Industrial Testing / Buildings Inspection

From power plant technology and pressure vessel and elevator testing through to bridge inspection and cable car testing.

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Collaborating robots

Collaborating robots

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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PV-Powerplant

PV-Powerplant

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Bridge Inspection

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Bridge Inspection

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Measurement of photovoltaic modules in the solar laboratory

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Extensive testing program for the inspection of solar modules during transport

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Extensive testing program for the inspection of solar modules during transport

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Extensive testing program for the inspection of solar modules during transport

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Load testing of transport packaging for solar modules

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Load testing of transport packaging for solar modules

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Load testing of transport packaging for solar modules

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Elevator testing

Elevator testing

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Elevator testing

Elevator testing

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Welder qualification

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Testing photovoltaic solar thermal collectors (PVT)

Testing photovoltaic solar thermal collectors (PVT) in TÜV Rheinland’s solar laboratory. Photo: TÜV Rheinland.

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Testing photovoltaic solar thermal collectors (PVT)

Testing photovoltaic solar thermal collectors (PVT) in TÜV Rheinland’s solar laboratory. Photo: TÜV Rheinland.

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Driving rain test bench for BIPV units

Driving rain test bench for BIPV units – overview with rain. Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Driving rain test bench

Driving rain test bench for testing the leak-tightness of on-roof, transverse layout BIPV units. Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Isolation testing on photovoltaic modules

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Climate Chambers for Environmental Simulations with Solar Modules

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Photovoltaics: Light-Ageing Test Stand for Thin-Film Modules

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Testing the Electrical Safety of Photovoltaic Modules in a Water Bath

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Spectral Measuring Station for Solar Modules

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Sun Simulator for Photovoltaic Modules

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Thermografic measurment of buildings from above

Photo: Eurosense

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Solar Simulator for Concentrator Photovoltaic Modules

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Climate chamber for photovoltaic modules

A special climate chamber with UV light for the artificial aging of photovoltaic modules in TÜV Rheinland’s solar laboratory. Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Tensile tests

Tensile tests: The strength of components, adhesives and connections on solar modules, for example, is tested by TÜV Rheinland at its laboratory center in Cologne. Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Load testing for photovoltaic modules

Load testing for photovoltaic modules to simulate the type of heavy snow load encountered on a sloping roof. Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Test stand for describing the performance of concentrated photovoltaic modules

A newly developed test stand for describing the performance of concentrated photovoltaic modules in TÜV Rheinland’s Cologne Solar Testing Center. Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Thermal image roof solar collector

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Testing inverter photovoltaics on a house

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Technical acceptances at Airport Berlin

TÜV Rheinland experts perform technical acceptances at Airport Berlin Brandenburg International, Among others the experts evaluate emergency and fire security systems. Photograph: TÜV Rheinland

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Elevator testing

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Safety checks on carousels

TÜV Rheinland has been performing safety checks on carousels, rides and other temporary constructions throughout Germany for over 40 years. Every year, TÜV Rheinland scrutinises around 1,200 of these temporary constructions, of which roughly 750 are rides and 450 either stages, stands or marquees. These constructions, and especially rides, are subject to statutory testing requirements in Germany, as they are required to fulfil specific structural and design criteria to ensure their safe operation. More than 20 highly qualified experts at TÜV Rheinland are responsible for inspecting the safety, stability and structural design of these constructions, as well as ensuring that they comply with the applicable regulations.

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Safety checks on carousels

TÜV Rheinland has been performing safety checks on carousels, rides and other temporary constructions throughout Germany for over 40 years. Every year, TÜV Rheinland scrutinises around 1,200 of these temporary constructions, of which roughly 750 are rides and 450 either stages, stands or marquees. These constructions, and especially rides, are subject to statutory testing requirements in Germany, as they are required to fulfil specific structural and design criteria to ensure their safe operation. More than 20 highly qualified experts at TÜV Rheinland are responsible for inspecting the safety, stability and structural design of these constructions, as well as ensuring that they comply with the applicable regulations.

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Inspection of Furnicular Railways

Inspection of furnicular railways Inspection by TÜV is mandatory for all owners of vehicles and motorcycles, and so it is for operators of furnicular railways, ski or other types of lifts: A long way up from the ground, TÜV Rheinland’s experts check the safety and reliability of furnicular railways at regular intervals. Classified as installations subject to inspection, furnicular railways must meet particularly high standards. Operators rely on TÜV Rheinland as an approved inspection body to help them fulfil all the relevant legal requirements.

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Rainfall/snowfall and poor maintenance endanger structural safety of halls

Experts from TÜV Rheinland and LGA use state-of-the-art measuring and analysis methods to test the structural safety of buildings such as bridges and halls. Shortcomings in the planning and execution of construction work, dampness and in many cases insufficient maintenance pose a greater long-term risk to the structural safety of halls than one-off events such as heavy snowfall.

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Solar power plants

Experts of TÜV Rheinland escorts the construction and operation of solar power plants worldwide.

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Thermographic measurement of solar power plants

TÜV Rheinland tests and certifies solar power plants for investors and project partners around the world. The experts, who have many years of experience in this field, certify the bankability of plants on the basis of a comprehensive and innovative list of criteria. The purpose of the certificate is to give investors and plant operators maximum transparency and safety for top-quality, state-of-the-art photovoltaic systems, and therefore for profitable, safe and long-term operation. Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Test stand for photovoltaic spectral measurement

For manufacturers of crystalline and thin-film photovoltaic modules, TÜV Rheinland can now measure the spectral sensitivity and quantum efficiency of photovoltaic modules. A new spectral measuring station has been specially set up for this purpose in the solar testing centre in Cologne. Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Combined Sun Simulator

TÜV Rheinland has commissioned a new sun simulator in the Cologne Solar Testing Centre. The unique feature of the simulator is that it allows measurement not only of photovoltaic modules and thermal solar collectors, but also of combinations of the two technologies. Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Hailstorm Test

At TÜV Rheinland's testing centres, solar modules are subjected to a whole lot of tests, including a simulated hailstorm test, to see whether a violent thunderstorm might cause damage to them or even make them break.

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Module Fracture Test

Solar module testing also involves a fracture test, which simulates the impact of falling objects. This test determines whether there is any risk of injury caused by falling fragments. The impactor used weighs 45.5 kg.

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Outdoor Test Facility in Cologne

The TÜV Rheinland experts in Cologne use outdoor test facilities covering a total of 800 square metres.

Photo: TÜV Rheinland

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Climate Chamber

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Sun Simulator

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