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Reference EN 61701:2012
Title Salt mist corrosion testing of photovoltaic (PV) modules
Project Number 23090
Abstract/Scope 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.
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Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-03-16
Current Stage code deadline 2012-10-19
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 82
Reference Document IEC 61701:2011 (EQV)
ICS 27.160 - Solar energy engineering
Keywords Corrosion testing; Salt mist; Photovoltaic (PV) module
Note 2012-01-20 - Publication editing allocated to cpalagi@cencenelec * Supersedes EN 61701:1999
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6060 2012-03-16 2012-10-19 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-01-19 2012-02-16  
5060 2011-11-28 2011-12-19 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-09-23 2011-11-25  
3090 2011-08-19 2011-08-31  
5060 2011-01-18 2011-02-08 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-08-13 2011-01-14  
1090 2010-08-10 2010-08-13  

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date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-01-19
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-03-16
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-04-19
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-10-19
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-01-19

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