Andrews Sykes provides heaters for transport supplier livery workshop

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Andrews Sykes, the nationwide heater hire specialist, has been awarded a contract with a leading transport infrastructure supplier to provide heaters in support of a major overhaul of carriage livery

This particular job presented a number of different challenges but a really successful solution was devised and the client’s task of adhering the new carriage livery was able to progress without delay.

Andrews Sykes, the nationwide heater hire specialist, has been awarded a contract with a leading transport infrastructure supplier to provide heaters in support of a major overhaul of carriage livery. In order for the new transfers and graphics to successfully adhere to the carriages’ exterior, Andrews Sykes was appointed to maintain a temperature of around 7 degrees Celsius in the 150m long depot workshop.

Andrews Sykes supplied three oil fired heaters (Aurora 4,000 models) and three, 3,000 litre bunded oil tanks (i.e. double skinned), along with a temperature control unit to maintain the required heat. The units were required to push heat along the length of the workshop in order for three carriages to be updated simultaneously and work carried out as efficiently as possible.

The site, premises and timescales created a number of very specific challenges:

  •      With public car parking spaces much in demand at the depot, Andrews Sykes was not able to locate the oil tanks within close proximity of the heaters, as is most commonplace in this type of application. Instead, the tanks had to be sited beyond the car park utilising 40m of fuel line: Andrews Sykes was able to maintain fuel pressure in these exceptional circumstances by creating a unique raised solution in order to meet the limitations of the site.
  •      The majority of the livery work was to take place at weekends and therefore the equipment needed to be on site for a considerable length of time with minimum maintenance. The company chose to raise the ducting off the ground, to prevent it becoming overgrown by previously pruned undergrowth and to also prevent any damage from vermin - a particular concern when working in this environment as pests can be attracted to the warmth.
  •      Andrews Sykes also had to work within the constraints of a listed building, which meant that the company was unable to remove the window frames to allow access for the 600ml ducting. Instead the team were able to use a ducting collar which meant that the frames could remain in situ and prevent disruption to the building whilst maintaining maximum flow rates for the warm air.

Steve Reeve, Sales Director at Andrews Sykes said: “There are three key factors to evaluate when we arrive on site: the client’s requirements, limitations of the site itself, as well as health & safety rules and regulations. This particular job presented a number of different challenges but a really successful solution was devised and the client’s task of adhering the new carriage livery was able to progress without delay.”

For more information on heaters visit http://www.andrews-sykes.com

Andrews Sykes is the UK’s largest specialist hire company with operations in Europe and the Middle East. With over 30 depots and hire centres in the UK alone and 500 dedicated employees worldwide, the company has over 40 years experience in the hire, sale, installation and maintenance of all types of comfort cooling, air conditioning, heating, temperature control and ventilation systems. It serves virtually all industry sectors from small businesses to multi-site operations and international corporations across building and construction companies, industry, retail, banking and finance, leisure and hospitality, facilities management, manufacturing, utilities, oil and chemicals, government, healthcare, the armed forces and emergency services.

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