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Specialist Endoscope Systems for Challenging Applications

Resolve Optics is a well established supplier of specialist endoscopic systems for hostile environments where radiation, extremes of temperature / pressure or contact with corrosive liquids and gases would render standard products unusable.

Specialist SWIR endoscope. Image Credit: Resolve Optics

To enable inspection inside of operating furnace and boilers, Resolve Optics has supplied several specialist endoscopes to non-invasively analyze high temperature processes including incineration, recycling, smelting and chemical manufacturing.

Recently, Resolve Optics was asked to develop a Short Wavelength Infrared (SWIR) endoscopic viewing system to enable inspection of the blades inside a gas turbine engine. To enable inspection during gas turbine operation required that the endoscope had to operate up to 950 °C at the tip with 150 PSI pressure and be able to withstand severe vibration.

To improve the safety of monitoring of the glass vitrification at a leading radioactive waste reprocessing plant, Resolve Optics developed and supplied an Infrared (IR) endoscope to operate with a high end thermal camera. Operating at 7-14 microns, the prime function of the IR endoscope was to provide the desired field of view to monitor the vitrification cell and to transfer the image to the bolometer based thermal camera. For added safety the thermal camera was mounted after a 90° fold to ensure it was not in the shine path of the radiation.

Source: https://www.resolveoptics.com/

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