Sykes provide emergency wastewater pumping solution

When one of Britain’s largest water suppliers suffered a collapsed sewage pipe, it was imperative that action was taken quickly to prevent further damage and contamination.

A local pump hire specialist based in the area was sent to site to assess the problem and decided that the best course of action was to recommend a 150mm super silenced diesel pump, along with 100 metres of hose.

The pump hire package effectively intercepted the flow of wastewater and pumped it to the nearest manhole, whilst the sewage pipe was fully repaired.

By implementing a temporary pumping solution within a few hours of receiving the enquiry, we were able to keep the wastewater flowing and avoid any pollution. The customer was extremely pleased once the over-pumping package was commissioned and complemented us for arriving on site so promptly.

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Andrews Dehumidification control humidity levels for pharmaceutical manufacturer

When manufacturing pharmaceutical products, it is imperative that the clean room allows no environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles, and chemical vapours. In order to achieve these conditions, the room must have a positive air pressure and controlled relative humidity of no more than 30%RH.

So, when an industry leading pharmaceutical company experienced problems in the form of an under-performing existing dehumidification unit, our experts were drafted in to provide an effective short-term drying solution.

From a site survey our specialists were able to provide the client with a tailor-made dehumidification solution. This involved combining a KT2000 desiccant dehumidifier in line with the existing filtration system to create a safe, cost effective, practical solution – ensuring the air was dried and cleaned to the required standard.

The relative humidity was successfully brought down to 25%RH by our specialist dehumidifier unit, creating a positive pressure in the clean room and making it possible for the customer to continue with their manufacturing process whilst their existing system was repaired.

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Andrews Sykes set to sponsor BIFM Awards for fourth consecutive year

Andrews Sykes are delighted sponsor the 2017 BIFM Awards – the facilities management industry’s most prestigious annual event. This year’s ceremony will once again be hosted by the British Institute of Facilities Management at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, on October 9.

As a company that is closely associated with numerous FM companies nationwide, we are extremely proud to support the evening by sponsoring one of the award categories.

For a fourth successive year, Andrews Sykes will be promoting the occasion which recognises the special achievements of both individuals and organisations. There will also be prizes for new products and innovations, as well societal, workplace and branding factors.

At Andrews Sykes, we have a rich history of providing hired climate control solutions to facilities managers nationwide and recognise the important role they play in ensuring their customers are accommodated at all hours of the day.

Whether you seek a reliable contingency service or supplementary cooling/heating to operate alongside an existing arrangement, Andrews Sykes can help you.

We greatly look forward to October’s event and will reveal further details about our involvement as and when they are confirmed.

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Andrews provide practical drying solution for international cheese manufacturer

When a world-famous cheese manufacturer was at risk of experiencing a delay in production after their cold store began to lose effectiveness, Andrews Dehumidification Hire was called in to provide a practical drying solution.

Before cheese can be distributed to your local supermarkets, the produce is first stored in coolers until the desired age, flavour and texture is reached. Unfortunately for our client, their cold store rooms were failing to dry the cheese at the necessary rate leading to a deterioration in product quality. 

Having assessed the application and calculated the required drying capacity using a psychrometric chart, our experts deployed and installed four DH150 refrigerant dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity levels in the cold store.

Thanks to the swift service of our local specialists the customers renowned brand name was not tainted by an avoidable reduction in product quality. Our dehumidifier rental solution ensured all produce was successfully preserved until ready for distribution.

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Ingram off to a flyer after Azores Rallye triumph

Chris Ingram made the perfect start to the ERC Junior U27 Championship at the weekend after a scintillating battle with Finnish team-mate Jari Huttunen.

The Mancunian led by 0.8 seconds ahead of the Azores Airlines Rallye’s final three stages but seemed to lose all momentum when technical difficulties began to set in.

Victory seemed certain to cruelly slip through Chris’ grasp at the eleventh hour after his Opel Adam lost power on the final morning of competition.

This paved the way for Huttunen to establish a seemingly insurmountable six second lead at the final run, before he too suffered some bad luck in the form of a driveshaft failure just 200 metres from the finish.

The result meant that our Heat for Hire-backed driver was able to maintain his fantastic record on Portuguese territory and begin the 2017 season in the best possible way.

Coverage of the nail biting showdown was broadcast live on Eurosport once again and was watched by millions around the continent.

We now look forward to Chris taking to the tarmac in Gran Canaria next month as he looks to build on his fantastic start to the European Rally Championship.

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Ingram heads to the Azores for season’s opener

The 2017 European Rally Championship begins this week, with Chris Ingram ready to compete in the Rallye Azores alongside Opel codriver Elliott Edmondson.

And the 22-year-old Mancunian will be looking to build on his impressive record on the Portuguese island which comprises of a victory and two second place finishes in three appearance on the Junior circuit.

An untimely puncture at the corresponding event last year added 40 seconds to Chris’ eventual finishing time, dropping him from first to second position after stage 8.

Ingram was bullish about his chances this time around, citing his familiarity with the Adam R2 car that he will once again be competing in this season.

He said: “I have a year’s worth of experience with the incredible Adam R2 on challenging European events and I’m confident I can put my knowledge to good use with Elliott alongside again in 2017.”

The Azores will be Chris’ first event since extending his sponsorship agreement with Andrews Heat for Hire, with our branding prominently featured on both his race suit and car.

