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Andrews Heat for Hire successfully protect wheat during harvest

Andrews Heat for Hire was recently contacted by the operators of a 2000-acre farm in Shrewsbury, who were having difficulties drying their wheat naturally and so required a hired drying solution to minimise the likelihood of spoilage.

During harvest season, UK farms are often affected by severe weather and wet conditions – with many farmers struggling to dry their crop which then results in a poor quality of grain. In this instance, a heating solution was necessary to ensure all crops were dry and ready for distribution.

We decided to install eight FH4000 indirect fired oil heaters which were placed directly outside the application. Warm air was driven into the drying area via ducting, improving conditions. The temporary drying equipment we provided made an immediate difference and stopped the wheat from becoming spoilt once sorted.

Thanks to the fast response of our experts, our client was able to market the wheat soon after harvest without any disruption – saving them thousands of pounds.

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Andrews Chiller Hire assists with the production of the world’s most popular high-speed diesel engines

One of the world’s leading aeronautical engineers encountered a major problem with their production line when their cooling system lost productivity. As a result, Andrews Chillers were contacted and asked to install a temporary chiller system that would enable the production of engines to remain consistent with normal output levels.

Following an assessment by one of our qualified engineers, our solution was to provide a chiller hire package which consisted of a 200kW Fluid Chiller, a plate heat exchanger and a circulation pump – in order to restore functionality to the customer’s existing cooling system.

This quick turnaround provided by our specialists meant we were able to help our customer maintain desired temperatures throughout the various stages of production.

Our client was extremely impressed with our quick response which played a pivotal role in guaranteeing the plant remained online and kept the production of the world’s most popular high-speed diesel engines fully operational at all times.

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Sykes Pumps help leading university with construction project

When one of West Sussex’s leading universities had plans to develop a new engineering and technological facility, Sykes Pumps was on hand to provide a temporary over-pumping solution to help facilitate the project.

The scheme in question was taking place on a live university campus so required an immediate pump hire solution to assist with a sewer diversion while a section of the existing sewer mains was being replaced.

After assessing the site, our specialists recommended the installation of two 8” electric submersible pumps. The pumps were able to over-pump the sewage from the manholes to a section of the mains approximately 80 metres away in each location, enabling the segment in between to be removed.

The customer was extremely pleased with the expertise of our local engineer as well as our over-pumping package, which successfully managed the wastewater and kept it flowing once the equipment was installed and commissioned.

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Andrews Air Conditioning Hire keep leading blood and transplantation service functional

Andrews Air Conditioning Hire were recently contacted by one of the UK’s leading blood and transplantation services after their centre experienced a chiller breakdown.

The company in question manage the donation, storage and transplantation of blood, organs, tissues, bone marrow and stems cells. It is absolutely imperative that blood is stored correctly to prevent the blood from expiring and because of this, an emergency cooling solution was needed to bring temperatures below 20 °C.

Our specialists conducted a contingency survey approximately one year ago, to ensure we were prepared in the event of such a failure. The hire package that was then deployed consisted of eight PACC 22 air conditioning units, and these were delivered to site the same day ahead of installation.

The equipment was originally required only until the client’s ageing chiller had been repaired, but the customer was extremely pleased with the functionality of the equipment that they kept four temporary units on standby even after the issue was resolved.

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Ingram crowned double champion after scintillating display in Latvia

Chris Ingram sealed the ERC Junior U27 Championship title at the weekend following a breath-taking performance at Rally Liepāja. The British driver had established a lead with just three stages remaining and successfully maintained his advantage to avenge the heartache of last year – where he narrowly missed out on ERC Junior glory.

There was to be no repeat this time, however, with the Mancunian also reclaiming the ERC3 title which he won in 2016.

The result means that Chris will step up to the FIA ERC Junior U28 Championships next season and get his first taste of life behind the wheel of an R5 car.

Reflecting on his achievement, the 23-year-old said: “My first ERC round was here in Latvia four years ago and I’ve been trying to win this title ever since.

“I’ve been working towards this moment pretty much every day for the last four years. I’ve been so dedicated and everything has paid off now.”

Chris was also quick to cite the importance of winning the €100,000 prize money which will play a pivotal role in facilitating his career development.

He said: “I now have the best cash prize in rallying that will help me progress and as soon as I get home I’m going to be speaking to people to try and do the whole European championship next year.”

Chris’ dominant showing in Latvia also culminated in him being awarded the coveted Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy – the third of his career so far!

