Product Expertise: Performance engineering for Rail & Metro brake piping applications

Fluid Control Private Limited was established in 1974 by Dr. Y.E Moochhala, a PH.D from Northwestern University, the USA with a vision to deliver high quality and high performance products which delight customers.

Fluid Controls Private Limited has over 45 years of experience in engineering connections for Rail & Metro brake piping assemblies. Headquartered in Mumbai, India with plant in the industrial hub of Chakan (Pune), we offer comprehensive solutions – from design, engineering, testing and site installation services to the supply of high- performance connectors, isolating cocks, cleats and tube & hose assemblies.

Fluid Controls is certified for the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) for Rail Application (ISO/TS 22163:2017) and the National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories (NABL – ISO/IEC 17025:2017). Our Rail & Metro products are certified to key standards for pressure, vibration and reliability.

Since its inception, Fluid Controls has engaged in original R&D and we are approved as an “In – House R&D unit” by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research under the aegis of the Government of India. At our R&D center spread over 10,000 sq. ft., we offer design and engineering services, including 3D modelling, FEA and prototyping, and our team is equipped to customize products for brake piping layouts. All products developed are validated at our fully-fledged laboratory which is equipped to conduct pressure, vibration, reliability and measurement tests.

Fluid Controls is approved by Indian Government Locomotive and Coach production units, Bombardier Transptation, Alstom Transport (Metro & E-Loco), WABTEC (GE Faiveley), Knorr- Bremse, Escorts, Delta and over 60 Rail & Metro system integrators.

A Single Source for High-Performance Rail & Metro Brake Piping Products

Fluid Controls partners with customers to be a single source supplier for connection solutions for rail and metro brake piping applications. The Fluid Controls products range for Rail & Metro applications include:

  • Double Ferrule Connectors with multiple sealing points and high vibration resistance which have been design validated by ABS & performance validated to ASTM F1387-99 (2012).
  • DIN Connectors design certified by DIN 3861/DIN 3859/ ISO 8434 and performance certified to ISO 19879/ISO 8434-5 to form leak-free, corrosion resistant connections.
  • Custom designed AcrossFrame Connectors to connect pipelines separated by a panel and which have an inbuilt swiveling action at one end.
  • Threaded Adaptors to provide reliable sealing with NPT, ISO/BSP and SAE thread connections.
  • FlexiGrip TM Connectors for zero-leakage and vibration- resistant connection between misaligned pipes or pipes of different materials
  • Quick Release Connectors and Customised Connectors.
  • A complete range of Isolating Cocks available with vented and non-vented options, and latched cocks for locomotive applications.
  • Clamps to DIN standards and Customized Cleats. To facilitate on-site inventory management and save installation time, Fluid Controls now offers integrated Tube Assemblies and Hose Assemblies.

  • Tube Assemblies facilitate easy onsite installation. The tube formation, end formation, connector manufacturing and swaging is done in-house at our facility and all bends are CMM validated. Each assembly is tested prior to dispatch.
  • Hose Assemblies with high-quality in-house connectors, crimping and testing. We have state-of the-art equipment for hose cutting, crimping, and skiving. Each assembly is performance tested prior to dispatch.

Fluid Controls Value Added Services

With decades of experience in fitment and accurate tube bending, Fluid Controls offers customers value-added services which include:

  • Engineering Services: In-depth FEA studies for customers with 3D Modeling/Analysis of performance
    criteria such as pressure, vibration, reliability life estimation, energy absorption.
  • Testing Services: Standard & Customized testing offered at our in-house NABL accredited laboratory
    (ISO/IEC 17025: 2017). Testing offered includes product performance validation testing, metallurgical testing, and non-destructive testing.
  • Onsite Installation Services: Teams of highly-trained resident engineers and fitters manage product inventory, tube formation, swaging/crimping and fitment.

Fluid Controls: A Single Source for Brake Piping Conections

At Fluid Controls, We Engineer Connections Everyday. Our corporate and product ethos is integrity and reliability and innovation, and we offer our customers unparalleled products and services to ensure a leak-free, reliable, “Fit and Forget” brake piping connections.

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