There are many hot water generation systems that service the South African industrial sector. The geyser (or geysers) is one of the highest electricity consuming products in most factories that depend on hot water source for production and or need to service their in house bathroom and shower facilities for staff. Other water heating products are production specific and may include steam to water systems or gas fired thermal exchange units.
This section concentrates specifically in electric powered geyser hot water systems but be well aware that the new South African standard requirements for all new building specifies ‘a minimum of 50 % by volume of the annual average hot water heating requirement shall be provided by means other than electrical resistance heating, including, but not limited to, solar heating, heat pumps, heat recovery from other systems or processes’ SANS204 clause 126.96.36.199
What You Need To Know:
Gas Relay Timer
If you are using a standard geyser to supply hot water needs to your factory and /or factory office, then consider installing a Relay Timer. It is a cheap, quick and easy way to regulate the amount of electricity directed to your factory geyser. The device allows your geyser to operate more efficiently by turning it off during the periods of the day or weekends when hot water is not required and then switching it on for peak hot water demand periods. A relay timer or load control unit can be customised according to your own factory needs by simple programming.