The Rheem Stainless Steel Advantage
The storage cylinders for all Rheem roof-mounted hot water systems are made of quality stainless steel which acts as a natural barrier to corrosion. Most conventional water heaters are made of steel which requires a sacrificial anode for protection whereas the anti-corrosive properties of stainless steel mean that an anode is not necessary – therefore they require less maintenance.
Stainless steel is prominent in most kitchens for its purity, aesthetics, ease of maintenance and corrosion resistance. It is reassuring to know that inside every Rheem roof-mounted storage cylinder your hot water is kept in a hygienic environment ready for your family’s everyday hot water needs.
Seven Contemporary Colorbond® Steel Colours
The outer casing of every Rheem storage tank is constructed from weatherproof COLORBOND® steel. Rheem offer a choice of seven contemporary COLORBOND® steel colours with their modern design roof mounted range. This colour choice allows you to choose a system which will complement your roof and blend with your home’s aesthetics, at no additional cost.
RL Series – The Non Frost System
If your home is in a temperate or tropical location, which is not subject to frost and you have good quality drinking water, then the Rheem RL Series system is ideal. This system operates on the natural thermosiphon principle, i.e. when water is heated it rises. The RL Series system directly heats the water as it passes through the collectors and then automatically circulates it back into the storage tank. This process continues whilst the sun is shining, giving you and your family ample hot water.
RLX Series – The Frost Protected System
Designed for areas which experience frost or snow. It uses the highly efficient heat transferring properties of a special anti-freeze fluid to transfer the absorbed energy to heat the water indirectly.
With an ‘indirect system’ water does not pass through the collector panels, instead the anti-freeze mixture is circulated from the collectors through a stainless steel heat exchanger, transferring the heat into the water.
The benefit of this ‘indirect’ heat exchange process is that the system can be used confidently in frost areas, without risking damage to the system; it offers protection against damage in freezing conditions.
Australis Series – The High Performance Collector
The Australis Series is our largest selling collector. Designed to supply you and your family abundant hot water, the Australis collector is solidly constructed from high grade copper and aluminium, and is housed in a durable COLORBOND® steel tray.
Titan Series – The Ultimate Collector
The Titan Series collector is designed especially for high performance. Rheem has taken advantage of the latest advances in heat-transfer technology to build superior solar collectors to gather as much of the sun’s energy as required. The Titan Series collector uses an advanced titanium coated copper solar absorber plate combining first grade copper with titanium, to show superior qualities in solar performance when compared with other solar collectors available.