Blog9 December 2013

Andrews Heat for Hire help store prepare for Christmas!

During the 7 weeks running up to Christmas a renowned supermarket has converted their chilled grocery distribution centre in Birmingham into a storage area for Poinsettia’s. These seasonal plants need to be stored at temperatures of between 6°C and 7°C to ensure that they are in perfect condition when they arrive at the store. Andrews Heat for Hire were contacted by the customer to provide expertise and equipment to overcome the temporary heating requirements.

A local Andrews Sykes site engineer undertook a free site survey of the storage area and implemented an effective plan of action. The engineer recommended the supply and installation of two Andrews Aurora FH4000’s indirect fired high capacity heaters. The heat was ducted into the centre via six lengths of heavy duty ducting, each of 600mm in diameter and 8 metres long. The oil fired heaters were supplied with heavy duty fuel tanks of 3000 litre capacity to ensure continuous, trouble free, unattended operation 24 hours per day. The Andrews Heat for Hire team acted quickly and efficiently to ensure that the storage was kept at the required temperature so that the Poinsettias arrived in first condition in time for the peak Christmas shopping period.

Throughout the winter period Andrews Heat for Hire regularly supply heaters for temporary storage and warehouse facilities, these are often used for seasonal overflow that require temperature control for short periods, making heating hire the ideal solution.

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