Virgin Orbit Turbomachinery parts

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Electric motor-driven, mixed flow, full and partial emission centrifugal pumps in mechanically sealed, hermetic (canned motor or magnetic coupled), and submersible configurations.

Compressors & Fans

Electric motor-driven, vane-axial, mixed flow, full and partial emission centrifugal fans, blowers, and compressors with a variety of mounting configurations to suit most applications.

Turbines & Power Systems

Axial and radial inflow turbines and turbine-generators with output capacities from 1 kW to 5 MW+. Specialized steam, organics, refrigerants, and CO2 fluid applications.

Rocket Engine Turbo Pumps

Barber-Nichols, (BN) is an industry leader in the rapid
development and manufacture of robust, economical Rocket
Engine Turbopumps. Since 1996, BN has designed and manufactured more new turbopumps than any other U.S. company.

Motors, Generators & Controllers

Permanent magnet motors and generators, along with high-speed controllers for use with specialty turbomachinery. Compact alternators and regulators using advanced semiconductor technologies and specialized architectures. Complete specialty systems harnessing wide-ranging heat sources to produce power to meet demanding requirements.

Thermal Management Solutions

From ground and flight-qualified coolant pumps to complete cooling system solutions designed to operate in the most demanding environments.

Partners in Success

We work as an extension of your engineering and manufacturing capabilities. Collaborating and solving the most complex turbomachinery challenges, that’s what we do. From engineering design to manufacturing, we have the expertise and experience for end-to-end solution delivery. Here is an example of our teamwork with Virgin Orbit.  Hot Fire Testing of the Newton Three Engine used for LauncherOne’s first orbital test flight.

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Career Opportunities

Barber-Nichols is a world-class supplier of electronics-enhanced turbomachines and turbomachine-based subsystems for the aerospace, defense, and other demanding markets.

We are looking to continue our success by building on the creativity and imagination of our talented workforce.

Open Positions

98%Repeat Customers

17Clean Sheet Designs Annually

10%Annual Growth since 2002

57Years of Experience