Hot Water Cylinder News

Passivhaus Hot Water Cylinders

Passivhaus Hot Water Cylinders for Housing Association

An English Housing Association has demonstrated its commitment to reducing tenants’ energy bills by using the Passivhaus approach in its latest development of 20 homes in South Devon, and has specified bespoke solar cylinders from McDonald Engineers to supply the hot water.

Calorifier for Queens Theatre London

Bespoke Calorifier With U Tube Battery Wins The Show

McDonald Engineers UK has upstaged the competition by manufacturing two copper Calorifiers for ‘The Queens Theatre’ in London with a U-Tube battery and bespoke finish as specified by the client.

The two 550 litre Calorifiers required for the prestigious theatre, which has played host to Les Misérables since 2004, were powered via a 120kW U-Tube Battery complete with lifting ring to allow the heating element to be easily removed for maintenance or indeed replaced.

Are the Antimicrobial Properties of Copper Too Good to be True?

That was the question asked at a recent Research Conference and the answer, provided by Professor Marc Solioz of Russia’s Tomsk State University, was an emphatic ‘no’.

In fact, his presentation showed that the antimicrobial properties of copper could actually potentially be improved.

He presented results of laboratory research from around the world which unanimously showed that pathogens coming into contact with a copper surface, such as a door handle or light switch, were rapidly destroyed.

Research Shows Copper Cylinders Save Over £227 Every Year

Recent research has proven that a copper cylinder with an Integron finned copper coil can provide savings of £227 per year compared to a standard stainless steel hot water cylinder.

The research was carried out at McDonald Engineers UK Testing Facilities to analyse the time it took for a 210 litre unvented cylinder from 13°C to 55°C.


Bespoke Copper Coil

Bespoke Buffer Vessel With 20 Square Metre Heat Pump Coil

McDonald Engineers UK have demonstrated its unique ability to deliver complex hot water storage solutions, by designing and manufacturing a 450litre buffer vessel which featured a 20 metre square heat pump coil for a Housing Association in Leicestershire.

The project specification also demanded the cylinder achieve a capacity of 450 litres but also fit through the doorway of the existing plant room.  

The Housing Association approached around 10 companies in the UK and McDonald Engineers UK were the only ones who said “YES WE CAN!”

Spartan Tank Replacement

Replacement for Spartan Tanks Available from McDonald Engineers

McDonald Engineers’ MINImac cylinder has demonstrated its ability to provide a direct replacement for Spartan Tanks which were commonly installed in high rise buildings or where a gravity system was in use and where space was restricted.

The MINImac system works like the Spartan tank and allows the secondary hot water system to feed, fill and vent the primary central heating system.

Horizontal Cylinder Working in Parallel

Horizontal Hot Water Cylinder Solution for Boutique Hotel

McDonald Engineers has designed and manufactured two horizontal hot water cylinders as a solution to provide a boutique hotel with 700 litres of capacity to its newly refurbished 11 luxury rooms each fitted with high specification drench showers.

The technical sales team faced a challenging brief which required the solution to fit in the low level loft space whilst ensuring the hot water capacity was more than capable of meeting the demands even during peak periods.

Bespoke Hot Water Storage Solution for Major Food Company

McDonald Engineers has designed, manufactured and supplied a bespoke hot water storage solution which will provide a key role in the chocolate making process for one of the UK’s largest food manufacturers.

The project was to develop a 75 litre hot water cylinder to feed a continuous hot water loop which was being used during the manufacturing process to maintain the melted chocolate at a consistent temperature before the moulding process began.