Baltic Scientific Instruments (BSI) was established in 1994 on the basis of Riga Research and Development Institute for Radio-Isotope Apparatus (RNIIRP, est.1966), which belonged to the Ministry for Atomic Energy of the former Soviet Union. RNIIRP had Union-wide responsibility for the development of instruments for radiation detection and measurement for the atomic energy industry, mining, oil and gas industries, space and military applications. RNIIRP developed a broad range of products, and the highest level of technical knowledge and skills to meet the most sophisticated technological demands of the Soviet Union. These are the foundations of the capabilities that BSI now brings to global markets.
Since its founding as a private enterprise BSI has specialized in the development and fabrication of devices for spectrometric analysis based on semiconductor and scintillation radiation detectors. Our products are applied in multiple industries: nuclear power; environmental monitoring; geophysics and the mining industry; medicine and healthcare; research including space sciences; security systems and customs control; and other spheres. To succeed in global markets for radiation detection and analysis equipment BSI has mastered the most demanding quality standards in each market where we have chosen to compete. See our Quality Policy.
BSI is always looking for exceptional people who can rise to the challenge of meeting the demands of our customers. If you are looking for a challenging career with extraordinary opportunity for career growth check out current openings and our Employment Policy.
BSI is headquartered in Riga, Latvia, one of the most livable cities in Europe with an exceptional cultural life, attractive homes, good schools and within a short drive of rural Latvia as well as some of the finest beaches in Northern Europe. Riga has been called the culture capital of Europe and has been featured as a prime tourist destination.
BSI is dedicated to meeting the needs of customers for radiation detection and spectroscopic analysis in the nuclear, medical, scientific research, space, mining and other markets with demanding and highly sophisticated performance, reliability and safety requirements. Our product development, manufacturing processes, training of personnel, and operating systems and procedures are designed to produce and deliver precision equipment of the highest quality as required by our customers. We back our products with support by highly trained service engineers committed to the quality standards that BSI follows.
BSI capacity to meet the rigorous and sophisticated demands of its customers in some of the toughest markets in the world rests on the deep professional experience of BSI and the intellectual legacy of Riga Research and Development Institute for Radio-Isotope Apparatus (RNIIRP, est.1966), which belonged to Ministry for Atomic Energy. RNIIRP was the leading research and production enterprise that designed and produced sophisticated radiation detection and spectroscopic analysis equipment for the former Soviet Union based in Riga, Latvia. Building on its legacy as a premier manufacturer BSI has secured customers in worldwide markets with their rigorous quality requirements.
BSI secured ISO 9001:2015 certification in 2007 and is in process of upgrading systems and procedures to meet ISO 9001:2015 quality requirements. Based on the intensive training of our employees and adherence to rigorous quality standards in all aspects of product design and manufacturing BSI is confident of being meeting other industry-specific quality standards as required by our customers.
BSI employs a flexible, customer focused approach to meet the needs of our customers in all stages of operation of our equipment, starting from its purchase to service maintenance.
To ensure this:
A copy of BSI’s Quality Policy can be requested from our Customer Support Department.
The Company Baltic Scientific Instruments was initially certified to ISO 9001:2015 in September, 2007. Annual audit is performed by TÜV Rheinland.