Boilers

Cold Water Supply System (CWSS)

| What?  

This instantaneous system is capable to supply inlet water at constant desired temperature (without regard to the flow rate) by a mixing system, and it is suitable for strict and accurate sanitary tests.

| How?

CWSS units are intended to support the laboratory sanitary tests requiring an high accuracy degree on environmental water temperature conditions according to strict European Standards. The system acts as cool water supplier at a desired temperature by a fine regulation and it works buffering and adjusting in a proportional way the action of a chiller, of whom overcomes the limits.

| Where?

In the laboratory.

| Who?

  • Manufacturers of gas and solid fuels boilers
  • Certification laboratories

| Which?

CWSS units are suitable for laboratory and R&D test benches (boilers and water heaters).

| Why?

  • Product certification costs reduction
  • Time to market reduction
  • Performance calculation
  • Preparation for product certification
  • Quality tests improvement
  • Research and development of new products
  • Full automatic control of water temperature regulations
  • Benchmarking
  • Market credibility

| Tests

  • Hydraulic sanitary cuircuit
  • Specific flow rate
  • Tapping capability
  • Temperature variation, fluctuation and stabilization
  • Nominal and specific water rate
  • Tapping performance

| European Standards

  • EN 13203-1
  • EN 13203-2
  • EN 13203-3
  • EN 625
  • ERP
  • Any standard requiring water inlet at constant temperature
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Solid Fuels Boilers Laboratory

| What?  

Microplan's efficiency test rigs SFB-LAB are suitable for solid fuels boilers

| How?

SFB-LAB efficiency test rigs are intended to perform efficiency and other laboratory tests of solid fuels boilers according to European Standards.

| Where?

In the laboratory.

| Who?

  • Manufacturers of solid fuels boilers
  • Notified bodies

| Which?

SFB-LAB are suitable for boilers with the nominal power up to 60 Kw.

| 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

  • Thermal useful output
  • Heat input
  • Efficiency
  • Charge losses
  • predisposition for Emissions and Surface temperatures tests

| Software

| European Standards

  • EN 303-5
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Gas boilers Life Tests

| What?

Life tests rooms GB-LT are suitable for:

  • Gas boilers

| How?

Life tests rooms GB-LT are intended to perform endurance tests on gas boilers.

| Where?

In life tests rooms or in the R&D laboratory.

| Who?

  • Manufacturers of gas boilers
  • Manufacturers of components of boilers

| Why?

  • Final test time improvement 
  • Evaluation of the life, endurance and quality of the boilers and its components 
  • Evaluation of reliability and use resistance
  • Reliability improvement 
  • Test data available for statistical elaborations 
  • Market credibility improvement

| Which?

GB-LT are suitable for gas boilers and for the related components of the different manufacturers available on the market.

| Tests

  • ON/OFF cycles of "CH"function trough ambient thermostat command 
  • ON/OFF cycles of the "DHW" function through sanitary water tappings
  • ON/OFF cycles of the boiler through electric supply ON/OFF
  • Acquisition and monitoring of the following measures: 
    • CH water flow and return temperature 
    • DHW water flow and return termperature
    • DHW water flow rate
    • Gas inlet flow rate
    • Gas inlet pressure 
    • Other upon request

| Number of devices under test

  • Availability to set up and manage life test rooms of any size and with any numbers of boilers under test.
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Oil boilers End-of-Line

| What?

Microplan's end of line test rigs OIL-EOL are suitable for:

  • oil boilers

| How?

OIL-EOL test rigs are designed to perform a full functional test of oil boilers.   

| Where?  

At the end of the production line before packing.

| Who?

Manufactures of oil boilers.

| Why?

  • Test time reduction
  • Elimination of false failure 
  • User friendly interface
  • Quality improvement
  • Full traceability of test data 
  • Human operations driven and controlled by the test rig
  • Test data available for statistical elaborations
  • Multilanguage software
  • Market credibility

| Which?

