Andrews Sykes Group Plc

Sykes modernises hire fleet with two submersible drainers

We are pleased to introduce two new class-leading submersible drainer pumps as part of a continual investment in our expansive hire fleet. By routinely assessing the requirements of customers, we are able to constantly upgrade our range to include technologically advanced innovations that ensure we accommodate market trends and offer the latest products available on the market.

This commitment sees the addition of our P2002N and P3002N models, which have been specifically manufactured for demanding water transportation jobs. These robust pumps are constructed from hard-wearing materials to maximise reliability and durability, while retaining excellent portability.

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New ventilation fan added to expansive hire range

The last few months have seen a heightened focus on the importance of air changes which has undoubtedly been driven by the COVID-19 epidemic. As a result, it is becoming far less common for businesses to overlook air quality and the role ventilation can play in making commercial environments safer for staff and customers alike.

At Andrews Ventilation, we understand that providing large volumes of clean, fresh air will improve air quality within virtually any indoor application and have devised our range of fans with this purpose in mind.

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Andrews provides temporary boiler installation for famous animal rescue centre

One of London’s oldest animal shelters recently required a temporary boiler hire arrangement during a period in which their plant room underwent a much-needed refurbishment. The mechanical and electrical building services company responsible for managing the upgrade was desperate to eliminate the risk of potential downtime and contacted us four weeks before a replacement unit would be needed.

Initially, it was requested that our substitute boiler be craned onto the roof of the building as this was deemed to be the least obtrusive location available. However, restrictions imposed by the network operators of an adjacent railway line meant this would not be possible and that an alternative plan was needed.

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Straightforward ventilation hire becomes dual-purpose healthcare solution

In early 2020, Andrews Sykes was contacted by a regional healthcare trust that was looking for some ventilation equipment on behalf of three of their hospitals. Our client was keen to prevent the development of oxygen-rich environments caused by the gas being administered as part of patient therapy.

Newly introduced guidance now recommends minimal oxygen use because the benefits are uncertain, with evidence suggesting there are several potential dangers. On top of this, oxygen enrichment also significantly increases the risk of fires or explosions due to a substantially more intense atmosphere.

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Air purification system makes office environment safer for staff

In the current times, businesses are going to greater lengths to improve the indoor air quality of their premises wherever possible. It is widely accepted that air quality can have a significant impact on the health and performance of employees, with companies now actively taking precautions to intercept everyday pollutants and reduce the risk of virus transmission.

With air quality already becoming a prominent area for consideration within many companies, it is perhaps unsurprising that Andrews has received a large number of enquiries in relation to our recently launched air purification system.

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Planned Edinburgh hotel reopening salvaged by Andrews Boiler Hire

With enforced business closures during lockdown preventing many companies from trading, a major four-star hotel in Edinburgh took the opportunity to conduct routine maintenance while the building was unoccupied. Fortunately, a minor issue was detected at a time where no guests were present, and a registered engineer ascertained that the hotel’s boiler was condemned. The hotel was due to open at the weekend and was fully booked.

Following the assessment, the client called Andrews Boilers on the Thursday and asked us to provide a temporary boiler hire arrangement while the faulty unit was repaired. The urgency of the situation was communicated to our regional expert, with the customer desperate to source a replacement unit and have it on site as early as possible.

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Submersible pump hire enables infrastructural upgrades

One of the country’s largest construction companies recently contacted Sykes Pumps in search of equipment that would help them carry out improvement works on a culvert situated beneath a busy motorway. The conduit allows water of a local stream to pass below a major road, but years of neglect necessitated that both the culvert itself and surrounding concrete trash walls were upgraded.

A competitor had originally provided a series of diesel pumps to bypass the culvert, but this solution was unsuccessful – prompting our involvement. Our regional expert visited site and decided to propose an alternative pumping configuration comprising of three PX30 electric submersibles. Far from being just a simple installation, we also had to devise a complicated, enlarged pipework system that included lengths of 8” wire armoured and poly hoses and several 90⁰ bends in order to achieve a practical configuration.

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Andrews provides M&E contractor with replacement boiler hire

When one of the UK’s largest mechanical and electrical contractors required a temporary boiler on behalf of a major client, we were given two weeks’ notice to devise and implement a solution. The end user – a prominent government-owned company responsible for maintaining motorway infrastructure – was replacing a faulty boiler at one of their southern depots and needed stand-in equipment while this process was undertaken.

Upon being contacted, we were advised that the boiler upgrade would be carried out in a fortnight’s time. Despite the fact it was a planned project and not one requiring immediate action, we sent our regional expert to site the following day which enabled us to liaise directly with the two parties involved.

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Waste management service provider seeks temporary boiler hire

Having provided a well-known recycling company with a stand-in boiler arrangement earlier this year, the client was confident in our ability to deliver similar equipment when a more recent requirement surfaced. On that occasion, the company noted a reduction in the efficiency of their combined heat and power plant (CHP) caused by an undetected leak in their system.

Despite the fault being addressed back in March, a similar issue has since occurred on another part of the energy system which prompted our intervention once again. Without a replacement heating source, the anaerobic digestion process would be greatly affected by slowing down the conversion of waste to renewable energy.

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Luxury department store seeks flood recovery hire solution

At Andrews Dehumidification, we pride ourselves on having an aptitude for providing tailored drying solutions to a wide range of issues – whether planned or emergency. Our reputation as industry leaders has seen us work alongside big names from most industries, including one of the retail sector’s most iconic department stores in London.

The client contacted us out-of-hours towards the end of lockdown after a plumbing issue inside their store had caused water to leak onto the shop floor. Although the damaged pipework was quickly addressed to stem the outflow of water, our customer was unsurprisingly concerned about the impact it could have on their business given that the store was due to reopen the following week.

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