History

Delivering insights for over 65 years

We have enjoyed a lot of success since our beginnings as a small research team in 1958. Now our products, services and innovations span the globe, helping businesses operate more safely, more efficiently and saving them money. Here are just some of our major milestones over the last 65 years.

1958

An expert team of scientists is brought together to research the beneficial application of ionising radiation in process chemical plants.

1960s

The first fixed nucleonic level instrument is developed and installed. A rapid evolution of radioisotope techniques for process troubleshooting and optimisation follows.

1970s

To support our tracer technology, a 23KW TRIGA nuclear reactor receives investment. A commercial business unit is established to supply specialist diagnostic services and instruments worldwide.

1980s

An increased demand for process diagnostic services to the North Sea offshore oil and gas industry leads to the opening of a new office in Aberdeen, UK.

1990s

Tracer technologies are developed to allow oil companies to characterise fluid flows in reservoirs and inside production wells.

2000

Major overseas expansion begins with offices opening in the Americas, Asia, Australia, Caspian, Europe and Middle East.

2002

Fuel marker technology is developed and launched. A contract to help Brazilian government combat national fuel adulteration crime is won. The business unit is acquired by Johnson Matthey to enhance existing catalyst technology.

2003

The Profiler™, a revolutionary new instrument for interface measurement and control on complex separation systems, wins the Queens Award for Enterprise.

2006

We win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category, recognising the significant growth in sales revenue. A new range of radiation monitors is launched.

2007

The subsea Profiler™ instrumentation system is commissioned for Statoil’s Tordis Module. It’s the world’s first subsea oil and gas production facility.

2009

We are awarded with the Queen’s Award for Innovation for the world’s first intrinsically safe radiation monitor.

2013

DiscoveryTM, the world’s first subsea  CT scanner for pipeline inspection, is unveiled to the world’s oil and gas industry at UTC, Norway. OptimusTM, a ground-breaking new level measurement instrument wins the Institute of Physics Innovation Award.

2014

The Measurement Technology Centre is opened in the UK.

2023

Tracerco is acquired by Sullivan Street Partners and Souter Investments, which in turn empowers our transition and establishment as an independent entity.

 

To find out more about what we have worked on more recently, visit our case studies page.

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