Thermal Vision Research (TVR) is the UK distributor for Teledyne FLIR’S IR thermography camera range, designed for specialist R&D applications. The leading UK distributor partnered with the Aircraft Research Association (ARA), with its Teledyne FLIR T1K camera. ARA is now marketing the FLIR T1K wind tunnel concept design to engineering companies; as a viable blueprint for streamlined, greener aerodynamics, making future long-haul flights more sustainable.
Established in 2017, Thermal Vision Research (TVR) is the brainchild of Director Matthew Clavey and is based at Aztec West business park near Bristol, in South Gloucestershire.
“We have a state-of-the-art thermal lab at this year’s Engineering Design Show in Coventry. The best way for engineers and designers to understand the true dynamic capacity of our technology is to see it in action. Our range of cameras can support many applications, from electronic component testing, EV battery testing to aircraft, defence or rail network research and many others.
“We are encouraging visitors to come and ask us anything – how do you test for heat or temperature? How can you see if a battery is overheating? Want to see how a bullet travels at high or slow speed? We can show you how with our advanced visible thermogram form technology, digitised with cutting-edge software processing,” explained Matthew.
The Engineering Design Show (EDS) at the Coventry Building Society Arena has been running since 2012 and is the only trade event exclusively dedicated to mechanical, electronics and embedded design. It is the business and networking calendar event for the engineering design sector.
Matthew Clavey with be at the two-day event with his Bristol-based team to demonstrate with FLIR cameras, computers and tripods and Business Development Managers from FLIR will be on hand to also answer questions.
“We will be showcasing the Teledyne FLIR infrared thermal camera range and introducing attendees to the new Teledyne FLIR Research Studio Professional Edition software.
“This latest release encompasses a Professional Edition with FLIR Research Studio Player-precision designed for R&D applications that are in need of sturdy data capture and analysis and an upgraded version of the FLIR Research Studio Standard Edition. Both versions offer a ‘Connect- View- Record- Analyse- Share’ workflow, designed to seamlessly identify key thermal data, to make critical decisions.”
The issue of overheated batteries is a hot topic in the industry, especially with the recent push towards EV batteries and associated safety concerns. The Teledyne FLIR high-speed thermal camera reveals heat details through high-speed imaging, perfect for working on key EV battery safety issues. This camera provides more accurate results than previous thermocouples and general IR devices, pinpointing the exact location of short-circuits and subsequent heat spreading. This is key information for battery design engineers, helping them navigate round potential damage scenarios. The high-speed camera offers unprecedented slow thermal imaging captures at high temperatures of over 700°C and provides comprehensive details of the thermal management system, during the EV battery testing period.
The FLIR infrared cameras today offer up to 16 times the resolution of standard cameras used a decade ago and are fast becoming a standard thermal measurement tool across multiple test applications, alongside digital multimeters, oscilloscopes and voltage analysers. Infrared has proven advantages over thermocouples for electronic systems designers. They can identify ‘hot spots’ in electronic component testing instantly on electronic circuit boards and are hugely instrumental in helping design a circuit board’s thermal management system.
TVR are happy to come to businesses to demonstrate the camera capabilities on-site and offer camera hiring, lease and purchasing options.
Thermal Vision Research will be exhibiting at The Engineering Design Show at Coventry Building Society Arena from 12-13 October 2023 at Stand G74.