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Bespoke Camera Systems for the Nuclear Industry

publication date: Apr 7, 2014
author/source: Resolve Optics


Resolve Optics Ltd. reports that it has supplied a number of non-browning zoom lens to Custom Cameras Ltd (Wells, UK) to enable the company to supply fully integrated radiation tolerant camera systems for monitoring applications in the Nuclear industry.

In highly radioactive environments where camera servicing or replacement is not an option - Custom Cameras sought a proven supplier of high performance, radiation tolerant zoom lenses.  Tony Moon, Sales Director of Custom Cameras commented “Over the last 10 years we have purchased non-browning 3x and 6x zoom lens from Resolve Optics enabling us to provide optimised remote camera systems for applications including inspection of nuclear fuels rods for oxidation, deterioration or damage ; checking the integrity of nuclear fuel chambers and monitoring low level radioactive storage containers”.  He added “Why we elect to source from Resolve Optics is down to their in-depth knowledge of the requirements of lenses to be used in a nuclear environment, willingness and ability to adapt designs to suit customer requirements, excellent technical support and competitive pricing”.

Drawing upon over 20 years experience Resolve Optics has built a strong reputation for specialist lens design and manufacture of smaller production quantities of radiation-resistant lenses and optical products on time to strict quality and target price guidelines.  All optical elements within  Resolve Optics radiation tolerant lens designs are made using cerium  oxide doped glass or synthetic silica enabling them to withstand radiation doses of up to 100,000,000 rads and temperatures up to 55°C without discoloration or degradation of performance. All Resolve Optics  non browning lenses provide high image resolution and minimum geometric distortion from 400 to 750nm.

Custom Cameras Ltd. is a knowledgable engineering company with over 30 years of design experience in industrial camera technology.  The company specialises in production of camera systems built to withstand high levels of nuclear radiation, operate in hostile environments, offer high spectral sensitivity and operate underwater to depths of up to 50 metres. In addition to their range of standard products, Custom Cameras excel at providing unique solutions to difficult engineering applications.

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