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Andrews Chiller Hire Helps Courts Chill Down

21 December 2016

When an Essex magistrate’s court began overheating in the middle of summer due to the inadequacy of the building existing air-conditioning system it presented the unthinkable, potential court closure.

Magistrate courts are nearly always the starting place for criminal cases as well as handling many civil matters.

The diversity and increasing number of new cases as well as a current backlog puts the judicial system in England and Wales under severe strain.

Any potential court closure would only add to the strain This year, during spells of intense summer temperatures the court’s existing chiller equipment proved inadequate, incapable of providing a suitable comfortable environment in which to trial cases, a prompt solution was required to prevent closure of a court.

Emergency chiller hire would prove the ideal solution. With one of the largest and most diverse hire fleets of industrial chillers plus an extensive network of more than 35 locations throughout the UK, Andrews Chiller Hire is often the preferred supplier as it can respond extremely quickly. In the case of this emergency call-out by Essex’s magistrates court Andrews responded in less than two hours.

An Andrews Chiller Hire technician visited the client’s premises and recommended that they install a high capacity 375kW chiller, positioning it externally next to affected building, running hoses up the outside wall of the building for connection into the existing pipework.

The Andrews 375kW chiller is skid-mounted unit for easy transportation and positioning on site and designed for easy connection to existing pipe work using flexible hoses.

Such is its efficiency it is capable of cooling fluid down to -12°C. The prompt action by Andrews Chiller Hire ensured the interior of several courtrooms were brought down to a more desirable temperature, allowing court proceedings to continue as scheduled, preventing criminal cases from being delayed and waste of taxpayer money.

Having worked alongside major customers in the public sector for a number of years, staff at Andrews Chiller Hire recognise the importance of emergency procurement when things go wrong.

There is a great deal of pressure on those responsible supplying the equipment as well as those managing public sector buildings to ensure they remain open even when uncontrollable factors come into play.


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