Hot Water Cylinder News

Copper Carnish Still

Copper Stills for Distilling Whisky – The Taste Test

McDonald Engineers were recently called back to an unusual project they completed just over 4 years ago, by a delighted client who wanted to demonstrate just how good the cylinders were performing.

The call out was made all the more pleasurable by the fact that the product in question were not for hot water but rather copper stills for distilling whisky - offering the perfect opportunity to sample an inaugural 3 year old single malt.

Horizontal Buffer Vessels

McDonald Engineers Supply Two x 1500 Litre Horizontal Buffer Vessels

McDonald Engineers has yet another happy customer after supplying Bodnant Welsh Food Centre in Wales with two 1500 Litre Horizontal Buffer Vessels.

The 4 metre long vessels were supplied by McDonald Engineers within a very quick turnaround time despite the order being a bespoke specification.

McDonald Engineers’ Sales Director, Jamie Stewart, explained “Our reputation as specialists in bespoke hot water cylinders is not only the result of being able to deliver complex projects to the clients exacting specifications but also the result of being able to deliver quickly .”

McDonald Engineers Win Award

McDonald Engineers Scoop Prestigious Hammermen Award

McDonald Engineers employee, Graham Smyth, has picked up the prestigious Hammerman Award for the impact his engineering expertise has made in launching the company’s STEELflow stainless steel unvented cylinder. Presented by the Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow, which was established in the 16th century, the award recognises the work of young engineers who have led projects with outstanding results within their companies.

McDonald Engineers Calorifiers Clean Up at Melrose Sevens

McDonald Engineers played a key role at the recent Melrose Sevens, by ensuring that all of the teams participating at the historic event, were able to enjoy hot showers by supplying 3no. 900 litre calorifiers for the Melrose Rugby Club. As the oldest rugby sevens tournament in the world, the Melrose Sevens is one of the biggest events on the Rugby calendar, attracting teams from all over the world.

A special cylinder for Hamilton and Inches

When it comes to creating special moments in time, very few companies can come close to luxury jewellers and royal silversmiths, Hamilton and Inches. So when a company famed for their quality and attention to detail required a bespoke horizontal cylinder, they chose a company that shared their values. McDonald Engineers were asked to manufacture a horizontal grade 1 cylinder for one of the Hamilton and Inches stores, designed and manufactured to their exact requirements.

2no. 2000 Litre Calorifier for Annan Academy

McDonald Engineers has demonstrated its expertise when it comes to calorifiers by manufacturing and supplying 2no. 2000 litre cylinders as part of the refurbishment programme of Annan Academy. The company has seen demand for its calorifiers grow in recent years as more and more organisations recognise the extraordinary bacteria killing properties of copper, which minimises the risk of legionella, ecoli and MRSA to name a few.

Demand for McDonald Engineers’ CUBEflow Rectangular Hot Water Tank Grows

McDonald Engineers has seen a sharp rise in the demand for its CUBEflow range since launching at the beginning of the year.  Following the withdrawal of a competitor’s rectangular hot water tank, McDonald Engineers have stepped in to provide their customers with an ongoing solution.

McDonald Engineers has a long standing reputation, as a manufacturer of hot water storage systems, which have included rectangular hot water tanks, however the company had been manufacturing them as a bespoke item as opposed to offering a standard range.

URGENT WARNING: The Danger of Under Specifying Hot Water Cylinders

A hot water cylinder may appear to be a trivial issue when it comes to the overall design of a project, however its performance will have a major impact on the client’s satisfaction, the perception of the architect’s performance and therefore the payment of fees. When it comes to specifying the type of hot water cylinder to be used within a property, it’s generally the installation contractor who is given this responsibility, but what is their priority in the process?

Mild Steel Buffer Tank

Mild Steel Buffer Tank

McDonald Engineers UK has demonstrated its flexibility in supplying mild steel buffer tanks with two of their latest orders, which showed the true diversity in sizes with a 1000 litre tank and a 6000 litre tank.

The 6000 litre buffer tank was ordered to replace an existing tank for a school in the highlands whilst, the smaller 1000 litre was for a stately mansion in the Lake District.