“We are constantly researching new developments in our field and our primary research ensures that we are constantly innovating.”
Dr Tansen Chaudhari
(CEO, Fluid Controls)
Legacy is a gift that is passed down through generations: money, property, or even businesses to serve the world for the better. A company incepted by Dr Y.E. Moochhala, a PhD holder from Northwestern University, the USA has been carried forward by his daughter Ms Sophie Moochhala and built on by Dr Tansen Chaudhari. Carrying with itself the weapon of trust since 1974, Fluid Controls is recording groundbreaking numbers.
With over 45 years of experience in engineering connections, Fluid Controls Private Limited is taking the “Make In India” initiative to the next level by offering end-to-end solutions for various applications to the industry including design & engineering services and supply of high-performance products. Fluid Controls is a premier supplier to onshore and off-shore oil & gas installations, process and power plants, the defence industry, critical applications for nuclear plants, and brake piping applications for rail and metro.
Maintaining the highest quality and industry standards, Fluid Controls is certified for ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 18001:2018 and PED. The company’s laboratory has been used by the defence department to conduct pressure and burst tests for HARD Bombshells. According to the particular performance needs and the application area of the customers, the highly qualified Engineers of Fluid Controls work closely with their customers to develop effective solutions for them. All customisations are design validated, prototype tested at its laboratory and then field tested for performance and reliability.
Fluid Controls is standing tall as an industry leader for nearly half a decade and has developed over 25 new products in recent years. The company has 2 Global patents including the USA to their intellectual property along with many reputed journal publications and 2 Indian patents.
A strong believer in making a self-reliant India, Dr Y.E. Moochhala incepted Fluid Controls in 1974. Before incepting Fluid Controls, Dr Moochhala completed his PhD from Northwestern University, USA and had a stellar career in the USA. But he wanted to do something for his own country and contribute to making India self-reliant and self-sufficient.
And that is why he came back to India and laid the foundation for Fluid Controls with the vision to deliver high-quality & high-performance products which delight customers. The idea behind the inception of the company was to develop high-quality, high-performance products to suit local climatic and performance expectations.
The noble idea and strong legacy of Dr Y.E. Moochhala have been carried forward by his daughter Sophie Moochhala and built on by Dr Tansen Chaudhari, the Chief Executive Officer of Fluid Controls.
Committing to innovation since its inception, Fluid Controls has constantly been engaged in original R&D and also has an ethos of developing products that are indigenous replacements for imported products. Its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, the R&D Center and NABL-accredited test laboratories ensure the company’s customer expectations.
Today, Fluid Controls is approved by all major Indian OEMs such as ONGC, IOCL, BPCL, HPCL, NTPC, BHEL, NPCIL and railway OEMs.The company is also approved as an “In-House R&D unit” by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India.
MEET THE CEO
Dr Tansen Chaudhari is the visionary leader of Fluid Controls. Holding a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay, he has over 20 years of rich experience in Research & Development as well as Enterprise Sales and General Management. Tansen’s experience includes a stint in the USA at the GE (General Electronic) Global Research for over 5 years and management roles with GE Business for another 5 years. He has 5 US Patents to his credit and has been published in ten international journals. He is also a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and DFSS Black Belt.
Dr Tansen is associated as a Board-of-Studies member at various Engineering Colleges and Business Schools. He is also a visiting faculty at the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), and Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT).
Dr Tansen joined Fluid Controls in 2011 and since then he has been leading the company with his operational and technical expertise. Under his guidance, the company has seen remarkable growth and has received various technical and innovation awards including the CII Industrial Innovation Award for Medium Scale Manufacturing Organisation and recognition as one of the Top 50 Innovative companies. Some notable milestones achieved by Fluid Controls under Dr Tansen’s leadership include:
- Continuous revenue and financial growth over the years.
- A state-of-the-art facility spread over 2.5 acres with an in-house laboratory.
- Recognition of Fluid Controls by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research as an “In-House R&D Unit”.
- NABL Certification (ISO/IEC 17025:2017) for in-house Performance Testing and Metrology Laboratories for all pressure, vibration and reliability tests.
- System Certification for International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) for Rail Application (ISO/TS 22163:2017) for Rail & Metro Business.
- Establishment of a qualified, high-calibre team at the core of the company and a recognised brand within and outside India through coordinated marketing, branding and customer outreach activities.
Fluid Controls has been maintaining client relationships since day 1, innovation being their foremost weapon. It gets testified when Dr Tansen says, “We offer customers complete material traceability and have instituted a corporate policy of continuous improvement to ensure customer delight.”
SERVICES OFFERED BY FLUID CONTROLS
Certified with ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 18001:2018 and PED, Fluid Controls ensures that systems and processes are in place for best manufacturing practices. The company is making a mark in the industry with its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Its R&D and test laboratories ensure that the services of the company exceed customers’ expectations every time.
