Fluid Equipment Development Company, LLC or FEDCO is a global industry leader in the design and manufacture of innovative fluid machinery solutions. Founded in 1997, we developed the next level energy recovery turbochargers and centrifugal high-pressure feed pumps to lower the cost of seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination. Today, we are an independent, privately held company focused on innovation, quality and cost-effective solutions with a large portfolio of intellectual property. FEDCO is headquartered in Monroe, Michigan USA with sales and service offices located in Dubai, UAE and Singapore. We have developed and continuously refine an integrated manufacturing operation complete with full testing and quality control capabilities meeting the highest safety and environmental standards. Customers know us as a trusted partner with customer service that exceeds their expectations.
About Our FounderIn the early 1980’s Eli Oklejas was chief R&D hydraulic designer and head of the R&D lab at Union Pump Company. He was assigned the task of testing a piston-type RO energy recovery device. After dealing with several failures and becoming frustrated with the overall system complexity, he proposed development of a turbocharger device that boosts the feed pressure booster by using brine hydraulic energy. Eli left Union Pump to co-found Pump Engineering, Inc. where he served as president and led the effort to develop turbochargers for RO applications until his departure in 1996.
He founded Fluid Equipment Development Company in 1997 to develop enhanced turbocharger units and high-pressure SWRO pumps. This effort culminated with the introduction of the Hydraulic Pressure Booster (HPB) turbocharger product line, several series of high-pressure feed pumps, motorized turbochargers and novel RO system designs and control concepts. Eli has been awarded numerous patents in pump design and RO system optimization and control.
Eli continues to serve as president of FEDCO with a focus on developing a creative team of design engineers, business process experts, manufacturing specialists and sales engineers to continue development of innovative and sustainable technologies.
Our Core ValuesOur values are foundational to everything we do. Our core values investing in people, innovation, respect, integrity, and teamwork permeate our organization to help build the basis for the ways in which we operate.
FEDCO Company History
Fluid Equipment Development Company began as an off-site research and development team partnership with Osmonics, Inc. It’s first office space is located on Washington Street, in Monroe, Michigan U.S.A. By the end of the year, a new facility with manufacturing space became the new home of FEDCO on on Huber Drive in Monroe.
HPB Exceeds 80% Efficiency
FEDCO makes history with the first turbocharger to break the 80% efficiency barrier. The industry milestone was developed for the 240,000 m3/d Jeddah III desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.
FEDCO establishes a sales office in Dubai, UAE to increase presence in Middle East and Africa.
FEDCO becomes ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 registered for its quality management and environmental protection systems.
New Partnership Formed
With a mutual commitment to innovation, quality and efficiency, a new partnership was created with Japan’s Torishima Pump Manufacturing Company to further grow FEDCO’s presence world-wide with new technologies and advanced manufacturing and service capabilities. A Dubai, UAE Sales and Service office was established co-located with Torishima at the Jebel Ali South Technopark in Dubai.
Multi-Stage Multi-Turbo SWRO System Introduced
Multi-Stage Multi-Turbo (MSMT) high recovery SWRO system concept is introduced at the American Membrane Technology Conference (AMTA) Membrane Technology Conference. The first MSMT was piloted with the support of Water Technologies de Mexico and installed at a resort in Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico.