Bespoke environmental services for hospitals
Andel has provided bespoke environmental services to the hospital and healthcare sector for over 25 years
From liquid and gas leak detection and fuel storage maintenance to specialist drainage services, our considerable hands-on experience has equipped the team at Andel with invaluable insight into the daily challenges of this critical sector.
Our unrivalled experience working in hospital environments allows us to deliver an effective, reliable and flexible turnkey environmental solution to hospitals across the UK.
Central Manchester NHS
Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS
Hammersmith & Charing Cross NHS
Worcestershire Royal Hospital
Glan Clwyd Hospital
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Stored Fuel Maintenance
Is your stored diesel fuel ready for an emergency?
If you fail to maintain your stored fuel and storage tanks, it could be a disaster waiting to happen.
A hospital relies on the continuity of its electricity supply – patients on life support cannot survive without the electricity supply to power life support machines. Hospital standby power provided by back-up generators must activate within a timeframe of ten seconds and hospitals must have a sufficient quantity of stored fuel on site to keep back-up generators running for up to four days to cover for an extended power outage.
Because modern fuel contains lower sulphur content and significantly higher amounts of biodiesel, bacterial and fungal growth are common in stored fuel. Microbial contamination, known as the diesel bug, is a problem that faces every hospital storing fuel.
Contaminated fuel supplies can result in at best machinery not operating efficiently and at worst in total breakdown. Failure to regularly inspect your stored fuel and storage tanks can result in emergency, mission-critical equipment failing when you need it most.
A cost-effective solution for hospitals across the UK
Andel provides a comprehensive range of oil storage maintenance services including:
- Site surveys and fuel sampling – providing effective, early warning of potential problems
- Fuel and tank maintenance – removal of contaminated fuel, thoroughly cleaning your tanks of contamination, filtering, polishing and stabilizing the fuel by using specialist state-of-the-art remedial equipment, then returning the refreshed fuel to the clean tank.
- Permanent filtration systems – installation of permanent fuel oil polishing systems to your tanks to regularly circulate the fuel and remove contaminants.
Pollution prevention and compliance
Andel has been carrying out oil storage compliance inspections for over 25 years for customers in the public and private sectors. Andel can ensure that robust pollution prevention measures are in place and your hospital’s fuel storage is fully compliant with regulatory requirements.
Andel inspections are carried out by OFTEC registered and fully qualified technicians and can provide a full detailed report for all of a hospital’s on-site fuel storage.
Andel’s annual oil storage compliance inspections go beyond standard OFTEC recommendations to give you total peace of mind that your oil storage remains compliant with all current regulations.
Pollution prevention products
Andel offers a range of innovative pollution prevention products including bunds, pumps, separators, gauges, generator exhaust abatement systems and alarm systems for any size of hospital fuel oil storage installation.
Drainage and Interceptor Maintenance
Andel provides drainage services to some of the largest public and private sector organisations in the UK
Andel has become a recognised market-leader in the maintenance of surface water drainage systems and underground interceptor waste tanks and separators.
Drainage maintenance is vital to the care delivery at any hospital
Because of the high numbers of patients, visitors and staff at any hospital, there is always an increased risk of blocked drains caused by items wrongly or accidently being flushed down toilets or entering wastewater systems. If drains and sewers become seriously blocked, wastewater can back up into the hospital, causing major disruption and adversely affecting patient care and in some cases leading to ward closures.
Many hospital buildings around the country have ageing drainage systems that are becoming increasingly susceptible to blockage, damage and deterioration.
Prevention is better than cure
Andel recommends planned and preventative drainage maintenance. We provide a range of drainage services:
- Site surveys
- Drain water sampling
- Drain tracing
- Drain mapping
- Drain clearing
- CCTV drainage surveys
- Underground leak detection
- Drainage remedial work
Interceptor maintenance and pollution prevention
Pollution poses a significant legal, environmental and financial risk to any hospital with a hard standing area. Any areas that catch rainfall and have significant vehicle traffic or fuelling facilities must have an oil separator installed to avoid surface water drainage polluting the environment. Many hospitals have large hard standing areas that require ongoing monitoring and maintenance.
Andel provides interceptor installation and regular servicing and support to hospitals throughout the UK.
You can rest assured that with Andel you will have the products, expertise and services to maintain your interceptor waste tanks and drainage systems and keep you protected from the risk of environmental incidents and the potentially costly consequences. We provide a highly cost-effective service tailored to suit the need.
Interceptor emptying service
If an interceptor needs emptying, we use de-watering tankers that only take away contaminants and not grey water. Unlike some other operators, Andel’s tankers are equipped to extract the contents of the tank on site, separate the water from the oil, silt and any other impurities and return the grey water to the tank.
Because we are not carrying grey water around in our tankers, we are able to cover several sites in one day, offering a lower cost to customers. We also avoid the costly and time-inefficient exercise of refilling the interceptor tank from the mains water supply, saving hospitals time and money as well as reducing the environmental impact.
A complete turnkey solution for any hospital’s leak detection requirements
Andel’s award-winning, BMS-compatible Floodline® hybrid leak detection systems set the benchmark for reliability, durability and value for money, providing an effective solution for any leak detection requirements within any hospital environment.
Our extensive Floodline® product range includes water and oil leak detection cables, sensors and alarms, gas leak sensors that can be calibrated to detect any commercially used gas and temperature and humidity sensors for environmentally sensitive areas – all connecting to a single, state-of-the-art, BMS-compatible, hybrid control panel for continuous environmental monitoring. The system can also automatically isolate water, oil and gas supply in the event of a leak.
Andel’s Floodline® is a zonal system, providing continuous monitoring, that can pinpoint a leak from single to multi-zone and distance measuring systems, with the capability to protect any size hospital, both old and new.
Andel provides a complete solution – from consultancy and site survey to equipment selection, system design, supply, installation and after-sales support and maintenance for any size of project for hospitals anywhere in the UK
A control panel that take leak detection to a new level
Floodline® HLD Control Panel:
- State-of-the-art, multi-zone, hybrid environmental monitoring system
- Monitors from 4 to 128 traditional zones within a building plus from 16 to 224 Modbus enabled zones
- Digital panel with 8” LED touchscreen display (Floodline® HLD 128/224)
- Monitors water, oil and gas leaks
- Monitors temperature and humidity levels
- Monitors oil storage data
- Embedded map of the building pinpoints the location of any alarm activation (Floodline® HLD 128/224)
- Zone-based system that monitors the full range of Floodline® leak detection sensors with the option of Floodline Ranger® distance measuring water and oil leak detection
- Complete BMS connectivity via Modbus, BACnet, Ethernet, email and SMS
- Controls solenoid valves to automatically isolate water, oil and gas supply in the event of a leak.
For more information about our range of bespoke services for hospitals and the healthcare sector, please contact Ashley Smith.