RTV Curing Chamber
Was your solar panel cured?
For all solar panels (also known as solar modules) with a frame, this simple, unassuming step has long-lasting effects, on its strength and resilience.
RTV curing is the last step of module manufacturing, after which the module is tested, labeled, and binned.
What is an RTV Chamber?
An RTV (room-temperature vulcanizing) curing chamber is a specialized piece of equipment used in the manufacturing process of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. The RTV curing chamber is used to cure or dry the silicone adhesive in the panel under controlled, pre determined conditions.
The chamber provides a controlled environment where the temperature, humidity, and other conditions can be carefully monitored and adjusted to ensure consistent and reliable results.
The RTV curing process involves exposing the panel to room-temperature conditions for a specified period of time. This helps to ensure that the silicone adhesive is fully cured (has set completely) and that the frame is securely attached.
RTV curing chambers are typically used in large-scale PV solar panel manufacturing facilities, where panels are produced in high volumes. The use of an RTV curing chamber helps to improve the efficiency and quality of the manufacturing process and can help to ensure that the final product meets the required performance and reliability standards.
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