Dehumidifier package prevents power station from oxidising

When an independently owned and previously offline power station took the first steps towards recommissioning its facility, Andrews Dehumidification Hire were called in to help preserve their gas turbines.

The stations equipment was required to stay dry in order to prevent oxidising which would cost the customer thousands of pounds. Our specialists went to site to calculate the drying duty required, eventually proposing that our client hire five 110V DS40 Desiccant dehumidifiers – pairing each of the units to a gas turbine to maximise efficiency.

The temporary dehumidifiers were used to pump heated dry air with a relative humidity of 35% via temporary ducting through the turbines, protecting the equipment from corrosion and ensuring the client is ready to start up again at short notice.

The dehumidifier hire package worked perfectly once commissioned and is required to remain on site until the power station is back up and running.

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‘Snow bomb’ covers the country prompting weather warnings throughout

The worst snowstorms in Britain for four years are continuing to cause widespread disruption across the UK. Millions of Brits have braved treacherous journeys to get into work on ‘Black Monday’, with roads and railways being closed and whole towns left without power.

Snow and ice have contrived to cause widespread disruption across the UK, and is forecasted to persist across norther England and much of Scotland over the next few days. The hope is that this then gives way to merely icy conditions, with as much as 30cm of snow already recorded in Sennybridge, Wales.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings in several locations due to icy surfaces following freezing temperatures across the Midlands, East of England, London and the South East.

At Andrews, we can’t do much to stop the cold weather, but we can keep you operational despite seasonal temperatures dropping sharply. Our wide range of specialist heating hire packages can be delivered to your site within hours of contact and are suitable for virtually any environment. So, if you’re in need of a heater hire package, speak to one of our experts today by calling 0800 211 611.

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Andrews Dehumidification Hire restores conditions in local city councils archive

Andrews Dehumidification was recently contacted by a city council based in Hampshire who were in search of an urgent drying solution, which was needed for the committee’s archive store. This was located in the basement of their main building and had become overrun with moisture and mould.

A local expert visited the site to conduct a free and comprehensive site survey before proposing a tailor made drying solution which consisted of two DH150 refrigerant dehumidifiers.

As part of our dehumidification hire package, we also supplied the customer with condensate containers which we situated in the basement along with the rented dehumidifier units. We ensured the drying equipment maintained a relative humidity of 50%, protecting the documents from any further damage.

The customer was extremely pleased with the speed in which our specialists combatted the relative humidity levels within the basement, with our dehumidifier rental package playing a pivotal role in restoring conditions within the affected area and keeping important council documents from decaying.

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Sykes Pumps help local council avert flooding

When local housing and shops suffered flooding following heavy rainfall in Essex, Sykes Pumps were approached and asked to help facilitate the construction of a new culvert.

The client had plans for building a large culvert in the affected area, with the aim of allowing excess storm water to drain away from nearby residential and commercial properties. While works were taking place, our engineers were required to provide an immediate pumping solution to over-pump the excess water – allowing the contractor to install the culvert.

To carry out these works, our experts proposed the use of one Super Wispaset 100mm pump and two Super Wispaset 150mm silent pumps, which were used to ensure the construction area was kept dry throughout the duration of the project.

The customer was extremely pleased once the over-pumping package was commissioned, which served to ensure the development remained on track. By supplying the critical pump hire equipment immediately, we ensured all works were completed on schedule.

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Royal Mail seek heating solution from Andrews Heat for Hire

When the Royal Mail was in search of an urgent temporary heating solution ahead of the festive period, Andrews were contacted to provide expert advice.

The distribution centre was having trouble keeping their warehouse warm during the winter period and as a result, staff were struggling to work in the cold conditions. Faced with the possibility of having to close the business temporarily, the site manager was under immense pressure to source effective short-term heating equipment.

A local specialist visited the site to conduct an assessment and calculate the staff working area before recommending a heater hire package comprising of two ID65 indirect fired oil heaters, along with a 1,000 litre fuel tank.

Once commissioned, the rented heating units that we provided worked perfectly and made a noticeable difference as soon as they were installed. Our swift intervention ensured all staff were able to continue with their tasks in a warm and comfortable environment despite seasonal temperatures dropping sharply.

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Scotland on red alert with several regions facing flooding

Much of northern Scotland is bracing itself for weather-related carnage after continuous downpours left several major roads closed or severely disrupted.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency have issued amber flood warnings in Dumfries and Galloway, Orkney and the Scottish Borders, while parts of the Highlands have been put on a red flood warning following a police report that the area has been badly hit.

Strathglass, Strathcarron in Sutherland and Strath Oykel are all also said to be at risk along with Moy Bridge, near Muir of Ord.

A Police Scotland spokesman confirmed: “There’s been serious flooding to the whole of the Highlands. Main road, side roads – everything. It’s affected very few properties, mainly roads.”

The latest warnings follow a previous announcement that a landslip caused by flooding had damaged a railway line between Inverness and Dingwall. All services were subsequently cancelled until repairs could be carried out.

