand, so customers can view the high standard the products are manufactured to. There will be an interactive display and product brochures for their standard range of units.
Concept Clean Africa invites guest to their stand to enquire or understand more about the specialist services they provide to the HVAC industry; that is, air duct cleaning services, indoor air quality surveys and management, and kitchen extraction deep cleaning services.
Cool Breeze will be exhibiting their unique Twin Fan Cooler, as well as their regular high-quality Cool Breeze evaporative coolers. They will also have new high-tech QC systems and inverter fans on display.
Cubicool International | NL Trading will exhibit their full range of Cubicool products, including some of their latest design releases. They invite current and prospective customers to come meet the team and to learn what exciting prospects they have in store in terms of products and services in 2018 and beyond.
Dalucon will focus on the fact that they are now using EcoMate polyurethane chemicals. They have changed all their pumps and comply to EU standards. Also, they are the only company injecting at 40mm density with the EcoMate chemicals.
Danfoss’s booth will be divided into four sections, offering various Danfoss solutions for commercial refrigeration with a focus on cold rooms; food retails with a focus on CO2 solutions; building efficiency; and industrial refrigeration.
DDL Equipment’s stand will focus on their Uni-Flo spiral doors, high-speed doors, and conveyors.
Desiccant Rotors International, an ISO-certified company, is a global provider of components, products, and systems for energy recovery, indoor air quality (IAQ), fresh air treatment, evaporative cooling, humidification, relative humidity (RH) control, and green buildings.
Direct Digital Control Services will kit out their stand with Innotech equipment like OMNI and other controls.
Dos-Air will bring their imported range of evaporative coolers to the show, showing off the US brand of Portacool equipment.
Ductsox SA will be showing off their DuctSox textile air dispersion systems. It manufactures these products for open and finished ceiling architecture, critical environments, and under-floor applications. It boasts a cost-effective, aesthetically attractive alternative to metal ductwork.
Eazy Contracting will be exhibiting its cloud-based business solution for contractors. Eazy Contracting is a business solution for contractors that enables perfect job costings and stock management for its clients, and several business processes that tie in with it.
ebmPapst will show off their new 910mm axiblade fan together with Generation 3 EC electronics, plus a whole host of other new developments of energy-saving products.
Electrovent’s stand will feature locally manufactured as well as imported fire and volume control dampers. They will also have an airtight door on display, show off their new company profile design, and lots more.
Emair will have two relatively new product ranges on the show (among others): Montair close control units will be exhibited to promote the full range of Montair data centre cooling equipment; and Smart Cooling, which is an adiabatic precooling system that can be retrofitted to most chillers to reduce energy consumption and increase capacity.
Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions will showcase all its latest solutions, ranging from transport monitoring solutions, CO2, industrial refrigeration, HVAC modulating solutions, and a range of other Emerson commercial and residential solutions, including Rigid tools.
Energy Partners HVAC & Refrigeration will be exhibiting two aspects of Energy Partners Refrigeration. Firstly, the rapid growth of Energy Partners Refrigeration to become one of South Africa’s refrigeration powerhouses. Also, its fully outsourced ‘Owned and Managed’ cooling solution, which is an industry first and offers customers an outsourced financing, installation, maintenance, energy management, and monitoring solution.
Esco Technologies’s stand will look at modular cross-contamination facility-integrated barrier equipment, freezers, fans, and extraction.
Eurocool will focus on their extensive range of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment. They stock a range of leading brands, including Danfoss, Embraco, Castel, Insulflex, Ice International, and Gree.
Eurovent will be present to represent both the association and Eurovent Certita Certification with the aim of improving relations with local associations and the South African industry as a whole. They will look at the role of the HVAC&R industry in achieving sustainable and energy-efficient technologies/products.
Evapco South Africa will be showcasing its new range of eco-Air Series dry and adiabatic closed-circuit coolers and condensers. It completes their successful eco-family of closed circuit coolers and condensers with water-saving dry and hybrid technology.
FabricAir will be exhibiting FabricAir dispersion systems and condensate removal pumps.
FireGear is pleased to announce the launch of both its brand and associated agency appointment, BLE Smoke and Fire Curtains, a top-tier European product manufacturer certified to British, European, and UL Standards. They look forward to engaging the local fire market with their much-needed quality products and value-added services, as well as introducing their European business partners in person on the day.
Frigrite Africa is the new kid on the block, supplying a range of products designed in Australia and that are now assembled in South Africa, fully specified with some of the world’s best energy-saving technologies. They will be exhibiting refrigeration cabinets for the supermarket industry.
Fuchs Lubricants South Africa is an independent lubricants manufacturer in southern Africa, and in addition to their wide range of refrigeration lubricants, they offer a comprehensive range of OEM-approved oils and greases for all industrial applications. They will exhibit the Fuchs Reniso Refrigeration products this year.
GEA Africa’s stand will have the latest Bock compressors and HB products. There will also be TV screens with presentations of all their products.
