Boiler Sector – Emergency Boilers

New road trailer boiler improves emergency response times

We are excited to introduce a new innovation that changes the temporary boiler landscape, providing customers with an instantly connectable lightweight unit mounted upon a high-speed trailer that can be towed by any medium sized vehicle.

Originally trialled in 2019, our newly developed Rapid Response Boiler received an excellent response among customers which prompted us to commit to a significant investment of additional units both in the UK and in Europe.

This unit has been specifically manufactured for boiler maintenance and facilities management companies, providing an immediate solution to emergencies including boiler failure and breakdown. The Rapid Response Boiler will generally sit within a maintenance company’s facility or yard in readiness for an urgent requirement and can be hitched to a small van or medium sized car for swift delivery to site.

By deploying the boiler in this way, our clients can restore their customer’s facility almost immediately with a heating capacity of up to 100kW. This also allows potentially lengthier requirements to be assessed until a longer-term solution can be established.

The product ensures there is no need for a dedicated delivery vehicle, the use of tachographs or perhaps most crucially, additional staff resources.

Our Rapid Response Boiler can be collected, attached and deployed by a single person, with its Storz couplings simplifying the connection process which enables the unit to be operational within minutes of arrival on site.

An internal fuel tank allows the unit to operate at full capacity continuously for up to 11 hours, making it the perfect solution for urgent heating and hot water applications where swift action is essential.

Commonly used by boiler maintenance companies, the Rapid Response unit has been designed for a range of environments including care homes, hospitals, schools, utilities, sports centres, factories and offices. The unit can be positioned almost anywhere due to its compact frame and moveable chassis.

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Anaerobic digestion site requires Andrews Boiler Hire

The failure or breakdown of a boiler system can have a significant effect on the day-to-day operation of an anaerobic digestion plant, which is why planned maintenance must be carried out regularly. The anaerobic digestion process relies on the availability of supplementary heat in order to reach optimum conditions, meaning the absence of higher temperatures has a detrimental impact on how microbes are harnessed to manage waste, produce fuels, or both.

When a biodigester on a farm in Devon undertook maintenance of its existing boiler systems on site, a temporary boiler hire solution was required to ensure normal levels of fermentation were maintained throughout. Our client uses microorganisms to break down biodegradable material on an industrial scale, converting farm waste and slurries into renewable energy.

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Emergency boiler hire keeps navy base operational

When one of the country’s most prominent naval bases suffered a leak on their district mains system, the facilities management company responsible for the site contacted us in search of an emergency boiler hire solution.

The client became aware of our services some time ago after our local territory sales manager visited site to promote our contingency planning capabilities. This initial consultation prompted the FM company to discuss the concept with senior figures at the naval base, who then instructed our client to engage with us due to ongoing issues with the district mains system.

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Andrews provide short-term boiler rental for local town hall

At Andrews Boilers, we take pride in providing our customers with vital heating amenities in the event of a system failure. So, when an existing boiler system was struggling to maintain a desirable temperature inside a local town hall, our specialists were contacted and asked to provide equipment to improve conditions.

A short-term boiler rental was urgently required in the absence of a fixed system to ensure all staff were kept comfortable and productive during the busy Christmas period.

After a site visit had been carried out, our recommendation was to supply the client with a 100kW gas boiler supplied with a natural gas burner and various lengths of hosing which was placed through the back window of the building’s plant room.

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Andrews launch largest boiler hire unit yet

In major projects where large capacities of hot water are required on one site, it has generally led to a number of boilers being required to ensure demand is met. Andrews Boilers have identified this issue and we are now delighted to add our newest and largest unit to an already comprehensive hire fleet.

The 1,500kW LPHW boiler is a special low-emission hot water boiler that features 3-stage low NOx (Nitrous Oxide) burner technology to maximise fuel savings and meet current emission standards.

Suitable for use in a broad range of applications, the 1,500kW LPHW boiler is perfect for district heating systems, factories, sports & leisure centres, retail environments, hospitals and production facilities – among many others.

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Andrews provide replacement boiler following breakdown

In an attempt to accommodate ever-increasing demand for affordable housing in East London, several local authorities ordered the construction of extra properties in its surrounding areas. However, problems arose when the newly-built houses were added to a district heating system that was already operating close to capacity.

The circuit had been overexerted for several months and as a consequence, three separate 100kW modules broke down under the strain. It was therefore imperative that these were taken offline for servicing and replaced by an adequate alternative.

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Leading water company remain operational courtesy of Andrews Boilers

In the modern day, organisations across a full spectrum of sectors are looking for ways to curb energy costs wherever possible. Water companies, for example, spend an average of £1 million per year on electricity – one of their most significant overheads. There are several ways in which a proportion of this expenditure can be offset, with anaerobic digestion becoming increasingly common.

By breaking down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen, sludge waste can be heated before the resultant biogas is converted into electricity. In recent years, one of the country’s leading water contractors began adopting this process but when a high capacity boiler broke down on their site, a replacement was required immediately.

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Emergency boiler replacement keeps major IT consultant functional

When a boiler breaks down or loses effectiveness, a rapid response to the issue will help keep your building operational. Failure to address the situation quickly can have far-reaching implications for everyday businesses – including revenue loss. In December 2015, one of the UK’s biggest players in the IT sector suffered unexpected boiler failure at their briefing centre in Winchester, and this had the potential to delay a series of planned consultations with clients during the period.

The IT firm in question are wholly dependent on being able to host conferences because it enables them to ascertain the exact requirements of their partners. Without this, our customer is unable to provide the expected level of service and they will miss out on commercial opportunities as a result. The swift intervention of Andrews Boilers was therefore essential.

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Andrews keep care home functional despite boiler breakdown

By understanding the implications of heating failure in a healthcare environment, Andrews Boilers are driven to move quickly and restore this vital provision to ensure the continued safety of patients and vulnerable people. So when a residential care home in Sittingbourne suffered complete breakdown following periods of sporadic malfunctions, we received an emergency enquiry for temporary equipment to be installed as a replacement.

Our client was faced with the very real possibility of having to relocate more than 50 people requiring round-the-clock attention, and thus a temporary LPHW boiler was required as a matter of urgency.

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Historic bathroom retailer requires urgent boiler replacement

When one of the UK’s oldest bath manufacturers underwent a major site revamp, a serious construction error left premises without hot water and heating. It was intended for parts of the factory deemed surplus to requirements to be carefully demolished, but workmen on the site inadvertently cut through a gas main while carrying out this process.

Although our client was downsizing on a fairly significant scale, there were still several people based in the building who were dependent on this basic facility being provided. At this juncture, Andrews Boilers were contacted with a solution desired as quickly as one could feasibly be installed.

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