R&D

Distribution modules R&D

| What?  

Microplan's R&D test rigs are suitable for:

  • heating distrbution modules
  • heating + sanitary distribution modules.

| How?

Microplan's R&D test rigs are designed to give the end user full flexibility to perform all the tests necessary to evaluate the performance of distribution modules.

| Where?

In the R&D laboratory.

| Who?

Manufacturers of distribution modules, boilers, water heaters, solar collectors.

| 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:
    • simulate the effect of a solar collector, by means of an electric resistance driven by a PWM signal, both on sanitary and heating
    • utilize an external heat source to regulate the effect of a storage tank on the sanitary
    • perform automatic PID regulations of water flow and temperature
    • perform automatic increasing or decreasing ramps
  • 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


 

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Gas Assemblies R&D

|What?  

R&D test benches are suitable for:

  • gas valves
  • gas assemblies

|How?

R&D test benches are designed to give the operator the maximum flexibility to perform all the tests needed to evaluate the performance of boilers' components.

|Where?

In R&D laboratories.

|Who?

  • Manufacturers of gas boilers. 
  • Manufacturers of gas valves and gas assemblies.

|Why?

  • Product certification costs reduction 
  • 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

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Hydraulic assemblies R&D

| What?  

The HA-RD test rigs are auitable for:

  • hydraulic assemblies of boilers and water heaters

| How?

The HA-RD test rigs are designed to give the user full flexibility to perform all the tests necessary to evaluate the performance of hydraulic assemblies.

| Where?

In the R&D laboratory.

| Who?

  • Manufacturers of gas boilers
  • Manufacturers of gas water heaters
  • Manufacturers of heat pumps
  • Manufacturers of hydraulic assemblies

| 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

  • Temperatures comparative check between hydraulic assembly and test rig
  • Calculation of the characteristic curve flows/pressures
  • By-pass flow calculation
  • Test of the DHW flow switch
  • Functional test of the air vent
  • Functional test of the pump
  • 3-way valve leakage test
  • DHW pressure ramp

| Software

 

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Fans and burners R&D

| What?  

Microplan's FB-RD test rigs are suitable for:

  • fans
  • boilers

Microplan's FB-RD test rigs are intended to give the end user full flexibility to perform all the tests necessary to evaluate the performance of fans and/or boilers.

| Where?

In the R&D laboratory.

| Who?

  • Fans 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 water heaters R&D

| What?  

Microplan's R&D test rigs WH-RD are suitable for gas water heaters.

| How?

Microplan's R&D test rigs WH-RD are intended to give the end user full flexibility to perform all the tests necessary to evaluate the performance of a water heater and/or its components.

| Where?

In the R&D laboratory.

| Who?

Manufacturers of gas water heaters.

| 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

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R&Dflex - software for Research & Development

...the flexible software

R&Dflex is a software package developed by Microplan with Labview by National Instruments. R&Dflex has been conceived to give full flexibility in support of the research and development activities of the customers. Its main features are the followings:

| 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

 | Cyclic tests

  • this mode allows the phase editing (phase = group of steps); these phases can then automatically be executed one by one or in a cycle test (ex. life tests, endurance tests).
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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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