2 Rinnai Q Premier Boilers Rinnai has added two Q Premier condensing boiler models to supplement the Rinnai wall hung boilers.The Rinnai Q Premier series is a floor standing version of our high efficiency condensing boilers.The Q Premier boiler combines features found in a combi model boiler and a heating only boiler (paired with an indirect tank) into a single appliance.With the single cabinet design, Rinnai can offer its customers a floor standing boiler that provides space heating plus can deliver a large volume of domestic hot water.
3 Q Premier Features & Specs. Two Models – QP130N / QP85N.AFUE = 96.1% (QP130N) 96.5% (QP85N).Exceeds SCAQMD Low NOx requirements.Proprietary stainless steel heat exchanger.ASME = YesModulating Ceramic Premix burner.Direct Vent combustion (concentric & twin pipe vent adapters included).24 gallon stainless steel indirect DHW tank.First Hour Rating = 211 gallons (QP130N), 141 gallons (QP85N).Domestic Hot Water Priority.Integrated low loss header.Top, left, or right side pre-bend kits provide easier installation.Recirculation capable.NG Only – conversion kits sold as accessory.Weight = 243 lbs.
4 Q Premier – How it WorksOSS HEXHeating SystemBoilerPumpDivertingValveDiverting valve (3-way valve) manages flow between the heating system and the domestic hot water system, giving priority to domestic.PlateHEXDomestic OutPumpCirculation System CompatibleRecirc ReturnInside tank, a plate is used to keep incoming cold water at bottom of tankT3 SensorDomestic InTankDomestic line “in” enters in bottom of tank.T3 sensor monitors water temp and - pump energizes based on water temp.Draws colder water from bottom of tank – heats water through plate HEX and returns heated water to top of tank (tank design maintains stratification).
5 QP-Series component overview 1. Q130 Heat ExchangerT1 Flow sensorT2 Return sensorT3 DHW tank sensorP1 water pressure sensor12. Boiler Circulator3. Three-Way Diverting Valve24. Expansion Tank (heating loop)5.Tank Circulator (Domestic)6. Plate Heath Exchanger (behind tank circulator)37. Temp & Pressure relief valve48. 24 Gallon Stainless Steel TankT19. Tank Drain Valve10. Integrated Low Loss Header5T26P17810T39Top, Left, or Right side pre-bend kits provide easy installation connections for gas, supply, return, cold water, hot water, and DHW circulation return piping.
6 Fitting the BoilerLift the boiler only by the boiler grips on bottom and rear wallNote: wear protective gloves to protect from sharp edges.Lift the boiler in its upright position and place the boiler in its defined place. Use the adjustment feet to position the boiler vertical using a plumb rule.To avoid personal injury please follow these recommendations:Always lift with 2 people or use special equipmentWhen lifting boiler, bend the knees, and keep the back straight and feet apartDo not lift and twist at the same timeLift and carry boiler close to bodyThe boiler can be placed on most floor surfaces. The boiler is not allowed or approved to be installed on carpet flooringThe floor must be flat and of sufficient strength in order to securely hold and support the boiler’s weight and water contentTake note of the necessary space around the boiler for installation of the venting system, pipework and for servicing
7 ClearancesThe location of boiler must be free from freezing temperaturesDo not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors or liquids in the vicinity of the boilerNever use or store any chlorinated detergents or halogenated hydrocarbons in proximity of the boilerThe boiler is intended for indoor installations onlyclearances to the boiler
8 Q Premier Pre-bend Kits Shown with Top Side Pre-bent KitsIntegrated LLHPre-bend kit installation instructions can be found in section of the installation manual.
9 Connecting BoilerThe factory supplied pressure relief valve and temperature and pressure gauge must be installed before any shut-off valvesThe pressure relief valve and temperature and pressure gauge must be installed as shown belowInstalled PRV and T&P gauge on sideInstalled PRV and T&P gauge on topTo ensure the correct heat transfer, the system piping should be increased in size upon exiting the boiler at the end of pre-bend kits to properly suit the system. Section 6.1.1, table 5, shows the correct pipe sizing based on maximum flow rate and Delta T.
