Andrews Sykes: Air conditioning system prevents TV outage in North East


There are few better examples of a first world problem than when you try to turn on your TV, only to be faced with a message saying “no signal”. Despite the somewhat trivial nature of this issue, it is still extremely frustrating to be denied the opportunity to watch that TV show you have been looking forward to all week! And it’s even more annoying when the disturbance was caused by something that is completely out of your control.

For a television to function properly, we rely on the continuous operation of the transmitters. These electronic devices send digital signals through the air which are then received by antennas connected to your TV.

However, like most pieces of critical telecommunications equipment, these transmitters are sensitive to high temperatures which can have an extremely annoying ripple effect on those trying to enjoy their favorite soaps.


Last week Andrews Air Conditioning was contacted by a Northeast-based broadcasting company over concerns over their transmission equipment. Our client’s apprehension was specifically linked to the potential for a television failure – which would have affected 400,000 households – due to a bank of eight transmitters generating 32⁰C heat.

Aware that a broadcast failure would have been disastrous for the reputation of our customers, we immediately reacted to remove their fears and provide them with temporary cooling.

Within three hours of receiving the request, our local expert had delivered and installed a PAC 22 split type air conditioning unit in his communication center. This unit was supplemented with a single FV300 ventilation fan, which was used to remove heat from an identified hot spot area.

The combined solution worked wonderfully and reduced the temperatures inside the transmission control room by almost 10⁰C. Thanks to the instant response from our engineer, we were able to relieve an anxious customer and allow the show to continue!


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