Thermo Fisher Discontinues Nuclear Gauges

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FEBRUARY, 2020

Instrumentation
Nuclear

As of January 30th, 2020, Thermo Fisher Scientific has discontinued production of their nuclear density gauges used to measure the density of slurries. 

The details were announced via a product bulletin on their website. 

“At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we continually evaluate our global operations and product portfolios to identify opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness in meeting the needs of our global customers.

After a careful and thorough review of our Environmental and Process Monitoring business, we have decided to discontinue our Nuclear Level and Density product line, effective January 31, 2020.”

Thermo Fisher Scientific

The products impacted by this decision are listed below:

 

Product DescriptionProduct ModelReplacement
Gamma density gaugeDensityPRO (MS2011DU,
MS2011DUR)
None
Gamma level gaugeLevelPRO (MS2011LU1,
MS2011LU1R)
None
NAI density gaugeDensityPRO NAI (NS2011I,
MS2011R)
None
3680 Smart density
transmitter
3680, CutPRO, ConsistencyPRONone
InterfacePRO for level,
density, and interface
InterfacePRO (MS2011IP)None
DensityPRO integrated
gamma system
DensityPRO-CNone
SGD-O density gauge for
fracturing
SGDO Density GaugeNone
KRILPRO neutron
backscatter level/interface
KRILPRO (7200A)None
MOLA-Moisture Online
Analyzer
MOLA/MOLA-LS (7200A)None
PNF Point level gaugePNF Point Level SwitchNone

 

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The discontinuation of nuclear density gauges is unsurprising considering the current market trends, although the announcement was surprising to many. If you are affected by these changes, we recently published a Guide To Replacing Nuclear Density Gauges which may be of use to you. 

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