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Hot Water Cylinder News
McDonald Engineers had manufactured a 2000 litre solar pre-heat cylinder for 1 World Solar, who are installing 540 Thermomax evacuated tubes at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. The project incorporated the 2000 litre cylinder, a 40 litre solar discharge vessel and 300 litre expansion vessel all mounted on to a steel skid plate. The highly technical project was part of the development of the Jubilee Building at the hospital. This will replace a series of temporary buildings at the site, and will make use of renewable energy sources.
McDonald Engineers’ ECOflow heat pump cylinder is available as a Tank On Tank system to reduce the space required and improve the installation process.
The tank on tank system is ideally suited for heat pumps which require a hot water cylinder and a buffer vessel. Heat Pumps have experienced a steady growth in the UK, however the traditional approach is to have a hot water cylinder plus a separate buffer vessel.
McDonald Engineers have shown their ability to deliver bespoke solutions for every type of application, by designing and manufacturing a 360 litre unvented POWERflow cylinder for a 16th century castle.
Invercauld Castle was originally built as the home of the Clan Farquharson however it now operates as a luxury shooting and fishing lodge in Aberdeenshire.
McDonald Engineers were recommended to the owners of Invercauld Castle when they chose to upgrade the direct vented system that supplied hot water throughout the castle.
McDonald Engineers has demonstrated its positions as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of thermal stores by securing an order for 36 of its THERMflows for an Army base in England.
The order was secured thanks to McDonald Engineers unique ability to manufacture solutions tailored to customers needs. Each thermal store having all of the connections re-positioned to be on the front of the cylinder and a high efficiency system boiler coil fitted, to provide a rapid heat up.
McDonald Engineers have demonstrated their position as the UK’s new market leader in rectangular hot water tanks with the supply of a 100 litre CUBEflow from stock.
The urgent enquiry came from a housing association in the North East of England who required an emergency replacement for an existing Elson rectangular tank to allow a vacant property to be refurbished and ready for a new tenant within the week.
McDonald Engineers have again displayed their ability to offer bespoke solutions to their clients' needs by adapting their CUBEflow rectangular hot water tank to deliver their first ever pentagonal tank.
The solution was developed to meet the requirements of a London housing association which approached McDonald Engineers to replace an existing rectangular hot water tank.
McDonald Engineers’ unvented POWERflow cylinder has been featured on the BBC website as part of a feature on the use of Geothermal Heat Pumps, as a means of delivering more energy efficient heating.
McDonald Engineers has once again demonstrated its ability to respond to emergency enquiries by designing, manufacturing and delivering a complete hot water solution featuring two of their highly efficient 900 litre vented PLATEflow units in just 4 working days.
The issue arose when a busy city centre hotel experienced a burst hot water cylinder and called McDonald Engineers to assist.
The lure of ‘free’ hot water, the potential to cut energy bills and the potential to earn money via the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), is making solar thermal installations an increasingly attractive proposition.
And whilst our solar thermal cylinders have been successfully installed for decades, clients continue to have challenges when it comes to specifying cylinders to maximise the savings delivered by the project.