The year 2017/18 financial period has marked a new dawn for SAMAC Engineering Research and Development department. Some of the key activities that took the company to greater heights includes the invitation to participate in the World Energy Indaba 2017 which took place at Sandton convention centre. SAMAC Exhibited and was honoured as one of the Top five (5) Africa Youth Energy Innovators during the conference.
This activity was one of the key milestones which ignited a further zeal to become one of the global players that seek to provide energy savings solutions. SAMAC Engineering Solutions is a member of SAIRAC and ASHREA air-conditioning and refrigeration associations.
The forecasted trends are a continued response to the ever-tightening regulations aimed at reducing carbon emissions, as part of the global effort to curb climate change, the industry is adapting and making its offerings much more streamlined and efficient. As part of this global initiative, SAMAC Engineering Solutions has developed a Thermal Energy Storage for industrial Air conditioning system or a hybrid air conditioning system which can reduce electricity costs from air conditioning of industrial buildings by up to 30%.
The company is in a rigorous quest to develop an industrial prototype and test the market for its products. This process is in line with the business expansion strategy to establish a manufacturing plant, place requisite personnel in order to ensure adequate supply of SAMAC Ice Thermal Storage fixed and mobile units. The inherent processes involves a thorough market analysis to expedite the market potential and the competitive advantage and also creating meaningful synergies with strategic partners in order to have a fit to the industry value chain. Part of this endeavour also involves attending exhibitions and international Conventions to gain a deeper insight to the industry players and global trends.
International Trade Exhibitions also do not just gather together all the significant players from the industry, but also enables visitors to see large numbers of products at the same time, to evaluate and compare them, attend demonstrations and to ask detailed questions. Hence, Samac Engineering Solutions has taken an advantage of the world’s biggest air-conditioning and refrigeration Trade fairs to gain a comprehensive overview of the entire market and the industry the company envisage to penetrate. The global Market segmentation has also informed SAMAC’s forward and backward integration strategy and to take advantage of building strategic relationships.
Key project objectives for the trip to AHR 2018 Expo
- Identify suppliers of key components of the TES system.
- Explore developments in the thermal energy storage field.
- Explore current trends in the HVAC market.
- Explore new technologies that from suppliers and competitors.
The 2018 AHR Conference had exhibitors displaying more new equipment, systems and components featuring the latest technology and solutions to address current needs and future challenges. The exhibition also enabled SAMAC Engineering to meet with industry experts and learned about innovative ideas from all over the world. This resulted in SAMAC creating a meaningful partnership with a company called Phase Change, which through its product will enhance the product development and modification of our final industrial prototype.
SAMAC also had an opportunity to learn about trends and best-practices in more educated sessions. There were 38 major industry organizations that supported the AHR Expo, thousands of companies, and tens of thousands of visitors. It is through such an opportunity that SAMAC was able to propose a supplier contract for Phase Change material bio-gel, which will substitute the use of water for SAMAC’s Thermal storage air-conditioning system.
Identified Strategic Partners and Suppliers Fabric Master
These are designers and manufacturers of fabric ducting. The use of fabric ducting has various advantages over using metal ducting especially for application in the mobile air conditioning unit. Some of the key advantages include:
- Lower material cost.
- Fabric ducting has been found to be 24.5% more thermally efficient than metal ducting.
- Fabric ducting cools a room faster and more uniformly than metal duct.
- Interactive Panel Discussions,
- Students Quiz,
- Curtain Raiser,
- ACREX Awards of Excellence & ACREX Hall of Fame
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