Conformity Assessment in Senegal: Conformity Tests in Laboratories as the Basis for Quality Infrastructure

P. W. Tavares *

Laboratory of Semiconductors and Solar Energy (LASES), Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Senegal and Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur les Energies Renouvelable (CERER), BP 476 Dakar, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal.

H. D. Ndiath

Laboratory of Semiconductors and Solar Energy (LASES), Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Senegal and Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur les Energies Renouvelable (CERER), BP 476 Dakar, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal.

N. Mbengue

Laboratory of Semiconductors and Solar Energy (LASES), Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Senegal.

A. Sarr

Laboratory of Semiconductors and Solar Energy (LASES), Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Senegal and Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur les Energies Renouvelable (CERER), BP 476 Dakar, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal.

B. Mbow

Laboratory of Semiconductors and Solar Energy (LASES), Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Senegal.

I. Youm

Laboratory of Semiconductors and Solar Energy (LASES), Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Senegal.

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Abstract

This work focuses on quality infrastructure in the solar photovoltaic field in Senegal. On the one hand, it deals with the improvement of the quality infrastructure and on the other hand, conformity assessment accompanied by metrology and performance tests on batteries. We felt it was necessary to revisit the concepts of quality infrastructure and conformity assessment. Then in the improvement of this infrastructure metrology tests were carried out on electrical components by performing maximum error calculations to check the conformity on the voltage, the current, frequency and resistance of electrical quantities at a metrology laboratory, the African Laboratory of Metrology and Testing (LAME). We have also carried out compliance tests on batteries with the measuring equipment of the Laboratory for Quality Control of Solar photovoltaic components (LCQS), a laboratory for testing photovoltaic solar components in Senegal. The study of the batteries covers two (2) elements in one cycle with a nominal capacity of 1080Ah. The capacities calculated after the tests performed on the two (2) elements are respectively C1(t)=1223Ah and C2(t)=1318Ah.

Keywords: Quality infrastructure, conformity assessment, current, voltage, performance analysis, Senegal


How to Cite

Tavares , P. W., H. D. Ndiath, N. Mbengue, A. Sarr, B. Mbow, and I. Youm. 2023. “Conformity Assessment in Senegal: Conformity Tests in Laboratories As the Basis for Quality Infrastructure”. Physical Science International Journal 27 (2):1-9. https://doi.org/10.9734/psij/2023/v27i2779.

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