Compressors and Fans

Barber-Nichols Inc. (BNI) has been designing and producing specialty compressors and fans since 1966. Compressors and fans are typically differentiated based on compression ratio. A compressor's compression ratio is greater than 1.1 and a fan's compression ratio is less than 1.1. With more than 40 years of experience, BNI can draw upon many design features to solve unique challenges. First, Barber-Nichols uses Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Analysis when necessary to calculate blade geometry and operating speed to maximize efficiency. Next, many compressors and fans are used in extreme environments. Products have been produced for operation at temperatures from 175 ºC (350 ºF) to -270 ºC (-455 ºF), and for shock, vibration, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), salt spray, and more. Finally, Barber-Nichols regularly produces machinery for high purity applications where hermetic sealing is highly beneficial. Specific products include:

Aerospace Compressors and Fans
Computer Cooling Fans
Cryogenic Gas Circulators
Environmental Control System (ECS) Compressors and Fans
Hydrogen Recirculation Compressors for Fuel Cells
Military Vehicle Fans
Nitrogen Gas Circulators for Space Simulation Chambers
Prototype Compressors & Fans
LNG Vapor Return Compressors


NSDS Pump & Compressor Chart
NSDS Pump & Compressor Chart


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Compressors and Fans

Nitrogen Gas Circulators For Space Simulation Chambers
 Military Vehicle Fan


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