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Dual Frame PIV/PVT Camera

MANUFACTURER LA Vision (manufacturer's website)
MODEL Flowmaster
TRAINING Training is required to use this item and we can arrange this if needed.
CUSTODIAN Dr Adrian Spencer
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SITE West Park


The LaVision FlowMaster system family evaluates three-dimensional velocity vector fields from scattered light patterns of particles or droplets seeded into the flow (liquid or gas). Techniques like Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Particle Tracking Velocimetry (PTV) are supported. LaVision's FlowMaster camera systems can record two successive images within min. time <100 ns for ultrafast cross-correlation and speeds up to Mach 4. The PIV cameras offer highest sensitivity and allow the use of very small particles (or droplets). An image field of up to 16 million pixels combined with up to 14 bit dynamic range gives an unsurpassed spatial resolution. Programmable precise timing sequences in combination with flexible and speedy software evaluation complete the package.


  • Liquid and gas flow investigations in wind tunels, water channels, in-cylinder engines industrial flow systems, compressors, turbines, fans, pumps, Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)

System Features

  • Self-calibration for 3D stereoscopic PIV eliminates calibration errors
  • Beam delivery. articulated arms, compact sheet optics
  • Particle seeder
  • General purpose synchronization device
  • Online data storage, real-time data recording for many hours
  • Distributed computing on network PCs


PIV CamerasImager IntenseImager Pro X 2MImager Pro X 4MImager Pro X 11MHSS 5HSS 6
Resolution [pixel]1376 x 10401600 x 12002048 x 20484008 x 26721024 x 10241024 x 1024
Frame rate @ max. resolution10 Hz30 Hz14 Hz5 Hz3 kHz5.4 kHz
Pixel size [μm]6.45 x 6.457.4 x 7.49.0 x 9.017 x 1720 x 20
Min. time interval (dt)500 ns110 ns115 ns210 ns2 μs< 1 μs
Dynamic range12 bit14 bit14 bit14 bit10 bit12 bit

Item ID #1989.

Last Updated: 1st November, 2012

Dual Frame PIV/PVT Camera