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Why is there a shortage of LPG patio gas bottles ?

There are two main suppliers of LPG gas that have cornered the market with takeovers and buy outs of smaller LPG gas distributors in recent years which has reduced the number of suppliers. The Coronavirus Covid-19 has created a high demand for more home use of BBQ, Pizza oven, and patio heater appliances. The gas canister or gas bottle life-cycle is such that each BBQ, pizza oven or patio heater that is purchased limits its free market availability.

The Lockdown Lodge - a taste of Henley on the Thames

Our Client is Minna Hughes an up and coming young Pop-Up Caterer already with a lot of experience gained from sheer hard work working with her parents Lisa and Chris Hughes. Minna is 'a doer', she is working on this project with Jimmy Garcia another well-known pop-up catering entrepreneur. Chris was onsite building the structure in record time and tweaking the finer details.

Drive in Cinema Hurstwood Park Polo Club

Another successful Drive In Movie site at Hurstwood Polo Club running over a 14 day period.

Our brief was to take specific technical instructions and requirements from ADi.tv in the Netherlands for their 100 square metre iCONIC 100 LED screen hire.

Our technical department were able to set our 100kVA Ultra Silent generators up to accomodate the LED screen's accumilitive earth leakage parameters.

We chose a specific generator for this job for its low fuel usage and ultra quiet running pressue @ 7m.

Why does size matter

When ordering the correct size generator there are several considerations to factor in.
Cost difference between hiring the correct generator output size
Waste of fuel oversizing the generator
Excessive smoke from oversize generator due to wet stacking
Risk of failure from over loading an undersized generator
Complications arising from not having the correct power outputs.
Many clients decide to DIY ordering a generator for important events such as weddings, parties, and emergency power outages.
There are a few important pointers you should research before you embark into the event power sector.
Does the emergency on call engineer answer the phone out of hours…..try calling it ?
Have you disclosed the amount of sockets needed by all the electrical appliances at the event ?

The Mayor of Harrow says - Thank You

To Peter Stuart & TheFridgeCo.co.uk

A Thank-You Message from The Worshipful the Mayor of Harrow Councillor Nitin Parekh

On behalf of the Burgesses & my fellow Members of Council of the London Borough of Harrow may I extend my sincere thanks to you and the TheFridgeCo.co.uk for devoting so much of your time and hard work to support the supply and distribution of emergency food aid during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The wonderful work that the Harrow VCS Forum is carrying out to the benefit of Harrow’s local community in this time of need is truly admirable.

Thank-you!

Walk In Fridge Trailer Hire Covid-19 CoronaVirus Emergency

Week 51 - Our Fridge Engineer Shawn is replacing a Humbaur fridge unit with an uprated FTM16 Rivercold Monoblock.

The new Rivacold unit can chill down 16,000 litres of fridge space to -5C / +5C

Our fridge department www.thefridgeco.co.uk has a fleet of freezer and fridge trailers for hire. Rented chiller trailers are leaving soon to support Covid-19 CoronaVirus hotspot locations around the UK.

With constant door opening and the summer coming up we needed to make sure the fridge unit would cope.

Our thanks to Parker Steel for urgently supplying stainless steel angle needed to enlarge the receiving aperture for the new chiller unit.

Fridge compressor repairs

Evaporator Repairs

Fridge Re-Gasing

Tel 03333 44 2062

Out of Hours 07391 604 110

Storm Ciara 93mph takes down power lines

Sunday 09.34hrs we received a call from a local venue asking if we would be able to attend their venue with a 100kva generator to power up their 38 bedroom venue and catering kitchen. The venue had 200 guests for their wedding breakfast and entertainment thereafter.

Sunday 09.47hrs the venue manager confirmed that there was a 3 x 100amp 380v - 400v supply powering up the venue. The kitchen was mostly gas appliance 4 x Rational ovens and various gas fryers which would all be unusable if the power went down, due to the gas interlock shutting down under a power failure.

Sunday 13.36hrs the phone rang again, the power was still on, the wedding breakfast was almost finished. We stood down our electrical engineer from emergency status to standby.

Kitchen Hire Emergency

22.30hrs we received an emergency call from a restaurant who had just run out of LPG gas from their commercial underground gas tank. We discussed the logistics of supplying one of our emergency Rational 101E hire ovens or a Rational 101G hire oven working off a couple of 19Kg Calor gas bottles. Our client had 350 guests in for Christmas lunch and dinner (£45 per head) the following day and no way fulfilling his pre-booked orders. Our on call emergency help line organised one of our Rational trained engineers to prepare and install two 10 rack Rational 101G ovens ready for 08.00hrs he following day.

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