Case Study

Replacement cooling hire keeps data centre online during system upgrade

Data centres and server rooms are among the most temperature-sensitive applications around, so there can be no room for error when it comes to ensuring that climate control systems are operating properly.

This means conducting regular maintenance which should include the frequent replacement of filters, coils and the cleaning of drains and other components. Many cooling solutions will also comprise of direct expansion (DX) units, which function by cooling indoor air using condensed refrigerant liquid. These, too, will also need to be replaced from time to time to help preserve the longevity and performance of a fixed air conditioning system.

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Mobile operating theatre requires seasonal cooling solution

At present, there is great pressure on hospitals to improve patient flow and increase the number of appointments available for people with existing medical conditions. To facilitate this, healthcare trusts across the country have solicited the services of a world-class clinical provider with the capability to conduct most major procedures from mobile units stationed on hospital sites.

Andrews Air Conditioning was recently approached by a company known as being the standard-bearer in this niche industry, following the development of a cooling requirement. The client explained that hot seasonal weather was affecting temperature management which could have had harmful physiological implications for those scheduled to undergo operations.

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Local authority seeks Sykes’ input on canal repair project

Like almost everything, canals, banks and locks require sporadic maintenance and inevitably succumb to wear and tear over time. A wide range of work may be undertaken to help preserve a canal and its surroundings, with the primary objectives normally being to prevent any long-term disruption to waterways and avoid any environmental destruction.

For more specific projects, such as the repairing of canal walls, a planned approach may be necessary to ensure conditions allow the work to be completed successfully.

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Air conditioning arrangement cools hardware at sewage treatment plant

Although it’s probably more common for us to provide pump hire solutions to the water and waste treatment sector, there are also many scenarios that necessitate the use of HVAC equipment. In any sewage treatment plant, aeration is critical to the overall process which means that all mechanical components must function properly to ensure the correct conditions.

This includes the air compressors, which, if not performing as expected, can cause bacteria within the system to die and hamper the effectiveness of the chamber itself.

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Designated quarantine hotel hires air conditioning as chiller replacement

As part of a wider effort to prevent the spread of both new and existing COVID variants, strict measures are currently in place for people arriving from a ‘red list’ country. This now means that any person fulfilling the aforementioned criteria must stay in a managed quarantine hotel for 10 full days before they can proceed to their intended UK destination.

To help with the smooth implementation of this process, the government has assigned hotels in all major cities to be specifically used as quarantine centres.

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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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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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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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High capacity heating arrangement assists concrete curing process

Temperature can have a major effect on trade works, and it is important to take it into consideration before working with concrete during winter. This applies to both the ambient air temperature and that of the concrete itself, with undesirable conditions likely to affect the strength and integrity of the end product.

The potential for complications caused by cold weather is something construction firms are extremely aware of, prompting a national building and logistics company to approach us before they laid concrete slabs on a development in Milton Keynes.

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