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CANBERRA UK Ltd is one of the UK's leading suppliers of instrumentation for a diverse range of applications in the nuclear industry. The company was formed following the divestment of AEA Technology's Instrumentation business to CANBERRA.

Key facts on CANBERRA UK Ltd, the UK’s nuclear measurement solutions provider:

  • CANBERRA UK Ltd provides nuclear measurement consultancy, engineering design and maintenance for Energy & Process (nuclear and power) Sector
  • Functions include Research & Development, Manufacturing, Systems, UK Sales and Services
  • UK Manufactures large Assay Systems
  • Nuclear Measurements expert team
  • Tier One Supplier
  • Head office in Harwell, Oxfordshire
  • Remote Services centres at Sellafield and Dounreay
  • +45 years experience supplying instrumentation to the UK nuclear industry

Our commitment to our customers:

  • Right ‘first time’ objective
  • Innovation: bringing new technologies and products targeting value for customers
  • Complete focus on nuclear safety and security needs
  • No compromises on performance
  • Minimise total cost of ownership

Business Management:

  • ISO 9001: 2008
  • ISO 14001: 2004
  • BS OHSAS 18001: 2007
  • NRTL certified
  • CE self certifying

2009 to 2012 Health & Safety:

  • ZERO Recordable Accidents
  • ZERO Lost Time Accidents


We aim to work closely with our customers to ensure that we provide innovative, high quality products and measurement systems. In addition, we are committed to supporting all of the instrumentation we supply with a comprehensive after-sales support service.

The range of products and capabilities we offer our customers includes:

Gamma and Alpha Spectroscopy

  • Germanium and PIPS Detectors
  • Nuclear Electronics and Multi-Channel Analysers
  • Gamma and Alpha Analysis Software

Radiation Protection Instrumentation

  • Installed Plant Monitoring Instruments (Particulate, Gamma, Tritium)
  • Networked Environmental Monitoring Systems (iCAM, G64)
  • Health Physics Instrumentation
  • Laboratory Counting Systems  (iSOLO, iMatic)

Non-Destructive Assay Systems

  • Low and High Resolution Gamma Spectroscopy Systems
  • Passive and Active Neutron Systems
  • Safeguards Instrumentation
  • X-Ray based Systems


Measurements and Expertise

  • In-Situ measurements (Gamma and Neutron)
  • ISOCS/LabSOCS modelling
  • Expert data review
  • Consultancy support
  • Gamma imaging
  • Characterisation services
  • Training services
  • Method development
  • “Intelligent Customer” support
  • Characterisation services

Dose rate measurements and modelling