The most powerful aspect of Enpi Elektronik R&D is its know-how for designing electronic control boards of gas burning appliances.

Gas burning appliances are 24 hour working devices which have gas, water and electricity connections. Control boards of gas burning appliance require high standards of safety and reliability issues for hardware and software design. Enpi Elektronik has more than 5.000.000 control boards working on the field for many years.

Development process starts with analysis and discussing the functional specifications of the product with our customer. Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) is done for hardware and software designs, in order to identify potential failure modes at the beginning of the project and to reduce development time. We select the best components to supply optimal solutions to the product and we have a big competence in fast prototyping of new products. Strict laboratory tests are applied on the prototypes to obtain robust products at the end of the project. These tests start with EMC test device located in our laboratory. EFT, SURGE, ESD and DIPS tests are applied higher than the standard requirements to assure the best immunity level on the product and also to avoid the problems occurring during CE certification process. Conducted emission tests are also carried in house to achieve the best result. 

Highly accelerated life test is applied on the prototypes with a special test setup designed in-house.  Climatic test cabinet in our laboratory is used for the thermal stress and humidity tests. Temperatures on the board and components are monitored using thermal camera during design validation and accelerated life tests.

Design verification tests are completed with functional tests and optimizations according to customer demands. These tests are done on a specific R&D test bench. Control boards are installed into the customer appliance and all functionalities are tested with real loads; under different operating conditions, with gas and water. Performance of the appliance is optimized by using the specific data acquisition system installed on the test bench.

When the design is completed, boards are CE certified according to EMC, LVD and GAR standards.

Firmware on the microcontroller units on the gas burning appliance control boards must be inconformity with special standards. The C-class microcontroller firmware used in our control boards provides an extremely high level of security.

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