Equilibar Precision Pressure Control Doubles Production Area

Western North Carolina Company Provides Novel Fluid Control Technology for Research and Industry

Fletcher, NC – Equilibar Precision Pressure Control, a technology and manufacturing company headquartered in Western North Carolina, has doubled the size of its production area. Equilibar focuses on custom-designed fluid control products that are hand assembled, inspected and performance tested in its facility near Asheville, NC. Its customers include leading US and European petrochemical companies, global consumer products companies and more than 100 research institutes around the world. Supercritical extraction, renewable energy, vacuum distillation, and catalysis research are some of Equilibar’s key application areas.

“We feel fortunate to have experienced remarkable growth during the past few years,” said Equilibar founder and president Jeff Jennings. “We’ve completely outgrown the space we used as a start-up company and look forward to having a more stream-lined and larger area.”

The expansion meets the objectives of increasing capacity for research and new product development, maximizing employee satisfaction, and improving efficiency and environmental impact.

“While our old work space met the needs of a young company, we are looking forward to having a modern, specialized production area that will energize and motivate our talented production team,” Jennings said. “The remodel includes windows that allow natural lighting and a view of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Connecting to the outdoors is not only aesthetic, but is also proven to encourage job satisfaction and productivity. In addition, placement of work stations, tools and lighting have been carefully reviewed so that our production team’s needs are met and they can work at an optimum level.”

Jennings, who holds several patents for fluid pressure control, started Equilibar in 2007 after working as a research engineer for the DuPont Company. He was instrumental in the formation of DuPont State Recreational Forest in Western North Carolina and has been actively involved in a variety of conservation and environmental efforts.

“One aspect of the new space that is personally important to me is that it improves our environmental stewardship,” he said. “We’re using all LED lighting, energy efficient windows and a high SEER heat pump to align with our goals of manufacturing as environmentally as possible.”

A new expanded research area will also improve Equilibar’s ability to pursue new applications and products. “Equilibar stands apart from other companies because of our nimble approach to finding novel solutions to the most complex fluid control challenges,” Jennings said. “The larger research area will further expand our ability to do this.”

Equilibar’s patented back pressure control technology offers more accurate and precise pressure control compared to standard industrial valve designs. The Equilibar® uses a frictionless diaphragm as the only moving part, optimizing accuracy and reliability.

Equilibar engineers and technicians focus on rapid customer response, technical excellence, and a creative, collaborative approach.

For more information visit https://www.equilibar.com/back-pressure-regulators/

For more information, contact David Reed at davidreed@equilibar.com or 828-650-6590.

Contact: David Reed

Phone: 828-650-6590

E-mail: davidreed@equilibar.com  

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