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Optics for Energy, Utilities and Renewables


Optical components for the energy and utilities industries
Knight Optical has been supplying optical components to the energy and utility market for over 25 years. During this time we have been supporting companies with high quality optics and invaluable technical knowledge. As technology and new methods of renewable energy have developed, Knight Optical has been at the forefront of optical support and component supply. Unbeknownst to some, optical components are a vital cog in the wheel for numerous applications within these industries and feature in essential mechanisms used for functions such as:

  • Oil drilling and recovery
  • Oil in water analysis
  • Gas detection
  • Gads analysers
  • Photovoltaics
  • Solar energy
  • Telecommunications
  • Pyrometers
  • Drones
  • Hydroelectricity
  • Emission testing
Optical components for Energy, Utilities and Renewables

Optical components Defence, Security & Aerospace industries

Custom Optic Solutions

Knight Optical are global leaders in custom optical solutions. We have a team of Science and Business graduates complimented by a management team with years of experience. We work closely with our customers to achieve their specific goals in the design and manufacture of custom optics and mechanics to their exact requirements.

Custom Optics


Stock Optic Solutions

We also hold a large inventory of stock optical components for use in ultra-violet, visible, near infrared and far-infrared applications that can be customized at short notice to meet your specific requirements.

Stock Optics

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Optics for Your Application

We have a considerable customer base across the sector and as a long-term partner with many spearheads within the field, our optical components are regularly specified for large and small scale applications which include:

Gas Analysis

Highly reliable procedures are imperative in gas analysis and opting for the right components to meet your requirements is critical for operational processes. Harsh environments and hazardous substances mean your analysers need to survive under pressure for safe and effective functionality. Opting for the highest quality components domineers here and ensuring you reinforce your specification with the correct coatings is equally essential. We have a range of custom project-specific coatings and materials available to accurately match the requirements sought by your application.

Oil Drilling & Recovery

Here, camera systems play a crucial role in enabling drilling rigs to enhance safety, control and ensure optimal operation with real-time footage. Oil drilling and recovery are incredibly perilous and require high-level surveillance to safeguard personnel and the environment. Hard-wearing protection is necessary for a task of such exposure, and it is here that premium quality dictates both precision and longevity. Our sapphire domes are the components of choice for many working within the oil drilling and recovery industry due to their robust formation and long-lasting lifespan.

Gas Detection

Our bandpass filters are frequently employed in gas detection applications for their ability to identify many emissions. As different gases emit at various wavelengths, specific bandpass filters permit the identification of each type of gas. For instance, if you are looking to detect carbon monoxide, your wavelength range will be 4.73μm. If you are uncertain on the wavelength required for your application, contact a member of our technical sales team today to discuss your requirements.

Drones

In recent years, drones have peaked in popularity within the entertainment industry; however, the oil and gas sector has also found a purpose for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The use of drones in the industry has taken off in recent years; allowing for safe and efficient maintenance as well as inspections. With drones becoming commonplace within the field, safety amongst personnel is set to improve with UAV monitoring and notifications of hazardous occurrences such as fires and spills. Fundamental and potentially life-saving equipment within such extreme environments requires precision and high-quality materials to ensure reliable performance. Our customised domes are specified for their reliability and resilience in many UAV applications, including drones.


Understanding Quality

Our rigorous testing procedures – using advanced metrology equipment and skilled QA inspectors – ensure all our products satisfy even the most specific requirements. This applies to one-off custom parts and large production runs. Every single component we supply is proven to perform. We will also provide you with all the information you require for your documentation. We can reassure you that there is transparency on your ordered items including a metrology report and a certificate of conformance to quality standards. We are able to provide you with as much information as required to ensure that legal obligations are met, allowing your instrument to be approved for use as soon as possible.

Our rigorous testing procedures – using advanced metrology equipment and skilled QA inspectors – ensure all our products satisfy even the most specific requirements. This applies to one-off custom parts and large production runs. Every single component we supply is proven to perform. We will also provide you with all the information you require for your documentation. We can reassure you that there is transparency on your ordered items including a metrology report and a certificate of conformance to quality standards. We are able to provide you with as much information as required to ensure that legal obligations are met, allowing your instrument to be approved for use as soon as possible.

Knight Optical value every one of our customers, and therefore you will be assigned a dedicated account manager, who cares as much about your project as you do. They make the process of getting a quotation to receiving an order, as smooth as possible. We go above and beyond ensuring that your supply chain experience is as stress-free as possible.


Commonly Ordered Optics

Our 2018/2019 Catalogue

Inside Knight Optical’s catalogue you’ll find details of the industries we serve as well as the many other services we can offer. It also showcases hundreds of our most popular products, supported by useful technical information, to help you choose the right part for your application.
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