Hot Water Cylinder News

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. 


CENTRALflow Enables Dramatic Energy Savings for Tower Block

McDonald Engineers has played a key role in a project, which has enabled a housing association to dramatically reduce energy costs for 91 apartments in a tower block in the North East of England.  This has been achieved by replacing the electrical heating system, with McDonald Engineers' CENTRALflow solution.

Working in conjunction with the M&E Consultants and main contractor, McDonald Engineers presented their CENTRALflow solution, which has been designed to combine the benefits of a heat interface unit with an indirect thermal store being fuelled by a central boiler system.

800 Litre Horizontal Calorifier

800 Litre Horizontal Calorifier

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.

Calorifier or Plate Heat Exchanger

Calorifier or Plate Heat Exchanger

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.