Emergency Andrews Air Conditioning Hire keep country’s largest bookbinders in business

When one of the country’s largest bookbinders sought effective cooling equipment to bring temperatures down in their London factory, they contacted Andrews Air Conditioning Hire in the hope that an immediate solution could be found.

Our client was having trouble keeping temperatures down following a sustained period of seasonal heat, which, combined with the presence of a heavy-duty machinery, had made conditions unbearable within the premises. Their primary concern was the impact it would have on staff if not addressed quickly, so we were asked to propose a temporary cooling arrangement that could significantly reduce temperatures.

After discussions, it was decided that two HPAC45 high capacity portable air conditioners would provide the necessary level of cooling to drastically improve the working environment. The rental units were placed outside the factory with cool air being ducted inside, bringing temperatures down to a far more desirable level.

The customer was very impressed with the efficiency of our technicians, who had the units up and running on the same day contact was received. It is expected that the HPAC45 will remain on hire until the end of summer, having made a huge difference to the factory’s conditions since being installed.

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Andrews Air Conditioning provide cooling equipment for renowned coffee roasting company

A multi award-winning coffee roasting company in London recently contacted Andrews Air Conditioning Hire in search of urgent cooling equipment to reduce temperatures in their warehouse.

The client’s coffee roaster was giving off excessive heat within their facility which was causing staff to feel unusually warm whilst working. To rectify the issue, practical short-term air conditioning arrangement was sought to keep employees happy.

After conducting a site survey of the application, our specialists recommended the deployment of several ET25 portable air conditioners. The units were placed directly inside the building, with the cold duct outlets used to provide the affected areas with huge volumes of direct, cold air. This arrangement was crucial in helping to overcome the heat loads generated and ensure the worst-affected spots were drastically improved.

The customer was extremely impressed with the hired air conditioning equipment recommended by our experts, which proved successful in creating a comfortable working environment for all staff which in turn eliminated downtime and restored production.

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Sykes Pumps renew commercial partnership with Ebbsfleet United FC

We are very pleased to announce an extension of our commercial agreement with Ebbsfleet United, after several years of working closely together.

The Fleet were extremely unfortunate to miss out on promotion to League Two last season, after a fantastic debut campaign in the National League yielded an impressive play-off finish.

We’re very happy to continue a lengthy association with the club and have enjoyed being part of a remarkable success story featuring both parties.

Paul Wood, managing director, said: “We look forward to working and developing our relationship going forward,” he said. “Following the success of the last two years we are looking forward to the new season and are pleased to extend our support for Daryl and the team.”

Ebbsfleet’s general manager, Dave Archer, concluded: “My relationship with Paul Wood and the fantastic team at Sykes Pumps goes back many, many years. It was one of the first partnerships I concluded when I arrived at the Fleet and so it is fitting that it is now one of the final agreements to get over the line before my departure.”

“I would like to express my special thanks to Paul Wood for his magnificent support over the years.”

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Andrews provide Hampshire hospital with emergency cooling

When a high-profile hospital located in Hampshire contacted Andrews Air Conditioning Hire in search of some emergency cooling equipment, our expert team stepped in to ensure the requirement was met.

Our client was experiencing difficulties with their transformers which were overheating and threatening to fail, putting the hospital in serious danger of losing all power. Shortly after initial contact, one of our local specialists visited the site to assess the area’s specifics before proposing a suitable air conditioning hire package to instil the desired low temperatures.

After a thorough assessment, it was decided that six PAC22 air conditioners would provide the necessary amount of cooling to immediately reduce temperatures. Our specialists also provided our client with six ASF50 portable fans to assist with distributing the cold air produced by our PAC units.

The high-volume cooling system proposed was quickly installed by our experts and proved extremely successful in combatting high temperatures within the application. As a result, day-to-day operations at the hospital were completely unaffected – as was the desired outcome.

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Fantastic Hillhead exhibition signals end of Sykes Pumps 160th celebrations

It has been an incredible year for Sykes Pumps, with the company going all-out to celebrate our 160th anniversary of continuous operation. A maiden appearance at Hillhead 2018 towards the end of June brought the curtain down on a continued effort to mark a significant milestone in our history.

To commemorate this landmark, our marketing team delved into the archives to broaden our knowledge of the company’s extensive history. This led to a lot of previously unknown information being uncovered and this has been shared via various platforms over the past 12 months.

As a way of publicising our exciting discoveries, a detailed 160th celebratory video was launched and used to officially kick start various activities. The short production digs into the company’s rich heritage and spans the period between 1857 and the present day. The video can be found on our dedicated 160th web-page along with an image gallery of original photographs and press cuttings.

Throughout the 12 months, a special 160th logo has appeared on all promotional materials and pump-related content along with various features and advertisements in external publications that include Construction Plant News, WET News and Construction News.

As well as producing external anniversary-related content, we have also been posting a series of weekly tweets throughout the year sharing snippets of interesting information. This has covered facts about the company’s founders, our involvement in both World Wars, major jobs we have assisted and old product photographs highlighting the giant steps we have made since our establishment.

