Police and BAE turn to Andel for site water monitoring

DESIGNER and manufacturer of environmental services Andel has been commissioned by BAE Systems and West Yorkshire Police to install its invention, the Floodline Breeameter, which aims to save water costs and meet environmental standards.

Huddersfield-based Andel, which employs 40 people and has a turnover of about £3m to £4m, has won commissions to install the Breeameter to cut mains water leaks at BAE’s Preston-based operation and at the police’s new Scientific Support Unit in Wakefield. The Breeameter monitors incoming mains water from the site boundary to where it enters the building.

Ian Pogson, Andel’s group managing director, who started the firm from his garden shed in 1992, said: “Water metering and environmental awareness have made conservation increasingly critical and costly to ignore. We are experiencing rising levels of enquiry from major building contractors, mechanical and electrical engineers to help solve their problems in both new-build and retrofit applications. The whole-life flexibility of Breeameter is an additional benefit to companies, in addition to potential upfront and ongoing cost savings.”

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West Yorkshire Police has commissioned Andel to provide the new equipment for computer server and water plant rooms at its new £12m Scientific Support Unit at Calder Park. Contractor Shepherd Engineering Services is handling the construction.

Military and civil aircraft engineers, BAE Systems, provides manufacturing and support capabilities to a number of internationally important programmes including the Eurofighter Typhoon and F35-Lightning II.

Major investment and development at its Samlesbury site in Lancashire includes expanded manufacturing facilities, new office accommodation and significant infrastructure improvements.

The Breeameter control panel is designed to be adapted as processes and staff numbers change, or if additional wings are added to the premises.