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Watkins Hire 350kw LTHW Heatgen mobile heating boiler hire

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Bristol University Lectures uninterrupted, unknown to the students they are being kept warm by Watkins Hire portable boiler plant.

When Bristol University needed help to maintain their heating due to the failure of underground pipe work. They contacted Watkins Hire for an emergency hire solution that included a 350kW LTHW Heatgen mobile packaged boiler plant and bunded fuel tank.

Heat for Hire Watkins Hire received and call from a M&E contractor working at the university, for an emergency heating solution to provide heating to the department of Biological Services, the underground heating distribution pipework had failed, the M&E contractor need to isolate this department from the main district heating circuit to facilitate a repair. The director of Education for the University required a solution that had minimal interruption to the daily lectures and running of this department.

Watkins Hire Sales Director Roderick Williams visited site the same day, the plant room was located underground, he identified the most suitable place to connect into the existing flow and return line for the Biological department, the on site circulating pumps would also be utilised. Roderick interpreted the site requirements and timescale, equipment required for the project included a 350kW Heatgen mobile packaged boiler plant fueled by 35 sec fuel oil, a 2400 litre bunded fuel tank, Fuel supply and management, 60 meters of flow and return pipework, The Heatgen was selected from one of Watkins Hire extensive fleet of 350 mobile boiler plants.

Heat for Hire The Heatgen and associated plant was delivered within hours of the initial call, with Watkins Hire own transport and lifted onto site with Watkins Hire 12 tonne HIAB crane, the experience of Watkins Hire Hiab driver meant he was able to offload the boiler plant down a narrow alley way and located the fuel tank on higher ground nearby.

With the 350kW Heatgen mobile packaged boiler plant in place the next phase of the project to install. The installation proceeded well with Watkins Hire engineers on site as the boiler arrived; they installed all the pipework for the flow and return lines to clients existing pipework, the M&E contractor connected the electrical supply with no disruption to the day to day running of the university.

Heat for Hire From the time of delivery to site and Watkins Hire Engineers commissioning and handing over the plant to the University, meant the heating was back on the same day without any disruption at all to the daily timetable.

A spokesperson for the University said “Watkins Hire handled the whole project in a very professional and highly qualified manner, from the time we placed an order to heat on was extremely quick in fact unbelievably they managed it the same day.”

Plant failure never happens at a convenient time. Watkins Hire will help you with contingency planning. Wherever you are located in the UK you are never too far from our friendly and experienced hire specialists. Watkins Hire are able to provide you with fast, reliable cost-effective heating boiler rental systems. Watkins Hire are the UK’s leading supplier of temporary heating solutions, with depots in Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Yorkshire and the West Midlands.

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