In line with the special anniversary, Sykes Pumps recently introduced two industry-leading pumps and have upgraded our accessories and auxiliary equipment as part of a wider commitment to maximising environmental compliance. The launch of these innovative products has helped further strengthen our reputation as the country’s leading supplier of specialist pump hire equipment.

To celebrate the contributions of those who have helped the company achieve this milestone, a 3-stage internal bowling competition was organised for all UK staff. The games began in January and continued into June, with over 250 people from the company coming together and joining in with the festivities to battle it out for the coveted championship title!

To round things off, our team took part in this year’s Hillhead exhibition where thousands of major players in the industry were in attendance. The presence of a fully functional 19th century steam engine – Nessie – which was once part of our hire fleet more than 100 years ago, ensured a constant stream of visitors were drawn to our stand during the exhibition. A wonderful piece of innovation from a bygone era, Nessie acted as a perfect embodiment of the quality and longevity our customers associate with Sykes Pumps products.

Although the celebrations have now come to a fitting conclusion, we will continue to revel in the company’s remarkable progress which we use as a yardstick for planned future growth.

A number of things have changed since the business was established 160 years ago, but our unwavering commitment to providing high levels of service and optimum pumping solutions remains exactly the same.

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Scorching London temperatures leave Andrews Air Conditioning inundated with orders

Weather experts have warned Londoners that an intense heatwave could smother the city for up to a month, which is bad news for anyone currently competing in this year’s Wimbledon tennis championships!

Temperatures in the capital exceeded 30°C at the end of June, with repeats expected imminently.

It’s fair to say that summer is now well and truly here in the UK – particularly across the south of England – prompting a significant number of air conditioning hires in London and beyond.

Unsurprisingly, we’ve been flat out over the past few days to ensure businesses across the capital have the equipment they need to continue operating at full capacity.

More than 100 Polar Wind portable air conditioners were sent to a nine-storey office complex in the city of London last week, following a desperate request for some replacement cooling after their existing chiller system broke down.

We provided a range of air conditioning solutions to thirteen healthcare facilities across Kent and Greater London, after the facilities manager responsible for the premises sought emergency intervention.

Elsewhere, our technicians supplied a famous restaurant in Old Park Lane with eight evaporative cooler units to help keep their customers cool. The same products were also requested by a retail store at Westfield in Stratford after shoppers complained about being too warm.

When it comes to air conditioning hire in London, we have a proven track record of delivering the goods and solving your temperature-related problems at the first time of asking. Whether you seek a small 2.2kW unit for a one-person office or a high capacity HPAC model for a data centre or large marquee, Andrews Air Conditioning have got you covered.

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Temperatures at the World Cup: Could they really have an influence on the outcome?

With things beginning to hot up at this year’s World Cup in Russia, we considered the impact temperature could have on the remaining countries vying for glory.

History shows us that a strong correlation exists between the continent from which the eventual winner comes from, and the continent where the tournament is being held. Traditionally, climatic factors have been widely cited as a significant contributory factor in shaping the outcome – if not a primary reason – and there is certainly evidence to support this notion.

In fact, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was the first tournament hosted in Europe or the Americas that was won by a country not based in the host continent. Italy won at Germany 2006, France won their own tournament in 1998, Germany triumphed in Italy in 1990, and so on.

Germany’s win in Brazil four years ago broke this trend – but it’s the exception, not the rule. Which brings us to Russia.

As the world’s largest country by surface area, it’s fair to say there’s a lot of disparity between the temperatures of the various stadia involved.

Sweden’s clash with Switzerland in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday is expected to be played in extremely mild conditions. Forecasters have predicted that the mid-afternoon temperature will be 14°C – a far cry from the scorching conditions Brazil and Mexico can expect in Samara 24 hours before, where highs of 33°C are expected.

England’s crunch match with Colombia in Moscow will be played in conditions that arguably favour the Three Lions. Weather experts say that it’ll be 17°C at kick-off, which is far cooler than current UK temperatures. Many would claim that these conditions are beneficial to England and far more conducive to the intense pressing game Gareth Southgate’s men will play.

With that in mind, and should England progress to the quarter-finals, then it’s likely that they would have preferred to play in Kazan or Nizhny Novgorod on Friday. The mooted temperatures of between 22°C and 24°C would have been far more manageable than the sweltering Samara Arena, where we could see highs of 28°C.

It’s unlikely that fans of any underperforming nation will accept the weather as a legitimate excuse for failure, but there’s no doubt it can sometimes play a part.

As far as England and their chances are concerned, no-one could argue that an evening match played at 17°C puts them at a disadvantage. With that said, the majority of Colombia’s players now ply their trade in Europe, which creates a bit of a leveller – in this instance at least.

Every single member of England’s squad operates from within the confines of the Premier League, on these shores. Which begs the question: If a European team and a South American team of similar quality played a one-off match in dry 35°C heat, would the latter have an advantage? Almost certainly.

