Hot Water Cylinder News

Calorifiers Manufactured for Yorkshire Colliery

McDonald Engineers is ensuring that the 420 miners at one of the UK’s last remaining collieries will have sufficient hot water to shower at the end of their 12 hour shift by designing, manufacturing and supplying two 1000litre calorifiers.

The employee owned Hatfield Colliery in Yorkshire is one of only three collieries in Britain and was made famous by featuring in the 1996 movie Brassed Off.

Think RHI, Think Copper

Copper’s status as the preferred material of choice for renewable energy applications has become even more prevalent with the confirmation of the much anticipated extension to the Renewable Heat Incentive.

Previously restricted to Solar PV installations, the RHI scheme now incorporates Heat Pumps, Biomass Boilers and Solar Thermal Systems.

920 Litre Calorifier for York Racecourse

McDonald Engineers has demonstrated it is the thoroughbred calorifier manufacturer with its latest project, where it manufactured a 920 litre copper calorifier to wash down race horses at York Race Course.

The calorifier was designed to deliver a steady temperature to matched that of the horse’s blood.  This was achieved by incorporating a mixing valve on the outlet, to bring the water temperature down to the required level.

Sandy & Lee

McDonald Engineers Bolster Technical Sales Team

McDonald Engineers is looking to build on its reputation for delivering world class customer service by investing further in its technical sales team with the appointment of Sandy Cooper to the new role of Senior Sales Co-ordinator and Lee Graham to the role of Technical Sales Administrator.

Sandy has been with McDonald Engineers since he joined the company in 2000.  He has worked in various roles within the hot water cylinder trade for over 30 years – including production, supervisory and joined the technical sales team 8 years ago.

Solar Thermal Pre-Feed Calorifiers For Care Home

McDonald Engineers has demonstrated its ability to design and manufacture innovative solar thermal cylinders with the supply of nine varying sized calorifiers for two large care homes.

The project was part of a major publicly funded refurbishment programme so energy efficiency and good value were key to the development.

CUBEflow Delivers Perfect Replacement For Rectangular Tanks

McDonald Engineers has manufactured and supplied 37 of its CUBEflow sealed system indirect hot water tanks, which were custom designed to provide an exact like for like replacement of existing rectangular units.

The project was part of a major refurbishment project, for a local authority in England, which was carried out whilst the properties were being occupied. Speed and ease of installation therefore, was absolutely critical.

McDonald Deliver Innovative CUBEflow Thermal Store With Integrated Heat Interface Unit

McDonald Engineers has designed and delivered an innovative thermal store packaged solution which enables them to offer a new approach to hot water solutions for tower blocks and flats.

The solution was developed for a refurbishment project of a block of 70 flats in the North East of England, which required a more energy efficient solution under the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive programme.

New CUBEflow Brochure Launched

McDonald Engineers has established itself as the UK’s market leader for the manufacture of rectangular copper tanks and has now updated its brochure to reflect its latest range.

The CUBEflow range is available as either a traditional Combination tank, providing gravity hot water, or as a Thermal Store unit, delivering mains pressure hot water.

The range has a selection of models that can be heated electrically, or indirectly by a gas or oil boiler, multifuel stove or log burner, solar thermal, heat pump, or a combination of sources.

THERMflow Thermal Stores for Eco Homes in Sheffield

McDonald Engineers has supplied 12 of its THERMflow Thermal Stores for a small development of 3 storey luxury eco-homes in Sheffield.

The 300 litre cylinders were custom designed for the project to accommodate solar thermal energy, solid fuel from a wood burning stove and a gas boiler as back up.

McDonald Engineers also specified a rapid recovery coil which was uprated in size to work in conjunction with the gas boiler to optimise the heat recovery time.