High Performing Products
Fluid Controls offers a complete range of instrumentation products including connectors and adaptors for tubes and hoses, valves, manifolds, DIN pipe clamps and SAE flanges. The company also provides best-in-class 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. The high-quality products of the company ensure precision connections that are designed based on specific application requirements and perform to international standards.
Being a leading supplier to on-shore and off-shore oil & gas installations, the defence industry and brake piping applications for rail and metro in the country, Fluid Controls is also catering to international markets of North America, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Research & Development
Engaging in R&D since day one, Fluid Controls has an ethos of developing products which are indigenous replacements for imported products. Fluid Controls has its own state-of-the-art R&D Center that is located at Chakan, Pune. The In-House R&D Unit of the company is approved by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India. The company offers design services and conversion engineering, including 3D modelling, FEA and prototyping via SOLIDWORKS and Ansys.
The R&D Centre, Performance Testing and Metrology Laboratories, of Fluid Controls, is NABL Certified (ISO17025) for all pressure, vibration and reliability tests. The company also conducts In-House Spectro, PMI and UT testing. Fluid Controls is certified for AS9100 and NADCAP (Fluid Distribution Systems in Aerospace applications) and its laboratory has advanced NABL certification (ISO/IEC/17025 2017) that offers a range of testing services for aerospace components.
“We have set up a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to ensure that material flow and manufacturing processes are lean and efficient. We have also invested in ERP systems and a high-powered supply chain team to enable us to procure high-quality input material at the best possible prices,” asserts the CEO of Fluids Controls.
PRIORITISING QUALITY AND INNOVATIVENESS
Since its inception, Fluid Controls constantly engages in research and innovation to provide high-quality products to suit local climatic and performance requirements and expectations. Dr Tansen states, “The ethos of R&D really resonated with me as my background is in original research.” Since 2011, the company has added more than 25 new products.
With the help of the R&D team, Fluid Controls offers its customers alternative and most effective solutions that they wanted to purchase. Aligning with the company’s vision statement, Product design and development with performance testing is an inspiration to the company’s business. Maintaining the trust and confidence of the customers, Fluid Controls also offers a range of testing services for aerospace components. NABL-certified R&D Centre of Fluid Controls offers a wide range of design services and conversion engineering, including 3D modelling, FEA and prototyping via SOLIDWORKS and Ansys.
Taking Pride in the innovative approach of the company, Dr Tansen iterates, “Because of our R&D strength and DSIR approval, we are constantly researching new developments in our field and our primary research ensures that we are constantly innovating.”
All Fluid Controls products are designed from First Principles and validated using VDV and Finite Element Analysis. The highly professional Engineers of the company ensure every product that the company manufactures is of the highest quality and has the latest international product performance certifications. Fluid Controls is certified for various systems and product certifications.
- Recognition as in-house R&D unit by DSIR (Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Govt. of India)
- NABL Certification (ISO:17025) for in-house Performance Testing and Metrology Laboratories for all pressure, vibration and reliability tests
- System Certified for International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) for Rail Application (ISO/TS 22163:2017) for Rail & Metro Business
- ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 45001:2018 for all Products
- PED Certification
- ABS Design Assessment Certification
- NGV 3.1 / ECE R110 / ISO 15500 Certification
- ASTM F1387-99 (2012) for SS and Brass Fittings
- ISO 19879 for DIN Fittings with supplementary IEC tests
- Design Appraisal Document for Single Ferrule Fittings as per ISO 8434-1 and DIN 2353
- Vibration Test for Fittings as per BS EN 61373
- Salt Mist Test for Fittings as per IEC 60068-2-52
- Helium Leak Test to 10-11 Std. cc/sec
- MSS-SP-99 for Valves
- Fugitive Emission Certification for Valves: API 622 and ISO 15848
- Fire Safe Certification for Valves: API 607 and ISO 10497
- Clamp Performance Certification as per DIN
AWARDS AND MILESTONES
Assuring the quality of all the products and services since inception, Fluid Controls adds many feathers to its caps. Some of the most noteworthy achievements of the company are:
- “Performance Excellence Award 2022” by the Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering
- “Innovative Industries Award 2021” by the Institute of Engineers
- National Winner of the “Quality Innovation Award” by the Indian Society of Quality 2021
- Most Innovative Product by Emerging Enterprise at BW Emerging Business Awards 2021
- India’s 5000 Best MSME Award for Quality Excellence 2020
- Excellence in Technical Innovation by ISA Maharashtra Section at PPA Meet 2020
THE WAY AHEAD
Over the years, Fluid Controls has built comprehensive expertise for manufacturing by identifying the right materials and ensuring “fit and forget” assemblies. Fluids Controls is working diligently to establish its identity as a preferred supplier of engineering products across the globe.
Laying out the future plans of the company, Dr Tansen explains, “Our future plans rest on three pillars. Firstly, to continue to develop new products and services. Secondly, build on our strength in the rail and metro business and tap into the brake piping business for the emerging high-speed train operations and global supplies to Europe, North America and SE Asia. Thirdly, build our global business, especially in the Middle East and Saudi Arabia.”