Phone: 031 765 0443

ABOUT ECS

“Our focus on thinking clearly about our customers’ needs gives our business an edge – from a simple idea that leads to an opportunity, to a technique that provides new insight”
Dr Mark Rawlins, Executive Chairperson and Chief Engineer

ECS is an award-winning, focused technology and innovation – based company that delivers high-performance productivity, energy, and emissions management solutions.

ECS’s global presence is founded on its core solutions worldwide, with over 220 successful projects completed. ECS invests heavily in its R&D and in innovative problem-solving and solutions to provide the insights that enable our customers to effectively meet their sustainability goals.

ECS was founded by Dr Mark Rawlins over 25 years ago, with the core belief that energy efficiency and carbon reduction are key drivers in business competitiveness. But improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions is difficult.  ECS has the knowledge, skills, passion, innovation and commitment to walk the pathway of transitioning with our customers. We believe that what we do can enable positive change, to benefit our customers, the environment and the world. We do this with Tenacity, Excellence and Commitment.

OUR JUST CAUSE

"We influence our industrial and mining customers’ sustainability achievements by solving the hard problems together, using enabling technologies and insights created by our knowledgeable and passionate team, in an environment that embraces a culture of innovation. ”

MILESTONES

1996
Dr Mark Rawlins
1996

A COMPANY IS BORN

ECS is officially registered with Dr Mark Rawlins at the helm. Its work is focused mainly on proving the energy savings effects of a fuel additive.

2002
2002

ENERGY PLUS HITS THE MARKET

Energy Plus offer delivered to customers in conjunction with BP.

2006
ECS is an accredited ISO 9001 company
2006

AWARDED ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION

Our first ISO 9001: 2000 certification is achieved.

2007
masana logo
2007

SHAREHOLDER ON BOARD

Masana Petroleum Solutions becomes a shareholder.

2007
ECS Enerfind logo
2007

SYSTEM UPGRADE

Introduction of Knowledge Management and Intranet.

2007
2007

A NEW DIVISION TO DRIVE DEVELOPMENT

Technology Solutions Development (ECS TSD) is incorporated for the purpose of developing innovative technology solutions.

2009
2009

AWARD FINALIST

Finalist for the Computerworld Honors 21st Century Achievement Award.

2009
ECS is an accredited ISO 9001 company
2009

ENSURING OUR QUALITY CONTROL

ISO 9001: 2008 certification awarded. To this day, we remain committed to regular reviewing of our Quality Management System and keeping abreast of the latest technology.

2010
2010

FIRST EMPOWERMENT STEPS

First B-BBEE accreditation achieved – Level 2 Contributor.

2010
2010

THRIP APPROVAL

DTI approves ECS to work with the Durban University of Technology on the THRIP programme (Technology and Human Resources for Industry Program).

2010
Carbon Neutral For Our Operations Since 2009
2010

CARBON NEUTRAL STATUS ACHIEVED

One of the first companies in SA to be certified Carbon Neutral for their operations (for 2009).

2011
ECS values
2011

FORGING THE WAY FORWARD

Because of the highly specialised nature of our work we embark on a process of defining who we are and what we value. 

2011
2011

INNOVATION STRATEGY

A strategy for Predictable, Reliable and Sustainable Innovation is introduced.

2012
2012

NOMINATED FOR MAJOR AWARD

Named finalists in the Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation Energy Company of the Year awards.

2012
ECS is an accredited ISO 9001 company
2012

MAINTAINING THE HIGHEST STANDARDS

ISO 9001: 2008 recertification.

2014
SANAS inspection body
2014

NOW AN ACCREDITED MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION INSPECTION BODY

ECS becomes a South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) accredited Measurement and Verification Inspection Body.

2015
South African National Energy Development Institute
2015

LANDMARK PROJECT APPROVED

First ECS Measurement and Verification Inspection Body Section 12L Project approved by the South African National Energy Development Institute.

