Since 1972, Barber-Nichols Inc. (BNI) has produced Marine Pumps for high-performance ocean-going vessels. BNI designed and produced self-priming fuel pumps, bilge pumps, macerator pumps, chill water pumps, engine wash pumps, electronics cooling pumps, as well as pumps for fuel cells.
|Barber-Nichols Marine Pump in S-80 Class Submarine|
|The Model 815000 Marine Pump (NSN: 4320-01-206-4439) is a gas turbine engine wash pump on the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC). The unit weighs 15 kg (34 lbs), pumps water at 57 l/min (15 gpm), and is driven by 400 Hz electrical power.|
|Barber-Nichols Model 815000 Marine Pump in Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC)|
|The Model 817000 Marine Pump (NSN: 4320-01-304-6924) circulates Coolanol 25, and/or PAO in the MK 92 Fire Control System's (FCS) Combined Antenna System. The unit weighs 3.9 kg (8.5 lbs), pumps coolant at 26 l/min (7 gpm), and is driven by 400 Hz electrical power.|
|Barber-Nichols Model 817000 Marine Pump in MK-92 Fire Control System (FCS)|
|Barber-Nichols produced cooling/firefighting pumps for Kawasaki's Jetfoil and for the U.S. Navy's Pegasus Class Hydrofoil. Each vessel carried two pumps; one is electrically driven and the other is hydraulically driven. The pumps processed seawater and were regularly used for equipment cooling; however, in an emergency they could be used for firefighting. The use of one electric and one hydraulic powered pump creates a redundant system that is not dependent upon a single power source. In the event a fire damaged the vessel's electrical system, the hydraulic powered pump could still be used to control the fire.|
Marine pumps designed, or modified, for military applications are subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and may not be exported, released, or disclosed to non-U.S. Citizens inside or outside the United States without prior written approval from the U.S. Department of State.