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Proven Heritage
We’ve Been Engineering Solutions Since 1966

For more than 40 years, Barber-Nichols has
been designing and producing specialty
turbomachinery for submarines to satellites
and everything between.

Design Services
Providing a Competitive Advantage by Design

Specialty turbomachinery designed
around your specifications, optimizes your
system’s performance, and puts you
a generation ahead of your competition.

Analysis Services
Test-Verified Analysis Tools Identify Risks Early

Barber-Nichols' real-world test-verified analysis
tools identify technical risks early in the
development cycle and eliminate expensive,
time-consuming late-cycle design iterations.

Prototyping Services
Averaging 15 New Prototype Designs Annually

Minimizing technical risk is a core competency
at Barber-Nichols. Every day we’re producing
prototype turbomachinery that must work
exactly as specified.

Production Services
Repeat Customers Account for 90% of Our Business

Barber-Nichols is a proven supply chain partner
that can move your prototype to production. We’re
committed to quality and reliability and customers
who work with us once keep coming back.

Quality Control
An AS9100 & ISO9001 Registered Company

We have the corporate culture and total quality
management system in place to ensure full
compliance with all physical, performance,
contractual, and regulatory requirements.

Project Management
Managing Budget, Schedule, And Technology For Success

Barber-Nichols has the experience, flexibility,
and project management tools to ensure
your project is technologically successful and
completed on schedule and within budget.

Proven Heritage
Quality Control
Project Management

About Barber-Nichols

Barber-NicholsBarber-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.

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Case Study: SCO2 Power Cycle

In 2004 the U.S. Department of Energy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology theorized that replacing a traditional steam Rankine cycle in a power plant with a supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) Brayton cycle would be 7% - 12% more efficient and allow power plants to deliver more electricity from a fixed amount of fuel. To further this research, the DOE's Sandia National Laboratories partnered with Barber-Nichols to address technical risk items and advance the technical readiness level to the point where it could be commercialized. This case study provides a brief look back at the origins of the supercritical CO2 power cycle including its potential benefits and and how its areas of technical risk were overcome to reach its current state of commercial readiness.

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Barber-Nichols Engineers Granted Patent for Brushless DC Motor Controller
August 12, 2016

Brushless DC Motor ControllerBarber-Nichols engineers Robert Fuller and Davi

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