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Tracerco Nominated for Two Engineer's Choice Awards for its Breakthrough Technology

27 November 2013

UK-based Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey Plc, has been nominated for two Engineer’s Choice Awards for two of its breakthrough monitoring devices for the oil and gas industry and is welcoming support from its customers and business associates to help them win.

The awards, which aim to recognise the best new control, instrumentation and automation products across the industry, are decided by the print and online subscribers of Control Engineering, so in order to triumph at the awards in February, Tracerco needs to collect as many votes from customers, supporters and business associates as possible. Subscription is free and takes a few minutes.

Tracerco has been shortlisted as a finalist in two categories at the prestigious awards; the ‘Process Control – Process Sensors’ category for its breakthrough LevelFinderPlus measuring device used to measure liquid levels in processing vessels and ‘Hardware – handheld test, measurement and calibration’ category for its Personal Electronic Dosimeter (PED) which measures radiation dose and is particularly popular in the CBRNe market.

Andy Hurst, Managing Director at Tracerco said "We are delighted and honoured to have two of our ground-breaking and innovative technologies shortlisted for the prestigious Engineers Choice Awards. The LevelFinderPlus and PED are both excellent examples of the creative work of our development team do, using science to find solutions to overcome customers’ challenges that conventional instrumentation cannot offer.”

Both products are not only ground-breaking in their category; they offer the industry effective and reliable solutions for measuring in the face of challenging environments. The LevelFinderPlus measuring device uses high technology to provide operators with accurate level measurement of liquid in vessels, even in the presence of build-up. The PED is a personal radiation monitoring device which performs in the most challenging environments and still generates accurate and reliable results.

LevelFinderPlus, which also received an Institute of Physics Award for Innovation earlier this year, is the first and only instrument able to provide unparalleled insight into vessel operating conditions even in the presence of deposit build up and vapour density fluctuations. Conventional level measurement systems can have errors of over 40% due to build-up and vapour density fluctuations meaning that operators are unable to optimise processes, often leading to significant loss of production and potentially dangerous operating conditions.

The TRACERCOTMLevelFinderPlus is designed for liquid level, interface and density measurements as well as solids monitoring in upstream and downstream vessels. It is suitable for the most challenging oil, chemical and petrochemical industry applications. It provides accurate level measurement in the presence of build-up, reducing unplanned shutdowns, ensuring reduced mechanical failure, improved product quality, allowing process optimisation and operator confidence to increase production and maximise throughput.

TRACERCOTMPED is a revolutionary radiation monitoring device that performs exceptionally, even in the most challenging environments, whilst being as simple to use as possible. The monitor is easy to clean and decontaminate due to its lightweight design and smooth clean lines. It is also water and shock proof so can withstand being dropped, and sun readable due to the revolutionary AMOLED screen. It is also suitable for all level of users.

What is also unique about Tracerco’s PED device is that it is intrinsically safe, whilst being robust and weatherproof. It is also extremely adaptable and unlike other radiation moniotoring devices produced in the past, the PED can be used by all manner of service industries including oil and gas, emergency services, hazmat nuclear energy, mining, medical and research.

To help Tracerco succeed at the forthcoming Engineers Choice Awards for its Personal Electronic Dosimeter device and its LevelFinderPlus measuring device please visit and vote: http://www.controleng.com/events-and-awards/engineers-choice-awards/2014/finalists.html

Pictured: Andy Hurst