Specialist Scientific Services

Field trials:

Setting up the infrastructure

at a test range,  SA

Track Record

The following companies specialise in Science & Technology, R&D, T&E and Projects.  François has produced deliverables for these end-users, either as agent, supplier, project subcontractor, or main contractor through FC LogCon. (*)


South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

including various current and previous business units:

Aerotek - Aeronautical Systems Technology,

Transportek - Transport Technology,

Textek - Textile Technology,

Mattek - Materials Technology,

Food-Bio-ChemTek - Food, Biological & Chemical Technology,

Boutek - Building Technology,

Environmentek - Environmental Sciences Technology,

Miningtek - Mining Technology (Kloppersbos),

NLC - National Laser Centre,

Forestek - Forestry Technology.

¨ Eskom

South African Parastatal - Electrical services provider.

¨ Sasol

Fuels and Chemicals Industry, South Africa.

¨ Denel

South African Parastatal Armaments Manufacturer,

including various current and previous business units:

Somchem, Swartklip, Kentron, Eloptro, Mechem, Atlas, LIW, Irenco, Cumulus, OTB, Aerospace Systems, Optronics.


South African Bureau of Standards.

¨ Da Gama Textiles

Manufacturer of textiles - South Africa.

¨ David Whiteheads

Manufacturer of textiles - South Africa.

¨ Avitronics


¨ Blue Circle Cement

Manufacturer of cement and related products, South Africa.

Food & Health:

R&D to improve shelf-life of eggs.  SA

Road safety:

R&D for identification of unsafe vehicles. SA


The list of clients shown below on the right is for illustration purposes only, and is not a complete activity record.


The nature of the projects undertaken, may be such that they are Classified, or Client Confidential, and no details may be provided.

François Collin Pr.Sci.Nat.

Text Box: FC LogCon frequently provides specialised technology, consultancy services and logistic support, with an emphasis on applications involving thermography, infrared radiometry, remote sensing, process control, stress measurement, NDT (non-destructive testing) and fault detection.


François Collin has been involved in several aspects of thermal imaging, radiometry and general electro-optic technology since 1989, with a strong emphasis on:

¨ (R&D) Research & Development Projects,

¨ (T&E) Test & Evaluation Programmes,

¨ Measurement & Field Trials,

¨ Custom Solutions for Industry. 

Text Box: Please note that all Dual-Use or Defence related Sales, Services and Technology Transfers are subject to export restrictions.  For more information see:  FC LogCon’s terms & Conditions
Text Box: Scientific Consultancy Services
Text Box: FC LogCon arranges Scientific & Consultancy Services in the fields of:
Text Box: Radiometry and Thermography
IR Remote Sensing
NDT and Stress Measurement
Industrial Processes
Fire Detection & Risk Mitigation
Procurement Decision Support
Experiment / Test Planning 
Text Box: FC LogCon arranges Logistic Support & Business Services in the fields of:
Text Box: Field Trial Technical Support
Field Test Infrastructure - Supply
Test Planning & Design Specialists
Transport & Accommodation
Interpreters & Support Personnel  
Text Box: FC LogCon can source and/or supply Specialised Equipment for:
Text Box: Radiometry and Thermography
Calibration and Black-bodies
IR Remote Sensing
NDT and Stress Measurement
Process Control
Fire Detection & Risk Mitigation
Inspection & Fault Finding
Text Box: Field-test setup - SA
Text Box: Stress measurement on rivets.
Cedip (France)

UV radiation:

Research programme to evaluate the levels of UV transmitted through the atmosphere in various environments, at different times of the year. SA