Hot Water Cylinder News

750 Litre Copper Calorifier for Ullapool Ferry Terminal Upgrade

McDonald Engineers has designed, manufactured and supplied a 750 Litre copper calorifier for the upgrade works to Ullapool Ferry Terminal.

The development features an innovative heating and hot water system which uses an ocean source heat pump topped up by solar, photo voltaic panels, located on the terminal roof.

The specification required a sophisticated calorifier which featured a range of additional safety features including an anti-vacuum valve, bursting disc, an anti-legionella de-stratification pump and inspection manhole to meet BS:853 standards.

CENTRALflow Heat Interface Storage

Complete Stored Hot Water Solution for Social Housing Project

McDonald Engineers has provided the complete stored hot water solution for a new social housing project in the North East of England by supplying its CENTRALflow system and its POWERflow indirect cylinders.

The project consisted of two separate packages, the first of which was a 3 storey social housing block which offered extra care facilities for tenants and utilised McDonald Engineers’ CENTRALflow system featuring rectangular thermal stores with type 2 Heat Interface Units.

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Maintenance Free Thermal Stores Secure Major Contract

McDonald Engineers has enabled a major Housing Association to deliver dramatic savings on the hot water systems in 33 properties which were being refurbished by designing, manufacturing and supplying tanks which were more efficient and required little ongoing maintenance.

The homes previously had inefficient 150 litre vented rectangular hot water tanks which were causing pressure and maintenance issues.

Slimline Unvented Cylinders

If you are looking to squeeze your cylinder into a tight space, we also offer slimline versions of our Unvented Cylinders.

Typically measuring 450mm in diameter, these slimmer models are manufactured to the same standards and designs as our POWERflow units and come with the full 25 year guarantee.

However, thanks to our unique approach to manufacturing hot water cylinders and our use of copper, we can manufacture cylinders as small as 300mm shell plus the required foam lagging.

Bespoke Hot Water Cylinders

Our ability to design, manufacture and supply bespoke cylinders means that you don’t have to compromise on the capacity or the performance of your hot water system.

Whether you are looking to achieve a specific capacity within a narrow space, incorporate multiple fuels sources or simply optimise the positions of the connections to minimise installation costs, we can help.

Calorifier for London Restaurant

Calorifier for London Restaurant

McDonald Engineers has manufactured and supplied a bespoke 700 litre POWERflow unvented copper cylinder for a prestigious restaurant group in its latest venue in London’s Covent Garden.

The unique design of the Victorian property placed major restrictions on the sizing of the cylinder. However, McDonald Engineers was able to deliver a bespoke copper cylinder measuring 2200mm x 795mm to ensure it could fit the narrow doorways.

Why Copper Clothing Is On The Up

From odourless dog beds to shoe insoles and short sleeved t-shirts, Copper infused products and clothing are on the increase and it's all thanks to Copper's natural superpowers!

Copper's natural anti bacterial, anti microbial, anti fungal, and anti odour properties, to name but a few, are being tapped into, to aid people's everyday lives. From those who suffer from eczema to those with recurring skin infections, people have reported improvements to their conditions after using the antimicrobial clothes.