Everyone at the company would like to wish Chris the very best of luck and hope he gets off to a flying start ahead of the second round at Rally Islas Canarias in May.

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Sykes Pumps expand hydraulic submersible hire fleet

Following the incredible success of Sykes’ hydraulic submersible pumps, it is with great excitement that we introduce an additional unit to the existing range to further broaden the selection of hydraulic pumps available to our customers.

The 3” Hydraset 80 joins our pump hire fleet with immediate effect and gives clients another bespoke pumping solution for deep suction lifts.

Comprising of a power pack, pump end and a set of hydraulic hoses, the Hydraset 80 has been designed for deployment in a multitude of surroundings including construction, marine, quarrying, wastewater and any other remote location where electricity is unavailable.

Our latest submersible hydraulic pump retains all the tried-and-tested characteristics of our 4” and 6” models whilst offering our customers a smaller option that complements the existing Sykes hydraulic range.


Other features and benefits include:

- No suction lift restrictions – for use where depths are too large for standard pumps

- Quick release hydraulic couplings enabling simple, leak-proof operation

- Small and compact unit enabling easy access into small chambers and manholes

- Automatic shutdown enhancing safety and preventing blockages or overloading

- Silenced diesel engine for quiet, unobtrusive functionality

- Driven by environmentally friendly biodegradable oils

- Lightweight pump ends simplifying manoeuvrability

- Fuel efficient for low running costs

The Hydraset 80’s ecologically conscious design renders it suitable for use near rivers and other natural watercourses with the use of biodegradable hydraulic fluid.

Powered by a silenced diesel Hatz engine, the power pack can also be fitted with a Chalwyn valve and spark arrestor which facilitates use in potentially hazardous applications.

Chris Graham, sales director at Sykes Pumps, said: “Our hydraulic pumps have been doing exceptionally well for a number of years now, so it’s natural that we continue satisfying growing demand by introducing a new product with different specifications.

“As a company, we are always looking for ways to enhance our pump hire fleet and ensuring that those who seek temporary equipment benefit from having as much choice as possible. The Hydraset 80 becomes our entry level hydraulic pump and will be ideal for projects where low running costs are a key requirement.

For more information on the expanding Sykes Pumps hydraulic submersible range, click here for a detailed overview. Alternatively, you can discuss your requirements with a member of our dedicated contact team by calling today on 0800 211 611.

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Andrews Dehumidification Hire help preserve specialist acoustic joinery

An industry leading house-building and construction group in Birmingham were experiencing difficulties in drying concrete works, as well as controlling humidity for specialist acoustic joinery which was being fitted in a newly built auditorium.

Our specialist team were drafted in to conduct a thorough site survey. A tailored solution was recommended which included a single KT2000 desiccant dehumidifier rental package suitable for building sites. The unit was located outside the target application, recirculating the air within the auditorium by utilising over 70 metres of ducting and an FV300 fan. 

We ensured the temporary drying solution maintained maximum effectiveness, producing the desired airflow of 2000m³/h. This air helped dry the concrete works and controlled the relative humidity inside the auditorium to protect the bespoke acoustic wood panelling being installed.

Without this tailored dehumidifier hire our client could not have dried out the concrete works while successfully maintaining pre-determined humidity levels within the auditorium – protecting the very expensive wood cladding.

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Contingency Service available to Andrews Chillers clients

At Andrews Chillers, we understand the importance of continuous business operation and the potential repercussions of this not being interrupted. That’s why we offer our customers a genuine climate contingency service combining frequent maintenance with whatever pre-agreed rental solution you have in place.

We are proud to provide a 24/7 support service which affords clients total peace of mind throughout the duration of a chiller hire. Whether temporary equipment is required to keep critical hardware, products or even people cool, we can be relied upon to ensure your chiller system remains online and functional at all times.

The impact of air conditioning failure is often far-reaching and expensive, but with Andrews Chillers’ contingency plan you can be confident this situation never arises. An arranged back-up plan guarantees that our engineers will be on your site within approved timescales and protect your corporate or commercial activity from being disrupted unnecessarily.

To discuss putting a contingency strategy in place, or to discuss the various benefits with a dedicated expert, call us today on 0800 5872 999.

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Andrews Sykes relocate to larger Bovey Tracey depot following sustained regional progress

As a company with a constant eye on developing every aspect of our operations, it is with great delight that we announce the opening of a new depot in Bovey Tracey.

The move has been deemed essential in order to further streamline our service, following an extremely successful period of business in the South West.

A substantially larger 7,000 square feet workshop and storage facility sits on a half-acre site, providing more storage and yard space to accommodate a growing product intake.

As well as additional room for an expanding fleet holding, we have also been able to fit enhanced testing facilities and mechanical equipment to ensure various aspects of our day-to-day service can be improved.

Located within the modernised Heathfield Industrial Estate, our new branch is situated less than two miles away from the Pottery Close site which we have now vacated.

This particular area has been very deliberately chosen because of its close proximity to a number of major road links, offering quick access to customers based across Devon and Cornwall.

Our purpose built facility will give us an excellent base from which to deliver even better levels of service and is indicative of the progress we have made in recent years.

We hope this strategic movement will help strengthen our market position and enable us to minimise response times in scenarios where customers require immediate attention.

The recent development has been underpinned by Andrews Sykes’ mounting reputation as the country’s leading supplier of specialist hire equipment, and we look forward to the business advancing further over the next twelve months.

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