Rinnai EfficiencyHD250 Installation guide

Specification guide
Continuous flow
water heating
Important
This guide has been written to help you select and
order the right Rinnai continuous flow water heater,
associated components, and accessories for the right
job. This information is not intended as an installation
guide.
Rinnai is constantly improving its products, and as
such, information and specifications are subject to
change or variation without notice. For the most
up-to-date information go to www.rinnai.co.nz.
We’d love to hear from you
If you have any feedback
about this guide we’d love to
hear from you. Either email
us (place ‘Rinnai Specification
Guide feedback' in the subject
heading), or call Customer
Services.
For more information about buying, using, and
servicing of Rinnai appliances call: 0800 RINNAI
(0800 746 624)
Rinnai New Zealand Limited
105 Pavilion Drive, Mangere, Auckland
PO Box 53177, Auckland Airport, Auckland 2150
Phone:
Email: Web:
(09) 257 3800, Fax: (09) 257 3899
info@rinnai.co.nz
www.rinnai.co.nz, www.youtube.com/rinnainz
www.rinnaitraining.co.nz (installer training)
:
s
t
n
e
t
n
co
Leaders in continuous flow.....................................4
What is continuous flow?.........................................5
Continuous flow summary table.............................6
Model selection - domestic applications................7
Product selector - domestic applications...............8
Rinnai Infinity digital water controllers...................9
Specifying commercial solutions............................10
Designing central water heating systems...............11
Manifold electronic control system (MECS)...........13
Circulating ring mains with Rinnai Infinities............14
Positioning continuous flow units...........................15
General flue clearances - external models..............16
Rinnai Infinity VT specification summary................18
Rinnai Infinity VT dimensions..................................19
Rinnai Infinity VT accessories summary..................20
Rinnai Infinity VT service & maintenance................21
Rinnai Infinity HD specification summary...............22
Rinnai Infinity HD dimensions.................................23
Rinnai Infinity HD accessories summary.................24
Rinnai Infinity HD service & maintenance...............25
Rinnai Infinity EF specification summary.................26
Rinnai Infinity EF dimensions...................................27
Rinnai Infinity EF accessories summary...................28
Rinnai Infinity EF service & maintenance.................29
Rinnai Infinity internal flueing.................................30
Rinnai Infinity internal flueing options....................31
Rinnai Infinity internal flue configurations..............32
Rinnai Infinity internal flueing components............34
Rinnai Infinity water controllers..............................36
Rinnai Infinity composite recess box.......................38
Rinnai Infinity metal recess box...............................39
Rinnai Infinity pipe covers.......................................40
Rinnai Infinity security bracket................................41
Rinnai Infinity sideways flue diverter.......................42
Rinnai Infinity upwards flue diverter........................43
Rinnai Infinity HD error switch................................44
Rinnai Infinity EZ connect cable..............................45
Rinnai Infinity manifolding......................................46
Appendices
Appendix 1: Limited warranty..................................48
Appendix 2: Water flow and gas usage....................51
Appendix 3: Commercial sizing guidelines..............57
Appendix 4: LPG gas bottle consumption...............58
Appendix 5: Gas boosted solar................................59
Leaders in continuous flow
When you turn on a tap, you want water at the right temperature fast. Which is why, over
the years, we’ve devoted considerable time and resource to leading edge research and
development.
We were the first to introduce continuous flow technology, and have been tirelessly working on improving this
ever since. Our commitment to bring you the latest in technology has resulted in the next generation of water
heaters.
Original Micro
Processor
Q-Function
Dynamic Flow
Control
V-Series
Rapid Start
Infinity XR
Rinnai Efficiency
Rinnai VT
Rinnai VT
Series-2*
1991
1995
2002
2004
2006
2008
2011
2013
The Rinnai Infinity range is made up of the following three categories.
--
Rinnai Infinity VT (domestic applications)
Valve technology that delivers performance and efficiency for daily living.
--
Rinnai Infinity EF (domestic and commercial applications)
High efficiency condensing technology to deliver further savings.
--
Rinnai Infinity HD (domestic and commercial applications)
Heavy duty on demand for demanding jobs.
* Rinnai VT Series-2: Improved software which allows the units to run more efficiently—this has resulted in increased energy star ratings.
4 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
What is continuous flow?
It is exactly that—a continuous flow hot water system. Unlike storage tanks that can run
out, continuous flow units deliver a pre-determined flow rate every minute for as long as
the unit is running.
General principle of operation
Each Rinnai continuous flow water heater has a number of components that
control the accuracy of the water temperature and the water flow:
------
PCB (the on-board computer)
water control valve
water flow sensor
modulating gas valve
outlet water temperature sensor
P
C
B
The unit senses the need to start when the water begins to flow through the
appliance (when a tap is turned on). The combustion fan starts, ignition begins
(electronic requiring electricity), and the gas valve opens. Once the flame is
established the appliance will heat the water as required until the tap is turned
off.
H
C
C
Gas
The difference between Rinnai Infinity VT/HD and Rinnai EF
A Rinnai EF uses two heat exchangers to create continuous hot water
on demand, the Rinnai Infinity VT/HD has only one.
How the Rinnai EF operates:
1. Water travels to the secondary latent heat exchanger first.
2. Combustion gases condense outside the latent heat exchanger
and heat is transferred to the cold water. The water temperature
increases by approximately 5 °C.
3. Water flows to the primary heat exchanger.
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 5
Continuous flow summary table
Model
Mounting
position
Application suitability
Energy
Input
star rating
Output
Thermal
eff. on
high
Status
monitor
Infinity VT16
External
Domestic
6.2
125 MJ/h or 35 kW
29.6 kW
81%
No
Infinity VT20
External
Domestic
5.9
160 MJ/h or 44 kW
34.9 kW
80%
No
Infinity VT24
External
Domestic
5.8
188 MJ/h or 52 kW
42.1 kW
80%
No
Infinity VT26
External
Domestic
5.8
199 MJ/h or 55 kW
44.2 kW
80%
No
Infinity HD200
External
Domestic and commercial 5.9
199 MJ/h or 55 kW
47.0 kW
82%
Yes
Infinity HDi200
Internal
Domestic and commercial 6.1
195 MJ/h or 54 kW
45.1 kW
83%
No
Infinity HD250
External
Domestic and commercial 5.6
249 MJ/h or 69 kW
59.9 kW
81%
No
Infinity EF24
External
Domestic and commercial 6.8
162 MJ/h or 45 kW
43.0 kW
95%
No
Infinity EF250
External
Domestic and commercial 6.8
211 MJ/h or 58.6 kW
55.6 kW
95%
Yes
Infinity EFi250
Internal
Domestic and commercial 6.8
211 MJ/h or 58.6 kW
55.6 kW
95%
Yes
Water delivery at a
25 °C rise
16 L
20 L
E x te r na l mo d e l s
High
efficiency
Standard
efficiency
I n te r na l m o d e l s
High
efficiency
Standard
efficiency
6 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
24 L
26 L
32 L
Model selection - domestic applications
When specifying residential hot water applications there are some basic questions that
you need to ask in order to correctly design a system. You also need to bear in mind
future requirements of the building. The key point is water heating solutions should be
designed to the number of outlets and not people.
How many bathrooms?
A single bathroom home will
operate using the smaller Infinity
VT16 or VT20 unit, whereas a two
or three bathroom home will most
likely require the larger Infinity
VT26, HD200, HD250, or EF250
model.
Type of shower roses installed?
Typical flow rates for showers is
around 8-10 L/min, however there
is a large range of tapware on the
market with higher flow rates.
This needs to be factored when
determining the Infinity model
required.
Design of the house?
Where are the bathrooms and
other wet areas in relation to the
hot water system? The further
away the shower, the longer it will
take to get hot water. Typically if
an outlet is 15 m or greater you
could be looking at a time delay for
hot water of approximately 10-15
seconds. In most cases it is better
to site the Rinnai Infinity closer to
the kitchen sink where there is an
immediate demand for hot water.
To measure the flow rate of your
shower, hold a bucket under the
shower rose for one minute and
measure the volume.
If bathrooms are situated at
opposite ends of the house,
two Rinnai Infinity units may be
required.
How many people live in the
house?
The number of people living in the
house also needs to be considered.
As an example, you may have
a two bathroom home, with a
couple who rarely use the second
shower—an Infinity VT20 would
easily suffice. Similarly, the same
home could have Mum & Dad, and
three teenagers all fighting for two
showers in the morning meaning
a larger model Infinity would be
required.
Geographical location in New
Zealand?
Ambient water temperatures will
vary throughout the country, i.e.
South Island during winter will tend
to be much colder than the North
Island. This is important when
determining the incoming water
temperature and temperature
degree rise that is required as this
affects the output of the unit. Refer
to the New Zealand map below.
Positioning of the Infinity unit?
Siting of Rinnai Infinity units are
subject to installation clearances
which may affect positioning. Most
Rinnai Infinity units are positioned
externally with a range of options
for fixture to the outside of the
house, i.e. pipe cover so pipes can
be covered, unit can be secured
from theft with a security bracket,
or the unit can be recessed or
partially recessed so as to be
hidden from view. There are
however some instances where
internal units are more beneficial,
this application requires flueing
and is subject to some restrictions.
*RADIUS
Warm
Mild
Cool
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 7
Product selector - domestic applications
Your budget, size of house, number of outlets, and hot water requirements all factor in
determining the right continuous flow hot water system for your home. Use the product
selector below to work out which model is right for you.
1. Determine the hot water outlets that will run simultaneously in your house, and list the flow rates against
them.
Hot water
outlet
Typical flow rate*
Worked example
Bathroom
10 L per minute
10 L
Bathroom two
10 L per minute
Kitchen
8 L per minute
Laundry
8 L per minute
Other
Allow 8 L per minute
Your workings
8L
TOTAL
18 L
* You can check your own actual water flow rates by holding a bucket under the hot water outlet for a minute and measuring the
volume
2. Total the maximum simultaneous water flow, e.g. 18 litres.
3. In the column for geographical region move down until a number bigger than your total appears.
Warm (L/min)
Mild (L/min)
Cool (L/min)
VT model
HD model
EF model
16
13
1
6
200
24
20
17
4
20
200
24
24
20
17
24
200
24
26
22
19
26
200
250
30
26
22
250
250
32
27
23
250
250
4. Read across to the model, e.g. for 18 litres per minute in the mild zone a VT24 is selected.
8 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Rinnai Infinity digital water controllers
With a Rinnai Infinity digital controller, you choose your own personalised settings. Just
select the water temperature you want (37-55 °C) in up to four different locations. This
means you can set water at a safe temperature in the bathroom (a great safety feature),
then set it higher, if you wish, in the kitchen and laundry.
To experience all the benefits of continuous flow hot water systems, Rinnai strongly recommend installing water
controllers with all models (except those in solar or Rinnai iHeat installations). Rinnai’s controllers enable you
to set your desired temperature, turn on the tap and enjoy—no more juggling hot and cold taps. Each remote
controller can be individually programmed, however the water heater can only deliver one set temperature at any
one time.
Temperature fluctuations
Continuous flow water heaters, like all types of water heaters, can experience temperature fluctuations when
other taps are turned on. Water controllers reduce fluctuations even when other taps are used, or a toilet is
flushed.
Extended warranty
Rinnai Infinity installations with water controllers receive an extended warranty, refer to p. 48.
