McDonald Engineers UK has dramatically reduced the replacement costs of hot water tanks for a major Housing Association by designing and manufacturing a customised model of its CUBEflow rectangular electric thermal store to replicate the existing, but now discontinued, Elson Coral E unit.
With over 60 homes being refurbished over a two-week period, McDonald Engineers UK were able to utilise their flexible manufacturing technology to deliver tanks, which not only achieved the same size and shape of the existing units, but also had all the connections in the same position and sized as the previous units.
This enabled the installation team to replace the old Elson Coral E tank with the new CUBEflow thermal store in a matter of minutes, without having to re-work pipework.
The new CUBEflow electric thermal stores also delivered improved performance with the latest technology to offer 100% thermal transfer efficiency whilst also delivering mains water pressure.
To minimise disruption and to avoid having to provide onsite storage facilities, McDonald Engineers UK also structured a call-off programme to deliver 4 tanks per day for the duration of the project.
McDonald Engineer UK’s Sales Director, Jamie Stewart, explained “More housing associations are recognising that the true replacement costs are impacted greatly by the actual installation, whether they are using inhouse labour or, as is more commonly the case, a subcontractor.”
He continued, “Amending existing pipework not only incurs additional cost, but as with any type of manual intervention, can be subject to problems and therefore the need to revisit the property at a later date. By removing this element of the project, we are eliminating a major cost and challenge for the housing association.”
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