Chiller Sector – Manufacturing & Industry

Storytime: How Andrews Sykes always saves the day

Once upon a time, in the fast-paced land of manufacturing, the engineers of Andrews Sykes were regarded as heroes, for they understood the value of every fleeting moment. This is because, amongst the countless businesses, one company stood out, Andrews Sykes, who possessed the power to turn the tides when time hung in the balance.

In the kingdom of Carrington, where the realm of plastic fabrication thrived, a dire situation unfolded, threatening to halt the vital operations of prominent players in the manufacturing industry.

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Temporary chiller hire keeps factory operational following temperature surge

Andrews Chiller Hire was recently drafted in to assist a global defence contractor after receiving an urgent enquiry for temporary cooling to restore conditions within their factory.

With summer temperatures soaring, our client was struggling to maintain a comfortable environment inside their machining workshops, causing production to grind to a halt for safety reasons. Usually operating 24 hours a day, the mechanical jigs were actually warping due to the heat and so addressing the problem quickly was of critical importance.

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Andrews Chiller Hire assists with the production of the world’s most popular high-speed diesel engines

One of the world’s leading aeronautical engineers encountered a major problem with their production line when their cooling system lost productivity. As a result, Andrews Chillers were contacted and asked to install a temporary chiller system that would enable the production of engines to remain consistent with normal output levels.

Following an assessment by one of our qualified engineers, our solution was to provide a chiller hire package which consisted of a 200kW Fluid Chiller, a plate heat exchanger and a circulation pump – in order to restore functionality to the customer’s existing cooling system.

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Famous beer manufacturer seeks production line cooling

When an internationally-renowned European brewery required urgent maintenance on their ammonia plants, a temporary chiller system was needed on site to prevent output levels from dropping.

Ammonia plants are used as a mechanism for converting natural gas into hydrogen and play a vital part in the cooling of whatever beverage is being produced. Failure to address the issue quickly would have seen our client incur costs running into hundreds of thousands of pounds, so it was imperative a technician was on site shortly after we received the enquiry to ensure an appropriate course of action was taken.

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Andrews Chillers replace faulty unit on waste production site

A leading waste-to-product company in the Aylesbury area recently encountered a problem after some site equipment broke down unexpectedly. One of their anaerobic digestion plants stopped functioning at full capacity and consequently began processing waste at 50°C – too hot for the bacteria to produce gas.

The company needed to reduce the temperature of waste to no more than 40°C, with approximately 90,000 litres of waste processed on a typical day. They then contacted Andrews Chillers to provide a solution that could act as a stand-in until the faulty permanent unit was replaced.

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Midlands-based anaerobic digestion plant kept functional

In the present day, most companies in the UK are demonstrating a commitment to reducing their carbon footprint by curbing greenhouse gas emissions. The widely publicised battle against climate change has therefore played a vital role in the recent surge of anaerobic digestion plants opening across the country – with biogas presenting a perfect alternative to non-renewable energy sources.

Food waste is biologically broken down into methane and carbon dioxide before being converted into electricity, providing non-polluting power to thousands of people at a time.

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Automotive parts manufacturer remains productive despite heatwave

When an internationally renowned engineering firm sought an auxiliary chiller unit to operate alongside smaller models already on site, they asked Andrews Chiller Hire to propose a temporary hire solution. Increased summer temperatures meant that their chiller unit was no longer effective and something had to be done immediately to limit any impact on production.

It was decided that rather than completely upgrade the chiller system that was in place at the factory, a more cost-efficient approach would be to hire an additional unit on a short-term basis.

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Major beverage producer kept functional by Andrews Chillers

As with virtually any form of production, there are stringent control standards in place to protect consumers and ensure that goods are of the expected quality. This practice is particularly prevalent in the food and beverage industry, and this lead to an esteemed customer requiring hired air conditioning for a large storage facility when summer temperatures struck.

A lack of ventilation in the bottling area meant that a temporary solution was needed while a modern cooling system was installed on site. The size of the application meant that a 100kW chiller was more suitable than a series of smaller portable units, and this was delivered to the client’s premises less than 24 hours after receiving the enquiry.

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Andrews Chillers aid power station closure

The United Kingdom’s sustained effort in finding environmentally-friendly energy sources has played a crucial role in the closing of power stations nationwide. So when one of the country’s largest independently owned generation stations was scheduled to be decommissioned, a once reliable supply of cold water was lost as part of a gradual shutdown programme.

Based in the London area, the plant’s transformers had traditionally been cooled via water pumped from the Thames. However, the initial phase of the decommissioning process led to pipework being removed – meaning the authority in charge had to find another way of cooling vital components on site.

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Andrews Chiller Hire preserves output at anaerobic digestion plant

In the modern day, more and more companies are looking at biogas as a more environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional power sources. This gradual shift has led to the opening of more anaerobic digestion plants across the country, and as such Andrews Chillers have become increasingly involved with overseeing projects on these applications.

Temperature control is extremely important in such facilities and once sludge is pasteurised and heated to around 70°C, it needs to be cooled quickly to ensure it doesn’t damage pumps during transportation.

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