Bathroom Deluxe
Kitchen Deluxe
Compact
Wireless
Controller combinations
A maximum of four controllers can be fitted to a Rinnai Infinity, and any combination of the deluxe, compact, and
wireless can be used with the following limitations:
-- only ONE master controller can be installed, this can be a Kitchen Deluxe, Compact, or Wireless Controller
-- up to TWO Bathroom Deluxe controllers can be installed
-- The FOURTH controller in any installation must be a Compact or Wireless Controller
Solar, and Rinnai iHeat installations - controllers are not suitable
Rinnai water controllers cannot be used with Rinnai Infinity units connected to solar systems, or when a Rinnai
iHeat is installed, as the preset DIP switch setting on the Rinnai Infinity is adjusted from 55 °C to 75 °C.
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 9
Specifying commercial solutions
Rinnai Infinity HD/EF units, manifolded units ( joined together), Demand Direct, Demand
Duo, and Demand Rapid can provide all the hot water for large demand applications such
as sports clubs, restaurants, motels, and apartment projects.
For full details on Rinnai’s Demand
solutions, please refer to the
Commercial Water Heating
catalogue available on our website
www.rinnai.co.nz/waterheating_
brochures.html.
Considerations when specifying
commercial solutions
-- Requirement for endless hot
water or demand over a short
period
-- Water pressure and flow
requirements
-- Capital cost limitations
-- Running costs
-- Positioning of units (external/
internal)
-- Flueing options
-- Gas supply and availability
-- Space restrictions for siting
units
For standard commercial
applications there are two types
of methods that can be used for
determining a hot water solution.
--
Continuous flow
Provides hot water endlessly at
a constant temperature up to a
maximum flow rate.
--
Average demand
Provides an unlimited flow
rate, but there is a limit to
the total volume of hot water
(litres) that can be delivered
over a time period, i.e. one
hour.
Continuous flow
This application is used when the
demand involves all of the draw off
points connected, usually at the
same time. Typical applications are:
-- Restaurants
-- Car washes
-- Laundries
-- Food processing plants
-- Caravan parks
-- Correctional facilities
The demand can be easily
calculated by totalling the full
flow from all the outlets used. For
example, eight showers at 12 litres
per minute equals 96 litres per
minute.
Average peak hour demand
This method applies when the use
of draw off points occur as purely
random events over the demand
period. Typical applications are:
-- Apartments
-- Hostels
-- Hospitals
-- Retirements villages
-- Hotels and motels
The demand for hot water is
dependent on the following:
-- Occupancy classification of
the building
--
Number and type of hot water
outlets
--
Number of persons
accommodated
--
Time of day
Due to the diversity of hot water
use in these applications the use
of Rinnai Infinity units coupled
with secondary storage may be
required to meet peak demand.
Electronically manifolded units
with primary flow and secondary
hot water return pipe work could
also be viable.
Continuous flow worked example
A sporting facility change room has ten showers and six basins. The showers have shower roses with a flow capacity of
12 L/min, and the showering temperature is assumed to be 42 °C. The use of the basins is intermittent so they are not
included in the calculation. The incoming water temperature is 15 °C.
1. Calculate the maximum simultaneous demand.
10 showers x 12 L/min = 120 L/min of mixed water at 42 °C
2. Calculate the hot water demand for the shower heads based on a mixed flow rate, using the calculation below.
Hot water demand = (shower flow rate) x (cold water temperature rise to mixed)
(temperature rise from inlet to Infinity outlet temperature)
120 x (42-15)
= 92.6 L/min (1.543 L/sec)
50-15
3. Calculate the heating capacity required.
1.543 L/sec x 4.2 (kJ/kg energy required to heat 1 kg of water 1 °C) x (50-15) = 226.8 kW is required
Five Rinnai Infinity HD200 units, with an output of 47 kW each, could be manifolded together to meet this application.
10 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Designing central water heating systems
Performance of Rinnai continuous flow units are directly related to hours of use and how
well they are maintained.
It is important when designing
central water heating systems that
they are sized correctly. This will
extend the life of the system and
reduce ongoing maintenance and
servicing costs.
Design principles
1. The Rinnai system should be
regarded as a continuous flow
system with storage back-up.
Peak hour hot water demand
estimation
In the absence of other
information, the following
can be used to estimate peak
hour demand. This method of
estimation has proven adequate in
the past, however Rinnai accepts
no liability in respect of this
estimate.
capacity they will reduce the flow
via an internal water flow valve
to maintain the set temperature.
For this reason installing a larger
pump will not increase system
performance, and pumps may be
damaged due to cavitation when
operating at reduced flows.
Rinnai
model
Flow per Rinnai
HD/EF water
heater installed
Head
required,
add pipe
allowance
2. There should be sufficient
Rinnai HD/EF water heaters
installed to supply peak hour
demand.
Water use per person in peak hour
at 60 °C:
-- 4-5 star hotel type accomm.
= 45 litres
HD200
0.3 L/sec
8m
HD250
0.4 L/sec
13 m
3. Sufficient storage should be
incorporated in the water
heating system to meet any
fluctuations in demand above
peak hour average flow. In
general 20% storage back-up
has proven to be sufficient
storage in most applications.
--
3 star accomm.
= 30 litres
EF250
0.4 L/sec
11 m
--
Apartment buildings
= 25 litres
Pump timer
As a safety feature Rinnai water
heaters will only allow three
ignition attempts before locking
out. In order to reset the water
heater and allow further ignition
attempts, water flow must stop. If
ignition has not occurred and the
pump does not stop the water will
remain cold. Fitting a timer to the
pump power supply to periodically
shut down the pump for a few
seconds will allow the water heater
to reset.
4. Only Rinnai HD/EF models
are warranted for commercial
use. In Rinnai’s current
commercial range, the Rinnai
HD200 units usually offer a
more economical solution.
The HD250/EF250 units are
normally used in smaller
installations where their
size provides a better flow
match, or where space may be
restricted.
Adjustments should be made
as required for factors that are
known; high flow shower heads or
other fixtures, spa baths, or load
patterns where large numbers of
guests arrive or leave at the same
time (tour groups). Figures for
other applications are provided
in Appendix 3: Commercial sizing
guidelines (p. 57).
Pump sizing
Rinnai water heaters are
designed to maintain outlet
water temperatures at all times.
If the flow exceeds their heating
Sizing example
A four star hotel in Wellington has fifty rooms with an average occupancy of 1.4 people per room.
Peak hour estimate calculation
45 litres per person x 50 rooms x 1.4 persons per room = 3150 litres per peak hour at 60 °C
With an incoming mid-winter water temperature of 10 °C, a Rinnai HD200 will deliver 810 litres per hour at 60 °C. Refer
to the water flow and gas usage tables at the back of this guide for additional delivery rates for each Infinity model.
3150 ÷ 810 = 3.9 units = 4 x Rinnai Infinity HD200’s would be required.
Storage backup
20% of peak hour requirement: 3150 x 0.20 = 630 litres of storage backup required.
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 11
Fault indication
In multiple unit installations it is important to know if a water heater is faulting. If a water heater is faulting this
increases the wear and tear on the water heaters and will cause progressive reduction in the hot water supply if
more units fail.
Rinnai HD/EF water heaters can be fitted with a Rinnai HD Error Indication Switch (part R1070), volt free contact,
which will close to indicate a water heater is not operating. This can be connected to a building management or
other system to give a signal to call a service person.
Maintenance
Rinnai recommends annual maintenance. Maintenance can be easily accomplished as individual water
heaters can be isolated from the system without significantly affecting the hot water supply.
Standard system setup in a central water heating system
Set point
= 75 deg.
Set point
= 75 deg.
Set point
= 75 deg.
Set point
= 75 deg.
Thermostat
On 60 ºC
Off 65 ºC
Checklist
Rinnai HD/EF models installed
Rinnai water heaters are set to 75 °C
Tank thermostat OFF and set to no more than 65 °C
'Y' strainer in front of circulating pump—do not rely on strainers in Rinnai water heaters
Isolating valves fitted to hot and cold connections on each Rinnai water heater (allows water heaters to be
individually isolated for routine maintenance)
Flow and return manifolds to Rinnai water heaters balanced—starting from the cylinder. The total length of
pipe to a water heater and back to the cylinder should be the same for each water heater.
Electronic manifolding is not installed on Rinnai water heaters
Timer fitted to pump power circuit (e.g. 15 minutes ON, 30 seconds OFF)
12 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Manifold electronic control system (MECS)
Infinity units can be manifolded together (up to 25) by connecting them in parallel to
enable a greater hot water flow rate than is possible with a single unit. MECS is a totally
integrated system, unique to Rinnai, that links each Infinity unit in the system and will turn
on each unit as required. The system is designed to ensure gas is not wasted and that an
endless supply of hot water is always available.
How it works
A master and sub-communication PCB is installed in the first unit and other subsequent units have only the subcommunication PCB (slave cable) installed. The master communication PCB receives information about flow rates
from the PCB of each unit and balances the load on each unit.
All information is transmitted via communication cables to the slave units. The master control also has an inbuilt
fault detection system and will allocate a replacement unit should one fail.
Typical manifold setup
REUMSBMB
MC91
(MECS master
slave kit)
(Compact
controller)
Up to 25
Gas
Hot
delivery
Cold
Supply
On electronically manifolded systems keep the hot water outlet connections to the common manifold as short as possible to avoid
cold slugs. Also keep the water heaters as close together as possible.
If you think a Rinnai Infinity manifolded solution is right for you, please contact Rinnai Customer Services and they
will advise what components you will need.
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 13
Circulating ring mains with Rinnai Infinities
Hot water immediately when you turn on the tap—circulating ring mains give hot water
instantly at all outlets.
High temperature circulating ring main
Notes on circulating systems with
Infinity water heaters
REUMSBMB
(MECS master
slave kit)
Cylinder volume should be > 10 x
the pipe volume between the Rinnai
water heater and cylinder.
Temper outlets as required with
point-of-use tempering valves.
GAS
Cold
Supply
Building Flow
To Drain
Electric cylinder
Set point 65 ºC
To minimise running costs the
circulating pump can be controlled
by a timer to ensure it only runs
during hours of normal water use. The
pump can be further controlled by a
thermostat to turn off the pump once
the water in the ring main is up to
temperature.
Pumps for domestic and small commercial systems
Grundfos UP 15-14B
15 mm
Grundfos UP 20-14BX
20 mm
Pump accessories
Thermostat
Timer
Timer & thermostat
Add suffix ‘T’ to code
Add suffix ‘U’ to code
Add suffix ‘UT’ to code
Expansion
tank
Building return
Low temperature circulating ring main
Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
Unit 5
Low temperature ring mains are
becoming popular as an economic
and reliable solution for larger
installations.
Reduce installation and maintenance
costs by eliminating tempering valves
at each outlet.
<55°C
UV Steriliser
>60°C
Cold
inlet
Gas
14 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Positioning continuous flow units
In order to provide safe and effective water heating it is important to adhere to all
relevant gas installation standards. Prior to purchasing or siting an appliance check the
guidelines detailed in this section.
Internal models
Internal models are
designed for indoor
installations only.
They may be installed
in an enclosure if the
requirements of
AS/NZS 5601.1 are satisfied.
An enclosure is defined as a
compartment, enclosed area or
partitioned off space primarily
used for the installation of the
appliance.
