Rinnai says its commercial hot water and heating units and systems are now ready for use with hydrogen blends – including all N Series units installed since 2019.
This means that Rinnai products installed now will be hydrogen-ready for the proposed initial supply of natural gas and hydrogen blends fed through the gas pipeline infrastructure. The company also says some of its existing ranges are retro-compatible with future hydrogen blending.
There are four models in the N Series range: the N1600i, giving 954 litres per hour; the N1600e (external), also giving 954 litres per hour (at 50 degrees); and the N1300i and N1300e, which each give 775 litres per hour. The two 1600 models have load profiles of XXL, while the 1300s have an XL load profile. All four models are water efficiency class A-rated.
Rinnai has also committed to creating a comprehensive information hub dedicated to the subject of hydrogen as a low-carbon energy for the future. The online Rinnai Hydrogen Information Hub will include webinars aimed at building services consultants, engineers, specifiers and end users.
Rinnai’s Chris Goggin says: “Decarbonisation is the goal for all of us, but it won’t be achieved by a single product type or energy vector; all will be required to achieve widespread decarbonisation. It is not productive for anyone to be agnostic towards different fuels. We need to respect all technologies and be pragmatic and logical when considering services design within our diverse building stock.”