Fluid Controls: Innovating for Performance. Everyday.: Innovation &Product Design at Our DSIR Approved R&D Centre

Innovation &Product Design at Our DSIR Approved R&D Centre

Fluid Controls Private Limited was established in 1974 by Dr Y.E. Moochhala, a PhD from Northwestern University, USA, with a vision to deliver high quality and high performance products that delight customers. Fluid Controls offers customers across industries end-to-end “Make in India” solutions for various applications – from design and engineering services to the supply of high performance products and installation services.

From its inception in 1974, Fluid Controls has engaged in original R&D and has had an ethos of developing products that are indigenous replacements of imported products. Its founder, Dr Y.E. Moochhala, left his career in the US and laid the foundation of Fluid Controls because he was a strong believer in a self-reliant India. His idea was to develop high quality, high performance products to suit local prototype climatic and performance expectations.

Today, Fluid Controls is approved as an “in-house R&D unit” by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India. The company’s state-of-the-art R&D centre is located at Chakan, Pune. Fluid Controls offers design services and conversion engineering, including 3D modelling, FEA and prototyping via ANSYS and Solid Works. Its R&D team uses the latest software and is equipped to customise connectors and products for customer requirements. The R&D centre also has a laboratory equipped to conduct all pressure, vibration and reliability tests as well as in-house Spectro, PMI and UT testing.

.Product design and development with performance testing is an inspiration for the company’s business. Because of its R&D strength and DSIR approval, Fluid Controls is constantly researching new developments in its field, and its primary research ensures that the company is constantly innovating. Since 2011, Fluid Controls has developed more than 25 new products, which is very much in line with the company’s vision statement. Adding to its strength in innovating, Fluid Controls has filed its first global patent and is in the process of filing two more patents.

All Fluid Controls products are designed from first principles and validated using VDV and finite element analysis. Its products are manufactured to the highest standards and the company has the latest international product performance certifications. Fluid Controls offers customers complete material traceability and has instituted a corporate policy of continuous improvement to ensure customer delight.

About Fluid Controls®

With over 45 years of experience in engineering connections, Fluid Controls offers clients a complete range of instrumentation products – connectors and adaptors for tubes and hose, valves, manifolds, DIN pipe clamps and SAE flanges. The company also offers close coupled/ prefabricated instrument hook-ups, high pressure needle valves, gas valves for turbine applications, block and bleed valves, and O2 clean fittings for pharma and biotech applications.

Its products ensure precision connections that are designed based on specific application requirements and perform to international standards. Fluid Controls has recently introduced a range of services – including design and engineering services, testing services, on-site installation services and prefabricated assemblies.

Fluid Controls offers design and engineering services to customers. Based on their particular performance needs and the application area, its engineers work closely with customers to develop effective solutions for them. All customisations are design validated, prototype tested at the company’s laboratory and then field tested for performance and reliability.

Fluid Controls is a premier supplier to onshore and offshore oil and gas installations, process and power plants, the defence industry, critical applications for nuclear plants, and brake piping applications for railways and metros. The company is approved by all major Indian original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, NTPC Limited, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited and railway OEMs. Its international customers are located in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia..

Fluid Controls is the recipient of the CII Industrial Innovation Award for Medium Scale Manufacturing Organizations and has been recognised as one of the Top 25 Innovative Companies of the Year at the Indian R&D Ecosystem Conclave 2019. Other recognitions include the Rail Solution Provider of the Year [Instrumentation] at Rail Infra & Mobility Business Digital Awards 2020 by Urban Transport News and the award for Excellence in Technical Innovation by the ISA Maharashtra Section at the PPA Meet 2020.