10 Boiler basic pipingA low loss header is pre-installed in the boiler, The low loss header is not provided with service valves. Service valves must be installed on supply and return connection pipes of the boilerTo protect the entire system we recommend installing a dirt particle trap in the return circuit. When the boiler is installed to an existing heating system this trap is required. Use of a Y strainer is not permitted as a substitute for a dirt trapNote:Boiler pipes can be connected by means of NPT fittingsDielectric fittings are not provided with the boiler Dielectric unions must be installed on the supply and return connection pipes of the boilerShut off valveSystem circulatorCheck valveBalancing valveBoiler drain valveDirt trapAir separatorAutomatic fill valveBack flow preventerExpansion tank (in case the content of built in expansion tank is not sufficient)Bypass for system cleaningASME 30 psi pressure relief valveTemperature and pressure gauge
11 Condensate DrainThe condensation drain pipe should be connected to an approved drainage system (public sewage, septic, etc..) per local code guidelines.The condensate produced by Rinnai boilers has a pH value between 3 and 4.Install a neutralizer or neutralization agent (such as calcium carbonate) per local codesRinnai offers a condensate neutralizer designed to work with all boiler models. The neutralization kit comes with all the necessary fittings and mounting material.PVC pipe must be supplied by the installation contractor.Condensatedrain linePart numberCheck with your local water authority for regulations regarding discharge of treated condensate to the drain or sewer system.
12 Domestic Hot WaterA thermostatic mixing valve is required to be installed on all QP Floor mounted boilers on the domestic hot water side to prevent scalding. The valve will regulate the water temperature leaving the hot water tank.Rinnai recommends use of the Plumbing valve kit, WRIK-LF-F (3/4” NPT thread) when connecting the domestic water lines to boilerUse of the plumbing valve kit will assist in flushing the storage tank in areas where water quality issues exist, as well as improve overall product serviceabilityAppropriate steps must be taken to ensure the storage tank does not become plugged by scale caused by hard water or sediment.Water hardness more than6 to 7 grains of hardness for domestic water, a water softener must be installed on inlet side of DHW connection.If there is sediment in domestic supply, a sediment filter should be used to remove it before it enters tank.
13 Domestic Hot Water QP85N QP130N DHW flow @ 50°F ΔT gallon/min 3.1 4.1 The QP130N Floor standing boiler has a 24 gallon stainless steel charged indirect tankFirst hour rating of 211 gallonsQP85NQP130NDHW 50°F ΔTgallon/min3.14.1DHW 27.8°C ΔTliter/min11.7315.5DHW 75°F ΔT2.13.2DHW 41.7°C ΔT7.9512.1First Hour Ratinggallon/hour141211liter/hour534799The boiler is provided with a factory installed connection for a domestic hot water recirculation line. A standard recirculation pump correctly sized for the system and tank can be used with the QP130N boiler.NOTE: If a recirculation line will not be connected to the boiler, the recirc connection on the pre-bend pipe must be capped off.
14 Domestic Hot WaterA pressure relief valve is pre-installed on the storage tank.The discharge should be piped to the ground or into a drain system to prevent exposure or possible burn hazards (follow local codes)A cutout is provided on boiler to pipe the relief valve to the groundThe PRV must be manually operated once a year to check for correct operation24 gallon DHW tank
16 Venting Options Use only vent components listed with the boiler by CSA Below is a table of current listed and approved vent systems—always refer to the installation manual shipped with each product for specific guidelines
17 CommissioningWork on the boiler must be carried out by a licensed professional, using correctly calibrated instruments with current test certificationThe installation manual includes instructions that are intended for licensed professionals who have the necessary knowledge and are approved for working on heating and gas systemsTo commission the boiler , parts of casing have to be removedOpen smoke glass doorRemove 2 screws just below upper edgeLift the front part at the frontClose the smoke glass door and pull complete panel at the top towards youRemove the screw in the black frame around control panel and remove.Pull down bottom side lock on control panelTurn control tower to leftRemove the transparent air box by unlocking the 6 snap locks.
18 KEY POINTS OF WARRANTY COVERAGE Product WarrantyKEY POINTS OF WARRANTY COVERAGEWarranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship when the product is installed and operated according to Rinnai written installation instructionsWarranty applies only to products that are installed per local and/or state codes. Improper installation may void the warrantyWarranty doesn’t cover failure due to accident, abuse, misuse, alteration, misapplication, force majeure, improper installation, maintenance or service, inadequate water quality, scale buildup, or freeze damageWarranty does not cover product or component failures where the water supply does not meet the guidelines and requirements as stated in the installation manual
19 This concludes the Rinnai Q Premier Boiler Training ProgramLevel I - Product Knowledge501101A, 2/2014