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.
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.
Reducing Environmental Effects of Cooling Towers
The implementation of strict environmental regulations worldwide calls for mine operators and managers to take immediate action to reduce the environmental effects of their operations. Cooling towers, a crucial component of the mining process, have naturally come under scrutiny in recent years and it is therefore vital that cooling towers run at optimum efficiency to keep the planet’s water and air clean.
Extreme Mining, Extreme Measures
Undoubtedly, the biggest challenge of deep level mining is providing a safe environment for miners. Today, gold and platinum mines descend as far as 5km below surface in some cases. In this extreme environment, virgin rock temperatures often exceed 60°C, requiring sophisticated cooling methods and equipment to reduce temperatures to safe levels for miners to work in.