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.

The rather unusual order demonstrates the flexibility of McDonald Engineers UK’s expertise in hot water storage solutions and their ability to successfully deliver bespoke projects, whatever the purpose. 

McDonald Engineers UK’s Sales Manager, David Stewart, explained, “As one of the UK’s leading coppersmiths, we have manufactured a wide range of items over our 70-year period, however this is the first time we have been asked for a boiling tank for animal carcasses.  In this case because of the additives in the water, Stainless Steel was the most appropriate option.”

He continued, “Whilst our preferred material is copper, we take a practical approach to every project and we felt that stainless steel was the best way to go.”

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