Software for the air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration industry
Directors, Customers and Acknowledgements
TechniSolve is a software development company with many years of experience in program development for the air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industry.
The company was registered in 1993 but the spade work really started in 1983 on a 64K Commodore PET personal computer where I started developing a program to simulate the performance of a heat pump in a domestic roof-void.
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Bruce Wernick PrEng., BScEng.
Bruce has been involved in all aspects of the airconditioning industry. This includes research, manufacturing, contracting, design and consulting.
After graduating at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1982, he was engaged in post graduate research on the long term performance of heat pumps. During this time, he submitted a paper to the Solar World Congress and attended the 1983 conference in Perth. He was also given a research grant by CSIR to produce a status report on the potential for thermal energy storage (TES) on site for first and third world applications. This involved a visit to many of the TES power stations and research facilities in Europe.
He was then employed as a research engineer at the Chamber of Mines Environmental Engineering (1985 to 1989). Here he was involved in many practical research topics relating to underground environmental control. This included software development, dust suppression systems, chilled water pipe insulation, controlled re-circulation, stope cooler design and underground ventilation. His primary interest was the development of an underground ventilation and heat flow network computer program.
In 1990, he joined HC Airconditioning Equipment Manufacturers (1990 - 1993) as Engineering Manager where he was involved in the development and manufacturing of airconditioning equipment. This included sheet metal planning, fan selection, heat exchanger design, electrics and controls. He was promoted to director with control over the medium equipment range (typically 10 to 100 kW). While at HC Airconditioning, he wrote many programs that are currently being used to select equipment for customer requirements.
With extensive knowledge in the design and manufacture of equipment, he then joined a leading airconditioning contracting company, Airgro, as Engineering Project Engineer (1994 - 2000). Here, he was involved mainly in design & supply projects where he gained invaluable experience in the whole process from design to installation and commissioning. While continuing to develop software, the emphasis of the program design shifted to the practical system installations and pricing.
Currently, he is the Managing Director of TechniSolve Software where he is involved in consulting and software development for the airconditioning industry. Projects include detailed design simulations for non-standard applications, site investigation and tender evaluation.
In February 2003, Bruce was invited by IDC Australia to teach an air-conditioning and refrigeration course in Canada. He has subsequently lectured to the post-graduate air-conditioning course at the University of the Witwatersrand and taught several HVAC workshops around the world.
In September 2003, Bruce joined the SAIRAC Johannesburg committee and has was elected as vice-chairman. In August 2004, he was elected as chairman of the Johannesburg region. He served on the education sub-committee and has developed a technical data manual CD for distribution to members of the South African airconditioning industry. At the 2006 AGM, Bruce was presented with the SAIRAC Meritorious Service award.
Cathy Wernick BSc. Computer Science cum laude, BA Social Work
Cathy became involved in software development in 1984 where she contributed to a post graduate simulation and monitoring program.
In 1985 she joined Barclays Industrial where she was involved in program development of computerized banking systems. During this time she achieved the highest annual marks for the national Cobol exam. She was appointed as senior programmer and was responsible for maintenance of on site software installations.
She then registered for a degree in computer science at the University of South Africa and graduated summa cum laude in 1992. On graduation, she received the Gold Medal award for the highest BSc mark at the university.
She is currently a director of TechniSolve Software where she is in charge of software design and interface planning. She writes programs using the Borland Delphi environment. Future planning includes development of Internet applications.
We have developed various design and selection programs for the air conditioning market. Our customers include the following companies...
HC Airconditioning, Metek, Africold Components, Guntner, Airgro, HC Cape, Richard Pearce & Partners, Peter von Willich, Pretoria University, CA du Toit & Partners, Industrelek, BFBA, BryAir India, Iscor, Aerocon, Windhoek Consulting Engineers, Danfoss Industries, MTN, AirVent, HVAC Installations, Insulated Structures, FreezeTech, Kuruman Cooling, Jordaan & Hayward, Frigecare, Catering Equipment & Refrigeration, Agrelek, Reineke & sons, Spoormaker & Partners, Namibia Industries, Emmie’s Verkoeling, JB Refrigeration, TARES, Cooltemp Technologies, Freon Refrigeration, York International, Emergency Refrigeration, Refrigeration Technical Services, Kool-Kare, Botswana Meat Commission, De Vries and Havel, Charles Pein and Partners, PPECB, AC & R Components, Celcius Refrigeration, Smart Refrigeration, Ref Air, Grenco Refrigeration, Vic’s Refrigeration, Matador Refrigeration, Impala Platinumm, Industrial Cooling, MBB Consulting Engineers, HCM, Aster International, Enviroware Construction, Winston Airconditioning and Engineering, AirMaster China, Total Air Control, Ziehl ebm SA, ACDD, Bluhm Burton Engineering, CSIR Mining Technologies, FNS Engineering, Valentino Engineering, AirClear Engineering, Airley Cooling, Sinko, Peter Groves, HC-HeatExchangers, AirTech, Reco, CJ Bourquin & Co, TDS, Ove Arup & Partners Ireland, Evapco, Viking, Recoil, Trox, Richard Pearce, WSP Consulting, Commercial Refrigeration, RPM, Metraclark, Purairtech, Cape Cooling, VMG, IngPlan, Climatic Control, Wits University, Durban Technikon, Cape Technikon, MRE Cape Town, Tech-Know, NuLectric, ISS, Joules Technologies, Brian Flynn, Evapco, Worthington Smith and Brauer, Bosbok Engineering, Shamus Rennie, Helderburg Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning, Frigoscandia Equipment, PPM, Airtech, Best Direction System Limited, Cell C, Universal Refrigeration, CFW Industries, Savannah Engineering Natal, RTS Designs, MTN, Industrial Cooling, RACAS, Air Conditioning Advisory Services, IH Systems, Meprotech, Dynamic Cables, Aster International, Real Cold New Zealand, V&M Cooling...
If you think back through your career, you will probably find a small number of people (other that your parents) who have put up with your problems and have given freely of their time and information without expecting reward. The following people have made significant contributions to my career and deserve credit. I apologize in advance for any omissions, it's probably just long term memory failure on my part.