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At Andrews, we understand that industrial environments are harsher and more hazardous than conventional workplaces. Both equipment and operatives are typically exposed to more extreme conditions and in many cases. Cold weather or equipment breakdown can create many problems for industrial plants. This is where Andrews can help by providing specialist temporary heating units which are specifically designed for such environments. Our industrial heaters have a robust design and include numerous safety features to make them suitable for hazardous applications. For volatile environments our indirect fired heaters can be fitted with spark arresters, we can also offer some ventilation units with explosion proof motors.

Andrews employees have many years of experience working in oil refineries, chemical works, process plants, power stations and many more. Often you will find that our staff are qualified and inducted to work on your site. The Andrews Sykes Group health and safety policy will ensure that we can offer full risk assessment and method statements if required, our experienced engineers are fully aware of the hazards that exist within the industrial sector and are provided with full PPE to suit the environment. Our vast fleet of heat for hire units guarantee an appropriate replacement or short-term answer to your temperature requirements. With depots located throughout the UK, you can rely on us to deliver your equipment within 4 hours of contact.

Our proven track record in supplying temporary heaters to industrial facilities affords our clients peace of mind. We endeavour to provide solutions subject solely to our customers’ specifications, with energy efficiency always a primary consideration. Our 24/7/365 back-up service will support you throughout the duration of hire, this is supplied from one of our strategically located depots throughout the UK.

Andrews Sykes are often called upon by oil and chemical companies to assist when storage tanks need to be kept warm and dry during repainting or when new protective coatings are applied. Such tanks are located within oil refineries, chemical works, tank farms or located on ships and tankers.

When tanks need to be recoated or painted, the existing coating is usually removed by a shot blasting process, which takes the tank back to bare metal. During this period it is essential that the tank is kept warm and dry, otherwise corrosion could occur within hours. If rust appears on the surface to be coated the whole process could be ruined costing thousands of pounds and lengthy delays.

Our range of indirect fired heaters, electric heaters and desiccant dehumidifiers provide the ideal solution, by using heaters in tandem with a dehumidifier we will keep the tank warm and dry during the recoating process, avoiding any issues that could be caused by corrosion. We have many year experience in dealing with such applications and regularly provide the necessary expertise and knowledge to help assist during this complicated process.

We offer free site surveys to our clients, where our specialist technicians will visit your location and ascertain the best course of act for you. This enables us to provide the most cost-effective package possible while guaranteeing an applicable solution to all your drying issues.

Some processes require products and materials to be kept warm, this can be for a variety of reason, some oil based products need to be heated so that the viscosity is such that it allows the products to flow smoothly, as these products become cold the viscosity will increase causing production to slow down and even cause blockages and downtime. Although these processes tend to have permanent heating provided or fitted with steam jackets, these permanent systems can fail or need to be closed down for maintenance, this is where Andrews can help by providing a temporary solution and kept your product flowing smoothly.

Our range of portable indirect fired and electric heaters can be used in a variety of industrial applications to protect product and prevent valuable products from being damaged by frost and low temperatures. We provide safe efficient heaters for long term or short term hire, these are available for planned maintenance or emergency situations where our 24/7/365 service can come to the rescue. With 30 depots located throughout the UK no other hire company can provide such a high level of specialist heating expertise.

  • 30 Locations

    30 Locations

    Over 30 locations and hire centres UK-wide, and over 500 dedicated employees worldwide.

  • Major Account Management

    Major Account Management

    We provide a unique Major Account Management capability across our full range of products and services.

  • Instant Delivery

    Instant Delivery

    Fast Nationwide delivery - within four hours of your call.

  • 24 Hour Service

    24 Hour Service

    Andrews Sykes hire guarantee you quality equipment and service, fully trained and experienced engineers on call 24/7, 365 days a year.

  • Free Site Survey

    Free Site Survey

    We offer free, no obligation, site surveys and quotations.

  • Price Competitive

    Price Competitive

    We provide a price competitive, sales and support service for our extensive range.

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