Rental specialist believes reversible heat pumps will be well suited for event applications and for temporary heating or cooling of large indoor spaces
Andrews Chiller Hire, has modified the proven technology of its highly efficient chillers to create a new versatile heat pump range. The company says it can now hire out equipment designed to maintain reasonably constant, comfortable ambient temperatures in temporary structures such as traditional marques as well as existing buildings with ineffective temperature control systems.
The new heat pump hire service will have major benefits for event planners, exhibition organisers, wedding and party venues where additional temporary buildings are erected, Andrews believes.
The company notes that at such events over-heated guests may show signs of heat exhaustion; heat oedema (swelling of the ankles/feet) and heat syncope (sudden dizziness that may come on when active in the heat). “Adding only a small amount of alcohol into the mix of hot venues and peoples’ behaviour changes – feeling nauseous, confused, becoming grouchy and argumentative, acting strangely or staggering. Event planners want their guest’s to enjoy their day, have a memorable time and if it is business they do not want guests getting hot under the collar and leave meetings and functions early.”
Andrews Chiller Hire, part of the Andrews Sykes group, will advise on requirements, deliver and install, from 35 nationwide depots, and promises 24hr/365 day support. Based on venue size, construction and location, the firm will supply single or multi units to manage the ambient temperature inside a venue.
The first Andrews Heat Pump to be launched is based around its successful 200 kW chiller, a robust, powerful and easily portable, skid-mounted unit able to deliver 200 kW whether in the heat or chill mode.
The company says the ability to automatically switch operating cycles from heat to chill mode depending on ambient temperatures, makes the units also suitable for any large indoor space which has no heating or air conditioning system.