Carrier Rental Systems and Watkins Hire Combine Fleets to Meet Demand for Temporary Heating

Carrier Rental Systems has combined fleets with recently acquired company Watkins Hire to offer a comprehensive range of heating hire equipment available in the UK, backed by 24/7 support. Carrier Rental Systems is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

The temperature control hire specialists are combining their fleets of high performance heaters, packaged boilers and specialist steam plant to offer heating solutions suitable for all building types, from office blocks and shops, to hospitals and public buildings, up to the largest warehouses and industrial premises.

The 24/7 nationwide service provides solutions for short-term emergency breakdowns or longer term requirements arising from plant repair, upgrades or maintenance. The combined hire fleet includes electric, gas-fired and indirect diesel-powered heaters, radiant and fan heaters, stand-alone boilers and boiler packages, and a comprehensive range of steam boilers.

Marc White, director and general manager of Carrier Rental Systems, said: “Bringing the heating hire fleets of Carrier Rental Systems and Watkins together gives customers access to what we believe is the most comprehensive range of temporary heating equipment available in the UK.”

“With our combined stocking and supply networks, backed by 24/7 support, it offers customers across the country a highly responsive service that can cater for emergency heating and planned downtime requirements, covering all building types and scales of application.”

An exclusive offering is the CRS 300kW electric heating boiler, which delivers 432 ltrs/min of hot water at 85ºc, with a maximum working pressure of 6 Bar. It has an operating temperature range from +10ºC to +85ºC. The unit is equipped with a control system to accommodate variable loads, lug power connections, and optional quick-release water connections for fast installation and decommissioning.

Another highlight is Watkins Hire’s specialist steam boiler range, now available for the first time through the combined Carrier Rental Systems and Watkins supply network. Believed to be UK’s largest range of steam boilers available for hire, the plant is used by M&E, heating, ventilating and air conditioning contractors and end-user clients to provide total cover for both emergency and planned heating, hot water and process outages. The range includes electric steam boilers, containerised steam boilers, trailerised steam boilers, and static steam boilers.

Electric steam boilers are skid-mounted and available in capacities from 36kW to 100kW. Incorporating a blowdown vessel, water treatment and chemical dosing, the units have zero emissions and are ideal for use indoors in healthcare applications and the food industry.

Containerised steam boiler packages come housed in 6m or 12m containers, and supply steam at between 450-2000 kg/hr. The fully-contained plant rooms include distribution board, integral lighting, hotwell tank, blowdown vessel, water softeners and single chemical dosing set.

Trailerised steam boiler packages produce steam volumes from 1000 to 20,000 lb/hr, with a working pressure of 10 to 20 Bar. The static steam boiler range has output capacities from 8000 kg/hr up to 15,500 kg/hr, with operating pressures of up to 17 Bar. They are available with dual-fuel burners.


For more details, contact: Carrier Rental Systems on 0800 026 4717, email, or visit; Waktins Hire on 0800 999 6365, email, or visit

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