Microplan's end of line test rigs OIL-EOL are available for boilers with the following nominal power:

  • 5 - 50 Kw
  • 10 - 80 Kw
  • 15 - 150 Kw
  • 30 - 300 Kw

but can be designed for any other range.

| Typical tests

  • Operator identification through scanner or badge
  • Boiler identification through barcode reading and test sequence automatic loading and running
  • Electric safety tests
  • Automatic boiler filling with water at 4,5 bar
  • CH soundness test (visual)
  • Oil manual filling (test bench opens 1 valve and supply electricity to the boiler; pump sucks oil into the boiler)
  • Commissioning the oil burner (visual): start-up behaviour and leakages check 
  • Operating the boiler at MAX load:
    • Operator sets the boiler at max
    • Oil pressure is measured against thresholds
    • Oil consumption (flow) is measured against thresholds
    • Water flow rate is measured against thresholds
    • Operator regulates the CO2 value against thresholds
    • CO2 – CO – NO – flue gas temperature are measured and checked against thresholds
    • Ionization current measurement
    • Measurement of electric power absorbed by the boiler
    • Water return temperature is kept at 60° C. during this step (PID control)
  • Operating the boiler at MIN load:
    • Operator sets the boiler at min
    • Oil pressure is measured against thresholds
    • Oil consumption (flow) is measured against thresholds
    • Water flow rate is measured against thresholds
    • Operator regulates the CO2 value against thresholds
    • CO2 – CO – NO – flue gas temperature are measured and checked against thresholds
    • Ionization current measurement
    • Measurement of  electric power absorbed by the boiler
    • Water return temperature is kept at 45° C. during this step (PID control)
  • Test status interface with transportation line
  • Test data saving

| Software

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CHP Boilers End-of-Line

| What?

Microplan's end of line test rigs CH-EOL are suitable for CHP (Combined Heat Power) boilers using Stirling technology.

| How?

Microplan's end of line test rigs CH-EOL are intended to perform a full functional test of CHP boilers.

| Where?

In the production line before packing.

| Who?

Manufactures of CHP boilers.

| Why?

  • Reduction of test time
  • Elimination of false failure 
  • User friendly interface
  • Quality improvement
  • Full traceability of test data
  • Human operations driven and controlled by the test rig
  • Test data available for statistical elaborations
  • Multilanguage software
  • Market credibility

| Which?

Microplan's end of line test rigs are available for CHP boilers with the following nominal heat power:

  • 5 - 50 Kw
  • 10 - 80 Kw

| Tests

  • Operator identification through scanner or badge
  • Boiler identification through barcode reading and test sequence automatic loading and running
  • Electric safety tests
  • Switches check
  • Gas circuit leakage test
  • Temperatures measurement
  • Stirling motor temperature measurement
  • Stirling burner functions
  • Boiler burner functions
  • Measurement of the electric power generated
  • Vibrations measurement
  • Noise level measurement
  • Max and min power simulation
  • Circulator functions
  • Burner state
  • Fan speed
  • Direct communication with boiler's PCB
  • Test status interface with production line
  • Test data saving

| Software

 

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Training room

| What?  

Microplan's training rooms rigs GB-TR are suitable for:

  • gas fired boilers 
  • gas fired water heaters

| How? 

Microplan's training rooms rigs GB-TR are intended to give the trainer full flexibility to perform all the operations useful to explain and display to the trainees the different functions of a boiler or water heater and their reactions to imposed conditions.

| Where?

In training rooms.

| Who?

  • Manufacturers of gas fired boilers
  • Manufactures of gas water heaters

| Why?

  • Full simulation of boiler functions 
  • Deep impact training
  • All functions available for graph representation trough projector
  • Graphics saving and comparison of different situations or models
  • Marketing strategy

|Tests

  • Full flexible tests. The synoptic panel is available for the trainer to:
    • activate any component
    • log any measurement
    • graph any measure 
  • Automatic regulations. The trainer can set the parameters to perform:
    • automatic PID regulation of water flow and temperature
    • automatic increasing or decresing ramps
  • Graphic representations:
    • Pressures
    • Flows
    • Temperatures
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Gas Boilers Quality Control

What?  

