IWC are the leaders in Industrial Water Cooling in Africa. The company’s vast experience and knowledge in the water cooling industry has resulted in IWC boasting expert services ranging from feasibility studies to the installation of complete plant on a turnkey basis. IWC’s products range from packaged cooling towers, large field erected and mechanical draught cooling towers , industrial water coolers as well as the refurbishment thereof.
IWC offers a range of plate heat exchangers, supplied by SONDEX from Denmark, who are one of the largest manufacturers of plate heat exchangers in the world. IWC’s wide range of plate heat exchangers offers optimal technical solutions for almost any task. Apart from plate heat echangers, the product range includes evaporators, condensors, copper brazed, semi-welded and all welded plate heat exchangers.
IWC’s in-house experts have developed systems to undertake a range of GRP Solutions , including custom industrial GRP fabrications. Services extend to on-site GRP piping repair work as well as corrosion resistant linings. Manufacturing capabilities include design, manufacture, installation and maintenance as well as custom fabrications.
GRP Cooling Towers Crucial In Aggressive Chemical Processing
July 2015 - Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) is prevailing over traditional concrete, steel and wood as the most suitable primary cooling tower material in mining processes involving aggressive chemical solutions.
GRP Pipes Reign Supreme in Mine Dewatering Applications
June 2015 - Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) pipes’ proven resilience in harsh terrains, extreme climates and unpredictable site environments make them the superior choice over HDPE, steel and DICL (ductile iron concrete lined) pipes in the demanding environment of a mine dewatering system.
Stop Massive Municipal Water Loss with GRP Pipes
May 2015 - Nearly 40% of South Africa’s municipal water is lost before ever reaching customers, according to the Water Research Commission (WRC). This equates to approximately 1,580-million cubic metres of lost water per annum in a country considered “water-scarce”, or an estimated R7 billion in lost revenue.
GRP Pipes Could Solve SA’s Sewage Crisis
April 2015 - Municipalities across South Africa are facing a sewage and wastewater crisis as the country’s dilapidated pipe lines, mainly constructed out of steel or asbestos cement and installed in the 1960’s, reach the end of their effective lifespan. Unless urgent attention is given to the replacement and maintenance of these pipes, the end result is predictable: bursts will start occurring on a daily basis, followed by catastrophic component failure and regular and prolonged disruptions in service delivery.
To Preserve Precious Water, Mines should be using GRP Piping
March 2015 - Conserving South Africa’s water is a top priority as a Water Affairs study shows that South Africans will be using more water by 2025 than is currently available. By 2030, it will be using 17% more, according to the 2030 Water Resources Group.
GRP Slurry pipes resist extreme abrasion
February 2015 - Abrasive wear within the slurry piping systems occurs when hard particles are forced against, or slide along, the pipeline wall, causing continuous shearing and cutting that lead to loss of wall thickness. In harsher conditions, steel slurry pipes also need to be turned over at least every two months because pipes abrade more on one side than the other. In more extreme cases, these effects cause leaks, resulting in significant maintenance costs and downtime for pipe replacement. The effect of these issues can be dramatically reduced with the use of properly engineered abrasion-resistant GRP piping.
Cutting the Cost of Corrosion with GRP
According to an EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute of the US) study more than half of all unplanned power outages are due to corrosion, which generally corresponds with other studies that half of all failures in industry are corrosion related. Studies in different countries indicate that 25% to 30% of water supply is lost in the supply chain due to leaks resulting from corrosion.
Heat Exchangers Recover and Recycle Excess and Wasted Energy
In copper production, heat generated during extraction processes can be harnessed and transferred back into the system using heat exchangers, resulting in significant energy savings and unparalleled yield.
Refurbishment Extends Cooling Tower Life By 20 Years
An industrial cooling tower’s life expectancy is between 15 and 25 years, yet it is not always necessary to install a completely new system; old cooling towers can be refurbished or upgraded at a fraction of the cost. Refurbishment or upgrades can bring a cooling tower’s components up to original factory specifications, extending the system’s lifespan for another 15 to 20 years.