Distribution modules

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



Distribution modules Life Tests

| What?

The test rig for life tests of distribution modules are suitable for:

  • heating distribution modules
  • heating + sanitary distribution modules


The test rigs for life tests are intended to perform tests based on thermal and mechanic stress of distribution modules.

| Where?

In the life tests room or in the R&D lab.

| Who?

  • Manufacturers of gas boilers
  • Manufacturers of heat pumps 
  • Manufacturers of hydraulic assemblies
  • Manufacturers of distribution modules


  • Final test time improvement
  • Endurance evaluation of the distribution modules and related components
  • Mechanic and thermal resistance evaluation
  • Quality improvement
  • Final product reliability improvement 
  • Test data available for statistical elaborations
  • Market credibility improvement

| Which?

These test rigs are suitable for the distribution modules of the different manufacturers available on the market.

| Tests

Software allows the operator to set on/off status of valves and thermostats so that the test bench will execute activation and deactivation cycles of the different zones (high and low temperature) and sanitary tappings. Flows and temperatures will be automatically logged.

| Number of devices under test

  • Up to 4 devices under test at the same time.


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