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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.

98% of Calorifiers Delivered in 2 Weeks

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.  

30 Rectangular Thermal Stores for Social Housing Scheme

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.

McDonald Engineers Issue Warning over RHI Programme

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.

Calorifiers Manufactured for Yorkshire Colliery

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.

Think RHI, Think Copper

Copper’s status as the preferred material of choice for renewable energy applications has become even more prevalent with the confirmation of the much anticipated extension to the Renewable Heat Incentive.

Previously restricted to Solar PV installations, the RHI scheme now incorporates Heat Pumps, Biomass Boilers and Solar Thermal Systems.

920 Litre Calorifier for York Racecourse

McDonald Engineers has demonstrated it is the thoroughbred calorifier manufacturer with its latest project, where it manufactured a 920 litre copper calorifier to wash down race horses at York Race Course.

The calorifier was designed to deliver a steady temperature to matched that of the horse’s blood.  This was achieved by incorporating a mixing valve on the outlet, to bring the water temperature down to the required level.

Sandy & Lee

McDonald Engineers Bolster Technical Sales Team

McDonald Engineers is looking to build on its reputation for delivering world class customer service by investing further in its technical sales team with the appointment of Sandy Cooper to the new role of Senior Sales Co-ordinator and Lee Graham to the role of Technical Sales Administrator.

Sandy has been with McDonald Engineers since he joined the company in 2000.  He has worked in various roles within the hot water cylinder trade for over 30 years – including production, supervisory and joined the technical sales team 8 years ago.

Solar Thermal Pre-Feed Calorifiers For Care Home

McDonald Engineers has demonstrated its ability to design and manufacture innovative solar thermal cylinders with the supply of nine varying sized calorifiers for two large care homes.

The project was part of a major publicly funded refurbishment programme so energy efficiency and good value were key to the development.

CUBEflow Delivers Perfect Replacement For Rectangular Tanks

McDonald Engineers has manufactured and supplied 37 of its CUBEflow sealed system indirect hot water tanks, which were custom designed to provide an exact like for like replacement of existing rectangular units.

The project was part of a major refurbishment project, for a local authority in England, which was carried out whilst the properties were being occupied. Speed and ease of installation therefore, was absolutely critical.