Hot Water Cylinder News

McDonald Engineers Winning Outstanding Performance Award

McDonald Engineers Scoop Prestigious Award for Outstanding Achievement

McDonald Engineers, the Fife based manufacturer of hot water cylinders, has won the President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement at the annual Scottish Engineering Awards, held at the Marriot Hotel in Glasgow.

Despite the massive impact of the recession on the construction market and the fact that the company’s main raw material has increased in cost by 300% in the last 2 years, McDonald Engineers has continued to achieve significant growth and deliver an enviable profit.

CIPHE President and McDonald Engineers

CIPHE President Adds Support to McDonald Engineers’ Copper Campaign

McDonald Engineers campaign to promote the use of copper hot water cylinders has been welcomed by the president of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering at a recent visit to the Fife company.

CIPHE President, Allan McIntosh, was visiting McDonald Engineers in his official capacity, where he was able to see first-hand how the copper cylinders were manufactured and understand the benefits copper cylinders have to offer.


McDonald Engineers See Rise in Demand for Back Boilers

McDonald Engineers has reported an increase in demand in its copper back boilers as a result in the growth in wood burning stove market and the tendency  of restoring and installing the original coal fireplace in the UK’s homes. Coal and wood are becoming a cost effective solution for helping heat properties.  There has been a significant increase in not only fireplaces but also solid fuel stoves, which can also be linked to McDonald Engineers THERMflow Thermal Storage unit to provide hot water and heating.

McDonald Serve Up Perfect Solution for Major Brewery

McDonald Engineers has demonstrated its expertise in developing bespoke solutions by designing and manufacturing a new system for one of Scotland’s largest brewers who were experiencing the problem of intermittent hot water. Working in conjunction with one of the maintenance contractors onsite, one of McDonald Engineers’ technical sales team visited the site and identified the issue. The hot water, being supplied to the toilets via 3 cylinders, was being heated by steam through a heating coil.

Frankie and Bennys Turn to McDonald Engineers

McDonald Engineers has manufactured and supplied a replacement 550ltr POWERflow for Frankie and Bennys’ Glasgow Quay restaurant. The company’s reputation for quality and service paid off following problems with the previous hot water cylinder supplier, which saw no fewer than three leaking cylinders being rejected before the contractor turned to the POWERflow unvented cylinder.

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McDonald Engineers Sponsor Porsche Carrera Cup Team

McDonald Engineers is adding its support to another team famed for its engineering and speed by sponsoring Rory Butcher who drives for Scottish Sports car team, Celtic Speed, in the Porsche Carrera cup. The manufacturer of copper cylinders has signed the deal that will see them become one of Rory’s sponsors throughout the forthcoming 2011 season, as he competes in 20 races in the major support championship to the British Touring Cars.

Unvented Training Course - 8th June 2011

McDonald Engineers is delighted to announce that it's next BPEC Certified Unvented Cylinder training course will take place on Wednesday 8th June. With all plumbers and installers having a legal obligation to complete this course every 5 years, McDonald Engineers is softening the blow a little by offering £75 worth of vouchers which can be redeemed against future purchases of its ECOflow and POWERflow cylinders.

Steel Buffer Vessel

McDonald Engineers Supply First Mild Steel Buffer Vessel

McDonald Engineers has reinforced its position as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of hot water cylinders by supplying its first mild steel buffer tank. Used in conjunction with Solid Fuel Systems, where the heat is dumped and stored in the buffer tank then used throughout the rest of the day. This cuts down on the length of time the boiler is on and therefore reduces the associated cycling costs etc.

McDonalds Pass SEPA Audit with Flying Colours

McDonald Engineers are delighted to report that following their inspection audit by SEPA, they were once again found to have zero Non-Conformities and reinforce its position as one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of hot water cylinders. Responsible for protecting and improving Scotland’s unique and beautiful environment, SEPA conduct visits every six months to ensure that McDonald Engineers are following the correct procedures as laid out in its guidelines.
Copper Poster

McDonald Engineers Launch Nothing Hotter Than Copper Campaign

McDonald Engineers has unveiled its “nothing hotter than copper campaign” to promote the advantages available from using copper cylinders in comparison to other materials such as stainless steel. As part of the campaign, McDonald Engineers, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of copper hot water cylinders, has produced a report which highlights the superior performance offered by copper cylinders.