Hot Water Cylinder News

Slim Line Thermal Store

11.05.2017 Slimline Rectangular Thermal Store Fits The Space

McDonald Engineers UK has designed, manufactured and supplied a slimline rectangular thermal store which measured just 340mm in width, including insulation, and delivered a capacity of 185 litres for a refurbishment project in London.

The slimline hot water solution was required to replace an existing thermal store cylindrical tank which had been installed prior to the cupboard and soil stack being installed.  As a result, the new hot water storage solution had to fit within a space of just 350mm wide by 600mm deep and up to 2200mm in height.

25 Litre Rectangular Hot Water Tank

11.05.2017 25 Litre Rectangular Hot Water Tank Manufactured For Replacement Contract

McDonald Engineers UK has designed, manufactured and supplied these 25 litre rectangular hot water tanks to replace existing Elson Pearl units which was a wall mounted unit for a refurbishment in Humberside.

The highly efficient solution is perfect for reducing running costs in multi-point applications such as in schools, offices, portable buildings and cloakrooms which require a smaller capacity and do not want a mains pressure under-sink unit with its annual servicing requirements.

Cost Benefits of Copper Hot Water Cylinders

01.05.2017 New Research Shows Significant Annual Cost Savings from Copper vs Stainless Steel Cylinders

Following on from the research carried out by Ulster University which demonstrated the major performance benefits of copper over stainless steel, McDonald Engineers UK has conducted a new project in order to take the results one step further and show the true impact on annual running costs.

The research compared three types of 210 litre unvented cylinders and was aimed at finding out heat up times and the corresponding amount of gas used by the boiler to achieve them.

bespoke cased hot water cylinder

02.03.2017 Bespoke Hot Water Solution for Major Biscuit Manufacturer

McDonald Engineers UK has demonstrated their expertise in bespoke hot water solutions by designing and manufacturing a 7-berth tank on tank solution for one of Scotland’s biggest biscuit manufacturers.

The client was looking for a solution which would provide individual hot water circuits to five manufacturing lines in their facility allowing them to have a great control over the quality of chocolate on each line.

15.02.2017 Bespoke 700 litre Calorifiers for Carrick Castle

McDonald Engineers UK has manufactured two 700 litre calorifers for the refurbishment of the 15th century castle on the shores of Loch Goil.  

Manufactured from premium grade copper, the calorifiers were designed and manufactured to maximise the heat transfer process from the air source heat pumps on site.

Copper’s thermal conductivity is almost 30 times greater than stainless steel which means it transfers more of the heat generated by the heat pumps in a shorter space of time – a key factor in the renewable energy market.

15.02.2017 Bespoke Hot Water Solution for Care Home

McDonald Engineers UK has designed, manufactured and supplied a bespoke hot water solution for a new 60-bed care home to feature their PLATEflow system, comprising of an 1860 litre copper buffer vessel with plate heat exchanger.

After discussing the project with the onsite Mechanical Engineer, the PLATEflow system was specified as the most efficient solution thanks to its ability to provide the core hot water demand via the plate heat exchanger and only calling on the stored hot water during periods of peak demand.

09.12.2016 Coppersmith Skills Create Bespoke Unit for Edinburgh Gin

McDonald Engineers UK has demonstrated its coppersmith skills by creating this bespoke draining unit for Edinburgh Gin which is used to empty gin stills to allow essential maintenance.

The bespoke unit features an inlay tray with copper mesh sheets to catch any botanicals or residue left in the system and is manufactured from the same grade of heavy duty copper as used in its gin stills to maintain the integrity of the product.

11.11.2016 Stainless Steel Boiling Tanks

McDonald Engineers UK has manufactured and supplied 2 stainless steel boiling tanks for the National Museum of Scotland for their laboratories in Edinburgh.

Measuring 1500mm x 1000mm x 1000mm and featuring a number of heavy duty electric immersions and a hinged lid, the tanks are being used for a variety of purposes including cleaning the meat from animal bones for their taxidermy department.