Andrews Air Conditioning

FM company hires kit for load testing following office refurb

With a significant proportion of office workers still expected to remain at home for the foreseeable future, many facilities managers have taken the opportunity to implement changes while building occupancy is low.

A large commercial office site based at London Wall subsequently took the opportunity to renovate their whole premises, with a comprehensive redesign even extending to new HVAC systems being installed.

In such situations, it is very common for heating and cooling load tests to be carried out in order to verify electrical and climate control capacities within each room. This process allows contractors to identify any inefficiencies within newly installed systems and make the necessary adaptions before the office is back to full capacity.

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Data centre cooling package preserves network infrastructure at Mont Blanc Tunnel

Data centers are an integral part of every organisation’s business operations, housing critical information and disseminating it as required. Operating 24/7, their security and reliability must be constantly monitored in order to protect a company’s online activities.

In processing large amounts of data at exceptionally high speeds, these computing devices accumulate a significant amount of heat that must be removed from the vicinity. Hardware components rely primarily on fans for cooling, but the premises in which the equipment is installed must be kept at low temperature and at a specific humidity level.

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Andrews installs high capacity air conditioning solution inside multi-storey office building

A prominent FM company in the Midlands recently required emergency cooling for one of their largest clients after an internal chiller system failed.

Our customer desperately sought an effective cooling solution for a substantial office building spanning several floors, prompting the intervention of Andrews’ local technician. Unsurprisingly, the facilities manager was keen to address the problem as quickly as possible given the likelihood of temperatures increasing as we head towards summer.

Following a thorough site survey, we proposed a total of eight PAC 22 portable air conditioners which our engineer calculated would deliver the necessary cooling capacities. The kit was positioned externally with lengths of ducting used to distribute and circulate cool air inside open plan office space on four separate floors.

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FM company seeks urgent air conditioning hire on behalf of telecoms giant

In the facilities management industry, reputation is everything. Any organisation that entrusts an FM service provider with the upkeep, maintenance and security of their buildings expects any arising issues to be dealt with as quickly as possible.

For many years, Andrews Sykes has worked alongside the country’s largest facilities managers and delivered a wide array of tailored HVAC solutions to a multitude of applications. Our reputation within this sector is impeccable and underpinned by a demonstrable understanding of the way it operates and the importance of swift, decisive action.

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Popular TV network seeks temporary cooling during upgrade

Earlier in 2020, Andrews Air Conditioning was contacted by one of the world’s largest mass media companies to discuss a long-term project involving a complete overhaul of the cooling equipment in place at their London data centre. Our client operates a widely viewed television channel and was conscious that ageing air conditioning units within their server rooms had lost efficiency and suffered water leakages.

The broadcaster had drawn up plans to replace the entire cooling system with modern equipment and this was due to be installed over two separate phases. Following discussions back in January, our client had made adaptions to their premises that allowed Andrews units to be connected directly to their own ductwork.

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Renowned drinks company seeks comfort cooling at production plant

With the UK seeing its hottest day in August for a generation and an extensive heatwave forecast later in the month, one of the world’s most popular drinks manufacturers took the precaution of securing some temporary air conditioning equipment for their South London factory.

The customer explained that the installation of a permanent HVAC system had not yet been completed, meaning a short-term solution was required to ensure conditions were safe and comfortable for those working inside the plant.

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GB Rowing Team kept cool by Andrews during World Championship preparation

As experts in the provision of temporary climate control solutions, Andrews Air Conditioning has provided the GB Rowing Team with cooling relief for a number of years.

The World Rowing Championships took place in Bulgaria in 2018, with both the women’s and men’s squads desperate to excel at what is seen as the most prestigious event on the rowing calendar.

And while the weather in the UK was comparatively cool as we approached the end of August, temperatures in Le Temple-sur-Lot – where the women’s team were training – reached 35°C most days.

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Prominent UK water supplier requests multi-site cooling hire

When one of the country’s largest water authorities contacted Andrews following an issue at one of their regional pump housing sites, we were quick to take action. Although you might assume that a water company would most commonly require temporary pumps from us, it was an air conditioning hire that was needed on this occasion.

Our customer had rented dozens of portable heating units from us the previous winter, with the successful completion of that particular project culminating in them earmarking us as a potential air conditioning supplier going forward.

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UK poised for heatwave with 30⁰C temperatures set to return

An 11-day heatwave is expected to scorch much of the country after Britons experienced the third hottest day on record on Friday 31 July.

The 37.8⁰C recorded at Heathrow Airport that day was the highest temperature of the year, with experts predicting that we could see similar readings on the mercury over the coming days.

Met Office officials have advised that the first part of the week will be mostly warm with unsettled spells of sunshine and scattered showers, before things really hot up from Thursday onwards.

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Hospital requests seasonal cooling hire for patient wards

During the build-up to summer, Andrews Air Conditioning was approached by a prominent South Coast hospital seeking temporary comfort cooling across multiple wards. The client had been reassured by our COVID-19 precautions and was keen to select a supplier committed to health and safety best practice. Our sanitisation and sterilisation procedures and use of PPE on site were specifically cited as being among the reasons they opted for us.

Having hired air conditioning units to this hospital in each of the previous four summers, we were familiar with their requirement and what it was they needed. Their preference, as always, was to deploy several individual units within each ward to provide comfort cooling for both patients and staff.

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