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Pats Corner
Now that the shipment of export-quality oranges is well on their way to the United Kingdom, let’s go back further in time, when the very first attempts to transport perishables were introduced. By the late 1860s, beef carcases were being shipped between the local American ports in a salt-ice mixture, with limited success. The first...
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There is no finer example of the praiseworthy practice of maintaining the ‘cold chain’ than the mercantile marine service, where the cold chain was first introduced and applied 120 years ago. The correct temperature path or cold chain is arguably the single-most crucial element when bringing your perishables to a discerning market. Every link in...
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Electrical
‘Commissioning’ has been the bane of my working life. To be handed over a plant that has been correctly commissioned in every respect, has rarely happened in my 30 years of consulting. The word ‘commission’ is described in many ways by the English dictionary, none of which refer directly to any form of plant operation. So,...
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Air Conditioning Maintenance: A Consulting Engineers Perspective As specialist  Techanical Engineers consulting on HVAC maintenance, we get many requests from contracting fraternity to be included in our data base. Of course this is quite acceptable, but has the applicant given any thought to what exactly is required from him when applying for such consideration. Setting...
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AC
 Airconditioning Maintenance : Back To The Future By: Patrick Burke (FSAIRAC) By the time the 1960’s and 70’s had come around, many of the large Institutions owned commercial and Industrial property, lots and lots of it. The major Banks, Building Societies, Insurance Companies, Pension Fund Administrators, all were investing heavily in property, developing prime land...
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Mostra Convegno Expocom
I recently had the pleasure of attending the 39th Mostra Convegno Expocomfort in the beautiful city of Milan, Italy, as the guest of Lennox Europe. The Expo afforded Lennox the opportunity to launch their newly developed generation of aircooled roof-top packaged units. Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) is a biannual international exhibition dedicated to heating airconditioning...
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RACA Journal
27th March 2014 Address by Pat Burke Congratulations to RACA on an excellent publication. Its content and quality compare favourably with the very best. Rory, Dale and their team can be justly proud of their achievement. My 50 years in the Industry so far has been very much a game of two halves – selling...
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RPM were appointed to design the airconditioning for No. 11 Wallnut Road, Durban. This is a 100 year old heritage building in the Natal Victorian style, located close to the Durban Exhibition Centre in the CBD. Up until fairly recently, the building was used as a night club and den of eniquity. Eventually closed down...
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by Patrick Burke After the long haul from Johannesburg via Doha, we eventually arrived at Milan Airport. It was 07h00 local time. At the immigration gates we were greeted with long queues, as only two officials had reported for duty (much like OR Tambo we thought at the time). My luggage disappeared for a while,...
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