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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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Government department requests replacement cooling during upgrade

At Andrews Air Conditioning, we have a longstanding track record of delivering solutions to the public sector and government bodies. It is not uncommon for requirements to arise unexpectedly – usually when permanently installed equipment fails, or a facility’s use changes suddenly. Organisations that find themselves in these situations rely on the swift response of suppliers, as well as the availability of replacement units.

After discovering a fault with their internal chiller system, the estates team of a ministerial building in Yorkshire approached our regional experts and asked for some alternative units to temporarily supersede the equipment needing repairs.

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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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Popular hairdresser chain rents air conditioning systems for multiple salons

Last month, personal care businesses were permitted to reopen in England, including beauty salons, spars and hairdressers. This was unsurprisingly billed as an important next step in the country’s roadmap out of the coronavirus lockdown, with customers expected to return in their droves.

While ventilation remains a key consideration for all close contact services, we have also noticed a spike in air conditioning enquiries as companies look ahead to the summer.

A well-known salon with multiple branches in London recently contacted us to gain a better perspective of the cooling options available to them. Explaining that space was extremely limited and that low-noise equipment was essential, Andrews’ local expert recommended our Polar Wind portable air conditioners.

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Andrews upstages the competition to acquire server room cooling job

As far as we’re concerned, supplying our clients with the best equipment for their problem is only a small part of what constitutes an excellent service. Clear communication, well-coordinated operations, skilled engineers and a ‘can-do’ attitude all have an impact on the success of a project, which is why we have been able to develop long-term relationships with customers who routinely turn to us in their hour of need.

There are, naturally, also many instances where businesses have been let down by their existing suppliers and require a short-term alternative to fill a void.

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Andrews installs high capacity air conditioning solution inside multi-storey office building

A prominent FM company in the Midlands recently required emergency cooling for one of their largest clients after an internal chiller system failed.

Our customer desperately sought an effective cooling solution for a substantial office building spanning several floors, prompting the intervention of Andrews’ local technician. Unsurprisingly, the facilities manager was keen to address the problem as quickly as possible given the likelihood of temperatures increasing as we head towards summer.

Following a thorough site survey, we proposed a total of eight PAC 22 portable air conditioners which our engineer calculated would deliver the necessary cooling capacities. The kit was positioned externally with lengths of ducting used to distribute and circulate cool air inside open plan office space on four separate floors.

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Popular TV network seeks temporary cooling during upgrade

Earlier in 2020, Andrews Air Conditioning was contacted by one of the world’s largest mass media companies to discuss a long-term project involving a complete overhaul of the cooling equipment in place at their London data centre. Our client operates a widely viewed television channel and was conscious that ageing air conditioning units within their server rooms had lost efficiency and suffered water leakages.

The broadcaster had drawn up plans to replace the entire cooling system with modern equipment and this was due to be installed over two separate phases. Following discussions back in January, our client had made adaptions to their premises that allowed Andrews units to be connected directly to their own ductwork.

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Emergency air conditioning hire allows TV gameshow to continue filming

Although record-breaking temperatures have been well-received by some sections of society, the hot weather has also been hugely inconvenient to many people and business sectors – including the broadcasting industry.

Andrews Air Conditioning has a longstanding track record of working with TV studios, on film sets and related applications, establishing an excellent reputation for delivering climate control solutions without affecting the action unfolding in front of the cameras.

We are no strangers to receiving out-of-hours enquiries but when the client explained that filming for one of the UK’s most loved gameshows was stopped due to high temperatures, we knew we had to act quickly. The programme’s producers explained that the show’s host and four contestants were all uncomfortable on set due to the scorching conditions, with a short-term air conditioning hire arrangement required as a matter of urgency.

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Renowned drinks company seeks comfort cooling at production plant

With the UK seeing its hottest day in August for a generation and an extensive heatwave forecast later in the month, one of the world’s most popular drinks manufacturers took the precaution of securing some temporary air conditioning equipment for their South London factory.

The customer explained that the installation of a permanent HVAC system had not yet been completed, meaning a short-term solution was required to ensure conditions were safe and comfortable for those working inside the plant.

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