They must be mounted on a
vertical structure with the water
and gas connections on the
underside pointing downwards.
External models
External models are
designed for outdoor
installations only. They
must be located in an
above ground open-air
situation with natural
ventilation, without stagnant
areas, and where gas leakage and
products of combustion are rapidly
dispersed by wind and natural
convection.
They must be mounted on a
vertical structure with water and
gas connections on the underside
pointing downwards. Rinnai
recommend a clearance from the
ground of 1.5 m to give enough
clearance for the pipe work, and to
safely expel flue gases. This differs
to the AS/NZS 5601.1 of 300 mm.
Multiple external units
When multiple units of the
same model are installed on the
same vertical face, with the flue
terminals at the same height, they
can be installed next to each other
as shown.
Easy access to units
All continuous flow water heaters
must be installed to ensure access
can be gained, for servicing and
repair, without hazard or undue
difficulty. Sufficient clearances shall
allow access and removal of all
serviceable components.
For internal units we recommend
a 600 mm clearance for servicing
access. This can be reduced to
50 mm if installed in a cupboard.
All models
The appliance must be placed
as close as possible to the most
frequently used hot water outlet
or outlets to minimise the delay for
hot water.
For installations where the distance
between the water heater and
the outlets is considerable, a
flow and return system can be
used to minimise the waiting
time for hot water delivery.
Alternatively, multiple appliances
can be strategically placed to serve
different outlets.
Electrical supply
An AC 230 V, 10 Amp earthed
power point must be provided
adjacent to the appliance. For
outdoor installations, this power
point must be weatherproof. It
must be clear of the gas and water
connections to the appliance and
also the flue exhaust and water
pressure relief valve. The power
cord of continuous flow units is
1.5 m.
75 mm
min.
75 mm
min.
600 mm min.
(50 mm min if in a cupboard)
Appliances should not be mounted
higher than 3.5 m above the
ground or floor level unless the
customer can arrange permanent
and safe access, or can provide
another means of access such as
scissor or boom lifts.
Noise consideration
Some people are susceptible to
low level noise. Rinnai Infinity units
operate at approximately
49 dB(A). This needs to be
considered if siting the appliance
near a bedroom.
Clearances required for flue
terminals
All Rinnai continuous flow water
heaters must be located so that
the flue terminal exits the building
at a suitable point—refer AS/NZS
5601.1 Fig 6.2. A diagram to assist
in determining where, and if, an
external model can be installed is
shown on the next page.
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 15
General flue clearances - external models
The following diagram has been provided to assist in determining where, and if an
external continuous flow water heater can be installed. If in doubt, consult a licensed
gasfitter who will have access to 'Minimum clearances required for balanced flue
terminals, fan-assisted flue terminals, room-sealed appliance terminals and openings of
outdoor appliances' from AS/NZS 5601.1 (p. 94-95).
G
Dim.
Infinity VT, HD200,
EF models
Infinity HD250
models
A
Min. 300 mm
Min. 500 mm
B
Min. 300 mm
Min. 500 mm
C
Min. 1.5 m
Min. 1.5 m
D
Min. 500 mm
Min. 500 mm
E
Min. 300 mm
Min. 300 mm
F
Min. 300 mm*
Min. 300 mm*
G
Min. 300 mm
Min. 300 mm
Clearance below eaves, balconies, and other
projections for all models is 300 mm.
* Rinnai recommend 1.5 m to give enough clearance
for the pipe work, and to safely expel flue gases.
16 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Rinnai continuous flow water heaters
Product
specification
pages
Rinnai Infinity VT specification summary
Rinnai Infinity VT external codes
Gas Type
VT16
VT20
VT24
VT26
NG
INFVT16N
INFVT20N
INFVT24N
INFVT26N
LPG
INFVT16L
INFVT20L
INFVT24L
INFVT26L
Description
Continuous flow gas hot water heaters (with inbuilt frost protection), preset to 55 °C, for external domestic
applications. Suitable for mains and low pressure systems. Electronic ignition—requires electricity to operate.
Infinity VT (Valve Technology) uses a new manifold system, which at lower flow rates, precisely matches water
supply to flow demand at the required temperature.
Hard or acidic water will need to be treated to use this product.
Specification summary
VT20
VT24
VT26
REU No.
VR1620WG
VR2024WG
VR2426WG
VR2626WG
Colour
White
White
White
White
Hot
R½ (15 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
Cold
R½ (15 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
Gas
R¾ (20 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
Efficiency
81%
80%
80%
80%
Energy star rating
6.2 star energy
equivalent
5.9 star energy
equivalent
5.8 star energy
equivalent
5.8 star energy
equivalent
Hot water capacity
1.5-16 L/min
1.8-20 L/min
1.8-24 L/min
1.8-26 L/min
Nominal water
capacity*
16 L/min
960 L/h
20 L/min
1200 L/h
24 L/min
1440 L/h
26 L/min
1560 L/h
Input on max.
125 MJ/h
160 MJ/h
188 MJ/h
199 MJ/h
Output on max.
29.6 kW
34.9 kW
42.1 kW
44.2 kW
Weight
15 kg
16 kg
17 kg
17 kg
Connections
VT16
* Nominal water capacity at a 25 °C rise
18 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Rinnai Infinity VT dimensions (mm)
A
B
I
G
P
H
J
N
F
C
D
L
K
E
O
M
VT16
VT20
VT24
VT26
VR1620WG VR2024WG VR2426WG VR2626WG
A
Width
350
350
350
350
B
Depth
194
194
194
194
C
Height - unit
530
530
530
530
D
Height - including brackets
571
571
571
571
E
Hot water outlet (from wall)
87
87
87
87
F
Hot water outlet (from centre)
105
105
105
105
G
Cold water inlet (from wall)
68
68
68
68
H
Cold water inlet (from centre)
10
10
10
10
I
Gas connection (from wall)
77
77
77
77
J
Gas connection (from centre)
83
83
83
83
K
Condensate outlet (from wall)
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
L
Condensate outlet (from centre)
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
M
Gas: Length gas connection (from base)
40
40
40
40
Cold: Length of cold water inlet (from base)
50
50
50
50
Hot: Length of hot water outlet (from base)
39
39
39
39
N
Electrical connection (from centre)
45
45
45
45
O
Electrical connection (from wall)
128
128
128
128
P
Flue spigot centre line (from wall)
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 19
Rinnai Infinity VT accessories summary
Water Heater
On/Off
RINNAI
Temp. Volume
Max Temp.
Maintenance
Entry
Controllers
MC
Compact
Controller
Kitchen
Deluxe
Controller
Bathroom Deluxe
Controller
Pipe Cover
Flue
Diverters
Security Bracket
No. 1
No. 2
No. 3
Wireless
Controller and
Transceiver
Metal Recess
Box
VT16
VT20
VT24
VT26
Compact
MC912A
MC912A
MC912A
MC912A
Kitchen Deluxe
MC100V1Z
MC100V1Z
MC100V1Z
MC100V1Z
Bathroom Deluxe
BC100V1Z
BC100V1Z
BC100V1Z
BC100V1Z
Wireless Controller
MC503S
MC503S
MC503S
MC503S
Wireless Transceiver
MC503M
MC503M
MC503M
MC503M
Extra cable - Kitchen
R1369
R1369
R1369
R1369
Extra cable - Bathroom/Compact
R1069
R1069
R1069
R1069
Metal Recess Box
R1405
R1405
R1405
R1405
Composite Recess Box
R1406
R1406
R1406
R1406
Pipe Cover
R1385
R1385
R1385
R1385
Sideways
FDS16
FDS20
FDS24
FDS24
Upwards
FDU16
FDU20
FDU24
FDU24
Security Bracket
ACC1395
ACC1395
ACC1395
ACC1395
Conversion: NG to LPG
R5032
R5034
R5036
R5036
Conversion: LPG to NG
R5033
R5035
R5037
R5037
Manifolding
Refer to p. 46
Controllers
Recess Boxes & Pipe Cover
Flue Diverters & Security Bracket
Conversion & Manifolding
For detailed accessory specification information refer to pages 36-46.
20 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Composite
Recess Box
Controllers
A maximum of four water controllers can be fitted, and any combination of the deluxe, compact, and wireless
controllers can be used with the following limitations:
-- Only ONE master controller can be installed, this can be a Kitchen Deluxe, Compact, or Wireless Controller
-- Up to TWO Bathroom Deluxe controllers can be installed
-- The fourth controller in any installation must be a Compact or Wireless Controller
Each remote controller can be individually programmed, however the water heater can only deliver one set
temperature at any time. For example, John is in the shower and has set the controller to 42 °C, Jane uses the
kitchen tap at the same time—the water temperature coming out of the kitchen tap will also be 42 °C (or lower if
using a mixer and adding cold water). Jane can only change the programmed temperature once John is out of the
shower.
All wired controllers come with 15 m of cable.
If ordering a wireless controller you will need to order the controller, and the transceiver. Up to four Wireless
Controllers can be attached to one Wireless Transceiver.
Recess boxes
Designed for new build installations or major renovations as installation needs to commence during the framing
stage, before internal linings, claddings or building wrap is applied.
The Metal Recess Box can be fully or semi recessed into an external wall while the Composite Recess Box can only
be partially recessed.
Flue diverters
Flue diverters are suitable for externally mounted (single water heater applications only) Rinnai Infinity continuous
flow water heaters NOT installed in a recess box.
Security bracket
Ideal for all Rinnai continuous flow gas water heaters—can be retrofitted to existing installations, and can be easily
installed by the homeowner, gasfitter, or builder.
Rinnai Infinity VT service & maintenance
For reliable operation Rinnai continuous flow water heaters in domestic applications should be
serviced every two years.
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 21
Rinnai Infinity HD specification summary
Rinnai Infinity HD codes
Gas Type
HD200 external
HDi200 internal
HD250 external
NG
INFHD200HNCN
INFHD200FFNCFN
INFHD250HNCN
LPG
INFHD200HNCL
INFHD200FFNCFL
INFHD250HNCL
Description
Continuous flow gas hot water heaters (with inbuilt frost protection) for domestic and commercial applications.
Suitable for mains and low pressure systems. Electronic ignition—requires electricity to operate. The HDi200 and
HD250 are preset to 55 °C and the HD200 is preset to 75 °C. All HD units can be preset to deliver higher hot water
temperatures making them ideal for commercial applications. The internal unit is a room sealed appliance.
Hard or acidic water will need to be treated to use this product.
Specification summary
HDi200 internal
HD250 external
REU No.
VRM2632WC
VR2632FFUC
VR3237WG
Colour
Silver
Silver
Silver
Hot
R¾ (20 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
Cold
R¾ (20 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
Gas
R¾ (20 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
Efficiency
82%
83%
81%
Energy star rating
5.9 star equivalent
6.1 star equivalent
5.6 star equivalent
Hot water capacity
2.4-30 L/min
2.4-32 L/min
2.4-37 L/min
Nominal water
capacity*
26 L/min
1560 L/h
26 L/min
1560 L/h
32 L/min
1920 L/h
Input on max.
199 MJ/h
195 MJ/h
249 MJ/h
Output on max.
47 kW
45.1 kW
59.9 kW
Weight
21 kg
21 kg
29 kg
Connections
HD200 external
* Nominal water capacity at a 25 °C rise
Catch pan
It is important that a suitably drained catch pan is fitted (especially for internal units) where damage could be caused by discharge
from the water heater. Provision must be made for safe disposal of any leaking water to an external location.
