Sykes demonstrates commitment to clean air strategy by adding two more reduced emission pumps

As a progressive and forward-thinking company renowned for leading the way within our industry, we have always been on the front foot when it comes to minimising our environmental impact.

A global trend geared towards both businesses and individuals reducing their carbon footprints has led to many companies actively pursuing the greenest operating methods, and this is becoming more and more prevalent with every passing month.

At Sykes Pumps, we have always been committed to taking steps that cut our emission contribution and have retained this as a primary factor for consideration before embarking on any product development.

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Andrews provides climate control for eagerly anticipated US-Russia summit

As the world watched on with bated breath, President Biden met Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for what many expected to be palpably tense diplomatic discussions in Geneva.

Although no major breakthroughs were envisaged, there was hope among other heads of state that some common ground could be established at a time where relations between the two countries have frequently been described as at their lowest.

And while some observers might have predicted some explosive exchanges and for the two protagonists to get a little hot under the collar, our colleagues in Switzerland went above and beyond to help ensure this didn’t happen.

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Andrews reinforces environmental commitment with new high capacity chiller

As the country’s largest supplier of specialist climate control solutions, we are acutely aware of our corporate social responsibilities and the need to adhere to the strict ecological regulations that are currently in place.

Prior to introducing a new product, we undertake a scrutinous assessment of its expected performance levels including the long-term environmental impact.

With customers understandably leaning towards suppliers with a desire to promote the virtues of ‘going green’, it gives us great pleasure to unveil our new 550kW chiller which incorporates the R32 refrigerant gas.

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Sykes continues to assist major residential development in Kent

Towards the back end of summer 2020, we reported our involvement with the £900m Ebbsfleet Garden City project – now expected to be completed by 2033.

With the help of Sykes Pumps, the lead contractor has made significant progress pumping out a lagoon that originally spanned dozens of acres on the site.

This huge body of water was split into three sections, and the first of which has already been emptied. At the time of writing, our 8” super silent pumps are transferring water from the middle section (pictured below) into the third section that sits next to it.

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Temporary chiller hire keeps factory operational following temperature surge

Andrews Chiller Hire was recently drafted in to assist a global defence contractor after receiving an urgent enquiry for temporary cooling to restore conditions within their factory.

With summer temperatures soaring, our client was struggling to maintain a comfortable environment inside their machining workshops, causing production to grind to a halt for safety reasons. Usually operating 24 hours a day, the mechanical jigs were actually warping due to the heat and so addressing the problem quickly was of critical importance.

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Government department requests replacement cooling during upgrade

At Andrews Air Conditioning, we have a longstanding track record of delivering solutions to the public sector and government bodies. It is not uncommon for requirements to arise unexpectedly – usually when permanently installed equipment fails, or a facility’s use changes suddenly. Organisations that find themselves in these situations rely on the swift response of suppliers, as well as the availability of replacement units.

After discovering a fault with their internal chiller system, the estates team of a ministerial building in Yorkshire approached our regional experts and asked for some alternative units to temporarily supersede the equipment needing repairs.

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Drinks manufacturer hires chiller to uphold production targets

Our colleagues in France recently received an urgent enquiry from a drinks company following a cooling failure at their premises located near Lille.

As a modern facility, the client’s factory had compact cooling units dedicated to different production lines as opposed to a single refrigeration system for the entire plant. This meant that any breakdown or fault would be easy to identify and negate a potential need to replace the whole cooling duty should something go wrong.

An issue with a compressor prompted the customer to contact our regional experts, who were informed that it was costing tens of thousands of euros for each hour the machinery was out of commission. Following a brief telephone conversation in which the root cause of the problem was explained, the installation of a 200kW replacement chiller was immediately suggested.

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Temporary jetting pump cleans mooring at popular yacht club

A build-up of marine crustaceans and other shellfish on the moorings of a prestigious Sussex yacht club compelled the owners to take steps to remove them. As well as appearing untidy, barnacles and other forms of arthropods tend to harden on surfaces and become extremely difficult to remove if left untreated.

In such situations, a high-pressure jetting pump will often prove sufficient in blasting off the crustaceans and cleaning the docks or boats on which they are attached.

Following the enquiry, our local expect based in the region conducted a site survey before presenting a solution that would facilitate maintenance of the affected moorings. We proposed the use of our 4” HP100 pump, which the client loaded on to a barge that was being used to access all parts of the site.

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Andrews Air Conditioning Hire provides emergency cooling for hardware company

When the European headquarters of a major research organization in Portsmouth required an urgent cooling arrangement to solve a problem with their chillers, Andrews Air Conditioning Hire were drafted in to prevent UPS batteries from overheating.

The computer hardware company were experiencing issues cooling their UPS back-up batteries, which are used as an uninterruptible power source should their primary supply fail.

In less than 24 hours, our specialists carried out a site survey and decided to install two PAC 60s, giving 17kW of cooling duty each. These were accompanied by two ASF50 cooing fans, which were situated near the PAC units to help circulate cold air. One of the PAC 60s was placed at the top of the room and the other to the side to cool the two main areas of concern.

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Medical research facility seeks huge cooling package for planned shutdown

In order to manage a project efficiently, it is important that even the most seemingly insignificant details are considered before a solution is tailored. The one-size-fits-all ideology may suffice on smaller assignments but on bigger contracts with countless variables at play, this approach will almost certainly lead to complications further down the line.

At Andrews Sykes, we savour opportunities to get involved with the more high-profile or logistically challenging jobs because they allow us to demonstrate our true capability. Everyday hires provide us with sustenance, but it is the way we handle largescale projects that really sets us apart.

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