Hot Water Cylinder News

06.09.2017 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

06.09.2017 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.

23.08.2017 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

06.07.2017 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

06.07.2017 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.

06.07.2017 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.

1000 litre calorifier

06.07.2017 1000 Litre Calorifier Manufactured and Delivered in Under 1 Week

McDonald Engineers UK has enabled the refurbishment works for a High School to remain on track by fast tracking the manufacture of a bespoke 1000 litre calorifier which it delivered in under 1 week from the order being placed.

The McDonald Engineers team reacted to an emergency call from the contractor on site which had forgotten to place the order for the calorifier and needed to be in within the week to enable the work schedule to remain on track for re-opening after the school holidays.

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.