Camera systems for the nuclear industry

Paul Boughton

Resolve Optics Ltd 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.”

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.

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