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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
Jan 2006
Barber-Nichols was awarded a confidential contract for two LNG Vapor Return Compressors to be installed at one billion cubic foot/day import terminal and regasification plant. More

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