Solar Collectors Laboratory

| What?  

Microplan's laboratory test rigs SP-LAB are suitable for:

  • solar thermal collectors

| How?

SP-LAB laboratory test rigs are intended to execute performance tests of solar thermal collectors according to International Standards.

| Where?

In the laboratory.

| Who?

  • Manufacturers of solar thermal collectors
  • Notified bodies

| Features

  • weather station
  • 2 workstations allowing the parallel test of 2 solar collectors
  • ventilation driver
  • shadowing driver

| Why?

  • Product certification costs reduction
  • Time to market reduction
  • Efficiency calculation
  • Preparation for product certification
  • Quality improvement
  • Research and development of new products
  • Full automatic control of flow and temperature regulations
  • Benchmarking
  • Full traceability of test data
  • Test data and report available for statistical elaborations
  • Market credibility

| Tests 

  • Determination of the daily system performance
  • Determination of the degree of mixing in the storage vessel during draw off
  • Determination of storage tank heat losses
  • User defined test routines

| Software 

| International Standards

  • ISO 9459-2
  • EN 12975-2
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