RBR Ltd.

RBR Ltd.

Ottawa, the capital of Canada, has equally inconvenient access to all three adjacent oceans. Nevertheless, RBR has been designing and manufacturing high precision instruments for oceanographic research here since 1976! Founded by a British electronics engineer, Richard Brancker, the company is now run by a team of enthusiastic engineers and oceanographers and produces instruments calibrated to WOCE standards. RBR invests considerable effort into research and development, which is carried out in collaboration with customers to ensure that the instruments produced are precisely what the customer wants and can afford. RBR is a global leader in oceanographic instrumentation, providing competitive and innovative products to scientists worldwide.

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5-95 Hines Road , Ottawa , ON K2K 2M5 Canada

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Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater - Water Monitoring and Testing
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Globally (various continents)
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Our current product line includes submersible data loggers for CTD, turbidity, fluorescence, dissolved oxygen, pH/ORP, PAR, and other sensors, thermistor chains, tide gauges, and wave gauges. Our instruments are all built on a modular platform to permit rapid custom configuration.

Calibration equipment at RBR permits traceable calibration for oceanographic instruments including temperature to ±0.002 degrees, conductivity to ±0.003 mS/cm and pressure to ±0.05%. In-house calibration of DO, pH, ORP and turbidity complement those for the fundamental physical measurements.

Our facilities and capabilities permit us to build many special purpose and custom instruments.