22 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Rinnai Infinity HD dimensions (mm)
A
B
I
G
P
J
H
N
F
C
D
L
K
E
O
M
HD200 external
VRM2632WC
HDi200 internal
VR2632FFUC
HD250 external
VR3237WG
A
Width
350
350
470
B
Depth
250
235~275
244
C
Height - unit
600
600
600
D
Height - including brackets
636
641
644
E
Hot water outlet (from wall)
95
91~131
115
F
Hot water outlet (from centre)
110
110
61
G
Cold water inlet (from wall)
74
70~110
99
H
Cold water inlet (from centre)
27*
27*
52
I
Gas connection (from wall)
103
99~139
61
J
Gas connection (from centre)
89
89
110
K
Condensate outlet (from wall)
N/A
N/A
N/A
L
Condensate outlet (from centre)
N/A
N/A
N/A
M
Gas: Length gas connection (from base)
41
41
41
Cold: Length of cold water inlet (from base)
51
51
51
Hot: Length of hot water outlet (from base)
42
42
42
N
Electrical connection (from centre)
21**
21**
2**
O
Electrical connection (from wall)
160
160~200
100
P
Flue spigot centre line (from wall)
N/A
95~135
N/A
*
This measurement is to the left of the centre line
** This measurement is to the right of the centre line
HDi200: Height of flue spigot from base of unit is approximately 85 mm
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 23
Rinnai Infinity HD accessories summary
Water Heater
On/Off
RINNAI
Temp. Volume
Max Temp.
Maintenance
Entry
Controllers
MC
Compact
Controller
Kitchen
Deluxe
Controller
Bathroom Deluxe
Controller
Flue
Diverters
Security Bracket
HD Error Indication
Switch
HD200 external
No. 1
No. 2
No. 3
Wireless
Controller and
Transceiver
Metal Recess
Box
Pipe Cover
HDi200 internal
HD250 external
Controllers (for domestic applications)
Compact
MC912A
MC912A
MC912A
Kitchen Deluxe
MC100V1Z
MC100V1Z
MC100V1Z
Bathroom Deluxe
BC100V1Z
BC100V1Z
BC100V1Z
Wireless Controller
MC503S
MC503S
MC503S
Wireless Transceiver
MC503M
MC503M
MC503M
Extra cable - Kitchen
R1369
R1369
R1369
Extra cable - Bathroom/Compact
R1069
R1069
R1069
Recess Box, Pipe Cover, Flue Diverter, Security Bracket & Error Indication Switch
Metal Recess Box
R1407
-
R1407
Pipe Cover
R1408SC
R1408SC
R1402SC
Upwards Flue Diverter
-
-
FDU32
Security Bracket
ACC1395
ACC1395
ACC1395
HD Error Indication Switch
R1070
R1070
R1070
Conversion: NG to LPG
R5030
R5030
R1933
Conversion: LPG to NG
R5031
R5031
R1932
EZ Connect (2 units)
REUEZC
REUEZC
REUEZC
Manifolding
Refer p. 46
Conversion & Manifolding
For detailed accessory specification information refer to pages 36-46.
24 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Controllers
For domestic applications, a maximum of four water controllers can be fitted, and any combination of the deluxe,
compact, and wireless controllers can be used with the following limitations:
-- Only ONE master controller can be installed, this can be a Kitchen Deluxe, Compact, or Wireless Controller
-- Up to TWO Bathroom Deluxe controllers can be installed
-- The fourth controller in any installation must be a Compact or Wireless Controller
Each remote controller can be individually programmed, however the water heater can only deliver one set
temperature at any time. For example, John is in the shower and has set the controller to 42 °C, Jane uses the
kitchen tap at the same time—the water temperature coming out of the kitchen tap will also be 42 °C (or lower if
using a mixer and adding cold water). Jane can only change the programmed temperature once John is out of the
shower.
For commercial installations, the Rinnai Compact Controller can be used as a diagnostic tool.
All wired controllers come with 15 m of cable.
If ordering a wireless controller you will need to order the controller, and the transceiver. Up to four Wireless
Controllers can be attached to one Wireless Transceiver.
Security bracket
Ideal for all Rinnai continuous flow gas water heaters—can be retrofitted to existing installations, and can be easily
installed by the homeowner, gasfitter, or builder.
Metal recess box
Designed for new build installations or major renovations as installation needs to commence during the framing
stage, before internal linings, claddings or building wrap is applied.
The Metal Recess Box can be fully or semi recessed into an external wall.
HD error indication switch
Intended to be connected to a monitoring system such as a BMS (building maintenance system) or other visual or
audible error indication system.
Pipe covers
The HD pipe covers will match the colour of the unit—they are not white as shown in the thumbnail image.
Upwards flue diverter
Suitable for externally mounted Rinnai Infinity continuous flow water heaters NOT installed in a recess box.
Rinnai Infinity HD service & maintenance
For reliable operation Rinnai continuous flow water heaters in domestic applications should be
serviced every two years (including inspection of the flue system if installed).
For commercial applications Rinnai has a recommended 'Commercial Maintenance and Servicing
Schedule'. This is available on request or via our websites www.rinnai.co.nz, or
www.rinnai.co.nz/tradesmart.
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 25
Rinnai Infinity EF specification summary
Rinnai Infinity EF codes
Gas Type
EF24 external
EFi250 internal
EF250 external
NG
EF24NCN
INFEF250FFN
INFEF250N
LPG
EF24NCL
INFEF250FFL
INFEF250L
Description
High efficiency continuous flow gas hot water heaters (with inbuilt frost protection), preset to 55 °C, for domestic
and commercial applications. Suitable for mains and low pressure systems. Electronic ignition—requires
electricity to operate. EF250 units can be preset to deliver higher hot water temperatures making them ideal for
commercial applications. The internal unit is a room sealed appliance.
Hard or acidic water will need to be treated to use this product.
Specification summary
EFi250 internal
EF250 external
REU No.
K2430WG
KM3237FFUD
KM3237WD
Colour
White
Gunmetal Grey
Gunmetal Grey
Hot
R¾ (20 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
Cold
R¾ (20 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
Gas
R¾ (20 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
R¾ (20 mm)
Condensate
R½ (15 mm)
R½ (15 mm)
R½ (15 mm)
Efficiency
95%
95%
95%
Energy star rating
6.8 star energy equivalent
6.8 star energy equivalent
6.8 star energy equivalent
Hot water capacity
2.3-30 L/min
1.5-37 L/min
1.5-37 L/min
Nominal water capacity* 24 L/min (1440 L/h)
32 L/min (1920 L/h)
32 L/min (1920 L/h)
Input on max.
162 MJ/h
211 MJ/h
211 MJ/h
Output on max.
43 kW
55.6 kW
55.6 kW
Weight
27 kg
32 kg
32 kg
Connections
EF24 external
* Nominal water capacity at a 25 °C rise
Catch pan
It is important that a suitably drained catch pan is fitted (especially for internal units) where damage could be caused by discharge from
the water heater. Provision must be made for safe disposal of any leaking water to an external location.
26 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Rinnai Infinity EF dimensions (mm)
A
B
I
G
P
J
H
N
F
C
D
L
K
E
O
M
EF24 external
K2430WG
EFi250 internal
KM3237FFUD
EF250 external
KM3237WD
A
Width
350
470
470
B
Depth
277
257~307
283.1
C
Height - unit
600
654
654
D
Height - including brackets
644
721.6
721.6
E
Hot water outlet (from wall)
164.5
100~140
100
F
Hot water outlet (from centre)
100
100
100
G
Cold water inlet (from wall)
83
64.6~104
64.6
H
Cold water inlet (from centre)
53*
27.7
27.2
I
Gas connection (from wall)
70.5
89~129
89
J
Gas connection (from centre)
25
103.2
103.2
K
Condensate outlet (from wall)
33
122.6
122.6
L
Condensate outlet (from centre)
132
195
195
M
Gas: Length gas connection (from base)
51
40.2
40.2
Cold: Length of cold water inlet (from base)
62
50.2
50.2
Hot: Length of hot water outlet (from base)
41
41.2
41.2
Condensate connection length (from base)
24
22.4
22.4
N
Electrical connection (from centre)
10**
49
49
O
Electrical connection (from wall)
175
200~240
200
P
Flue spigot centre line (from wall)
N/A
155~195
N/A
*
** This measurement is to the left of the centre line
This measurement is to the right of the centre line
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 27
Rinnai Infinity EF accessories summary
Water Heater
On/Off
RINNAI
Temp. Volume
Max Temp.
Maintenance
Entry
Controllers
MC
Compact
Controller
Kitchen
Deluxe
Controller
Security Bracket
Bathroom Deluxe
Controller
No. 1
No. 2
No. 3
Wireless
Controller and
Transceiver
Metal Recess
Box
Pipe Cover
HD Error Indication
Switch
EF24 external
EFi250 internal
EF250 external
Controllers (for domestic applications)
Compact
MC912A
MC912A
MC912A
Kitchen Deluxe
MC100V1Z
MC100V1Z
MC100V1Z
Bathroom Deluxe
BC100V1Z
BC100V1Z
BC100V1Z
Wireless Controller
MC503S
MC503S
MC503S
Wireless Transceiver
MC503M
MC503M
MC503M
Extra cable - Kitchen
R1369
R1369
R1369
Extra cable - Bathroom/Compact
R1069
R1069
R1069
Recess Box, Pipe Cover, Security Bracket & Error Indication Switch
Metal Recess Box
R1407
-
-
Pipe Cover
R1408
R1409
R1409
Security Bracket
ACC1395
ACC1395
ACC1395
HD Error Indication Switch
-
R1070
R1070
EZ Connect (2 units)
-
REUEZC
REUEZC
Manifolding
Refer p. 46
Manifolding
For detailed accessory specification information refer to pages 36-46.
28 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Controllers
For domestic applications, a maximum of four water controllers can be fitted and any combination of the deluxe,
compact, and wireless controllers can be used with the following limitations:
-- Only ONE master controller can be installed, this can be a Kitchen Deluxe, Compact, or Wireless Controller
-- Up to TWO Bathroom Deluxe controllers can be installed
-- The fourth controller in any installation must be a Compact or Wireless Controller
Each remote controller can be individually programmed, however the water heater can only deliver one set
temperature at any time. For example, John is in the shower and has set the controller to 42 °C, Jane uses the
kitchen tap at the same time—the water temperature coming out of the kitchen tap will also be 42 °C (or lower if
using a mixer and adding cold water). Jane can only change the programmed temperature once John is out of the
shower.
For commercial installations, the Rinnai Compact Controller can be used as a diagnostic tool.
All wired controllers come with 15 m of cable.
If ordering a wireless controller you will need to order the controller, and the transceiver. Up to four Wireless
Controllers can be attached to one Wireless Transceiver.
Metal recess box
Designed for new build installations or major renovations as installation needs to commence during the framing
stage, before internal linings, claddings or building wrap is applied.
The Metal Recess Box can be fully or semi recessed into an external wall.
Pipe covers
Pipe cover will match the colour of the unit purchased.
Security bracket
Ideal for all Rinnai continuous flow gas water heaters—can be retrofitted to existing installations, and can be easily
installed by the homeowner, gasfitter, or builder.
