History Timeline

1986-2007 Technology Roots
1986 - 1998
  • Substantial success is achieved leading into and in the 1990s with development of laser profiling and ultrasonic technologies, particularly with those able to measure internal and external geometries of cylindrical objects.
1990
  • Company name changed to QUEST Integrated, Inc. (QUEST) - Focus shifts to precision measurement systems for manufacturing and defense customers.
  • First phase Research and Development of LOTIS® (Laser Optic Tube Inspection System) technology commences.
1994
  • FlowDril Corporation - Spin out to develop and market high-pressure downhole pumps and jet-assisted drilling technology for oil and gas exploration. Company technology is in industry trials.
1995
  • QUEST tasked by the National Institute for Standards and Testing (NIST) to produce a high-precision tool for measuring the geometry of an inside threaded part or fastener.
  • LOTIS® (Laser Optic Tube Inspection System) technology is applied as foundation solution.
1996
  • Waterjet International, Inc. - Spinout of Waterjet technology adapted to use in preparing extensive metallic surfaces for painting, particularly structures and vessels. Changed name to Surface Protection, Inc. and was subsequently sold to the Muelhan Group, a globally important surface protection concern.
  • LOTIS® QC-20 Hose Measurement System - QUEST develops an extremely accurate, laser-based measurement system to replace conventional tools (plug gauges, pi tapes) used in the US automotive hose market.
1997
  • LOTIS® 200-K Small Tube ID Measurement System - Developed for a classified application. Laser caliper reports 12 simultaneous radius measurements as probe moves 4 meters down a tube that is 8 mm in diameter.
1998
  • LOTIS® Tube Inspection System - A services division formed as QUEST begins commercialization of its LOTIS® technology. Quickly sets new standard for use to inspect and measure reformer tubes and boilers.
  • EUCLID™ - A self-compensating laser alignment system now used for both manufacturing and high energy research applications. Boeing uses systems in its 777 production lines to align fixturing within the fuselage.
2004
  • Quest TruTec, LP - A novel joint venture is the outcome from a planned acquisition of TruTec Services from Koch Chemical Technologies Group. New company Quest TruTec is formed combining QUEST LOTIS® boiler and reformer assessment technologies with column and tower plant inspection of Tru-Tec Services. Formed company results in largest refining and chemical plant inspection company in North America.
2005
  • QUEST acquires Magneto Optic Inspection (MOI) technology from PRI and continues development to optimize its application for government and commercial aircraft inspections.
2006
  • Quest Reliability, LLC - MPT, Ltd. (Wellington and Brisbane) is purchased from New Zealand government and used as foundation to form Quest Reliability, LLC, with specializations in materials science.
  • A unique R&D bridge is formed by QUEST with New Zealand’s Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI) and its research arm, Industrial Research Labs (IRL).
2007
  • Structural Reliability Technologies, Inc. (formerly SRT) of Boulder, CO is acquired by Quest Reliability giving it new capabilities in fracture mechanics.
  • Quest Integrity Group, LLC - is formed as umbrella company to later merge Quest Reliability and Quest TruTec, giving the company a global market footprint to build a leading energy asset lifecycle management company with capabilities in NDT assessment, materials science and fracture and computational mechanics.
  
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