Supporting Whessoe Varec Installations
Varec Europe has partnered with experienced service companies to provide you with professional installation, commissioning and maintenance options for all Whessoe Varec legacy equipment and systems. If you have questions about your existing system contact our european office for advice and support on how to improve your tank gauging and inventory management systems.
Whessoe vs. Varec Product Compatibility Reference
- 1084/9510 & 1097/98/99 Receivers and Converters (Interface Devices)
- 1143/1146 Servo Gauge (6005 STG)
- 1315/1301 Gauge Transmitter (2900 FTT or 8200 FTT)
- 1320 Gauge Transmitter with Alarms (2900 FTT or 8200 FTT)
- 1323 Universal Gauge Transmitter (2900 FTT)
- 1608 Local Indicator (4560 SGM, 4590 TSM or 4040 BDU)
- 1645/1646 Temperature Transmitter (4532 ATC or 4539 ATC)
- 1703/1706 Temperature Transmitter (4532 ATC or 4539 ATC)
- 2006 and 2026 Float Gauges (2500 ATG)
- 2046 Float Gauge with Built in Transmitter (2500 ATG plus 2900 FTT)
- 2047/3303/3304 Marine Float Gauge (None)
- 2302 Tankside Gaugeboard (6700 LLI)
A renown name in the oil and gas industry since 1791.
Whessoe was formed in 1791 as an ironmongers and foundry in Darlington, in the north of England close to the site of the inaugural run in 1791 of Stevenson's 'Rocket', built for the world's first railway. Whessoe's founder, Alfred Kitching, was closely associated with the railway and, as one of the very first passengers, saw opportunities for his company's skills in the nascent rail industry.
In 1891, Whessoe grew with the gas industry and anticipated the success of the new petroleum industry, building oil storage tanks and infrastructure for refineries. The company went public in 1920 and Shell purchased 51% of ordinary shares, giving it the opportunity to earn a prominent position in petroleum and petrochemical engineering. Whessoe led in the design, fabrication and construction of pressure vessels and large-scale storage tanks, being the first to apply welding technology versus riveted construction.
By the 1990s, with a century of continuous involvement in the petroleum and petrochemical industry, the new Whessoe Group corporate headquarters was moved to just outside Darlington, a few miles from the site of the original foundry. For the previous thirty years the group focused on marine tanker and tank farm inventory management systems, building its reputation as world-class supplier of complete solutions for inventory management, loss control, tank gauging and environmental safety, onshore and in a marine environment.
In 1997, the world-renowned Endress+Hauser Group purchased the Whessoe Group. The Varec headquarters and manufacturing facility was re-located to Atlanta to support the sales of FuelsManager® systems and tank gauging products for worldwide distribution.
In 2006, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) acquired Varec. The acquisition strengthens both companies positions in the Oil & Gas markets and allows the each to provide a more comprehensive array of services to its customers.