Davidson Instruments was founded in 1995 with a vision of becoming the world leader in the design, development, and licensing of fiber optic pressure measurement systems for use in harsh industrial applications.
Fiber optics showed enormous potential for revolutionizing industrial instrumentation the same way it had revolutionized telecommunications. Extrinsic white light interferometry was viewed as a technology that could overcome the three fundamental limitations of conventional electronic sensing systems, i.e., making reliable measurements:
- safely in Class 1, Division I explosion hazardous areas,
- at high temperatures, and
- in rich electromagnetic interference (EMI) environments.
The enormous potential for the use of fiber optic instrumentation in harsh industrial applications has been realized by Davidson. Today, Davidson's rugged fiber optic sensing systems are being used in demanding downhole oil & gas and combustion turbine power generation applications.
Davidson's downhole instrumentation has made it possible to measure reservoir pressure at elevated temperatures, a measurement that was not possible with conventional technology.
Davidson's gas turbine combustion dynamics monitoring system is considered by industry experts as the most accurate, stable, and highest-fidelity system available for monitoring combustion activity in dry low NOx combustion turbines.
Davidson is currently involved in the development of advanced instrumentation for commercial aerospace and plastics injection molding applications.
Davidson has secured a significant competitive advantage in the field of fiber optic pressure measurement through its extensive portfolio of US and foreign patents and its numerous trade secrets
Davidson is committed to its mission of being the world leader in the design and development of fiber optic sensing systems for harsh industrial environments and to providing its customers with the safest, most reliable, and most cost-effective instrumentation.
The development of robust fiber optic instrumentation required the dedicated efforts of a multi-disciplined team of engineers and scientists and substantial funding by Davidson's investors, its industrial customers, and by the U.S. government.
Davidson is committed to its mission of continuing as the world leader in the design and development of fiber optic sensing systems for harsh industrial environments and to providing its customers and licensees with the safest, most reliable, and most cost-effective instrumentation available.