Advanced Thermal Solutions has released a new application report that
describes how Carl Messtechnik (Dinsladen, Germany) is using FLIR
thermal imaging cameras to conduct pulse thermography quality tests
to detect defects in bikes made from carbon fibre reinforced
bike frames, especially those at the higher priced end of the market,
are made from carbon fibre reinforced plastics, which are
exceptionally light and strong. The way these frames behave in
the case of damage and failure is fundamentally different from
traditional metal frame bikes. Instead of bending, carbon fibre
reinforced materials just break. This potentially exposes
riders to failures that may lead to injury or even death.
identify hidden stress defects in carbon-based bike frames - Carl
Messtechnik employed a pulse thermographic method to trigger a
thermal pulse through the material under study and then used a FLIR
SC 7000 thermal imaging camera to trace the heat flow.
Differences in the heat flow data collected by the FLIR SC7000 have
provided a unique insight into stress induced flaws in carbon fibre
Carl, Managing Director of Carl Messtechnik, commented "The
cooled Indium Antimonide (InSb) detector used by the FLIR SC7000
thermal imaging camera is extremely sensitive (<20mk) and provides
high contrast thermal images at a resolution of 640x512 pixels".
He added "The SC7000 is extremely good for this application, for
its accurate temperature readings and detailed thermal images that
ensure that no flaws are missed.
copy of this applications report is available to download* or can be
obtained by contacting FLIR Advanced Thermal Solutions on telephone
6037 0100 / email [email protected].
in all aspects of infrared technology, FLIR designs, manufactures,
and supports thermal imaging systems and subsystems for industrial,
scientific, governmental, commercial, and firefighting applications.
With a 40-year history of infrared innovation, over 100,000 systems
in use worldwide, and development centres and sales offices in over
60 countries, FLIR is the world leader in thermal imaging technology.
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