Hot Water Cylinder News

Sandy Cooper retires from McDonald Engineers

Sandy Cooper Retires – Again!!

After taking early retirement in 2015, Sandy returned to the company just over a year ago to provide cover for our Technical Sales team where his experience and knowledge has proved to be extremely valuable for both clients and specifiers.
 
After over 30 years in the hot water cylinder game, Sandy has now decided to make his retirement permanent as of 1st December 2017.
 
We are delighted that Craig Mellis has taken over Sandy’s role.
 
McDonald Engineers UK Bespoke 700 litre Custom POWERflow unvented cylinder

Custom Made Hot Water Cylinder for Luxury Home

McDonald Engineers UK has demonstrated their ability to design, manufacture and supply custom made hot water cylinders for high end residential properties by delivering this 700 litre bespoke POWERflow unvented cylinder to work in conjunction with a ground source heat pump.
 
The property owner had reported an issue with their existing cylinder working with the ground source heat pump and asked McDonald Engineers to present a solution.
 
Vented Calorifiers

Vented Calorifier for a School in Manchester

McDonald Engineers UK has designed, manufactured and supplied a Vented Calorifier for a school in Manchester.

The 650 litre vented calorifier measured 2000mm in height by 795mm in diameter and replaced an existing cylinder as part of an upgrade programme being carried out in the school.

Designed to work in conjunction with an 89kW boiler, the vented calorifier featured two immersion heaters and an inspection manhole.

Calorifier Manufacturer UK

Major Investment in Calorifier Division to Increase Capacity

McDonald Engineers UK has completed a major investment programme in its Calorifier division to increase its manufacturing capacity by over 30%.

The investment follows a steady growth in our calorifier business as more clients recognise the superior quality of product coupled with the market leading lead times.

However, the company is now setting new standards in the industry by offering 98% of its calorifiers in under 1 week as well as enhancing the level of quality we are able to offer.

Emergency Copper Buffer Tank for the Home of Golf

McDonald Engineers UK has designed, manufactured and supplied a bespoke 500 litre buffer tank for the R&A Clubhouse on the world famous Old Course in St Andrews .

The R&A team discovered their current stainless steel cylinder was leaking badly and called McDonald Engineers, who carried out a site survey within a matter of hours and had a replacement copper buffer vessel delivered within 2 working days

Grade 1 Vented Hot Water Cylinder for 5 Star Wedding Venue

McDonald Engineers UK has ensured a five star exclusive wedding venue didn’t let down by manufacturing and delivering an emergency replacement Grade 1 vented hot water cylinder in less than 48 hours.

The previous cylinder had been supplied by another manufacturer only 4 years ago, however the inferior materials used could not cope with the harshness of the environment. The resulting corrosion caused the cylinder to leak at the bottom spinning.

Slimline Unvented Hot Water Cylinders for Berkshire Apartments

McDonald Engineers UK has designed, manufactured and supplied 30 of its slimline POWERflow unvented hot water cylinders for a property in Berkshire which was being converted from commercial offices to luxury apartments.

Working closely with the consultant, McDonald Engineers technical sales team designed each of the thirty cylinders to meet the expected demand in the properties.

Rectangular Hot Water Tank Sussex

Major Contract Secured for CUBEflow Rectangular Tanks in Sussex

McDonald Engineers UK has secured a major contract for the production of 26 custom designed CUBEflow indirect thermal stores for the refurbishment of a retired housing development in Sussex.

Working closely with the end client and consultant on the project, McDonald Engineers UK surveyed the existing Elson units to assess connection layouts before manufacturing a trial 100 litre unit to assess the suitability and ease of installation.

Bespoke Hot Water Cylinder Highlands

Express Service on Bespoke Vented Cylinder

McDonald Engineers UK has demonstrated its operational excellence and commitment to customer service by manufacturing a bespoke, grade 2 vented cylinder in under 3 hours to supply to a customer in Orkney. 

The order for the direct vented cylinder was received at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, however the tank required a shell size of 600 x 400mm (slightly smaller than McDonald Engineers UK's standard offering) and featured a custom connection layout to match the existing system.

Electric Thermal Store for Prestigious School

McDonald Engineers UK has designed, manufactured and supplied a 400 litre THERMflow Electric Thermal Store for a field retreat facility in the Scottish Highlands which is owned by George Heriot's School in Edinburgh.

As the facility was in a remote location in the Highlands and not being used on a regular basis, the electric thermal store was seen as the perfect solution as it required virtually zero maintenance and could be switched on or off as required.