But would that fact definitively play a part in deciding the result? Well, that’s less clear-cut – but it’s certainly up for debate!

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Emergency Air Conditioning Hire keeps Britain’s leading TV talent show on air

When Britain’s leading TV talent show needed emergency cooling at late notice, Andrews Air Conditioning Hire came to the rescue! The production company responsible for the programme, watched live by millions, sought an immediate cooling solution to assist them with reducing temperatures in their production room.

The production room – a converted and temporary facility with no permanent air conditioning – contained a large quantity of sensitive electronic hardware, monitors and cameras that were in serious danger of overheating just hours before broadcasting was due to commence.

After calculating the required cooling capacity over the phone, a regional technician visited the site immediately to deliver and install a series of portable PAC22 air conditioning units. These units were deliberately chosen because of their compatibility with the power sources available on site and simplicity with which they can be installed.

Thanks to the instant response of our expert team, the equipment was delivered approximately two hours after we were initially contacted. Our air conditioning hire package worked perfectly in keeping critical technology online and allowing the show run as planned – much to the relief of the production company’s directors.

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When temperatures are soaring, you need someone who will answer your call!

It’s been a busy couple of days for us at Andrews Air Conditioning, and the weather forecast would suggest that there’s no sign of this changing any time soon. Soaring temperatures have caused wildfires and major railway delays already this week, and that’s before the hottest day of the year arrives!

The mercury passed the 30°C mark in London on Tuesday, with similar conditions expected for the next few days at least.

Unsurprisingly, this climatic upturn has had an immediate effect on us and we’ve had hundreds of air conditioning units go out on hire since Monday. However, if you haven’t yet got the cooling equipment you need then don’t worry – we’ve still got plenty of units in stock. But they won’t be around forever!

In addition to providing companies up and down the country with the latest cooling innovations on the market, we’ve also been trying to keep commuters cool and make their journeys to work a little more bearable! Our popular paper fans have been distributed at railway stations across the capital and we’ve enjoyed a great deal of social media interaction because of it.

Once again, we’re running our annual ‘selfie’ competition where the best entries will be rewarded with a fantastic holiday voucher giveaway!

As the country’s leading supplier of specialist climate control solutions we have been flat out handling enquiries to ensure our customers’ requirements are met straightaway. We’ve had everything from typical office cooling requests right through to providing emergency cooling for major sporting events, so there’s really nothing we can’t accommodate.

If you’re looking for an air conditioning hire solution, no matter how obscure it may seem, we can handle it! Call us today on 0800 211 611 to speak to one of our experts and we’ll guarantee to get our kit out to you as quickly as possible.

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Groundbreaking new Super Wispaset UVO 150/100 launched at Hillhead exhibition

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Sykes Super Wispaset UVO 150/100 which we look forward to introducing at this year’s Hillhead exhibition. The new product incorporates the tried and tested Orion pump end and Sykes’ unique vacuum priming system, but is now available with the latest specification engine to conform to environmental standards.

The pump’s Tier 4-compliant Volvo TAD870VE engine ensures a significant reduction in harmful emissions and easily meets all European regulations. This market-leading engine guarantees environmentally friendly performance and uses just 16.8 litres of fuel per hour – equating to a 10% fuel saving against comparable models available elsewhere.

Our latest innovation is contained within a sound-reducing canopy and has a maximum noise level of just 70dBA at seven metres. Impressive performance capabilities include a maximum head of 93 metres and maximum flows of up to 120 litres per second, rendering it perfect for challenging high head duties where reliability is key.

It has an advanced built-in telemetry system that provides users with comprehensive performance monitoring statistics, tracking details, oil pressures and other information. You can also start/stop the unit remotely if necessary, enabling an immediate and safe shutdown in the event of emergency.

Other features and benefits include:

  • Volvo TAD870VE engine for optimum performance
  • Low noise levels for use in built-up areas
  • Low emissions and compliant with latest European legislation
  • Telemetry system for external performance monitoring and location tracking
  • Remote start/stop for full control on or off site
  • High head capable of discharge heads of over 90 metres
  • Corrosion and abrasion resistant for challenging outdoor locations
  • Sykes auto self-priming enabling automatic priming from dry for ease of use

Chris Graham, Sales Director at Sykes Pumps, said: “This new 6” x 4” high performance pump features the latest technology and is Tier 4 compliant in relation to engine emissions. In addition, all wet end components are manufactured from high chrome iron alloy, providing both excellent abrasion and corrosion resistance.

“An innovative control panel includes a forward-thinking telemetry system, while a robust canopy substantially reduces noise output when the pump is in operation. The pump is designed to deliver class leading head and flow performance whilst being highly efficient, to reduce running costs.”

For more information on the Sykes Super Wispaset UVO150/100, or for any other pump within our expansive hire fleet, call us today on 0800 211 611. Alternatively, you can click here to see a detailed overview of our latest unit including product specifications and suitable environments.

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