At Sykes Pumps, we understand the impact flooding can have on your business continuity which is why we strive to visit your application or site within four hours of contact.

Our expertise has been demonstrated on countless occasions – perhaps most notably during the catastrophic floods that crippled much of northern England two years ago – and we have a genuine track record of assisting the Environment Agency during emergency requirements.

We even offer customers a number of tailored flood packages to help them overcome the effects of water damage as quickly as possible, accelerating any restoration process.

For more information on how we can assist you – be it in Scotland or any other part of the UK – call us today on 0800 211 611.

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Famous shipbuilding company seek ventilation solution for renovation project

One of Britain’s most famous shipbuilding companies recently contacted Andrews Ventilation Hire in search of some effective extraction equipment. The requirement stemmed from their need to convert a famous old navy ship into a shipping container.

As part of the renovation project, the client in question was expected to remove large steel components from the ship before welding structure back together and making it watertight. Our specialists were tasked with providing a regular flow of fresh air throughout the container to ensure the removal of all toxic fumes given off by the welding equipment used.

One of our regional experts surveyed the site and proposed a ventilation hire package consisting of ten FV900 S2 fans, which were used to extract polluted air from the confined space and duct it outside the application and into open air.

Our customer was extremely impressed with the effectiveness of the short-term ventilation system we recommended – keeping the units on hire for eight months while the project was ongoing.

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Scottish councils prepare for predicted harsh winter

Britain is set to feel the effects of an icy Arctic blast this weekend, with snow and sub-zero temperatures expected to hit Scotland particularly hard.

Parts of the country have already encountered snowfall this month, and a sharp drop in temperature over the next 24 hours increases the likelihood of Inverness, Aberdeen and other northern territories suffering the same fate.

Interestingly, bookmakers make Aberdeen the most likely UK city to see a white Christmas in 2017 – closely followed by Edinburgh.

Earlier in the week it was revealed that hundreds of staff and dozens of vehicles are on standby in Glasgow to ensure traffic disruption is minimised in the face of a climatic downturn.

Almost 1,500 salt containers have been placed across the city to ensure roads and pathways are suitably gritted over the next two months.

Governing bodies throughout Scotland have been quick to take necessary precautions and warned that thermometer readings will again be replicating the -5°C levels reached earlier this week.

At Andrews Heat for Hire, we can’t do much about temperatures north of the border – but we can help our clients overcome the freezing conditions expected to strike the country over the coming days and weeks.

We provide a full range of services from our Scottish depots, so if you need a heater hire in Glasgow or a boiler rental in Aberdeen, Andrews can be relied upon to accommodate your need.

For more information on how we can assist you, call us today on 0800 211 611. Alternatively, you can contact your local depot directly which can be found in the drop-down menu here.

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Tailored heating solution provided for major golfing tournament

One of Britain’s top hotels and golf resorts recently sought some emergency heating equipment ahead of one of their most high-profile events, prompting them to approach Andrews Heat for Hire.

The venue has a large permanent golf course which is extremely popular and hosts major championship tournaments all year round. Following a breakdown of the venue’s climate control system, a local Andrews specialist visited the site to conduct an emergency site survey and advise our customer on the best solution.

After settling upon the deployment of a high capacity FH111 oil fired heater, our experts delivered and installed the equipment – leaving the customer relieved at successfully sourcing a short-term heating solution before the event began. This was scheduled to remain in place until a permanent alternative could be found.

Our heating hire arrangement was ideal for maintaining a temporary supply of heat to the client’s function rooms and instilling a comfortable environment for many of the world’s most famous golfers.

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UK braces for Storm Rina with temperatures set to plummet this weekend

The UK could be bombarded by snow this weekend as Storm Rina builds strength in the Atlantic Ocean – and freezing temperatures are expected to strike Britain as a result.

The Met Office has warned that the storm will bring us the coldest winter for half a decade, with strong gusts of 50mph and heavy rainfall due to strike much of the north, sending temperatures plunging overnight.

Oli Claydon, forecaster for the Met Office, said: “A cold front is moving across the country and that will really be the story for the next few days.

“By the end of the week we will really start to notice this and we will have some low daytime temperatures.

“It will start to feel raw and cold during the day and by the end of next weekend we could start to see wintry showers to lower levels.”

Temperatures as cold as -5°C will sweep down from Scotland and covering the rest of the UK by Sunday. The warnings come after long-range forecasters predicted that arctic winds could see temperatures drop to a shocking -10°C in parts of the country before the end of November.

At Andrews Heat for Hire, the expert knowledge of our trained engineers allows us to propose suitable heating rental packages for offices and schools, as well as vulnerable outdoor construction sites, where raw materials are exposed to frost damage.

Our specialists provide a wide selection of heating hire packages for a range of environments to ensure challenging weather conditions are tackled properly. For more information about our competitive hire rates, call 0800 211 611 or click here to complete an enquiry and one of our trained consultants will get back to you shortly.

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