HD error indication switch
Intended to be connected to a monitoring system such as a BMS (building maintenance system) or other visual or
audible error indication system.
Rinnai Infinity EF service & maintenance
For reliable operation Rinnai continuous flow water heaters in domestic applications should be
serviced every two years (including inspection of the flue system if installed).
For commercial applications Rinnai has a recommended 'Commercial Maintenance and
Servicing Schedule'. This is available on request or via our websites www.rinnai.co.nz, or
www.rinnai.co.nz/tradesmart.
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 29
Rinnai Infinity internal flueing
The Rinnai Infinity internal flueing system is highly versatile and makes installation of an
internal water heater simple and convenient.
The flueing for internal water heaters is a coaxial design. It is manufactured from a stainless steel inner pipe to
discharge products of combustion and a thermoplastic outer pipe for air supply to the appliance. The water heater
is a room sealed appliance—is sealed from the room as it takes air for combustion from the outside and expels
products of combustion outside.
Each Rinnai Infinity water heater is flued individually.
Flue length
The chart below highlights the maximum flue length and number of bends. It also shows the difference between
a short and long flue. For flues over 2 m there is a DIP switch change required—refer Commissioning Checklist
supplied with the appliance. A DIP switch change is required as it increases the combustion speed to overcome
the additional friction losses.
Number of 90 Degree Bends
0
1
2
1
2
3
4
Short flue setting
Flue Length (m)
3
4
5
Long flue setting
6
7
9
11
13
15
Maximum flue length
Condensate drain
Excluding the Rinnai Infinity EFi250, a condensate drain is required for all vertical flue lengths over 1.5 m.
Multiple terminal installations
Roof cowl
Min. clearance 500 mm
Min. 350 mm
30 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Min. 350 mm
Min. 350 mm
Rinnai Infinity internal flueing options
1
2
4
3
Direct flueing
For installations where the internal Rinnai continuous flow unit is mounted directly on the inside of an
external wall, with a maximum wall thickness of:
---
430 mm
485 mm
Rinnai Infinity EF models
Rinnai Infinity VT and HD models
Horizontal extension flueing
The same as direct flueing with additional pipe required due to the longer horizontal distance.
Vertical straight flueing
Installations where the internal Rinnai continuous flow unit needs to be flued vertically through the roof.
Combination vertical and horizontal flueing
Combination of all the above.
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 31
Rinnai Infinity internal flue configurations
Direct flueing using FFSSKIT
For installations where the Rinnai Infinity is mounted directly on the inside of an external wall with a maximum wall
thickness of 430 mm (EF models) and 485 mm (VT and HD models).
FFSSKIT contains:
-- 90 ° bend
-- horizontal flue terminal—can be cut to size
-- wall trim rubber—white (internal)
-- wall trim rubber—black (external)
430 mm max. Infinity EF
485 mm max. Infinity VT and HD
White wall trim
140 mm hole
430 mm max. Infinity EF
485 mm max. Infinity VT and HD
White wall trim
140 mm hole
Bend
Bend
2º fall to
terminal
2º fall to
terminal
150 mm
Black wall trim
Black wall trim
Horizontal terminal
Drain tube cap
Horizontal terminal
Drain tube cap
45 mm
min.
580 mm max.
580 mm max.
Horizontal flues MUST slope 20 mm per metre to the termination point to ensure condensate drains
appropriately.
Horizontal extension flueing
Horizontal extension flueing is when the water heater is mounted against an internal wall and the flueing needs to
be extended for a longer distance horizontally to exit an external wall.
Components
Use an FFSSKIT as a starting point and customise with FFSSPIPE1000—more than one flue pipe may be required
(can be cut to size). Total flue length can be 13 m.
Condensate direction
2˚ fall to terminal
Horizontal flues MUST slope 20 mm per metre to the termination point to ensure condensate drains
appropriately.
32 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Vertical straight flueing
For installations where the Rinnai Infinity needs to be flued vertically through the roof. Additional lengths of
FFSSPIPE1000 can be added as required (can be cut to size). Total flue length can be 15 m.
FFSSROOFCOWL
FFSSPIPE1000
FFSSCOND
To sanitary waste
A condensate drain is required for flue lengths over 1.5 m (excludes Rinnai Infinity EFi250).
Combination flueing - vertical and horizontal
Combination of both vertical and horizontal flueing. If starting horizontally and finishing horizontally then use
FFSSKIT as a starting point and customise with parts shown in the diagram below.
If starting horizontally and ending vertically or vise versa, individual flue components will need to be ordered.
Flueing MUST start with an FFSSBEND90 or FFSSPIPE1000 (can be cut to size).
FFSSROOFCOWL
FFSSPIPE1000
FFSSBEND90
FFSSBEND90
FFSSPIPE1000
FFSSPIPE1000
FFSSCOND
To sanitary waste
A condensate drain is required for flue lengths over 1.5 m (excludes Rinnai Infinity EFi250).
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 33
953 ± 5 mm
Rinnai Infinity internal flueing components
45 ° bend
Code = FFSSBEND90
Code = FFSSBEND45
PVC outer and stainless steel inner.
Zero clearance from combustibles. Flue
component overlaps by approximately
37 mm.
Sold as a pair. PVC outer and stainless
steel inner. Zero clearance from
combustibles. Flue component
overlaps by approximately 37 mm.
Roof cowl
Condensate trap kit
Flue pipe 1000
Code = FFSSROOFCOWL
Code = FFSSCOND
Code = FFSSPIPE1000
Can be cut to size. Includes two black
injection pipe sections for covering
and protecting the white flue pipe from
UV damage.
Required for vertical flue lengths over
1.5 m (excludes Rinnai Infinity EFi250).
Can be cut to size. Includes Munzing
Ring (not pictured). PVC outer and
stainless steel inner. Zero clearance
from combustibles. Flue component
overlaps by approximately 37 mm.
483 ± 5 mm
90 ° bend
Flue pipe clamp
Stainless steel inner
protrudes 10 ± 2 mm
5 mm
120 ± 5 mm
480 ±
778
± 10
mm
Direct flue kit
Generic notes on flueing components
-- Flue dimensions:
• inner
= 75 mm
• outer
= 125 mm
--
Construction, PVC outer and stainless steel inner.
--
All flue components have zero clearance from combustibles.
--
Pipes overlap by approximately 37 mm—once joined the effective length
reduces by 37 mm, this needs to be factored when cutting to size.
--
The roof cowl comes with two black UV injection moulded pipe sections for
covering and protecting the white flue pipe from UV damage. If for some
reason any remaining white pipe is exposed to UV, this should be painted
with a suitable UV resistant coating.
Code = FFSSKIT
Can be cut to size. Includes Munzing
Ring (not pictured). Terminal protrudes
approximately 175 mm from the wall.
34 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Rinnai continuous flow water heaters
Accessories
Rinnai Infinity water controllers
Compact
Bathroom Deluxe
Kitchen Deluxe
Wireless
BC-100V
97
(mm)
83
83
120
90
120
22
195
128
20
20
Specification summary
Codes
Compact
MC912A
Bathroom Deluxe
BC100V1Z
Kitchen Deluxe
MC100V1Z
Wireless
MC503S (controller)
MC503M (transceiver)
Compact
The smallest, most affordable model.
Colour—off white with a grey touch
pad. The Compact controller is
suitable for use anywhere in the
house.
Bathroom Deluxe
Bathfill1 set-and-forget function lets
you set the desired water level and
temperature and walk away. The
water heater will turn off all water
outlets (until you disengage the
controller by pressing the bathfill
again) and a voice message will let
you know when your bath is ready.
If you have other deluxe controllers
around the house, the message will
play on all of them.
Wireless
No need to run wires in the wall or
ceiling cavity. Can be easily installed
into existing houses, making it ideal
for renovation projects.
Also ideal as a water saver—volume
and temperature of water to be used
in the shower can be set.
If ordering a wireless controller, you
will need to order the controller
(MC503S), and the transceiver
(MC503M, up to four controllers can
be connected).
Colour is silver, and model is suitable
for bathrooms only.
1
Bathfill function unable to be used if
manifolding Rinnai Infinity units together.
Kitchen Deluxe
For use in kitchens and laundries, and
designed to work in conjunction with
the Bathroom Deluxe controller.
Colour—silver.
36 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Can be used up to 50 m away from
the water heater (max. distance
between the transceiver and heating
unit is 20 m). Can be combined with a
wired controller system.
Colour: Controller is silver, and
the transceiver is off white. The
Wireless controller is suitable for use
anywhere in the house.
Maximum number of controllers
For domestic applications, a maximum of four water controllers can be fitted, and any combination of the deluxe,
compact, and wireless controllers can be used with the following limitations:
-- Only ONE master controller can be installed, this can be a Kitchen Deluxe, Compact, or Wireless Controller
-- Up to TWO Bathroom Deluxe controllers can be installed
-- The fourth controller in any installation must be a Compact or Wireless Controller
For commercial installations, the Rinnai Compact Controller can be used as a diagnostic tool.
All wired controllers come with 15 m of cable.
If ordering a wireless controller you will need to order the controller, and the transceiver. Up to four Wireless
Controllers can be attached to one Wireless Transceiver.
Each remote controller can be individually programmed, however the water heater can only deliver one set
temperature at any time. For example, John is in the shower and has set the controller to 42 °C, Jane uses the
kitchen tap at the same time—the water temperature coming out of the kitchen tap will also be 42 °C (or lower if
using a mixer and adding cold water). Jane can only change the programmed temperature once John is out of the
shower.
Positioning
Water controllers are water resistant, however durability is improved when positioned outside the shower recess.
All controllers must be installed at least 400 mm above the highest part of the sink, basin, or bath.
Solar, and Rinnai iHeat installations - controllers are not suitable
Rinnai water controllers cannot be used with Rinnai Infinity units connected to solar systems, or when a Rinnai
iHeat is installed as the preset dip switch setting on the Rinnai Infinity is adjusted from 55 °C to 75 °C.
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 37
Rinnai Infinity composite recess box
Approximate depth with cover on = 240 mm
Specification summary
Code
R1406
Description
The Rinnai Composite Recess Box
(beige) is an affordable alternative
to the Rinnai Metal Recess Box for
housing your Rinnai Infinity unit,
pipe work and power supply, and
can be painted to match your house.
The composite recess box enables a
Rinnai external continuous flow gas
water heater to be partially recessed
into an external wall, covered and out
of sight.
Suitable for
-- Installation with Rinnai Infinity
VT16, VT20, VT24, and VT26
units.
--
New construction or major
renovation—installation needs
to commence during the
framing stage before internal
lining, claddings, or building
wrap is applied.
--
Installation where the minimum
framing depth is 88 mm.
It is not suitable for fire rated walls.
The unit protrudes approximately
120 mm from the framing it is
mounted to. The protrusion from
the finished wall will depend on the
cavity depth (if any) and the cladding
thickness.
Building code compliance
Territorial authorities may have
their own additional requirements
regarding this type of installation.
If in doubt over compliance with
building codes, it is advisable they are
consulted prior to installation.
Brick installations
Please contact Rinnai as customised
installation instructions will need to
be sent.
38 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Positioning
An Infinity unit inside a recess
box operates at a slightly louder
level than an Infinity installed on
an outside wall. Please bear this in
mind when locating the recess box
and Infinity near a bedroom as the
operating noise could affect some
people.
