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Graham Corporation purchased P3 Technologies—a company specializing in the manufacture of rotors, pumps, compressors, and turbines.
Graham Corporation has announced the completion of its acquisition of P3 Technologies, adding custom turbomachinery engineering, product development, and manufacturing to its current industry portfolio. P3 Technologies (P3) is based in Jupiter, FL, and produces rotating machinery such as cryogenic pumps, compressors, turbines, and high-speed rotors for the space, energy, and medical markets.
P3 has an intellectual property portfolio that includes the multi-channel diffuser (MCD) and the self-contained actuating magnetic pump (SCAMP). These technologies establish a platform that can be applied across a number of industries.
“P3 is an ideal bolt-on business and brings highly complementary technology that enhances and expands our turbomachinery solutions,” said Daniel J. Thoren, President and CEO, Graham Corp. “Our Barber Nichols team will provide the experience and know-how for addressing the anticipated rapid growth to support P3’s growing backlog and its funnel of opportunities. P3 is also bringing unique intellectual property that we believe we can leverage to expand the market potential of the business.”
The MCD is a diffuser technology that improves the efficiency of pumps and compressors by increasing pressure recovery up to 20% and increasing operating range. It can be implemented in new designs or retrofit applications and is compatible with any pump or compressor that contains a centrifugal impeller.
The SCAMP is a group of positive displacement pumps for low-flow, high-pressure cryogenic applications adaptable with oxygen, hydrogen, methane, and nitrogen. P3 also developed a range of turbopumps that vary in thrust from 5,000 to 200,000 pounds. These pumps are created with a flow path design enabled by additive manufacturing, which provides higher performance at a relative cost-efficiency.
In addition to the production of rotating machinery, P3 offers turbomachinery development tools to enable efficient design iteration cycles—this reduces the lead times of product launches for customers.