I began writing for BITZER South Africa in March of 2017.

The BITZER Group has been making a contribution with innovative refrigeration and air conditioning products and services for 80 years. Their products maintain the optimum temperatures on buses, trains and in buildings and ensure food stays fresh at all times on its way to you. Perfection and precision shape their operations – and efficiency and sustainability their way of thinking. With specialist skills and lots of passion, they promote development in compressor technology and, in this way, fulfill our responsibility as a market leader.

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BITZER’s role in South Africa’s heat pump drying industry

BITZER’s role in South Africa’s heat pump drying industry

Traditional food drying methods in the agricultural sectors are no long sufficient in South Africa’s growing economy. Sunlight, wood and fossil fuel burning, and electrical and diesel (used b…

Source: bitzersablog.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/bitzers-role-in-south-africas-heat-pump-drying-industry/

South Africa is taking action with regulations on ozone depleting and high global warming potential substances

South Africa is taking action with regulations on ozone depleting and high global warming potential substances

In 2017, South African Minister Molewa of Water and Environmental Affairs signed the Paris agreement on climate change. By signing this agreement, South Africa is legally bound to adopt and integra…

Source: bitzersablog.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/south-africa-is-taking-action-with-regulations-on-ozone-depleting-and-high-global-warming-potential-substances/

ORBIT: The perfect compressor for air conditioning in Africa

ORBIT: The perfect compressor for air conditioning in Africa

The HVAC&R industry is booming in Africa and no one can deny that growing African economies have seen an increased demand for cooling technology. The preferred refrigerant for air conditioning …

Source: bitzersablog.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/orbit-the-perfect-compressor-for-air-conditioning-in-africa/

EPARTS: Find the correct spare parts hassle free

EPARTS: Find the correct spare parts hassle free

EPARTS is BITZER’s spare parts software and just like our other software, EPARTS is user friendly and straightforward. It will save you a lot of time and effort when it comes to finding the appropr…

Source: bitzersablog.wordpress.com/2017/08/16/eparts-find-the-correct-spare-parts-hassle-free/

ElectraTherm technology coming to Nigeria

ElectraTherm technology coming to Nigeria

ElectraTherm, acquired by BITZER at the end of January 2017, is a leader in distributed waste heat to power generation. This new technology benefits generator users because it offers high energy ef…

Source: bitzersablog.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/electratherm-technology-coming-to-nigeria/

BITZER’s intelligent compressors

BITZER’s intelligent compressors

In the refrigeration and air conditioning market, the demand for eco-friendly, reliable and efficient solutions is increasing faster than ever. End users request sustainable solutions to keep their…

Source: bitzersablog.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/bitzers-intelligent-compressors/

The OTTC and BITZER: Then and now

The OTTC and BITZER: Then and now

The Open Trade Training Centre (OTTC) recently had their 25th anniversary. They celebrated 25 years of internationally certified training courses for Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration, Air-Co…

Source: bitzersablog.wordpress.com/2017/07/31/the-ottc-and-bitzer-then-and-now/

OTTC unveils new BITZER CO2 training rack

OTTC unveils new BITZER CO2 training rack

The Open Trade Training Centre (OTTC) recently had their 25th anniversary. They celebrated 25 years of internationally certified training courses for Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration, Air-Co…

Source: bitzersablog.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/ottc-unveils-new-bitzer-co2-training-rack/

VARIPACK in Superspar

VARIPACK in Superspar

We pride ourselves on our ability to turn a regular compressor into an INTELLIGENT COMPRESSOR. An example of this is an installation of the ECOLINE VARIPACK. The VARIPACK and the software that acco…

Source: bitzersablog.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/varipack-in-superspar/

BITZER SCORES A+ FOR ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS

BITZER SCORES A+ FOR ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS

BITZER goes above and beyond when it concerns the environment, by ensuring energy efficient full and part load operations. The most current example of this is the heavy hitter and star of the 2017 …

Source: bitzersablog.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/bitzer-scores-a-for-energy-saving-solutions/

10 things technicians should know about next generation refrigerants

10 things technicians should know about next generation refrigerants

Refrigerants are exponentially improving as the demands for eco friendliness and energy efficiency increase. New, alternative refrigeration gasses have become mainstream – dominating the HVAC&R…

Source: bitzersablog.wordpress.com/2017/06/20/10-things-technicians-should-know-about-next-generation-refrigerants/

Developing countries: the role of refrigeration in nutrition

Developing countries: the role of refrigeration in nutrition

The global population is booming, but the global food supply is not. It is estimated that by the year 2030 about 84% of the world’s 8.3 billion people will inhabit developing countries. Currently, …

Source: bitzersablog.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/developing-countries-the-role-of-refrigeration-in-nutrition/

Lowering costs with reliable Ammonia Compressor Packs

Lowering costs with reliable Ammonia Compressor Packs

In March of 2014, BITZER launched their fully functional ammonia compressor pack (ACP) in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Our ACP has a various features such as a capacity range of 500 – 3,600 kW, a fre…

Source: bitzersablog.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/lowering-costs-with-reliable-ammonia-compressor-packs/

Woolworths Transcritical – a step in the green direction

Woolworths Transcritical – a step in the green direction

In 2009, Woolworths (JHB) piloted a 3 year venture to install R744 refrigeration – A South African retailer’s first step to combat CO2 emissions. They began a redevelopment and expansion project wh…

Source: bitzersablog.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/woolworths-transcritical-a-step-in-the-green-direction/

Low GWP refrigerants: 5 things you must know

Low GWP refrigerants: 5 things you must know

Relief to a global concern Global warming and ozone depletion has been a global concern since the 1970’s. Traditional refrigerants were at the height of these concerns and began being phased out in…

Source: bitzersablog.wordpress.com/2017/03/17/low-gwp-refrigerants-5-things-you-must-know/

HVACR in 2017

HVACR in 2017

Joe Sanchez, engineering manager, Bitzer US Inc., said three major trends are occurring in the HVAC arena: a desire for low-GWP (global warming potential) solutions, a call for higher energy effici…

Source: bitzersablog.wordpress.com/2017/03/13/hvacr-in-2017/