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June 3rd, 2020

Rinnai’s mobile hand wash station is now on sale with the first units already sold and on site working -  this is a timescale of just over 25 days from concept to prototype to be ready for market and in use, on site.

The Rinnai Hand Wash Station is a complete mobile unit geared to supply unlimited amounts of continuous flow hot water for any and every site needing instant access to this facility. Handwashing is still a cornerstone in the prevention of Covid-19 transmission and so this unit can be sited anywhere with a constant need for this -  or any queue outside a supermarket, shopping area, car parks, buildings, transport hubs or even temporary accommodation blocks or toilet blocks for essential services.

The station consists of a Rinnai 17e hot water delivery unit, mounted on a robust stainless-steel mobile hand wash pod, complete with water connections and secured cage. The unit is easily connected to the water supply and gas is via LPG.

The hand wash station delivers temperature accurate hot water at a pre-set temperature to facilitate, with soap, the quick breakdown of any COVID-19 bacteria. This pre-set temperature of 37 degrees C is not too hot but hot enough for breaking down lipid fat layers that surround the protein-based bacteria nucleus. According to trusted information sources on Covid-19, the ideal temperature for water used in hand washing, together with soap, is over 25 degrees C.

Heat melts fat therefore use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands. Hot water helps makes more foam and that makes it even more effective.

Hands should be frequently washed - for a minimum of 20 seconds – after touching any surface or food, locks, knobs, switches, remote controllers, mobile phones, computers, keyboards, desks, TV, etc. And, of course, when using the toilet.

The proprietary Rinnai technology will deliver temperature accurate hot water without any fluctuations to ensure constant supplies of hot water.

As the Rinnai hand wash station is purpose designed to be outside so any possible contact with the virus can be minimised as users do not have to go into toilets or wash rooms, where there is potential to come in contact with surfaces or poor ventilation. 

Rinnai manufactures over 2million water heaters every year and as such is at the forefront of creating real advantages for users. Rinnai's multipoint ErP A-rated 17e needs no flue as the unit is placed outside and so waste gas gases safely escape. The unit can be pre-set with a fixed temperature which is tamper-proof.

The Rinnai 17e external internal model measures just 675 x 370 x 139mm and weighs in at 14.5kg - a one-man lift. The unit has a temperature range of 37°C to 65°C with direct electronic ignition. Gas input ranges between 4.53kW – 36kW. A single unit is readily capable of flow rates of up to 510 litres per hour at a 50°C rise and has full frost protection.

Hot water delivery flow is an impressive 17ltr per minute max flow. Nominal operation pressure is 2-3 bar however it can operate at pressures lower than 1 bar and it uses a 230V AC 50Hz 1ph power supply with an electrical consumption of 80W.

Rinnai also continues to offer full services for Essential Works support to NHS facilities, care homes, schools, and supermarkets.

Rinnai offer out of hours and weekend technical support – installers, site manager and end-users simply call 01928 531870 select technical and if the call isn’t answered immediately leave a voicemail. Response will be within one hour between 0800 – 22:30 / 7 days a week.

Available within 24hrs from Rinnai is a comprehensive range of units giving instant and constant flows of hot water for hygiene and cleaning use in all healthcare, care homes and mobile hygiene units, including any new or planned sites. Rinnai’s complete range of hot water heating units are available for next day delivery on orders placed before the previous mid-day. 

If there is a constant supply of gas and water the units are guaranteed to supply temperature accurate hot water in unlimited quantities for all hygiene regimes in all types of healthcare sites or temporary accommodation. 

Rinnai UK is continuing to be open for business throughout the current situation with staff able to take any orders or enquiries via telephone or online and the company has excellent stock levels of all units in the range plus spares and accessories. 

Installers can contact the company direct in gaining access to the supply of units - 

Call    01928 531 870 or email – or

‘alternatively use the smart online contact points