GHM Messtechnik SA will focus on their Delta Ohm handheld and wireless instrumentation. This innovative new wireless measurement system can measure all variables in HVAC industries with capability to store data in a cloud service to be able to have access to your data at any point in time.
Gree Products SA will be exhibiting high energy efficiency ratio (EER)-rated split units together with their light commercial product range and first ever recreational vehicle AC!
Grid Switch will be launching their new OptiFlo fridge/freezer spacers and plastic pallets at the show, so come have a look.
Hisense | ACAV’s stand will have products like the Hisense cassette, under-ceiling units, ducted splits, and mid-wall units on display.
Honeywell South Africa’s stand will have the Performax LT (R407F) — a retrofit alternative to R404A and R22; and N40 — a refrigerant alternative that ticks all the boxes, offers better energy efficiency, zero ODP, and <1 GWP. They will also exhibit their fourth-generation cleaning system for HVAC&R: a cost-effective, environmentally responsible system.
Howden Donkin | Donkin Fans will exhibit their standard Donkin products along with imported boxed goods.
Humidair will exhibit steam humidifiers, adiabatic humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and evaporative coolers.
Hyundai Air-Conditioning | SMD Technologies will show off and officially launch its forthcoming range of residential air conditioning (RAC) and commercial air conditioning (CAC) units.
HVAC Distributors will have all things HVAC products, from grilles and diffusers to flexible ducting. They want to offer the HVAC industry a one-stop shop, with all the HVAC requirements.
iLED will be exhibiting the latest industry-leading control systems, peripherals, and value adds from Distech Controls, Sontay, and eZi Tech to provide HVAC&R systems integrators with feature-leading and innovative complete control solutions.
Industrial Water Coolingwill be sharing their stand with Engie, showcasing one of their Tektower EWK cooling towers while Engie will bring their Quantum chiller cut-out model to the show.
Insulated Structures will show off their latest Slimline remote display cabinets, Integrale self-contained display cabinets, its latest T and G panel system, and some innovative energy-efficient refrigeration systems like Aqualoop and Miniplex.
Jet Air Airconditining will bring a variety of air conditioners, evaporative coolers, and heat pumps to the show. The Haier brand is also part of JASA Import and Export now, so come find out more about this, too.
Kelvion Services will be exhibiting different types of heat exchangers required in the refrigeration industry, including plate heat exchangers, tubulars, compact condensers, and evaporators.
Keystar Industries SA | Eliwell will have interesting new connected products from Eliwell and Schneider-Electric on their stand for visitors.
Kirloskar | Joburg Industrial Trading SA’s stand will feature a screw compressor package as well as a reciprocating compressor for visitors to come look at.
Maclaren | Uri Shlomo will be exhibiting the New Generation Console type and caravan air conditioner.
Maxiflex Door Systems SA will be exhibiting the HS9010PFR high-speed freezer door, and the RR3000ISO, the thermal insulated high-speed door, as well as a high-speed sectional door. They will also have the full display of loading dock equipment, including dock leveller, dock shelter, and insulated sectional doors.
Messer Eutectic South Africa is a global company specialising in the welding, cutting, brazing, and coating of applications in the heating and cooling industry.
Metraclark will be exhibiting the latest product technologies from different world-leading manufacturers this year. There will be a variety of product highlights, like an extremely energy-efficient highwall air conditioner.
Midea | Imperial Airconditioning will focus on their new V6 VRF range, Clivet rooftop packages, Sinko fan coil units, and Midea room air conditioning. They will be having exciting competitions with great prizes at their stand.
MTH srl, an Italian manufacturer of doors and refrigeration units, will show off their insulated doors and components; shutter rapid doors; monoblocks for cold rooms (UMZ), refrigerated cabinets (MTA); and counters (MTT). They will exhibit European quality, CE-certified products like the new sliding system kit ‘light’, an easy to transport and mount option.
Munters will be showcasing their Munters WET and component products, entailing all adiabatic humidification and cooling equipment for air handling units and allied sectors.
Omega Refrigeration locally manufactures commercial refrigeration cabinets, energy-saving supermarket refrigeration, display fridges, freezers, and more.
OTTC will be showing off its latest technical diploma project and hosting its third Stammtisch event — their artisanal round table event — at the stand. They plan to make their stand the meeting place for all OTTC diploma holders who are invited to collect their new OTTC caps and sign a leaf on their famous copper tree.
Quali Component Parts will focus on cold room hardware and you can visit their stand to find and discuss all cold and freezer room accessory needs.
RACA Journal is the only dedicated HEVAC&R monthly publication on the continent and will be at the show to promote subscriptions to the magazine, as well as registrations for its various online platforms, including www.hvacronline.co.za.
Raidan Supply Zone will be exhibiting its K-flex brand, which they term ‘the best insulation option available in the country’.
Refrimate will have a range of products on their stand, including condensing units, blower coils, domestic and commercial compressors, and tools.