944 mm
Rinnai Infinity metal recess box
417 m
514 m m (R1405
)
m (R
1407
)
405)
m (R1
205 m (R1407)
m
m
270
Specification summary
Codes
R1405
R1407
Refer 'Suitable for' to determine what
recess box you need.
Description
The Rinnai Metal Recess Box (white)
enables an external continuous flow
gas water heater to be recessed
(either fully or semi recessed) into an
external wall, behind a door and out
of sight.
Construction is folded galvanised
steel, powder coated white. The
recess box is supplied in white and
can be easily customised to match
the house exterior by the owner or
installer.
Suitable for
R1405
For installations with Rinnai Infinity
external VT16, VT20, VT24, and VT26
units.
R1407
For installations with Rinnai Infinity
external HD200, HD250 and EF24
units.
Positioning
An Infinity unit inside a recess
box operates at a slightly louder
level than an Infinity installed on
an outside wall. Please bear this in
mind when locating the recess box
and Infinity near a bedroom as the
operating noise could affect some
people.
New construction or major
renovation—installation needs to
commence during the framing stage
before internal lining, claddings, or
building wrap is applied.
Building code compliance
Territorial authorities may have
their own additional requirements
regarding this type of installation.
If in doubt over compliance with
building codes, it is advisable they are
consulted prior to installation.
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 39
Rinnai Infinity pipe covers
W
H1
H2
D
Specification summary
Codes
R1385
R1402SC
R1408
R1408SC
R1409
Refer 'Suitable for' to determine what
recess box you need.
Description
If you want a clean smooth finish to
the installation, the Rinnai Infinity
Pipe Cover can be used to cover
pipes, valves, and even the external
power point. If the power point
is located inside the cover it must
comply with AZ/NZS Wiring rules.
Suitable for
R1385 (white)
Suitable for VT16, VT20, VT24, and
VT26.
R1402SC (silver)
Suitable for HD250.
R1408 (white)
Suitable for EF24.
R1408SC (silver)
Suitable for HD200 and HDi200.
R1409 (silver)
Suitable for EF250 and EFi250.
There are five pipe cover kits that
vary in size and colour according to
the type of Infinity being installed.
40 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Dimensions
Pipe
Cover
Dimensions (mm)
H1
H2
D
W
R1385
394
438
167
334
R1402SC
394
438
230
453
R1408
394
448
230
334
R1408SC
394
448
230
334
R1409
450
470
240
460
Rinnai Infinity security bracket
Wall
Security
bracket
Water heater
bracket
Security
bracket
Specification summary
Code
ACC1395
Description
A sturdy security bracket can be
installed to act as a permanent
deterrent to thieves. Consisting of
two U-shaped 2 mm powder coated
galvanised steel plates which easily
interlock through the lower bracket,
this system can be easily secured with
a robust padlock (not included).
How it works
The bracket prevents access to the
bolts fixing the unit to the wall, this
locks the lower Rinnai continuous
flow water heater in place, and
prevents the unit from being quickly
removed from the wall. The bracket
fits on all Rinnai units.
Additional features
-- Small and unobtrusive—no cage
or strap over unit which can look
unsightly
--
Can be painted
--
Will not damage wall cladding
or unit
--
Holes in sides of bracket enable
pop-rivets to be fitted, providing
extra protection
Suitability
For all Rinnai continuous flow gas
water heaters—can be retrofitted to
existing installations.
Ideal for
Builders installing gas units on new
homes that need to protect the
Rinnai continuous flow gas water
heater before the home is sold or
handed over to the new owners.
Installation
Can be easily installed in
approximately 10 minutes by the
homeowner, gasfitter or builder.
Dimensions
Height: 70 mm
Width: 190 mm
Depth: 33.5 mm
Can be installed on all cladding
systems like weatherboard, brick and
plaster. Can also be installed inside a
recess box.
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 41
Rinnai Infinity sideways flue diverter
Conventional
terminal
Flue products
direction of discharge
Conventional
terminal with
sideways flue
diverter
Specification summary
Codes
-- FDS16
Suitable for VT16.
--
FDS20
Suitable for VT20.
--
FDS24
Suitable for VT24 and VT26.
Where there may be an obstruction
such as a tree, fence wall or other
structure, that even though the
Infinity is installed with the required
clearances, will perform more
efficiently if the flue gases are cleared
away from the obstruction.
Suitability
-- Externally mounted Rinnai
Infinity continuous flow water
heaters NOT installed in a recess
box
--
External SINGLE water heater
applications only
Where clearance to an openable
window or other building structure is
tight, the clearance shifts to the point
of discharge (close to the edge of the
water heater case).
--
Balconies, patios, or other
enclosed areas where all flue
products are expelled FREELY
into an above open-air situation
with natural ventilation, without
stagnant areas, where products
of combustion are rapidly
dispersed by wind and natural
convection
Description
The Rinnai Infinity Sideways Flue
Diverter is an accessory that can
be fitted to an external Rinnai
continuous flow water heater. It
is designed to expel combustion
products in a sideways direction.
j
Openable
window
Sideways flue
diverter—ensure
1500 mm clearance
n
Specific applications
Noise reduction, in particular with
larger Infinity models where the unit
is positioned close to a neighbouring
property.
j and n relate to minimum clearancs required for
balanced flue terminals from AS/NZS 5601.1
42 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Dimensions
Height: 385 mm
Width: 140 mm
Depth: 60 mm
Important
The flue diverter MUST remain as a
permanent fixture as removal could
mean the water heater position no
longer complies with AS/NZS 5601.1.
Rinnai Infinity upwards flue diverter
Specification summary
Codes
-- FDU16
Suitable for VT16.
--
FDU20
Suitable for VT20.
--
FDU24
Suitable for VT24, and VT26.
--
FDU32
Suitable for HD250.
Description
The Rinnai Infinity Upwards Flue
Diverter is an accessory that can
be fitted to an external Rinnai
continuous flow water heater. It
is designed to expel combustion
products in a upwards direction.
Specific applications
-- Noise reduction, in particular
with larger Infinity models where
the unit is positioned close to a
neighbouring property.
Suitability
-- Externally mounted Rinnai
Infinity continuous flow water
heaters NOT installed in a recess
box.
--
Where there may be an
obstruction such as a tree, fence,
wall or other structure, that even
though the Infinity is installed
with the required clearances, will
perform more efficiently if the
flue gases are cleared upwards
and away from the obstruction.
--
--
Installations where there are
multiple units installed that are
positioned facing each other—
the potential for the unit to
suffocate as a result of flue gases
from opposing units is minimised
as the flue gases are expelled
upwards.
Balconies, patios, or other
enclosed areas where all flue
products are expelled FREELY
into an above open-air situation
with natural ventilation, without
stagnant areas, where products
of combustion are rapidly
dispersed by wind and natural
convection
Important
The flue diverter MUST remain as a
permanent fixture as removal could
mean the water heater position no
longer complies with AS/NZS 5601.1.
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 43
Rinnai Infinity HD error switch
Specification summary
Code
R1070
Description
The Rinnai Infinity HD water heater
error indication switch is a volt-free,
normally open switch. The switch will
shift to a closed position when there
is an active error in the water heater.
The switch is intended to be
connected to a monitoring system
such as a building management
system, or other visual or audible
error indication system.
System design
System designers should note that
some errors (and hence the switch)
will reset to an inactive (open)
state under particular conditions.
It is important that this is clearly
understood when developing
monitoring and response systems.
Switch rating
The HD Error Indication Switch will
switch the following maximum loads:
---
Voltage (AC or DC):
Current:
Systems requiring loads greater than
this should be configured via an
external relay.
Suitability
Can be used with the following water
heaters:
------
24 Volts
1 Amp
HD200 external
HDi200 internal
HD250 external
EFi250 internal
EF250 external
44 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Rinnai Infinity EZ connect cable
Specification summary
Code
REUEZC
Description
The installation of a Rinnai EZ
Connect Cable allows a maximum
of two Rinnai Infinity water heaters
(specific models only) to be
connected together so they function
as one large unit.
The two water heaters can be
installed 5-460 mm apart. The
maximum distance of 460 mm is so
the cable will reach between the two
units, and to prevent temperature
fluctuations when the water is turned
off and on.
Suitability
Can be used with the following water
heaters:
------
HD200 external
HDi200 internal
HD250 external
EFi250 internal
EF250 external
Bathfill function
The bathfill function on the Bathroom
Deluxe Controller will not work if an
EZ Connect Cable has been fitted.
Installation
Installation by a certified
tradesperson is required.
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 45
Rinnai Infinity manifolding
Specification summary
--
REUMSBC2
Joiner for greater than five
manifolded Infinity units.
Refer to the 'What to use where'
table to determine manifolding
components required.
Description
Infinity units can be manifolded
together (up to 25) by connecting
them together in parallel to enable
a greater hot water flow rate than is
possible with a single unit.
All information is transmitted via
communication cables to the slave
units. The master control also has an
inbuilt fault detection system and will
allocate a replacement unit should
one fail.
Suitability
Suitable for all Rinnai Infinity VT, HD,
and EF units.
A manifold electronic control
system links each Infinity unit in the
system and will turn on each unit as
required. The system is designed to
ensure gas is not wasted and that an
endless supply of hot water is always
available.
46 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Position
Master
Int*
Slave
Joiner
OR Ext**
Code
REUMSBC2
REUMSBC1
Manifold slave cable.
MECS
REUMSBC1
--
REUMSBMB
External (connection made
outside the Infinity) master
manifold kit.
What to use where
REUMSBMB
--
How it works
A master (located internally or
externally) and sub-communication
PCB is installed in the first unit and
other subsequent units have only the
sub-communication PCB (slave cable)
installed. The master communication
PCB receives information about
flow rates from the PCB of each
unit and balances the load on each
unit. Random selection of the units
required to supply the flow demand
means that all units share the
workload evenly.
2
1
1
-
-
3
1
1
1
-
4
1
1
2
-
REUMSBM
Codes
-- REUMSBM
Internal (connection made
inside the Infinity) master
manifold kit.
Number of water heaters
5
1
1
3
-
6
2
2
2
1
7
2
2
3
1
8
2
2
4
1
9
2
2
5
1
10
2
2
6
1
11
3
3
5
2
12
3
3
6
2
13
3
3
7
2
14
3
3
8
2
15
3
3
9
2
16
4
4
8
3
17
4
4
9
3
18
4
4
10
3
19
4
4
11
3
20
4
4
12
3
21
5
5
11
4
22
5
5
12
4
23
5
5
13
4
24
5
5
14
4
25
5
5
15
4
* Int = master PCB located inside Infinity
** Ext = master PCB located outside Infinity
Rinnai continuous flow water heaters
Appendices
Appendix 1: Limited warranty
This warranty is applicable to all Rinnai continuous flow water heaters manufactured from 2010 onwards
(serial number 09.12-xxxxxx). All terms of the warranty are effective from the date of installation.
