Ventilation Hire

Building services provider requests air purification hire on behalf of client

During these times in particular, it’s fair to say that M&E contractors might consider having to upgrade a building’s entire air handling system as somewhat inconvenient! Fortunately, thanks to our extensive range of air quality solutions and appreciation of customers’ requirements, we can help ensure that the potential for upheaval is minimised.

In this instance, our client was looking for some temporary equipment to effectively supersede the role of air handling units due to be decommissioned. Their primary focus, and reason for contacting, us was to maintain a good level of air quality throughout a large office building.

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Recycling merchant hires ventilation for biennial project

Scrap metal recycling can be extremely dangerous if not properly managed, which means precautions must be taken both before and after incineration. Of course, scrap metal is made up of a broad range of elements including alloys, batteries and other compounds that, when burnt, give off harmful gases.

We were recently approached by a client responsible for salvaging 1.5 million tonnes of recycled metal each year, with their particular requirement in this instance pertaining to materials contained within a docked ship.

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Air purification offers renewed hope in the fight against Covid-19, study finds

High-tech air quality control solutions could put an end to Covid-19 transmissions in hospitals, according to a recent trial.

As part of efforts to tackle Covid-19 outbreaks within healthcare settings, government officials are on the verge of approving a pilot study involving the use of air purifiers in hospital wards.

This is expected to be similar to the investigation recently conducted at a number of schools in Bradford, where air purification systems were used inside classrooms.

The announcement comes just weeks after separate research carried out earlier this year revealed that filtration systems were able to remove almost all airborne traces of Covid-19.

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International production company safeguards film set

The vast majority of Covid transmission occurs indoors, with most of this caused by the inhalation of contaminated air particles. In an ideal world, you could prevent – or at least limit – the virus from spreading in your business by keeping infected people off-site. But if we’ve learnt anything in the last 20 months, it’s that it isn’t quite that simple.

Approximately 40% of those carrying the virus are asymptomatic, making it difficult to identify positive cases unless tests are taken every day. In most industries, however, this does not happen. Instead, more practical alternatives are sought, often leading to the acquisition of mechanical solutions such as air purification units.

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British kitchen manufacturer seeks ventilation for new warehouse fit-out

Andrews Sykes’ expertise in the field of ventilation has led to us working with big names from a whole host of industries, including a recent project involving a highly regarded kitchen retailer. On this occasion, the construction company responsible for the scheme required a dual purpose solution to aid the construction and design of their client’s newly acquired warehouse in the Midlands.

The first component of the development was to assist with the drying of concrete flooring. Without suitable mechanical ventilation, there was a significant risk that the concrete would retain moisture which could ultimately affect the integrity of the building’s base further down the line. To avoid this potentially disastrous scenario, four high capacity FV900 fans were deployed nearby to provide continuous air movement and allow the concrete to cure properly.

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Andrews assists lead contractor on Bank Tube station reconstruction project

The £700m upgrade of one of London’s most recognised Underground stations is expected to be completed by spring 2022, with much of the hard work already done. TFL’s subsidiary London Underground commissioned improvements with the intention of increasing Bank’s passenger capacities by as much as 40%, meaning up to 140 million people will pass through annually once fully operational.

The tunnelling phase of the project was completed in October 2020 and saw more than 200,000 tonnes of material excavated to make way for platforms, escalators, passages and concourses. Due to the nature of the work undertaken during this stage, there was a long-term requirement for mechanical ventilation to ensure the continued wellbeing of engineers on site.

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Yorkshire university hires temporary heating and air quality control systems

After 18 months of social isolation and disruption to the education sector, we’re now seeing institutions across the country take action to ensure the wellbeing of students and lecturers. In recent days, there has been palpable excitement across the country as people returned to university campuses in record numbers.

While many students were permitted access to site at points during the previous year and a half, this academic semester will be the first time many have been able to interact with their peers and be taught in a communal environment.

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NHS trust turns to Andrews Ventilation ahead of mortuary upgrades

Inadequate ventilation is broadly considered to be the largest health, safety and well-being burden for mortuaries or funeral homes. If the number of air changes is insufficient, building occupants are likely to be exposed to dangerous and infectious pathogens released by cadavers retained inside.

There is, therefore, never a good time for a mortuary to upgrade their air handling systems but when such a need arises, providing a replacement ventilation arrangement is essential.

Last week, our experts were contacted by a prominent district hospital in Hampshire after the aforementioned situation came to fruition. The customer was looking to replace several air handling units inside their morgue, which was to remain in use throughout the time work was to be carried out.

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Five reasons why good ventilation should be here to stay

Ventilation, as a broad term, refers to the process by which clean, outdoor air is introduced into an area while stale or polluted air is often simultaneously removed.

But why is ventilation important?

1) Health benefits – a poorly ventilated indoor space can exacerbate pre-existing health conditions including asthma, allergies, rashes and sinusitis. An effective ventilation system will filter out larger particle pollens, alleviating the symptoms of hay fever.

2) To remove condensation – most noticeable in winter but a problem throughout the year, condensation is a common form of dampness and can lead to mould growth and long-term damage in the absence of sufficient ventilation.

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A guide to ventilation in the hospitality sector

Although the advantages of suitable ventilation within the hospitality industry have been widely discussed since the outbreak of COVID-19, the truth is that the pandemic has merely served to highlight the fact that many businesses have overlooked its importance in everyday circumstances. In fact, it has been suggested by facilities management experts that restaurants and pubs have more complicated and extensive ventilation requirements than those seen in many other sectors.

Maintaining proper ventilation is essential for a variety of reasons, whether that be to ensure the safe preparation and storage of food and beverages or simply preserving the morale and good health of your staff and patrons. And while ventilation is commonly considered to be less of a priority than having heating or air conditioning, the number of side effects associated with a poorly ventilated premises mean this notion should be dismissed out of hand.

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