As his sponsors for a second successive campaign, Andrews Heat for Hire are immensely proud of Chris and his achievements to date and congratulate him on what has been a brilliant weekend.

We are excited to be launching a competition to celebrate his recent triumphs, giving entrants the opportunity to win a fantastic Wales Rally GB package. Details to follow shortly!

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Ingram prepares for title-deciding showdown in Latvia

The curtain comes down on the 2017 European Rally Championships this weekend, with just two points currently separating Chris Ingram and leader Filip Mares in the Junior U27 category.

Intrigued eyes will now be firmly fixed on the action in Latvia which commences on Friday 6 October at 20:30 local time.

First held in 2013, Rally Liepāja was set to open last year’s ERC schedule in February until excessive seasonal temperatures caused damage to stage surfaces – prompting safety concerns.

The subsequent autumn rescheduling has effectively led to an all-new rally as drivers and crews adjust to gravel stages free of snow and icy conditions.

Unsurprisingly, build-up to the event has been dominated by discussions of the battle for top spot. With one drive remaining, Chris is one of four competitors still in contention for the prestigious trophy and a potentially career-defining €100,000 progression prize.

Speaking earlier this week, the Mancunian said: “It’s gone down to the wire and should be a very exciting finale whatever happens. Hopefully we have some luck this time!”

Those sentiments are shared by everyone at Andrews Sykes, and we hope the Heat for Hire-supported phenomenon will be collecting his second successive title at the Great Amber concert call on Sunday night.

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British Rowing Team enjoy World Championship success

Only one country left Sarasota with more World Rowing Championship medals than Great Britain, highlighting another tremendously successful week for athletes from these shores.

The British team once again amassed an impressive haul of seven medals and were eclipsed only by overall winners Italy, who departed Florida with nine.

A dramatic final day of action saw Great Britain end the Championships on a high, as Tom Barras and Vicky Thornley capped a fantastic week by winning single scull medals.

The penultimate day of competition proved to be our most successful and ended with four medals for British crews during a whirlwind weekend.

Credit: Naomi Baker Sports Photography

Despite facing the unwanted distraction of a forced change of personnel, the men’s quad battled brilliantly to clinch a silver medal after Pete Lambert’s unfortunate withdrawal through illness.

The Para-rowing mixed coxed four took gold in spectacular fashion and were later joined on the podium by both the men’s four and the women’s quad.

Sir David Tanner, British Rowing Performance Director, reflected: “We’ve enjoyed an excellent World Championships here in Florida and I congratulate the Team for their efforts after what has been a long week and a hard season.”

As proud suppliers to British Rowing, Andrews Sykes would also like to extend our congratulations to everyone and we look forward to assisting preparations ahead of next year’s showpiece event.

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Andrews Ventilation Hire provides textile manufacturer with an extraction solution

One of the country’s leading manufacturers of PPE equipment recently contacted Andrews Ventilation Hire in search of an effective extraction solution to remove polluted air from their factory.

As part of the manufacturing process, our client uses various tools and machines to create and dye the fabric. During this procedure, a substantial volume of hazardous fumes are produced, making the working environment unsafe.

An Andrews Ventilation specialist was able to devise a practical solution having assessed the site, where it was decided that a FV900 S2 ventilation fan would be the best way forward. The short-term fan hire was perfect for extracting harmful fumes from the building – ensuring those working on site were protected at all times.

Our customer was extremely pleased with the temporary ventilation system recommended by our experts, with the unit proving to be effective in extracting harmful gasses from a potentially dangerous environment.

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Dryers help to restore conditions for leading food distribution company

When a leading food distribution company suffered a leak in their storage building, a significant quantity of frozen goods, beverages and other products were immediately at risk. The client – who was responsible for supplying to partners in the catering industry as well as retail outlets – called Andrews Dehumidification Hire seeking an urgent drying solution.

The leak was caused by warm air in the building’s ceiling void condensing moisture on the pipes that feed the glycol chilled system. As a result, a tailored solution was recommended which included two DH150 and four FD40 dehumidifiers designed for drying buildings.

As part of our dehumidification hire package, we also supplied the customer with condensate pumps which we situated in the ceiling void – pumping the condensate up to 30 meters away, outside of the building.

The customer was extremely pleased with the speed in which our specialists combatted the leakage, with our dehumidifier rental package playing a pivotal role in restoring conditions within the affected areas.

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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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