BS EN 61701:2012 - Salt mist corrosion testing of photovoltaic (PV) modules

BS EN 61701:2012

Salt mist corrosion testing of photovoltaic (PV) modules

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : April 2012



IEC 61701:2011 describes test sequences useful to determine the resistance of different PV modules to corrosion from salt mist containing Cl- (NaCl, MgCl2, etc.). All tests included in the sequences, except the bypass diode functionality test, are fully described in IEC 61215, IEC 61646, IEC 62108, IEC 61730-2 and IEC 60068-2-52. This Standard can be applied to both flat plate PV modules and concentrator PV modules and assemblies. Salt mist test is based on IEC 60068-2-52 rather than IEC 60068-2-11 as in edition 1 since the former standard is much more widely used in the electronic component field. According to this change the new edition 2 includes a cycling testing sequence that combines in each cycle a salt fog exposure followed by humidity storage under controlled temperature and relative humidity conditions. This testing sequence is more suitable to reflect the corrosion processes that happen in PV modules subjected to permanent or temporary corrosive atmospheres.

Standard NumberBS EN 61701:2012
TitleSalt mist corrosion testing of photovoltaic (PV) modules
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date30 April 2012
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60068-2-52, ISO/IEC 17025, IEC 61646:2008, IEC 61215:2005, EN 61730-2:2007, IEC 62108:2007, EN 61646:2008, EN 62108:2008, IEC 61730-2:2004, EN ISO/IEC 17025, EN 60068-2-52, EN 61215:2005
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS EN 61701:2000, IEC 61701:1995
International RelationshipsEN 61701:2012,IEC 61701:2011
Draft Superseded By10/30210009 DC
DescriptorsCoatings, Surface treatment, Compatibility, Test specimens, Photoelectric devices, Salt-spray tests, Testing conditions, Quality assurance, Solar cells, Photoelectric cells, Photovoltaic cells, Homogeneity, Test equipment, Corrosion tests
Title in FrenchEssai de corrosion au brouillard salin des modules photovoltaïques (PV)
Title in GermanSalznebel-Korrosionsprüfung von photovoltaischen (PV-)Modulen
ISBN978 0 580 69180 5
File Size1.063 MB

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