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UK’s largest pumpkin growers seek ventilation equipment for Pumpkin yield

Andrews Ventilation Hire has helped one of the UK’s largest pumpkin growers save millions of the popular squash plants during a challenging harvest season.

The client in question stores pumpkins on site prior to sale and distribution to major UK supermarkets. They had become extremely concerned about the possibility of their produce deteriorating and becoming unfit for sale due to excessively warm storage conditions, meaning a ventilation hire package was needed immediately.

One of Andrews’ regional specialists visited the site and calculated the quantity of pumpkins we were dealing with to ensure an adequate ventilation solution was proposed. As a result, our experts deployed and installed twenty-two ASF950 ventilation fans to help combat warm temperatures and drive humid air away from the application.

This temporary ventilation rental worked perfectly by providing effective climate control for the customer’s storage facility, leaving them extremely impressed with our swift service and the subsequent results.

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British Rowing team prepared for World Championships following successful training camp

Despite Hurricane Irma causing devastation across Florida and beyond, the 2017 World Rowing Championships have been given the green light to take place as planned this weekend at the Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota.

A total of 73 British athletes – comprising of 19 crews – have been named in Great Britain’s rowing squad, including 14 Olympians and 2 Paralympic Champions.

The World Championships come at the end of a very good season for GB, who won the World Rowing Cup series by an impressive 26-point margin over rivals New Zealand.

Last month, Andrews Sykes signed a long-term official supplier agreement with British Rowing that would see us provide training facilities with premium cooling equipment until the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020.

Earlier this summer, a number of our Polar Wind portable air conditioning units were deployed within the women’s team’s Italian training camp in Varese, where seasonal temperatures are known to exceed 30°C.

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Our agreement with British Rowing guarantees the provision of climate control equipment to ensure that athletes have the best possible environment to practice in, with no heat-related impairment.

With preparation complete, all eyes will now be on proceedings in Sarasota-Bradenton which commence on Sunday 24 September.

Great Britain enjoyed a very successful Olympic and Paralympic Games last year in Rio – topping the medal table at both events – and the team will be looking to set down a solid foundation towards Tokyo 2020 on American waters.

We look forward to following the team’s progress throughout the week and wish every competitor the very best of luck in their quest for glory.

You can follow all the action on British Rowing channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and via their website www.britishrowing.org

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Podium finish for Ingram in Italy sets up rousing finale in Latvia

British rally driver Chris Ingram is closing in on a second successive ERC3 championship title after another impressive performance at the weekend.

The 23-year-old came third at the Rally di Roma Capitale and returned to the top of the championship standings with just one race remaining!

Previous leader Aleks Zawada arrived in Italy with a narrow advantage over the field, but flywheel failure on just the second stage forced the Pole into an early exit.

At the midway point, Chris had established a narrow lead while working with new co-driver Ross Whittock for the first time. The pair battled on throughout the second day and secured a podium spot in impressive fashion despite the obvious challenges they faced.

Czech driver Filip Mares emerged victorious in the Italian capital and, along with Chris, is one of four drivers in contention for the title – and the small matter of a €100,000 career progression prize!

Speaking after the presentation on Sunday, the Heat for Hire-backed man assessed: “It was a great event and I think we maybe even deserved a little bit more, but you can’t complain at finishing on the podium.

“We are leading the championship again and it’s all going down to the wire in Latvia, so it’s fingers crossed this time!”

Attention will now switch to the Rally Liepaja-Ventspills next month, where Chris and his rivals will take to the gravel in their quest for ERC3 glory. Best of luck to Chris and Ross, and here’s hoping that lightning does indeed strike twice!

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Andrews provide emergency cooling solution for plant room

When a major property maintenance company had been contracted to provide cooling for a plant room in London, Andrews Air Conditioning Hire were required to ensure an immediate solution was provided.

The plant room in question was experiencing high temperatures of 37°C during the summer months, meaning urgent action was necessary. In order to protect equipment, the client required an effective cooling solution to reduce temperatures to a maximum of 25°C.

Following an extensive site survey, three PAC 22 air conditioners were delivered and installed on site and placed in the plant room, providing cool air to the critically hot areas and dramatically reducing temperatures.

Once commissioned, the short-term cooling solution worked seamlessly while seasonal temperatures were high, ensuring plant room temperatures were brought down to the required level. Our client was extremely pleased with our practical solution, keeping the units on hire for the duration of summer.

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Andrews Air Conditioning announce 2017 paper fan competition winners!

For the past few years, Andrews Air Conditioning have offered paper fans to help hot commuters stay cool and calm throughout the summer months. Following the popularity and success of previous promotions, we added a competitive aspect which gave entrants the chance to win a summer getaway via our well-known #CoolAndCalm Twitter objective.

The competition was propelled at the Excel Facilities show in June, where large numbers of guests visited our stand to get their hands on a paper fan. Following that, thousands more were distributed by staff at train stations around London – including London bridge, Charing Cross and Liverpool street.

Detailed on these fans were simple instructions on how to take part in our free-to-enter competition, including the criteria required to enter. The resulting categories gave entrants the chance to win one of three £800 holiday vouchers.

