Port Ellen Distillery’s Hot Water Requirements Satisfied By Bespoke Designed Buffer Vessel

Port Ellen

The distillery was being revived after closing down years ago in 1983 and they were in need of a replacement hot water tank. We manufactured them a Bespoke 400L Copper Buffer Vessel comprising of a PTRV at 3 bar and a 150mm inspection manhole.

Bespoke Buffer Vessels provide additional storage for secondary or primary water. A buffer tank, or accumulator tank as they are sometimes referred to, tend to be used in conjunction with renewable energy installations and in particular solid fuel and bio mass 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 boiler or heat pump cycling – which is when the boiler fires up and down to top up heat too regularly. A buffer tank contains a volume of water which increases the overall volume of the heating distribution system.

Port Ellen distillery is located in Port Ellen on the isle of Islay, Scotland. It initially operated between 1825 and 1983 when production shut down. Port Ellen Distillery was established as a malt mill in 1825, and then developed as a distillery under John Ramsay from 1833 to 1892.

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Wayne Hyde

Product and Marketing Manager

Having been in the cylinder industry for nearly 20 years, in both product and marketing roles, I have extensive knowledge of all aspects of hot water storage, from domestic through to commercial applications, including vented, unvented and thermal store solutions.

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