Regal – Beloit South Africa will be marketing its Elco permanent magnet electric commutated motors (ECM) and the Elco Electronic Compact Fan (ECF), specially designed for commercial refrigeration applications; the Genteq DecStar high-efficiency blower; and the Marathon Ultemax Axial PM Motor.
Rickard Air Diffusion promises to surprise visitors with lots of new products and controls. Their exhibit will include a new fire damper; airflow measurement diffuser add-on; new diffuser with square trim plate; constant and variable volume linear bar diffusers; grilles; flex; and their latest control offering.
Rigifoam’s stand will feature environmentally friendly polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foam systems for HVAC and cold chain applications. They will also look at fourth-generation blowing agents and superior insulation properties.
SAIRAC, the South African Institute of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, owns FRIGAIR Expo and will be at the show to promote the association and sign up new members from across the country.
SAMAC Engineering Solutions will be exhibiting its range of products that it claims will reduce air-conditioning costs by up to 35%!
SARACCA, the South African Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association, will be at the show to tell industry more about the association and educate them on the SAQCC registration process for people working with refrigerant gas.
Seal ‘n Devices invites visitors to come view their wide range of anti-vibration mountings, pads, and components, as well as their manufacturing capabilities. They will have most of their stock ranges on display with experts on hand to answer questions.
Seeley International will be exhibiting flagship energy-efficient cooling and heating technology from their full range of brands, while also launching the next generation of the Climate Wizard cooling technology range. The stand will be home to a number of interactive demonstration units, so come check it out.
Stab-A-Load will focus on the following products: dock levellers, high-speed PVC Dynaco doors, high-speed Efaflex insulated sectional doors, and Normal Richard Wilcox insulated doors.
Starke | Sirair will be exhibiting its range of HVAC&R tools, spares, and consumables, which comprise refrigerant gases, compressors, universal air-conditioning remotes, aluminium piping, and air-conditioning mounting brackets.
TCL will have a variety of TCL Air Conditioning products on display to familiarise visitors with the extensive quality range of TCL.
TecsaReco will boast products from their in-house brands Friga Systems and Unitherm at their one stand, while the other stand will feature their new range of evaporative coolers and turbine ventilators.
testo South Africa will be showcasing the latest innovations in HVAC&R measuring instrumentation and tools. They will also be launching the testo 440 — an air velocity and indoor air quality (IAQ) measuring instrument.
The Copper Development Association invites members and non-members alike to stop by to learn more about the role that copper plays in HVAC. They will share a stand with Copper Tubing Africa, who will introduce soft drawn copper pancake coil and Coplon insulation as new innovative products, specific to the HVAC industry.
Trane | Service First Agencies have launched quite a few new applied products and their team will be available to assist with any questions. Service First Unitary has recently taken over the Trane unitary product portfolio in South Africa and the expo will give customers an opportunity to meet the team who will be on hand to answer any questions. They will also focus on their BMS display.
Transfrig will show the latest development in transport refrigeration equipment, including upgrades to their Cryogenic system, ozone-friendly R290 diesel electric unit, all new slimline R-Series direct drive, as well as technological advancements throughout their range.
Trox Technik South Africa will be showcasing a large variety of its extensive range. They will also focus on their new air handling unit, the XeCube, their new fire smoke damper, and their VAV damper demo rig. They will also have a few products from their parent company in Germany to showcase the Trox group’s capability in design and manufacture.
Toolsense will be showcasing tools, equipment, and instrument solutions to improve your company’s proficiency and will gladly share advice to help you get the job done properly. They will feature the latest innovations from its industry-leading brands: Yellow Jacket, CPS Products, Malco, and Ma-Line.
Umicore Marketing Services Africa will focus on BrazeTec brazing alloys and fluxes at their stand during the show.
Victaulic will be featuring its range of products that ease prefabrication and on-site assembly, provide engineered benefits including vibration attenuation and thermal movement accommodation, and provide a single manufacturer source of all pipe joining and flow control components for pumps, chillers, boilers, and cooling towers.
Viessmann | BGI will bring a small cross section of world-class heating systems from Viessmann. On display will be the Viessmann solar collector, floor standing and wall hanging gas boilers, as well as its DHW heat pump.
Whitfields specialises in offering cost-effective heating and cooling solutions to their clients.
York International | Johnson Controls will be showing off the latest building management system control products, as well as the Hitachi VRF system and their new YZ centrifugal best-in-class chiller.
Ref World / AJH Cooling / Blue Refrigeration Industry Cowill focus on new products in the following areas: CO2 refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pump components.
Thermofin GmbHwill present their latest developments of CO2, ammonia, and propane coolers. They will also show off their range of dry coolers and condensers. Their specialised sales engineers will be happy to welcome visitors at their booth to assist with the most suitable refrigeration or cooling solution.
Blauberg Ventilatoren GmbH provides the full scope of energy-efficient ventilation solutions of German quality with affordable prices. During the event, they will display their latest development in energy recovery ventilation, residential and industrial EC-motor fans, a semi-rigid BlauFast duct system, smoke-extract ventilation, and many more.