Microvec Introduces a New Affordable PIV System

Microvec, one of the leaders in the field of fluid mechanics, has released a new affordable PIV system based around Microvec’s own double pulse PIV laser. A sneak preview was shown at a recent laser conference in Lisbon in July 2022 and the ASME conference on Toronto in August.

The new system is a fully functional PIV system for measurements in air and water with velocities of up to 200 m/s. The system includes a double pulse 60 mJ PIV laser with 2 x 25 Hz pulse frequency and a 2.8-megapixel CCD camera, capable of capturing 54 images per second. With this maximum acquisition rate, the camera matches the frequency of the laser and can capture frames from all the laser pulses. With an added MicroPulse 825 synchronizer and the newest version of Microvec PIV software, the new system can work with flows of up to 200 m/s or more.

The new system has an unprecedented price performance ratio and offers an affordable research tool to all the potential researchers who were not able to afford PIV previously.

“Acquisition of a laser manufacturer by Microvec allowed our company to lower the price point without compromising performance and quality.” Said Wojciech Majewski, Managing Director of Microvec. “We hope to open an entirely new market and allow researchers to finally be able to use PIV to study fluid mechanics, without having to spend a lot of money.”

With continued geographical expansion and recent opening of a new office in Europe, Microvec is well positioned to continue to provide researchers worldwide with affordable, advanced and high-performance PIV systems.

About Microvec Pte. Ltd.

Microvec Pte. Ltd., headquartered in Singapore, has offered various complete Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) systems since 2002. The company has been developing proprietary PIV technology and has been constantly improving and implementing new techniques and algorithms based on the latest research in the field. Microvec has teamed up with some of the leading researchers worldwide to add their input to Microvec products and to gain access to the most advanced and innovative research. Microvec introduced the world’s first commercial PIV software capable of instantaneous pressure reconstruction and one of the most advanced algorithms in Tomographic PIV – Intensity Enhanced MART. Recently, Microvec has also developed AI PIV software, offering high spatial resolution beyond the limits of interrogation windows and capable of obtaining dense velocity fields with down to one vector per pixel resolution.

For more information, please visit www.piv.com.sg.