McDonald Engineers Launch its ECOflow Heat Pump Cylinder

Monday, 30 August 2010


ECOflow Heat Pump CylindersMcDonald Engineers has become the first UK manufacturer to launch an off the shelf hot water cylinder, specifically designed to work with heat pump technology. The launch of its ECOflow unvented cylinder for heat pumps comes as a result of the growing demand it’s receiving from heat pump installers across the UK and beyond, who are looking for a tried and tested solution which is available as an off-the-shelf product, which comes with all the connections required for heat pump installations as standard. Based on its market leading POWERflow 2000 unvented copper cylinder, ECOflow also comes pre-fitted with McDonald Engineers' high performance heat pump copper coil and is insulated with a white cased finish delivering  a GWP rating of <1.   An optional integrated buffer vessel, which sits below the cylinder offers the advantage of a small footprint which suits many architects and specifiers who have limited space to work with. McDonald Engineers' Sales Director, Jamie Stewart, explained, "We have been making bespoke heat pumps cylinders for many years, however as the renewable energy market has grown, more clients have been asking for a standardised solution which offers the cost savings associated with larger production runs." He continued, "Copper hot water cylinders are widely recognised as the best and most cost effective solution to be used in conjunction with heat pumps.  A leading heat pump manufacturer reckoned using an ECOflow type cylinder could save up to £180 per year on running costs.  This is a hugely significant factor in ensuring the customer is given the best and cheapest to run unit. The copper hot water cylinder market has already been given a major boost by Heat Pump manufacturers.  Many recommending their products be used in conjunction with copper hot water cylinders due to the superior heat transfer properties offered by the material, as well as its bacteria killing properties and its recyclability. The company has already received a positive response from existing clients and hopes to develop its position in the growing renewable energy market even further. McDonald Engineers has been manufacturing hot water cylinders and supplying the UK and further afield from its base in Scotland since 1945.  They have been at the forefront of hot water cylinder development for renewable energy applications for the last 4 decades. For more information on McDonald Engineers and its full range of hot water cylinders visit www.mcdonald-engineers.com

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