Chiller Hire

Former Ford factory converted into temporary hospital

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a 1950s industrial unit and former car factory in South Wales was transformed into a field hospital as part of a countrywide effort to overcome the virus. The 11,000 square metre site is now a renowned film studio and has undergone a drastic overhaul thanks to Swansea City Council’s collaborative work with various contractors.

Creating space for more than 1,300 beds over a two-phase project, the hospital is now fully operational and may potentially be used even after the effects of coronavirus have subsided. With this likelihood in mind, we were approached by the construction manager and asked to supply hired cooling and heating solutions to ensure that multi-seasonal climate control was available prior to opening.

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Leisure facility reopens on time thanks to swift chiller hire

When the Government’s recent easing of lockdown restrictions allowed many indoor entertainment premises to reopen, Andrews Air Conditioning was contacted on behalf of a UK-based bingo operator desperately in need of some temporary climate control.

Due to an extensive period of inactivity brought about by enforced closure, compressors on the building’s chillers had failed and left the entire facility without any means of cooling. Our client only became aware of the issue two days before the hall was due to welcome back guests, with the issue uncovered out-of-hours on a Saturday evening.

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University requires chiller hire during hectic application period

With universities up and down the country preparing for the hectic period in which online applications are submitted by would-be students, the anticipated high volume of data traffic prompted one South Eastern institution to take additional precautions.

The client was concerned about high seasonal temperatures potentially affecting their server room and this was prior to the expected peak on their internal network system.

Exam results were just days away from being revealed, meaning a temporary air conditioning hire was required beforehand to ensure this particular university’s telecommunication services were kept online.

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FM company seeks chiller hire on behalf of government authority

Andrews Chiller Hire was recently contacted by a prominent facilities manager looking to prevent a major client’s data centre from overheating. Our customer was aware that their chillers and condensers were no longer performing as expected, meaning a temporary hire solution was required to allow planned repairs to be carried out.

The client was looking to decommission all three of their chillers over a period of two days but could not have less than two units operating at any given time. This precise requirement necessitated that a team of Andrews engineers worked extremely closely with the site’s fitting team to ensure that sufficient cooling capacities were constantly available during peak loads.

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Proud to support the NHS

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges, as the world struggles to prevent the loss of life, support health services and stabilise economies. In the UK, an inevitable rise of confirmed cases has led to huge numbers being admitted to hospitals, putting unfathomable pressure on our overburdened NHS. It has been truly humbling to witness the lengths our incredible frontline workers have gone to during these difficult times, with their selfless acts rightly commended nationally by the tens of millions of people who are grateful for their tireless contributions.

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Andrews commit to Europe-wide air handler investment

Following a significant investment both in the UK and across Europe, it is with great delight that we announce the introduction of a new lightweight 50kW FCU air handler.

This unit has been designed for both heating and cooling applications and features modern Inverter drive technology that allows a full percentage range of speed settings as opposed to just one or two variations.

This energy efficient air handler consumes just 1.8kW of power per hour of operation while offering significant air flows of up to 11,500m³/h. It has a nominal cooling duty of 50kW and a nominal heating duty of 100kW.

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Emergency chiller hire keeps TV station operational

When a prominent TV station required an emergency cooling package following a breakdown, Andrews Chiller Hire stepped in to provide assistance. The national broadcaster contacted us out-of-hours seeking an urgent cooling solution for their studio control room, following the breakdown of an ageing air conditioning system.

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The importance of climate control in data centres

Designed to serve as a centralised location where the purpose of sharing, processing, storing and collecting of data is the main priority, data centres feature several core components that enable them to function efficiently. A data centre centralises just about every single aspect of a company’s IT operation, storing and disseminating information accordingly. Running 24/7, the safety and reliability of websites, email clients, online communities, social media platforms, e-commerce transactions, cloud applications and software are all dependent on a data centre’s uninterrupted functionality.

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Body storage seeks Andrews Chillers assistance

Andrews Chillers was recently contacted by a London hospital in desperate need of a chiller in order to convert an empty chamber into a temporary mortuary.

The client in question was looking to accommodate a number of bodies elsewhere on site after running out of space in their normal facility. It was therefore important to find a quick and suitable solution to ensure the bodies could be retained safely and hygienically until they could be collected.

The hospital contacted us straightaway requesting assistance with the issue, prompting our experts to visit site the very same day. They then carried out a free site survey to decide which hired cooling equipment would best suit the application.

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Keep your ice rink functional with Andrews Chillers

The unexpectedly high temperatures this winter have had direct implications for a number of businesses across the country and prompted experts to predict that Christmas 2018 could be one of the warmest since records began. Temperatures across London have frequently flirted with the mid-teens, with the national press have this week reporting the closure of several ice rinks nationwide as ineffective chillers struggle to keep conditions safe enough for skating.

The installation of undersized equipment at some locations has proved futile in preventing the ice melting, leaving dangerous surface water in its place. While some arenas have sourced alternative units and remained open to the public, others have been forced to close permanently for financial reasons.

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