2016
Energy Combustion Services (ECS) was named Energy Company of the Year in 2016.
2016

ENERGY COMPANY OF THE YEAR!

ECS is recognised for demonstrating outstanding overall performance achievements in the energy industry and for making a positive contribution to the growth of the energy efficiency industry through the delivery of its services, products, technologies and consultations.

2017
2017

LAUNCH OF OUR NEW DIGITAL HOME

ECS is constantly reinventing itself to remain the industry leader in its fields of operations. We invite you to explore our new website . . .

2018
ARID Autonomous Road Inspection Device
2018

DEVELOPMENT OF ARID

Our gound-breaking Autonomous Road Inspection Device.

2018
SmartFEMS™ fuel management system logo
2018

LAUNCH OF SMARTFEMS: FUEL ENERGY MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEMS

This low-maintenance Solution provides a cost-effective hydrocarbon (fuel and lubricant) management, control and reporting system.

2020
Energy Profiling Services for Carbon Neutrality Planning
2020

SMARTEPS: ENERGY PROFILING SERVICES FOR CARBON NEUTRALITY PLANNING

Empowering our customers to make informed energy, carbon and productivity decisions.

2021
S-Arid from Energy Combustion Services (ECS)
2021

S-ARID JOINS ARID

Together with ARID, S-ARID provides innovative and effective monitoring and control of dust levels across paved and mining haul road networks.

FIELD SERVICE AUTOMATION MANAGEMENT

MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION SERVICES

SmartOSR Service

TIME SCALES: Review

OBJECTIVE: Prioritisation Value & Opportunity Potential/Scoping

FOCUS:

  • Initiative & Project Technical Review for Energy and Carbon
  • Key Value Driver Review
  • Initiative & Project Prioritisation and Ranking by Type and Impact
  • Abatement Cost Profiling

S-ARID Solution

TIME SCALES: Continuous/Internal

OBJECTIVE: Energy Management

FOCUS:

  • IIoT & Sensors
  • Fuel Energy (Traditional)
  • Fuel Energy (Green & Renewable)
  • Electrical Energy (Grid Traditional)
  • Electrical Energy (Local & Grid Renewable)

SmartEPS Solution

Time Scales: Long

Objective: Strategic

FOCUS:

  • Global Simulations and Assessments
  • Target Achievement Simulation
  • Scope 1,2 & 3 Emissions
  • Carbon Abatement Assessments
  • Project and Technology Option Assessments
  • Prescription Analytics
  • Performance Tracking (Long-Term)
  • Life of Operations Greenhouse Gas Assessments

SmartRoad Solution

Time Scales: Continuous/Internal

Objective: Energy Measurement

Focus:

  • IIoT & Sensors
  • Fuel energy (traditional)
  • Fuel energy (green & renewable)
  • Electrical energy (grid traditional)
  • Electrical energy (local & grid renewable)

SmartFEMS Solution

Time Scales: Continuous/Internal 

Objective: Energy measurement

Focus: 

  • IIoT & sensors
  • Fuel energy (traditional)
  • Fuel energy (green & renewable)
  • Electrical energy (grid traditional)
  • Electrical energy (local & grid renewable)

SmartDSM Solution

Time Scales: Continuous/Internal 

Objective: Energy Management

Focus:

  • IIoT & Sensors
  • Fuel Energy (Traditional)
  • Fuel Energy (Green & Renewable)
  • Electrical Energy (Grid Traditional)
  • Electrical Energy (Local & Grid Renewable)

PEMS Solution

TIME SCALES: Short /Medium 

OBJECTIVE: Early assessment of actual performance

FOCUS:

  • Short Interval Control
  • Automated Reporting
  • Performance Verification
  • Predictive Analysis
  • Diagnostic Analysis
  • General Prescriptive Analysis
  • Unit Operations Simulation
  • Demand Profiling
  • Statutory Emissions Reporting Support
  • Feeds into other Reporting Systems