For more than 40 years, Barber-Nichols has
been designing and producing specialty
turbomachinery for submarines to satellites
and everything between.
Barber-Nichols Inc. (BNI) specializes in the design and production of turbomachinery for aerospace, cryogenic, defense, energy, and a variety of commercial applications. Products include specialty compressors, fans, pumps, turbines, generators, motors, controllers, and more. BNI has the ability to manage your project from design and analysis to prototyping and production. Since 1966 BNI has been combining innovation with technical expertise to develop turbomachinery solutions for a growing array of diverse fields.
Case Study: Partners In Success
In 2014 Huntington Ingalls Industries / Newport News Shipbuilding awarded Barber-Nichols a multi-year contract to produce MK21 Air Turbine Pump Assemblies for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-Class Submarine Program. The contract for twenty units to be delivered over a five-year period starting in 2015, was BNI’s largest contract to date, and the award was based in part on the company’s past performance supplying the ten-stage MK21 Air Turbine Subassembly. But this case study doesn’t start with the 2014 MK21 Air Turbine Pump contract award, it starts in the 1980s with some engineers trying to figure out how to cost effectively manufacture an extremely quiet ten-stage turbine.