In a recent statement, Thermo Scientific announced to discontinue a part of their product line for nuclear level and density gauges. What is the impact of their decision?
Thermo Fisher Scientific US has decided to discontinue their nuclear density gauge business. According to Thermo’s discontinuation notice, this decision was made after a careful review of their global operations and product portfolio. The announcement was made in their product bulletin of January 30, 2020.
In their bulletin, Thermo shares a list of products that will be gradually phased out without any replacement product. Thermo announced that service and support for the discontinued products will be offered until the end of 2024, subject to availability. Discontinuation of the US Nuclear Level and Density product line is effective from January 31, 2020.
Update: In a new letter to customers, they announced to continue one of their models (DDG3) which is fabricated in their Australian factory. Other nuclear density gauges are still discontinued. Please check the current list here.
Thermo Scientific list of impacted products:
Gamma density gauge
DensityPRO (MS2011DU, MS2011DUR)
Gamma level gauge
LevelPRO (MS2011LU1, MS2011LU1R)
NAI density gauge
DensityPRO NAI (NS2011I, MS2011R)
3680 Smart density transmitter
3680, CutPRO, ConsistencyPRO
InterfacePRO for level, density, and interface
DensityPRO integrated gamma system
SGD-O density gauge for fracturing
SGDO Density Gauge
KRILPRO neutron backscatter level/interface device
MOLA-Moisture Online Analyzer
PNF Point level gauge
PNF Point Level Switch
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