PUMC, China

A well known landmark in Beijing, the Peking Union Medical College Hospital is a Class A tertiary comprehensive hospital committed to delivering state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative scientific research and rigorous medical education. It is designated by the National Health and Family Planning Commission as one of the national referral centers offering diagnostic and therapeutic care of complex and rare disorders, as well as one of the earliest Chinese hospitals offering medical care to senior leaders and foreign patients. PUMCH enjoys high reputation for its full range of disciplines,...

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Jacksons Laundry Lincoln, England

Established in Lincoln in 1841 and with a history that has been traced back to Newark in 1791, Jacksons is one of the oldest family run dry cleaning companies in the UK. Over the years Jacksons has seen many nationally recognised firms come and go, but at the same time has managed to firmly establish itself as a household name in the Lincolnshire area. Today Jacksons specialise in laundry and dry cleaning services from two outlets in Lincoln, North Hykeham and Newport, as well as providing a collection and delivery service to many professional organisations in and around the City of Lincoln....

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Central Laundry, Budapest

Located just outside historic Budapest, Central Laundry’s specialist workwear and mat laundry has in less than decade earned an enviable reputation for quality and service, and the loyalty of its predominantly industrial customer base. As a result of this success, volume has grown and in early 2014 the decision was made to increase capacity. The laundry comprises two main areas separating the production of dust mats and garments. Total output is approximately 95 tonnes per week, with mats being processed over 3 shifts and garments over 2. The laundry already uses many ‘best practice’...

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Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy, Scotland

In 2008 the Victoria NHS Laundry was struggling to deal with the workload being processed through the 2 Senking tunnels they had installed some years earlier. George Ronald, the Estates Officer responsible for the engineering and building aspects of the plant had picked up on a reference to ‘side effects’ mentioned in the Aquatherm brochure that he had received – in particular the claim that waste water heat recovery reduced drying time of tumbler driers. With the increased load that the laundry was being asked to process, drying had become a major bottleneck to production, and the...

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Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Londonderry

Altnagelvin Hospital is part of the NHS Western Health & Social Care trust of Northern Ireland and one of five designated cancer units with 481 beds. Currently undergoing a major redevelopment programme, an Aquatherm V10 was installed and commissioned in March 2012. Since the Aquatherm was dedicated to one machine—a Lavatec 12/50 there was no requirement for extra fresh water buffering and for the waste water a drain trench, used many years before when the laundry employed washer extractors, was re-furbished and re-commissioned as a waste water buffer—thus saving expensive excavation or over...

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