Barber-Nichols Inc. (BNI) regularly designs and produces custom compressors, fans, pumps, and turbines for the world's most demanding applications. Industries served include aerospace, cryogenic, defense, and energy industries, but we have also designed products for a variety of commercial customers including computer and automotive companies.  Familiarity with the relevant specifications and quality practices in these industries helps us begin a productive dialogue from the first call!


Barber-Nichols produces a wide variety of compact, lightweight pumps, fans, turbines, generators, and propellant densification systems for the aerospace industry. BNI's highly experienced engineers are routinely familiar with the aerospace industry design process including risk assessment and machinists work within an AS 9100B:2004 approved quality system to ensure exacting product conformity.  We are one of the world's leading liquid rocket engine turbopump development companies.

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Aerospace Industry


BNI provides a variety of circulators, compressors, and pumps for use with cryogenic fluids reaching temperatures as low as 4.2 K (-452 °F). These products are hermetically sealed, designed to minimize heat leak, and are easy to maintain. Fluid applications include liquid oxygen, argon, nitrogen, neon, hydrogen, and helium.

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Cryogenics Industry


Barber-Nichols’ first job was US Navy driven.  Since then, U.S. soldiers, sailors, and Marines have relied on BNI’s products. The power density and packaging challenges of many military applications has led to numerous specialty pumps, fans, and turbines for U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy duties.  Barber-Nichols is certified to all applicable production and traceability standards for the most critical military aerospace and marine applications. BNI has met with great success as a trusted partner of U.S. Department of Defense suppliers and auditors to deliver certified military hardware to the warfighter on schedule and below budget.

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Defense Industry


BNI produces specialty turbomachinery for a variety of energy applications, from specialty machines for handling liquefied natural gas through to the power producing end with machines for fuel cell balance of plant applications to power producing turbine generators for the renewable markets.

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Energy Industry
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