Solid fuels

Fireplaces and Stoves Laboratory

|  What?

Microplan's FS-LAB test rigs for fireplaces and stoves are suitable for efficiency tests according to the EN 13229 standard.

How?

Microplan's FS-LAB laboratory test rigs are intended to give the end user the control over the temperatures of the water circuit and the efficiency calculation.

Where?

In R&D laboratories.

| Who?

  • Manufactures of fireplaces and stoves
  • Notified bodies
  • Products' homologation institutes

| Why?

  • Benchmarking 
  • Time to market reduction
  • Efficiency calculation
  • Product certification
  • Quality improvement
  • Reserach & development of new products
  • Full traceability of test data
  • Test data available for statistical elaborations
  • Market credibility

| Tests

  • Full flexible tests; the synoptic panel is available to the operator to:
    • automatically reach the thermal steady state
    • long-time keeping of the thermal steady steate
    • activate any component through mouse and keyboard
    • log any measurement
    • graph any measure
  • Automatic efficiency calculation
  • Automatic regulations; the operator can set the parameters to perform:
    •  automatic PID regulation of water flow rate and temperatures
  • Safety check: check of safety circuit (if present)

| European standards

EN 13229

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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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