Hot Water Cylinder News

Bespoke Hot Water Solution for Care Home

McDonald Engineers UK has designed, manufactured and supplied a bespoke hot water solution for a new 60-bed care home to feature their PLATEflow system, comprising of an 1860 litre copper buffer vessel with plate heat exchanger.

After discussing the project with the onsite Mechanical Engineer, the PLATEflow system was specified as the most efficient solution thanks to its ability to provide the core hot water demand via the plate heat exchanger and only calling on the stored hot water during periods of peak demand.

McDonald Engineers UK Supply Copper Calorifiers for Schools

McDonald Engineers UK have demonstrated their expertise in designing and manufacturing highly efficient and cost effective hot water solutions for schools by securing the contract to manufacture two 1500 litre copper calorifiers for the new £18.2 million Faith Schools complex in Newton Mearns.

Heat Pump Calorifiers for London Office

McDonald Engineers’ expertise in delivering energy efficient hot water systems for commercial environments, was put to the test by the Department for Communities and Local Government at their headquarters in central London.Four Calorifiers at Eland House 

Coppersmith Skills Create Bespoke Unit for Edinburgh Gin

McDonald Engineers UK has demonstrated its coppersmith skills by creating this bespoke draining unit for Edinburgh Gin which is used to empty gin stills to allow essential maintenance.

The bespoke unit features an inlay tray with copper mesh sheets to catch any botanicals or residue left in the system and is manufactured from the same grade of heavy duty copper as used in its gin stills to maintain the integrity of the product.

Stainless Steel Boiling Tanks

McDonald Engineers UK has manufactured and supplied 2 stainless steel boiling tanks for the National Museum of Scotland for their laboratories in Edinburgh.

Measuring 1500mm x 1000mm x 1000mm and featuring a number of heavy duty electric immersions and a hinged lid, the tanks are being used for a variety of purposes including cleaning the meat from animal bones for their taxidermy department.

Marine Calorifier Manufactured as Exact Replacement

McDonald Engineers UK has demonstrated its expertise in marine calorifiers by manufacturing and supplying a 300 litre unvented cylinder for an ‘A’ Class Suction Dredger manufactured from heavy duty copper.

The client was looking to keep dock time down to a minimum and was delighted to take advantage of McDonald Engineers UK’s ability to offer a custom service which enables like for like replacements to be achieved cost effectively.

Calorifiers for Sports Facilities

McDonald Engineers UK has supplied two calorifiers for Glenrothes Strollers, one of Fife’s leading amateur football clubs, as part of a project to upgrade their changing facilities which can be used by over 400 footballers per week.

The community club has been established for over 40 years and has asserted/cemented itself as a key organisation in the town with an active programme which works with school children, disabled players and community payback schemes.

Slimline Indirect Copper Cylinders for Local Council

McDonald Engineers UK has secured a major contract to supply slimline indirect copper cylinders for a local authority housing maintenance team as part of a refurbishment programme.

McDonald Engineers UK will now embark on the major project manufacturing the 90 litre indirect copper cylinders measuring 1500mm high and just 300mm in diameter. 50mm of insulation was then applied to maintain current efficiency standards and an overall diameter of only 400mm.

Vented Copper Hot Water Cylinders for Scottish Fuel Poverty Project

McDonald Engineers UK has played a key role in helping reduce fuel poverty throughout Scotland. Following on from the scheme success across England, the Scottish government has set millions aside to allow households hit by fuel poverty to be upgraded with thicker roof insulation, new radiators, boilers and in some cases copper cylinders.

Elson Water Tank Replacement

Elson Replacement Solution Saves Time & Money

When a London Borough was looking to replace the now discontinued Elson rectangular hot water storage tanks, which were coming to the end of their working life, they called upon McDonald Engineers UK’s expertise in manufacturing bespoke hot water storage solutions, to achieve exact replacements of the existing Elson units.

The rectangular tanks were originally designed as space saving solutions to fit snugly within tight spaces, such as airing cupboards and loft spaces.