Rinnai warranty summary: Continuous flow water heaters
Rinnai continuous flow
water heater
Application
White domestic models
Silver commercial
models
Heat exchanger
All other parts
Parts
Labour
Parts
Labour
Domestic WITHOUT a Rinnai
controller
10 years pro rata
3 years
3 years
3 years
Domestic WITH a Rinnai
controller
12 years pro rata
3 years
5 years
3 years
Commercial
1,500 hours or 1
year*
1,500 hours or 1
year*
1,500 hours or 1
year*
1,500 hours or 1
year*
Domestic WITHOUT a Rinnai
controller
12 years pro rata
3 years
5 years
3 years
Commercial
5,000 hours or 3
years pro rata*
1,500 hours or 1
year*
1,500 hours or 1
year*
1,500 hours or 1
year*
* Whichever comes first
Domestic vs commercial applications
A domestic application is defined as an installation where a continuous flow unit is set to
55 °C1 or lower, delivering hot water to a single residential dwelling (not used for commercial purposes2).
All other installations are defined as commercial applications.
For constant use applications such as, underfloor heating, circulating ring mains, spa pools (but not limited to),
the water heater must be sized and installed according to written guidelines from Rinnai.
1
2
A solar installation using a Rinnai continuous flow unit in a single residential dwelling is considered a domestic application.
Examples of a commercial application in a domestic dwelling; hair salon, catering kitchen, motel, communal care facility etc.
48 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
General warranty terms
Rinnai reserves the right to
make modifications and change
specifications and its parts without
notice.
For the purposes of the Consumer
Guarantees Act 1993, Rinnai only
guarantees the availability of repair
facilities and spare parts for the
express warranty periods recorded
in the ‘Warranty Summary’.
If the Rinnai Continuous Flow
Water Heater is being acquired for
personal, domestic or household
use, this warranty does not limit
any consumer rights or guarantees
that may apply under the
Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.
If the product is being acquired
for the purposes of a business,
the provisions of the Consumer
Guarantees Act 1993 do not apply
and no other warranties (either
express or implied by law) apart
from those stated in this warranty
apply.
Warranty terms and conditions
1. All terms of this warranty are
effective from the date of
installation. The attending
service person reserves the
right to verify this date by
requesting a copy of the
certificate of compliance prior
to the commencement of any
warranty work. Certificate of
compliance must be issued
by the installer by law in New
Zealand.
2. All Rinnai appliances must
be installed, commissioned,
serviced, repaired and
removed in accordance with
the manufacturer’s installation
instructions, local regulations,
and municipal building codes
by persons authorised by local
regulations to do so.
3. All appliances must be
operated and maintained
in accordance with
manufacturer’s operating
instructions.
4. The warranty applies only to
the components supplied
by Rinnai. It does not apply
to components supplied by
others, such as, isolating
valves, electrical switches, pipe
work, electrical cables, fuses,
and where applicable flue
systems supplied by others,
but not limited to these.
5. Where the appliance has not
been sited in accordance with
the installation instructions
or installed such that normal
service access is difficult, a
service charge will apply. If at
the discretion of the attending
service person the installation
is deemed illegal or access
is dangerous, service will be
refused. Any work required to
gain reasonable access to the
appliance will be chargeable
by the attending service
person (for example, removal
of cupboards, doors, walls, or
the use of special equipment
to move components, but not
limited to these).
6. Where a failed component
is replaced under warranty,
the balance of the original
appliance warranty will remain
effective. The replacement
part or appliance does not
carry a new warranty.
Warranty exclusions
The following exclusions may
cause the warranty to become void
and will result in a service charge
and costs of parts (if required).
1. Accidental damage and acts
of God.
2. Failure due to abuse or misuse,
improper maintenance or
improper storage.
3. Failure due to incorrect or
unauthorised installations.
4. Failure or damage caused by
alterations, service or repair
work carried out by persons
other than Rinnai service
persons or service centres.
5. Where the water heater has
failed directly or indirectly as
a result of poor water quality
outside the limits specified.
6. Where it is found that there
is no fault with the appliance
and the issue is related to
the installation or is due to
the failure of electric or gas
supplies.
7. Subject to any statutory
provisions to the contrary,
Rinnai does not accept:
7. Rinnai reserve the right
to transfer functional
components from defective
appliances if they are suitable.
a. 8. Rinnai reserve the right to
have the installed product
returned to the factory for
inspection.
b. claims for damage
to building or any other
consequential loss either
directly of indirectly due
to leaks from the
appliance or any other
faults.
9. Where the water heater
is installed outside the
metropolitan area or further
than 40 km from a Rinnai
authorised service centre,
travel costs shall be the
owner’s responsibility.
liability for consequential
damage or any
incidental expenses
resulting from any breach
of the warranty.
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 49
Water quality
Water quality outside the limits, as set down below, will void this warranty. Water quality tests must be carried out
at the customer’s own cost. Rinnai will reimburse any reasonable test costs where water quality is within the limits
tabled.
Water quality and impurity limits
TDS (Total
Dissolved
Solids)
Total
Hardness
CaCO3
Alkalinity
(as CaCO3)
Dissolved
(free) CO2
pH
Chlorides
Magnesium
Sodium
Iron
Langelier
Index
Up to 600
mg/L or
ppm
Up to 200
mg/L or
ppm
Up to 200
mg/L or
ppm
Up to 25
mg/L or
ppm
6.5-8.5
Up to 300
mg/L or
ppm
Up to 10
mg/L or ppm
Up to 150
mg/L or
ppm
Up to 1
mg/L or
ppm
Between
-1.0-0.8
Most metropolitan water supplies fall within these limits. If you are unsure about water quality, please contact
Rinnai and we will provide you with details of an authorised agency able to test your water for compliance to
Rinnai standards. If sludge or foreign matter is present in the water supply, a suitable filter should be incorporated
in the water supply. Some examples of water quality issues where water may need to be treated:
----
Hard water (areas including Wanganui)
Aggressive water (areas including Christchurch)
Both hard and aggressive water (some bore water)
50 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Appendix 2: Water flow and gas usage
When calculating the model of Rinnai Infinity required it is important to determine what the incoming water
temperature will be. This is usually calculated on the worst case scenario, i.e. in winter. For example:
----
Northland and Auckland, use 15 °C
Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, and Hawke's Bay, use 10 °C
Waikato, Taranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu, Wairarapa, Wellington, and South Island, use 5 °C
Degree rise
In the specification pages for the Rinnai Infinity water heating range we express a parameter called 'Nominal water
capacity'. This means that at a 25 °C rise, the unit will produce a certain number of litres per minute of hot water.
For example:
---
The Rinnai Infinity VT26 external will produce 26 litres per minute at a 25 °C rise
The Rinnai Infinity VT24 external will produce 24 litres per minute at a 25 °C rise
Using the example above, for an incoming water temperature of 10 °C and a required temperature of 55 °C, the
Rinnai Infinity VT26 external will produce 14.4 litres per minute at a 45 °C rise (55-10), and the Rinnai Infinity VT24
external will produce 13.3 litres per minute at a 45 °C rise.
Water flow and gas usage tables
Use these tables to calculate the model performance based on the incoming water temperarure, and the required
outlet temperature.
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 51
HD range, temperature preset to 55 °
C or less (mixed water)
HD
model
Approx. min.
to max. gas
input (MJ/h)
HD200 16-195
HDi200 16-195
HD250 20-249
HD200 16-195
HDi200 16-195
HD250 20-249
HD200 16-195
HDi200 16-195
HD250 20-249
HD200 16-195
HDi200 16-195
HD250 20-249
HD200 16-195
HDi200 16-195
HD250 20-249
5 °C temperature rise
10 °C temperature rise
L/min
L/h
Pressure
Approx. gas L/min
L/h
Pressure
Approx. gas
loss
consumption
loss
consumption
through
(MJ/h)
through
(MJ/h)
unit (kPa)
unit (kPa)
32
1920
200
47.8
32
1920
200
95.7
32
1920
200
47.8
32
1920
200
95.7
37
2220
200
55.3
37
2220
200
110.6
15 °C temperature rise
20 °C temperature rise
32
1920
200
143.5
32
1920
200
195.0
32
1920
200
143.5
32
1920
200
195.0
37
2220
200
165.9
37
2220
200
226.6
25 °C temperature rise
30 °C temperature rise
26
1560
200
195.0
21.7
1302
112.5
195.0
26
1560
200
195.0
21.7
1302
112.5
195.0
32
1920
140
249.0
26.7
1602
100
249.0
35 °C temperature rise
40 °C temperature rise
18.6
1116
75
195.0
16.3
978
60
195.0
18.6
1116
75
195.0
16.3
978
60
195.0
22.9
1374
60
249.0
20
1200
50
249.0
45 °C temperature rise
50 °C temperature rise
14.4
864
45
195.0
13
780
40
195.0
14.4
864
45
195.0
13
780
40
195.0
17.8
1068
40
249.0
16
960
40
249.0
52 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
HD range, temperature preset to 75 °
C (unmixed water)
HD
model
Approx. min.
to max. gas
input (MJ/h)
HD200 16-195
HDi200 16-195
HD250 20-249
HD200 16-195
HDi200 16-195
HD250 20-249
HD200 16-195
HDi200 16-195
HD250 20-249
HD200 16-195
HDi200 16-195
HD250 20-249
HD200 16-195
HDi200 16-195
HD250 20-249
HD200 16-195
HDi200 16-195
HD250 20-249
HD200 16-195
HDi200 16-195
HD250 20-249
HD200 16-195
HDi200 16-195
HD250 20-249
5 °C temperature rise
10 °C temperature rise
L/min
L/h
Pressure
Approx. gas L/min
L/h
Pressure
Approx. gas
loss
consumption
loss
consumption
through
(MJ/h)
through
(MJ/h)
unit (kPa)
unit (kPa)
24
1440
200
34.8
24
1440
200
72.9
24
1440
200
34.8
24
1440
200
72.9
24
1440
200
36.4
24
1440
200
72.9
15 °C temperature rise
20 °C temperature rise
24
1440
200
104.3
24
1440
200
139.0
24
1440
200
104.3
24
1440
200
139.0
24
1440
200
109.3
24
1440
200
145.7
25 °C temperature rise
30 °C temperature rise
24
1440
200
173.8
21.7
1302
112.5
195.0
24
1440
200
173.8
21.7
1302
112.5
195.0
24
1440
200
182.2
24
1440
140
249.0
35 °C temperature rise
40 °C temperature rise
18.6
1114
75
195.0
16.3
975
60
195.0
18.6
1114
75
195.0
16.3
975
60
195.0
22.9
1371
130
249.0
20.0
1200
100
249.0
45 °C temperature rise
50 °C temperature rise
14.4
867
45
195.0
13.0
780
40
195.0
14.4
867
45
195.0
13.0
780
40
195.0
17.8
1067
80
249.0
16.0
960
70
249.0
55 °C temperature rise
60 °C temperature rise
11.8
709
36
195.0
10.8
650
33
195.0
11.8
709
36
195.0
10.8
650
33
195.0
14.5
873
50
249.0
13.3
800
45
249.0
65 °C temperature rise
70 °C temperature rise
10.0
600
31
195.0
9.3
557
29
195.0
10.0
600
31
195.0
9.3
557
29
195.0
12.3
738
40
249.0
11.4
686
35
249.0
75 °C temperature rise
80 °C temperature rise
8.7
520
29
195.0
8.1
488
29
195.0
8.7
520
29
195.0
8.1
488
29
195.0
10.7
640
30
249.0
10.0
600
25
249.0
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 53
EF range, temperature preset to 55 °
C or less (mixed water)
EF
model
Approx. min.
