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BBE delivers its services through local offices backed by a truly global team. Cool minds ensuring cool mines.

Refrigeration Audits & Assessments

BBE Group offers a full range of engineering services to assist mine operators in ensuring that refrigeration and cooling equipment operates efficiently and reliably. BBE Group also offers turnkey solutions for new and existing refrigeration plants, from concept stage through to the final project delivery, for surface and underground cooling infrastructure.

BBE Group operates with a highly experienced multidisciplinary engineering team covering mechanical, civil, structural, electrical, control and instrumentation, project management, procurement services and construction management.

  • Turnkey refrigeration and air cooling projects, surface and underground
  • Upgrading / retrofitting of existing refrigeration and cooling hardware
  • Troubleshooting of refrigeration and cooling installations
  • Compiling of plant and related equipment technical specifications for tender purposes
  • Adjudication of tenders
  • Acceptance tests on behalf of Clients
  • Engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) of refrigeration and cooling installations in general, surface and underground
  • Design of refrigeration and air cooling plants
  • Study work from concept to implementation
  • Legal audits by a SAQCC qualified gas inspector to verify compliance with SANS 10147 (Refrigerating systems, including plants associated with air-conditioning systems)
  • Ammonia plume dispersion analysis
  • Plant performance assessments
  • Thermal process and mechanical audits
  • Assessments of refrigerant options
  • Assessments of surface vs underground plant
  • Assessments of rental plant for temporary cooling
  • Spot refrigeration plant for localized underground cooling

BBE offers strategic ventilation mine planning including estimates of Life-of-Mine ventilation, heat loads and cooling requirements, sizing of infrastructure, equipment selection, capital and operating costs. BBE also undertake peer review and due diligence studies on mine ventilation projects.

Refrigeration Audits & Assessments

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