Watkins Hire is one of the UK’s leading specialist temperature control rental equipment providers. Established in 1860, Watkins Hire has a wealth of experience assisting clients with effective temporary process heating and cooling solutions. With depots located throughout the UK, Watkins Hire can offer rapid response solutions to all areas and industries.
Temporary Process Cooling Rental Solutions
Watkins Hire has unrivalled knowledge and capabilities in the field of temperature control and process cooling. They offer a complete range of high performance, high efficiency chillers and heat pump units suitable for a wide range of applications.
Their combination of in-depth technical experience and comprehensive equipment range means Watkins Hire can cater for all scales and types of temperature control and process cooling applications including food manufacturing, IT and data centres, hospitals, events, private sector requirements, warehousing and storage, manufacturing centres and more.
Watkins Hire have chillers from 30kW to a mighty 750kW along with effective Heat Pump Chillers and Air Handlers – all available from stock and for rapid deployment 24/7, 365 days a year.
Air conditioning is also catered for with ducted, split and evaporative equipment ranging from 2.3kW to 7.5kW.
Temporary Process Heating Rental Solutions
Watkins Hire have the UK’s largest range of Heating and Hot Water Boilers available for hire in the UK and have the largest steam boiler fleet in Europe. Used by contractors and end-clients alike, the huge range of solutions available provide total cover for both planned and emergency Hot Water and Heating requirements.
Steam boilers are a speciality of Watkins Hire with electric, containerised, trailered and static steam boilers available. LPHW heating and hot water boilers are available from 22kW to 1200Kw with MTHW units from 1700kw to 3000kw. All Watkins Hire heating solutions are available from stock and ready for rapid deployment 24/7, 365 days a year.
Other equipment including indirect fired heaters, electric fan heaters and radiant heaters are also available from stock.
The Watkins Hire range of heating and hot water boilers are suitable for a wide range of process applications from utility companies and events through to retail and commercial buildings and the construction industry.
TCEPS – Temperature Control Emergency Planning Services
We are all aware that the failure of existing temperature control plant, steam and hot water systems can have disastrous consequences for a business – downtime, closure of facilities, financial penalties, loss of revenue and a failure to provide a duty of care.
Watkins Hire can mitigate business continuity threats with TCEPS – a unique plan that pre-empts potential disasters and ensures that any equipment required to rectify issues is fully available and ready for immediate deployment.
There are three TCEPS plans offered – bronze, silver and gold – all ensure that you are fully covered in the event of an emergency and can ensure business continuity with little or no downtime.
WASPS – Watkins Annual Steam Protection Service
Watkins Hire introduced WASPS to assist clients with production critical steam boiler plant located across multiple sites. With all steam boilers requiring an annual insurance inspection, this can mean downtime for the boiler being inspected and can impact on business continuity.
The solution is WASPS – Watkins Hire’s annual steam protection service. Following site surveys, the temporary equipment required to maintain boiler services during the annual inspection is ring fenced for the duration of the contract period. This service guarantees the availability of a suitable steam boiler package to cover all annual boiler inspection shutdowns. As an added bonus, the package would also be available to cover emergency breakdowns when not in use on a site.