Gas

Gas water heaters Quality Control

What?  

Quality Control test rigs GWH-QC are suitable for gas water heaters

How?

GWH-QC test benches are designed to perform quality control tests.

Where?

In the Quality Control and Audit laboratories.

Who?

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

GWH-QC test benches are suitable for all types of gas water heaters

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 water heater

 

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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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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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Gas Water Heaters Laboratory

| What?  

Microplan's efficiency test rigs WH-LAB are suitable for gas water heaters.

| How?

Microplan's efficiency test rigs WH-LAB are intended to perform efficiency tests of gas water heaters according to international standards.

| Where?

In the laboratory.

| Who?

  • Manufacturers of gas water heaters
  • Notified bodies

| Which?

Microplan efficiency test rigs WH-LAB are suitable for water heaters with the following nominal power:

  • up to 50 Kw
  • more than 50 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

  1. Heat input
  2. Efficiency 
  3. Flue efficiency
  4. Reduced heat input
  5. Minimum heat input 
  6. Combustion 
  7. Modulation

| International Standards

  • EN 26
  • GB 6932
  • AS 4552
  • eCFR

| 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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