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Hot Water Cylinder News
The antimicrobial properties of copper have been featured on the BBC’s One Show and it was demonstrated just how powerful copper can be at killing bacteria such as MRSA which has claimed over 37,000 deaths in Europe.
McDonald Engineers is looking to build on its position as one of the UK’s market leaders for thermal stores by re-launching its THERMflow thermal store with several design improvements and a reduction in price.
The market leading thermal store, now offers improved performance, reduced heat loss and also has been designed to reduce installation costs.
McDonald Engineers has manufactured two 3000 litre copper calorifiers for an RAF Base in England.
The calorifiers when finished, measured almost 2500mm in height by 1500mm in diameter, making them two BIG and heavy copper calorifiers!
McDonald Engineers has manufactured an 800 litre indirect horizontal calorifier as part of the refurbishment of a public sector building after being specified by the consulting engineer.
With space being a key challenge for the project, the bespoke copper calorifier was designed as a horizontal cylinder with the connections positioned at the top to simplify the installation process.
McDonald Engineers has enabled a major college to transform their hot water system by using their PLATEflow solution which features a copper buffer vessel linked to an external plate heat exchanger (PHE).
The original design featured 2No. 1000 litre calorifiers to meet the demands of a state of the art building, which houses the university’s performing arts centre, training restaurant, media centre and a new energy and climate centre within the architecture hub.
McDonald Engineers has announced that 98% of urgent calorifiers ordered were delivered within just 2 weeks, demonstrating that its flexible manufacturing facility is providing some of the quickest lead times in the market – with no compromise on quality.
The figures were reported as part of its annual performance review. The improvements in both lead times and quality standards can be attributed to McDonald Engineers’ total focus on quality and customer service.
McDonald Engineers have secured an order for 30 rectangular hot water tanks for the refurbishment of a social housing scheme in Scotland which was looking to replace the existing Elson indirect tanks.
McDonald Engineers had been working with the consulting engineers throughout the design process to develop the optimum solution. This involved changing the indirect hot water tank to their CUBEflow thermal store option, which would give the additional benefit of mains pressure hot water.
The confirmation of the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Programme being extended to include additional fuel sources has been highly anticipated, however one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of hot water systems has issued a warning over the potential dangers from the incorrect specification of hot water cylinders.
The new RHI Scheme is expected to create a surge in installations of renewable heat sources, such as solar thermal, air and ground source heat pumps and solid fuel.
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.