to max. gas
input (MJ/h)
EF24
EF250
EFi250
16-162
10-211
10-211
EF24
EF250
EFi250
16-162
10-211
10-211
EF24
EF250
EFi250
16-162
10-211
10-211
EF24
EF250
EFi250
16-162
10-211
10-211
EF24
EF250
EFi250
16-162
10-211
10-211
5 °C temperature rise
10 °C temperature rise
L/min
L/h
Pressure
Approx. gas L/min
L/h
Pressure
Approx. gas
loss
consumption
loss
consumption
through
(MJ/h)
through
(MJ/h)
unit (kPa)
unit (kPa)
30.0
1800
240.0
41.9
30.0
1800
240.0
79.3
37.0
2220
340.0
51.6
37.0
2220
340.0
97.8
37.0
2220
340.0
51.6
37.0
2220
340.0
97.8
15 °C temperature rise
20 °C temperature rise
30.0
1800
240.0
118.9
30.0
1800
240.0
162.0
37.0
2220
340.0
146.7
37.0
2220
340.0
195.6
37.0
2220
340.0
146.7
37.0
2220
340.0
195.6
25 °C temperature rise
30 °C temperature rise
24.0
1440
140.0
162.0
20.0
1200
80.0
162.0
32.0
1920
240.0
211.0
26.7
1600
171.0
211.0
32.0
1920
240.0
211.0
26.7
1600
171.0
211.0
35 °C temperature rise
40 °C temperature rise
17.1
1028.6
60.0
162.0
15.0
900
50.0
162.0
22.9
1371.4
130.0
211.0
20.0
1200
96.0
211.0
22.9
1371.4
130.0
211.0
20.0
1200
96.0
211.0
45 °C temperature rise
50 °C temperature rise
13.3
800.0
45.0
162.0
12.0
720
31.0
162.0
17.8
1066.7
82.0
211.0
16.0
960
61.9
211.0
17.8
1066.7
82.0
211.0
16.0
960
61.9
211.0
54 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
EF range, temperature preset to 75 °
C (unmixed water)
EF
model
Approx. min.
to max. gas
input (MJ/h)
EF24
EF250
EFi250
16-162
10-211
10-211
EF24
EF250
EFi250
16-162
10-211
10-211
EF24
EF250
EFi250
16-162
10-211
10-211
EF24
EF250
EFi250
16-162
10-211
10-211
EF24
EF250
EFi250
16-162
10-211
10-211
EF24
EF250
EFi250
16-162
10-211
10-211
EF24
EF250
EFi250
16-162
10-211
10-211
EF24
EF250
EFi250
16-162
10-211
10-211
5 °C temperature rise
10 °C temperature rise
L/min
L/h
Pressure
Approx. gas L/min
L/h
Pressure
Approx. gas
loss
consumption
loss
consumption
through
(MJ/h)
through
(MJ/h)
unit (kPa)
unit (kPa)
24
1440
140
33.5
24
1440
140
63.4
24
1440
137
33.5
24
1440
137
63.4
24
1440
137
33.5
24
1440
137
63.4
15 °C temperature rise
20 °C temperature rise
24.0
1440
140
95.2
24.0
1440
140.0
126.9
24.0
1440
137
95.2
24.0
1440
137.0
126.9
24.0
1440
137
95.2
24.0
1440
137.0
126.9
25 °C temperature rise
30 °C temperature rise
24.0
1440
140
162.0
20.0
1200
80.0
162.0
24.0
1440
137
158.6
24.0
1440
137.0
190.3
24.0
1440
137
158.6
24.0
1440
137.0
190.3
35 °C temperature rise
40 °C temperature rise
17.1
1029
60
162.0
15.0
900
50.0
162.0
22.9
1371
130
211.0
20.0
1200
96.0
211.0
22.9
1371
130
211.0
20.0
1200
96.0
211.0
45 °C temperature rise
50 °C temperature rise
13.3
800
45
162.0
12.0
720
31.0
162.0
17.8
1067
82
211.0
16.0
960
61.9
211.0
17.8
1067
82
211.0
16.0
960
61.9
211.0
55 °C temperature rise
60 °C temperature rise
10.9
655
29
162.0
10.0
600
27.0
162.0
14.5
873
48.1
211.0
13.3
800
41.2
211.0
14.5
873
48.1
211.0
13.3
800
41.2
211.0
65 °C temperature rise
70 °C temperature rise
9.2
554
26
162.0
8.6
514
25.0
162.0
12.3
738
34.3
211.0
11.4
686
27.5
211.0
12.3
738
34.3
211.0
11.4
686
27.5
211.0
75 °C temperature rise
80 °C temperature rise
8.0
480
25
162.0
7.5
450
25.0
162.0
10.7
640
24.7
211.0
10.0
600
20.6
211.0
10.7
640
24.7
211.0
10.0
600
20.6
211.0
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 55
VT range, temperature preset to 55 °
C or less (mixed water)
5 °C temperature rise
VT
Approx. min. to L/min
L/h
Pressure
Approx. gas
model max. gas input
loss
consumption
(MJ/h)
through
(MJ/h)
unit (kPa)
VT16 10-125
20.0
1200
75
31.0
VT20 13-160
24.0
1440
120
37.2
VT24 13-188
26.0
1560
170
40.3
VT26 13-199
26.0
1560
200
40.3
15 °C temperature rise
VT16 10-125
20.0
1200
75
93.0
VT20 13-160
24.0
1440
120
111.6
VT24 13-188
26.0
1560
170
120.9
VT26 13-199
26.0
1560
200
120.9
25 °C temperature rise
VT16 10-125
16.0
960
75
125.0
VT20 13-160
20.0
1200
120
160.0
VT24 13-188
24.0
1440
140
188.0
VT26 13-199
26.0
1560
200
199.0
35 °C temperature rise
VT16 10-125
11.4
686
44
125.0
VT20 13-160
14.3
857
64
160.0
VT24 13-188
17.1
1029
70
188.0
VT26 13-199
18.6
1114
130
199.0
45 °C temperature rise
VT16 10-125
8.9
533
29
125.0
VT20 13-160
11.1
667
42
160.0
VT24 13-188
13.3
800
40
188.0
VT26 13-199
14.4
867
80
199.0
56 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
10 °C temperature rise
L/min
L/h
Pressure
Approx. gas
loss
consumption
through
(MJ/h)
unit (kPa)
20.0
1200
75
62.0
24.0
1440
120
74.4
26.0
1560
170
80.6
26.0
1560
200
80.6
20 °C temperature rise
20.0
1200
75
124.0
24.0
1440
120
148.8
26.0
1560
170
161.2
26.0
1560
200
161.2
30 °C temperature rise
13.3
800
60
125.0
16.7
1000
87
160.0
20.0
1200
100
188.0
21.7
1300
200
199.0
40 °C temperature rise
10.0
600
35
125.0
12.5
750
50
160.0
15.0
900
55
188.0
16.3
975
95
199.0
50 °C temperature rise
8.0
480
24
125.0
10.0
600
35
160.0
12.0
720
40
188.0
13.0
780
70
199.0
Appendix 3: Commercial sizing guidelines
Sizing guidelines for commercial applications when using secondary storage tanks
The table below, based on industry experience, provides average hot water demand for various applications. The
demand for hot water is dependent on the following:
-----
Occupancy classification of the building
Number and type of hot water outlets
Number of persons accommodated
Time of day
Building type
Hot water demand at 60 °C (unless otherwise noted)
general accommodation
Hotel/motel 4 and 5 star accommodation
45 litres per person per peak hour
Hotel/motel 3 star accommodation
30 litres per person per peak hour
Hospitals, nursing hotels, backpackers
35 litres per bed over a peak hour period (mixed water at 45 °C)
eateries
Hotel kitchens and cafeterias
5.5 litres per meal over a two hour peak period (temperature required 85 °C)
Sandwich shops and snackbars
3 litres per meal over a two hour peak period (temperature required 85 °C)
apartment buildings
General
25 litres per person
One bedroom ( 2 people)
50 litres per peak hour
Two bedrooms with ensuite (3 people)
75 litres per peak hour
Three bedrooms with ensuite (4-5 people)
110 litres per peak hour
Penthouse with two ensuites and spa
150 litres per peak hour
schools
Primary and secondary
4 litres per student over eight hours (mixed water at 45 °C)
Boarding
30 litres per student per peak hour
office amenities
4 litres per person over eight hours
car washes
75 litres per bay per cycle
laundries
Coin operated machines
70 litres per machine per hour
Commercial laundries (machines up to 50 kg capacity)
6-8 litres per kilogram of dry washing
Table is provided to serve as a guide only
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 57
Appendix 4: LPG gas bottle consumption
We often get asked about how long a gas bottle will last when running a gas appliance. Using the
calculation below you can work this out yourself.
LPG gas bottle energy calculation
1 kg of LPG gas contains 50.4 MJ of energy
1 kW = 3.6 MJ
This means that a 45 kg LPG gas bottle has:
45 kg x 50.4 MJ = 2268 MJ
This works for the different bottle sizes, here are the most common:
9 kg
= 453.6 MJ
45 kg
= 2268 MJ
twin pack
= 4536 MJ (two 45 kg bottles)
Calculating how long an LPG bottle will last
To work out how many hours an LPG gas bottle will last, you need to divide the energy (MJ) by the total MJ input
of your appliance (in MJ/h).
For example, here are some approximate running times for a few of Rinnai's heating products:
Rinnai Portable Convector: Avenger
= 2268 ÷ 25 (MJ input of appliance on high)
= 91 hours (approximately)
= 2268 ÷ 13 (MJ input of appliance on high)
Rinnai Energysaver®: 309FT
= 174 hours (approximately)
Rinnai Gas Fireplace: Arriva
= 2268 ÷ 31.5 (MJ input of appliance on high)
= 72 hours (approximately)
The input figures used in the above calculation are when the appliance is running on high. It is rare that you will
run the appliance on high for a long period of time, so the above usage calculation will be the worst case scenario.
A continuous flow water heater has a slightly different calculation as usage is normally intermittent. You can still
use the calculation, you just need to determine how long the unit will be used each day, i.e. the shower is used
three times each day for approximately five minutes, there are two loads of washing done each day, and there is
intermittent use of the kitchen tap—equates to 30 minutes of continued use each day.
Approximate running time based on the above example:
Rinnai Infinity VT26
= 2268 ÷ 199 (MJ input of appliance on high)
= 11 hours (approximately)
= 660 minutes ÷ 30 minutes equates to 22 days per 45 kg bottle
58 | Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13
Appendix 5: Gas boosted solar
In New Zealand, solar systems will need boosting unless you are willing to run out of hot
water. A gas boosted system is best because it only works when you need hot water that
your solar system can't supply.
How a gas boosted system works
1. The sun's rays heat water in the solar panels for free.
2. Hot water from the panels is stored in the tank.
3. If the water is too cold, the Rinnai Infinity gas booster heats the water on demand as it travels from the tank to
your tap.
1
3
2
Rinnai Infinity models can be easily plumbed to provide additional heat to a solar hot water system when they are
too cold. The size of the Rinnai Infinity depends on the number of bathrooms the house has, i.e. select the Rinnai
Infinity model as if solar hot water was not available.
Recommended system layout using a Rinnai Infinity and flow diversion valve
Rinnai Continuous Flow Water Heating Specification Guide 02-13 | 59
Experience our innovation
Rinnai.co.nz 0800 746 624
http://www.youtube.com/rinnainz