Quality Control test rigs GB-QC are suitable for:

  • condensing boilers
  • combi 
  • heat only boilers
  • gas water heaters

How?

GB-QC test rigs are intended to perform quality control tests.

Where?

In the Quality Control and Audit laboratories.

Who?

  • Manufacturers of gas fired boilers
  • Manufactures of gas water heaters

Why?

  • Control of quality control procedures complying
  • Check of field failures 
  • Quality improvement
  • Feedback for process improvement
  • Development of new test sequences
  • Full traceability of test data
  • Test data and report available for statistical elaborations
  • Market credibility

Which

GB-QC test rigs are suitable for boilers with the following nominal power: 

  • up to 70 Kw
  • more than 70 Kw

Tests

  • PID control of temperatures
  • PID control of water flow
  • Thermal flow measurement
  • Acquisition and log of all pressure, temperature and flow data
  • Check of reaction of single components of the boiler (water heater) to imposed conditions
  • Automatic filling and draining of the boiler 
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DHW tappings test benches

What?

Microplan's DHW-T test benches for sanitary tests are suitable for:

  • boilers
  • water heaters
  • solar collectors
  • CHP boilers

How?

Microplan's DHW-T test benches are designed to evaluate the perfomance of hot water deliveries of domestic appliances according to European Standards.

Where?

In the laboratory.

Who?

  • Manufacturers of boilers
  • Manufacturers of water heaters
  • Manufactures of solar collectors
  • Notified bodies

Why?

  • Product certification costs reduction
  • Time to market reduction
  • 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

  • Specific rate
  • Tapping capability
  • Waiting time
  • Temperature variation according to water rate
  • Temperature fluctuation at constant water rate
  • Temperature stabilization time
  • Minimum nominal water rate
  • Temperature fluctuation between successive deliveries
  • Test for determination of daily energy consumption
  • Determination of energy consumption of the solar-supported gas-fired appliances 

European Standards

  • EN 13203-1
  • EN 13203-2
  • EN 13203-3 
  • EN 13203-4
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Gas boilers R&D

| What?  

Microplan GB-RD is a multi-purpose test bench suitable for:

  • boilers
  • water heaters 
  • gas valves and manifolds
  • PCB
  • heat exhangers
  • hydraulic assemblies

| How?

Microplan's GB-RD test rigs are designed to give the user full flexibility to perform all the tests necessary to evaluate the performance of a boiler and/or its components.

| Where?

In the R&D laboratory.

| Who?

  • Gas fired boilers manufacturers
  • Gas valves manufacturers
  • PCB manufacturers
  • Heat exchangers manufacturers
  • Hydraulic manifolds manufacturers 

| Why?

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

| Tests

  • Full flexible tests. The synoptic panel is available for the operator to:
    • activate any component
    • log any measurement
    • graph any measure 
  • Automatic regulations. The operator can set the parameters to perform:
    • automatic PID regulations of water flow and temperature
    • automatic increasing or decreasing ramps
    • PWM control of fan
  • Test sequence editor:
    • the operator can perfom a series of operations and save them as a test sequence
    • every sequence created can be recalled for future use

| Software

| Possible integrations

  • Direct communication with the PCB
  • Noise analysis
  • Creation & analysis of PWM signals
  • Combustion analysis
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Gas boilers Laboratory

| What?  

Microplan's laboratory test benches are suitable for:

  • condensing boilers
  • combi boilers
  • heat only boilers

| How?

Laboratory test rigs are intended to perform efficiency tests and tapping profiles of gas fired boilers according to International Standards.

| Where?

In the laboratory.

| Who?

  • Manufacturers of gas fired boilers
  • Notified bodies

| Which?

Laboratory test benches are suitable for boilers with the following nominal power:

  • up to 70 Kw
  • more than 70 Kw

| 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

  • Useful efficiencies:
    • at nominal heat input
    • at part load
  • Stand-by losses
  • Sanitary tests

| Software

| International Standards

  • EN
  • ERP
  • GB
  • CSA
  • AFUE
  • AS
  • EN 26 and eCFR (water heaters)
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