High temperature endoscope for power generation research

  Enquiry / contact me

To enable inspection of the blades in a gas turbine while in operation

Vision & Identification

High temperature endoscope for power generation research
High temperature endoscope for power generation research
High temperature endoscope for power generation research
High temperature endoscope for power generation research

Resolve Optics has supplied several high temperature Short Wavelength Infrared (SWIR) endoscopic viewing systems to enable inspection of the blades in a gas turbine while in operation. To enable inspection during gas turbine operation required that the SWIR endoscope had to operate up to 950° C at the tip with 150PSI pressure and be able to withstand severe vibration. 

To overcome the negative effects of high temperature and pressure – Resolve Optics created a novel design which allowed introduction of cool air at high pressure at the mid-section of the endoscope. This innovation enabled the prism at the tip of the endoscope to be cooled to <200°C and the positive pressure to provide enough airflow to keep the prism clean. In addition, to stop the endoscope transmitting heat from its tip to the connected camera – special heat breaks were designed into the body so that the camera end of the endoscope was kept below 50°C.

One of the most challenging aspects of the SWIR endoscope design was to ensure that the glass elements were securely retained. If the elements or clamp rings were to become loose the levels of vibration would quickly generate enough glass and metal powder debris to obscure the image. This problem was overcome by utilising spring retainers made from carefully selected materials with an expansion rate that would cancel out the differences in expansion between the glass and the metal housing.

For further information click here

Posted on December 20, 2019 - (191 views)
Resolve Optics Ltd
Asheridge Road
HP5 2PT Chesham - United Kingdom
+44-1494-777100
+44-1494-775201
View full company profile
Location
More products from this supplier
Designing Optical Systems for Space Projects
Compact Rugged Head-Up Display Camera Lens
Taking Close-up Pictures in High Radiation Environments
Lenses for Medical Technologies
Custom Zoom Lenses for Machine Vision
HD Zoom Lens for Nuclear Inspection (357)
Miniature Zoom Lens (207)
Motorised Miniature Zoom Lens (207 Motorised)
Specialist Infrared Zoom Lenses
Lenses for Suveillance of Coastal Erosion
Related articles
uEye XLE: New Low-pPriced Industrial Camera Family
IDS Extends 3D Industrial Camera Series Ensenso N
Introducing the FLIR A6780 Mid- and Longwave Thermal Cameras
Mouser Electronics Announced Global Agreement with iWave
Pregius S: IDS uEye Cameras Set New Standards
Traditional Image Processing vs. Deep Learning
Augmented and Virtual Reality: The Reality Spectrum
The EU Commission Has Financed an AI Platform for Mines that Uses Earth Observation
5MP Camera for NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier NX™ Developer Kit
Camera-based Spindle Control
FLIR A8580 Compact LWIR HD Thermal Camera
FLIR A6750 SLS Thermal Camera
Thyristor Power Controllers
Highly-scalable Paperless Recorder
VisuNet HMI Systems
Microscope Optics for IR cameras
Faster Than a Speeding Bullet
Vision and Measuring Machines in Different Sizes
Faster Than a Speeding Bullet
High Precision Laser Scanner
Camera-based Spindle Control
FLIR A8580 Compact LWIR HD Thermal Camera
Scanner for Fast Tracking of Coronavirus Patient Samples
Four-channel Laser Diode Driver Ics
Arm-based Qseven Module
FLIR A6750 SLS Thermal Camera
Optical Gas Imaging for Oil & Gas Pipelines
Compact Cameras for Thermal Imaging
High-performance Thermal Camera
Optical Gas Imaging Camera
5MP Camera for NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier NX™ Developer Kit
FLIR A8580 Compact LWIR HD Thermal Camera
Visual Inspection with Plug & Inspect™ Technology
Elevated Body Temperature Visualization Through Thermal Imaging
Four-channel Laser Diode Driver Ics
Optical Gas Imaging for Oil & Gas Pipelines
Compact Cameras for Thermal Imaging
Images and Height Profiles Analysis
"Everyone can become a process miner"
Optical Gas Imaging Camera