Boiler Hire

Andrews upstages the competition to deliver reliable long-term boiler solution

Last year, a highly regarded independent engineering company got in touch with us following repeated issues with ineffectual boiler units supplied by a third party. Our client was responsible for managing the facilities at a North East prison, but constant breakdowns were not only causing disruption but also harming their chances of retaining a lucrative contract when it next went to tender.

Because of this, the customer sought alternative units and turned to us knowing that quick response times and reliable equipment comes as standard.

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Multinational telecoms company hires stand-in boiler solution

In October 2020, Andrews Sykes was called to the site of a well-known broadband and mobile phone service provider following concerns about the potential longevity of boiler units installed at their base in Dorset. Following an extensive assessment of the building by one of our regional experts, a contingency plan was agreed with a view to it being actioned if any problems arose.

Less than three months later, we were contacted by the building’s facilities manager who informed us that two 80kW boilers had broken down. This fault left a large depot and adjoining office without central heating and hot water and meant that replacement kit was required as quickly as possible.

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Digester boiler hire helps preserve energy output at sewage treatment plant

For many water companies, the annual electricity bill will exceed £1million per annum which renders it one of their most expensive operating overheads. The process of anaerobic digestion does however offer an alternative source of fuel, by converting sewage and other waste into a biogas that is used to generate renewable energy. In order for this to occur, the digester itself must reach a certain temperature for bacteria to produce the gas.

Following the Christmas period, we were contacted by a southern-based water contractor after they experienced an issue with one of their digesters on site. The mechanical tank had suffered a fault and was subsequently unable to reach the temperature that was required to break down organic waste.

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Emergency boiler hire helps avert patient relocation at healthcare facility

An unexpected boiler failure can have a range of consequences for healthcare facilities and leave patients vulnerable. Issues are commonly detected and reported during the build-up to winter, and this was the case for a large NHS Trust looking after a dedicated mental health service in the South East. In this instance, a control malfunction had left the boiler inoperable, prompting the estates team to contact Andrews so that an alternative unit could be installed.

Our client contacted us late in the evening and requested the deployment of a replacement boiler hire as quickly as possible. Due to concerns about the potential for legionella bacteria to grow as a result of low water temperature, it was vital that we connected a substitute boiler that same evening.

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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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Adapted boiler hire provides hot water for university accommodation

Prior to welcoming students back to campus, a leading international university in Wales undertook a number of routine maintenance procedures to ensure the premises was ready for the new semester. While carrying out this process, a scheduled plant assessment uncovered that one boiler unit was condemned and another very close to breaking down.

Fortunately, the issue was detected early enough to avoid any potential boiler-related emergency shutdowns and allow replacement equipment to be sourced and installed while the faulty units were repaired.

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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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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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Emergency boiler hire provides safe showering facilities at Nightingale hospital

Before the former Manchester Central railway station could open its doors as a functioning temporary field hospital, a solution was required to ensure that shower areas were ready for staff to use. The multi-purpose G-MEX convention complex was quickly converted into a 650-bed medical facility following various interior modifications that were essential in order for this to happen.

Prior to the hospital admitting its first patient, healthcare authorities stressed the importance of nurses, doctors and other professionals having constant access to a safe environment to wash. Our client was keen to find a reliable source of hot water to supply a 60-shower block, which could be operational within a short space of time. They called on us to provide a solution without disturbing contractors overseeing other parts of the fit-out.

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