Turbomachinery: Machinery that transfers energy between a rotor and a fluid.

Since 1966, Barber-Nichols’ core competency has been the design and production of Specialty Turbomachinery. Products include pumps, compressors, fans, turbines, power systems, rocket engine turbopumps, motors, generators, controllers, and thermal management solutions for aerospace, cryogenic, defense, energy, and other commercial or industrial applications. Products can be customized for your specific project to get maximum performance from your system.


Barber-Nichols designs and manufactures custom centrifugal pumps for almost any service. With over 50 years of continuous innovation in pump design for a wide range of applications, we are able to provide the most efficient and reliable pumps to meet your operating conditions.

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Compressors & Fans

BN utilizes proven experience and analysis tools to design and manufacture custom compressors and fans for applications ranging from engine cooling fans for military vehicles to air compressors for aircraft fuel cell applications to cryogenic circulation blowers for satellite test chambers.

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Turbines & Power Systems

BN’s roots are in turbine design and manufacture for aerospace and defense applications. We have grown our expertise to include such diverse applications as turbines for oil field downhole power generation, automotive exhaust energy recovery and power generation from propellants in space applications.

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Rocket Engine Turbopumps

BN’s expertise in the development of high-speed hot turbines and cryogenic pumps positioned us to become one of the world’s leading developers of Rocket Engine Turbopump technology. Since 1996, BN has designed and manufactured more new rocket engine turbopumps than any other company for customers such as NASA, DoD, and NewSpace companies.

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Motors, Generators & Controllers

In the late 1990s, BN worked on the development of hydrogen recirculation blowers for automotive fuel cells that involved the integration of brushless DC motors and controllers from outside suppliers. Through these efforts, we saw the need to develop this expertise for motors and controllers in-house. Since that time, BN has designed and manufactured motors, generators, and/or controllers for over 50 different applications with speeds ranging from 2,000-150,000 RPM and power levels from 50 Watts to 300 kW.


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