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Feb 2012
TAS Energy wins the 2012 Excellence in Renewable Energy Award for Geothermal Project of the Year at the Renewable Energy World conference. The Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards recognize the best companies, people, and projects in the North American renewable energy industry and represent abilities that signify excellence in five technologies: Solar, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal, and Hydro. More
Jul 2010
Barber-Nichols Inc. (BNI) was awarded a five-year contract valued in excess of $10 Million for the manufacture of Air Turbine Assemblies which are used on the Navy's Virginia Class submarine fleet. BNI's employees and management are proud that the U.S. More
Jun 2010
Barber-Nichols Inc. (BNI) would like to congratulate SpaceX on its successful launch of the Falcon 9. BNI has been working with SpaceX since 2002 and produced the turbopumps that supply kerosene (RP-1) and liquid oxygen (LOX) propellants to the Merlin engines. More
Aug 2008
A cryogenic pump produced by Barber-Nichols Inc. (BNI) is featured in NASA Tech Briefs because it uses composite materials to increase pump efficiency and reduce conductive heat leak. Several modifications were made to the design and operation of the extended-shaft cryogenic pump to increase the pumping efficiency. In general, cryogenic fluid pumping efficiency is limited by thermal losses (the thermal energy the pump adds to the fluid). The sources of the thermal losses are pump inefficiency and leakage (conduction) of heat through the pump structure. More
Apr 2006
Barber-Nichols' founders, Bob Barber and Ken Nichols, cut the cake at the company's 40th anniversary celebration. More

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