Andrews Sykes independently certified for continued emission reduction

As a company that has actively acknowledged the importance of sustainability for many years, we are constantly striving to cut our carbon footprint wherever possible.

It therefore gives us great pride to see that our efforts have been recognised by the Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS) following a recent audit. For the past seven years, CEMARS assessors have visited our Birmingham office and examined utility bills, staff travel, fuel usage and other factors that contribute towards the production of greenhouse emissions.

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Pump hire assists annual maintenance work at power station

When a power station in Nottinghamshire required annual routine maintenance procedures, a lull in demand for electricity at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic provided a perfect window of opportunity for this to be carried out. No longer fully operational, the coal-powered plant acts as a reserve source of electricity generation and is due to be decommissioned within the next five years.

However, the organisation responsible for managing the site is obliged to fulfil capacity market agreements that include regular upkeep to ensure all UK power supplies continue to be preserved. As a result, the energy company made contact and asked us to devise a specialist pump hire solution to assist with cleaning the upper sections of each cooling tower.

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Air conditioners with advanced HEPA filtration now available for hire

We are delighted to offer our customers a range of HEPA filters for use on our popular split type air conditioning units.

Following high levels of demand and a surge in enquiries in recent weeks, we are pleased to be in a position to supply clients with HEPA filter adaptions for our PAC 22 Series 2 and PAC 60 models.

This simple modification sees a HEPA filter fixed to the front of an air conditioning unit, ensuring cleaner and safer airflows while greatly reducing the likelihood of airborne diseases being transmitted between people.

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Emergency air conditioning hire helps keep vital medical staff cool

The impact of COVID-19 has necessitated that staff working in hospitals wear personal protective equipment (PPE), with direct consequences for nurses, doctors, therapists, technicians and anyone else carrying out their daily duties on site. While this precaution has been effective in reducing the transmission of infectious agents between people, it has put medical staff at greater risk of suffering heat stress and general discomfort.

For this reason, Andrews Air Conditioning was recently contacted by the estates team of a prominent hospital in Gloucestershire. Our client explained that the mandatory use of PPE had greatly affected many of their employees and as such they were looking to create specific areas on each ward that would allow overheating staff to take quick ‘cooling breaks’.

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Urgent humidifier hire protects data centre for airline company

A build-up of static electricity within server rooms and IT suites can be disastrous if not addressed, causing sensitive hardware to malfunction. For this reason, it was imperative that a temporary humidifier hire solution could be supplied to a customer complaining about conditions within a data centre for which they were responsible.

Our client – an international facilities services provider – was concerned about the effects low relative humidity was having on a leading aerospace company’s data centre. Guidelines recommend that RH should be maintained between 40-60% in order to protect electrical components and ensure the continued operation of all equipment.

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FM company seeks chiller hire on behalf of government authority

Andrews Chiller Hire was recently contacted by a prominent facilities manager looking to prevent a major client’s data centre from overheating. Our customer was aware that their chillers and condensers were no longer performing as expected, meaning a temporary hire solution was required to allow planned repairs to be carried out.

The client was looking to decommission all three of their chillers over a period of two days but could not have less than two units operating at any given time. This precise requirement necessitated that a team of Andrews engineers worked extremely closely with the site’s fitting team to ensure that sufficient cooling capacities were constantly available during peak loads.

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Andrews Sykes Group expands French coverage with new Nantes depot

It is with great delight that we announce the opening of a new depot in Nantes following a substantial investment in our French operations. Strategically located to serve customers across the Great West region including the cities of Brest, Rennes, Le Mans and Angers, our latest property demonstrates the exceptional growth we have enjoyed in the country since opening our first depot there in 2012.

In recent years, demand for our full range of products and services in and around Nantes has grown considerably. By opening a depot here – our sixth in France – we will be perfectly positioned to reach customers more quickly, with a local presence ensuring that emergency response times are dramatically reduced going forward.

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Air conditioning hire keeps international sports broadcaster operational

With companies under strict instructions to ensure social distancing is observed within their building, one of the world’s most well-known television broadcasters has relocated to larger premises to guarantee that the guidelines are safely practised.

Opting to vacate their normal UK offices for the foreseeable future, the organisation has instead moved into a converted warehouse to enable office staff, technical crew and other employees to work a sufficient distance apart. This has been a necessary measure during the COVID-19 crisis and meant that the entire workplace has been reconfigured to allow the desired segregation.

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Your air conditioning hire has been safeguarded – here’s how

Following the latest advice from HVAC authorities and industry professionals, Andrews Sykes has taken steps to safeguard our customers and ensure our air conditioning hire operations are Covid-19 secure. Whilst it is extremely unlikely that an air conditioning or ventilation system will facilitate the spread of coronavirus, we have implemented a number of initiatives in order to give our customers the confidence and security they need to provide their staff with a safe environment to work in.

Leading HVAC bodies have highlighted several factors that can be addressed to reduce the likelihood of the coronavirus spreading within your building.

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Emergency boiler hire provides safe showering facilities at Nightingale hospital

Before the former Manchester Central railway station could open its doors as a functioning temporary field hospital, a solution was required to ensure that shower areas were ready for staff to use. The multi-purpose G-MEX convention complex was quickly converted into a 650-bed medical facility following various interior modifications that were essential in order for this to happen.

Prior to the hospital admitting its first patient, healthcare authorities stressed the importance of nurses, doctors and other professionals having constant access to a safe environment to wash. Our client was keen to find a reliable source of hot water to supply a 60-shower block, which could be operational within a short space of time. They called on us to provide a solution without disturbing contractors overseeing other parts of the fit-out.

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