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IEC 61701:2011 (2011-12) SALT MIST CORROSION TESTING OF PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) MODULES
 
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Description
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.
Class  C990  (IEC PUBLICATIONS IEC PUBLICATIONS)
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Status
Status IEC PUBLICATION
Situation Withdrawn
Replaced by  IEC 61701:2020
Replaces  IEC 61701:1995
Origin
Committee TC 82
SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY SYSTEMS
Responsible De heer VAN HECKE Luk
Approval
BEC Approval 2011-12-15
Registration 117488
ICS-Code (International Standards Classification) 27.160
NBN Status New
IEC publication date 2011-12-15
IEC stability date 2020-12-31
IEC last modification date 2020-01-02