Ventilation Hire

Your annual reminder: Air conditioning with HEPA filtration available now!

It’s happening already! Customers are starting to secure air conditioning units incorporating HEPA filtration – and this will only become more frequent as temperatures rise!

For many years, we have been supplying clients with PAC 22 and PAC 60 units featuring HEPA filters, with this requirement extremely common in the healthcare sector.

But how do HEPA filters work, and what are the benefits of adapting air conditioning systems to include this technology?

High Efficiency Particular Air (HEPA) filtration can trap up to 99.97% of dust, pollen and airborne particles of 0.3 microns, making indoor environments significantly cleaner and safer for those inside.

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Product of the Month – April

FV900 S2 Ventilation Extraction Fan

The demand for ventilation fans has been on the rise in recent months, as major construction projects (such as HS2, Hinkley Point C and Crossrail and the Battersea Power Station redevelopment) require specialist equipment to maintain a safe working environment.

Ventilation fans are an essential part of any construction project, as they provide a constant flow of fresh air and help to remove dust, fumes, and other hazardous particles from the work area. In addition, ventilation fans also help to regulate the temperature and humidity levels within a construction site, ensuring that workers can carry out their tasks in a comfortable and safe environment during the fast-approaching summer months.

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Polluted Air – Why Care?

Recent reports have highlighted the dangers of toxic or polluted air in indoor spaces, which can lead to a range of health issues including sickness, miscarriages, dementia, and even premature death. The Health Effects Institute has also found that even low levels of air pollution can have damaging consequences on human health.

A two-year study by medical journal The Lancet has revealed that 800,000 people die every year due to poor air quality in their workplaces. These findings underscore the need for immediate action to improve air quality, starting with the places where most people spend their time outside of the home – offices.

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Metal manufacturer protects steel consignment and saves money in the process!

There is no better indicator of our excellent customer service than yielding repeat customers. As a basic principle, we always aim to stand out from the competition and add value to a project each time we visit a site.

Earlier this month, our experts were approached by one of the UK’s largest steel producers – as has been the case for most of the last decade!

The change in weather meant that moisture levels had risen above the safe range of between 35-55%, drastically increasing the risk of corrosion and metal oxidation. With hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of steel exposed to high levels of moisture, a dedicated solution was required to preserve our client’s assets.

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Goodbye air conditioning, hello heating, ventilation and drying!

And just like that, a new, colder and wetter season is upon us! As the temperature changes, so, too, do the requirements of our customers. Colder weather also tends to lead to a rise in relative humidity – which is not something you should just accept or ignore!

What’s the answer, then? Well, it depends on the issue!

At this time of year especially, we tend to get a lot of enquiries from clients in the construction sector looking to accelerate the drying of wet trades, painting, and other finishing touches. By November, we’ll also start to receive a lot of requests for heating as a frost protection measure.

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Telecoms client comes back for more after positive first impression!

Like all businesses, we take repeat custom as a good sign – and we’re always delighted when a satisfied client chooses to return to us again when the need dictates.

Back in 2015, we were contacted by a cloud technology service provider after their data centre’s cooling equipment went down unexpectedly. On that occasion, they were looking for some temporary ventilation to operate alongside some of our portable air conditioning units.

With the requirement urgent and the majority of our FV fans on hire at the time, we were able to improvise almost effortlessly to supply four PAC 22 units and an FH185 heater, which was utilised to great effect on the fan-only mode.

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Manufacturing plant maintains output thanks to ventilation hire

Earlier this month, a stricken client reported that their industrial facility’s plant room was constantly overheating, causing all four compressor packs on site to go offline and completely halt production.

The customer – a major account at Andrews Sykes – contacted us for advice shortly after, in the expectation that a solution could be offered quickly. In just two hours, our regional expert calculated the plant room’s required air changes, recommended the appropriate equipment and arranged for its delivery upon receipt of a purchase order.

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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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