We would like to congratulate all three competition winners – who have now been contacted – while extending our thanks to everyone who got involved!

For all future promotions, keep an eye on our social channels or visit our website www.andrews-sykes.com. We look forward to running other seasonal campaigns going forward, so make sure you don’t miss out!

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Ingram gears up for Rally di Roma Capitale showdown

The fifth round of this season’s ERC Junior competition takes place in Italy this weekend, with current champion Chris Ingram looking to make up ground on leader Aleks Zawada.

Just three points separate the pair going into the penultimate race – the Rally di Roma Capitale – with the battle for title glory finely poised. This is the first time the rally has appeared on the ERC schedule, meaning all drivers are entering unchartered territory at a crucial stage of competition!

Despite a degree of unfamiliarity surrounding the 198.88-kilometre all-asphalt track, Chris was extremely upbeat about his chances prior to setting off for Italy.

The 23-year-old beamed: “I’m really looking forward to competing in Rome and it’s going to be a huge buzz. The first stage is right next to The Colosseum so I’m expecting it to be another high-profile event. I can’t wait to get started!”

Chris will be joined in the Opel Adam by new co-driver Ross Whittock, with the pair working together for the first time. Ross is the son of former Skoda WRC team member Dave, who was widely considered to be one of the top co-drivers in world rallying during the 1980s.

Speaking of the partnership, Chris said: “I’m really pleased to have Ross alongside me as he’s someone who has already got a very good rallying pedigree.”

A good result in the Italian capital would set up a mouth-watering finale in Latvia next month and increase the possibility of Chris being in contention for a second successive ERC Junior title.

Everyone at Andrews Sykes will have their fingers crossed for the Heat for Hire-backed man in what could prove to be a season-defining weekend. Best of luck, Chris!

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One of England’s oldest working theatres seeks emergency cooling solution

An uncomfortably hot theatre can negatively affect both the concentration levels and general experience of guests. So, when one of England’s oldest working theatres put in an urgent request for some short-term cooling, Andrews Air Conditioning Hire was on hand to help.

Our client experienced an air conditioning failure in their main auditorium, leaving them without an effective cooling solution a few hours before a sold-out show. In order to achieve the client’s desired conditions, our solution was to provide and install a high capacity HPAC90 air conditioning unit.

Due to its sheer size, the unit was located in the set docking area behind the stage. It was switched on prior to each performance, with the cold air being ducted in and distributed to the main auditorium area, orchestra pit and stage.

This temporary air cooling system was effective in combating the application’s high temperatures, while allowing guests to enjoy their experience and the performances to continue as normal.

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Andrews Dehumidification Hire provide tailored drying solution

When one of the world’s largest independent cancer charities began building their new headquarters in Cambridgeshire, the project itself fell behind schedule. The primary issue centred around drying times, but Andrews Dehumidification were contacted and tasked with bringing the development back up to speed.

A local expert visited the site to conduct a free site survey before proposing a dehumidification hire package that would fulfil the needs of a major client. A tailored solution was recommended which included a single KT2000 desiccant dehumidifier rental package designed for drying buildings.

Our dehumidification specialists ensured the temporary drying solution maintained maximum effectiveness, producing the desired airflow of 2000m³/h. The unit was placed outside of the building with the dry air being ducted in to effectively speed up the drying process.

Without this dehumidification hire, the construction work would have exceeded time constraints. Our customer saved a considerable amount of time with our specialist dehumidifier hire package and was able to complete the project on time.

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Andrews provide ventilation hire for road improvement works

When a major construction company had been contracted to resurface one of London’s busiest roads, Andrews Ventilation Hire were required to ensure all appropriate safety measures were taken.

As part of the project, a range of industrial vehicles and substances were used which left the enclosed space polluted with highly toxic fumes. Our specialists were tasked with providing temporary ventilation for the affected area – removing air that had been contaminated by heavy-duty equipment used on site.

A local engineer surveyed the site and proposed a ventilation hire package consisting of six ASF950 extraction fans which were positioned along the road and used to force the fumes out through the entrance of the underpass.

Our customer was very pleased with the short-term ventilation system we recommended. The job was a complete success, with all rental fans proving to be extremely effective in extracting all hazardous gasses – maintaining a completely safe working environment for those working on site.

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Andrews provide emergency cooling for British Prime Minister

Andrews Air Conditioning Hire were recently contacted to provide a temporary cooling solution for a very high profile meeting between some of the country’s leading political figures.

Our client was hosting the Prime Minister for an urgent meeting set to take place the following day.

An Andrews technician was sent to site to conduct a survey – this assessment prompted our regional expert to recommend the deployment of eight Polar Wind portable air conditioners.

We received a call from the customer the evening before the equipment was required – and this just so happened to be during the hottest week of the year! Due to the large quantity of equipment we have in stock, coupled with our dedicated operations team on a 24-hour call out, we were able to deliver the quality service expected of us despite soaring demand.

Once commissioned, our air conditioning rental package worked perfectly and provided adequate cooling for the meeting, leaving our client extremely impressed with the results and our service.

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