Hydracon has a successfull history with an extensive list of customers.

Some of Hydracon’s customers include: Allied Signal Aerospace, CA Applied Physics Lab., Johns Hopkins University, MD Applied Research Lab, U/T, Austin, TX Atlas Elektronik GmbH, Germany Australian Submarine Corp., Australia Bruce Power, Ontario, Canada The Boeing Company, Anaheim, CA Burke Electric, Belleview, WA Cameron Drilling Systems, Houston, TX Cargill Inc. Cashnan Dredging. Quincy, MA Cirque Du Solei, Las Vegas, NV David Taylor Research Center, FL Digicon Geophysical, Houston, TX EDO Corp., NY EG&G WASC Inc, MD Electro-Flow Controls, UK Expro, UK Fugro-Geoteam Exploration AS, Norway General Electric Nuclear, Ontatio, Canada General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY General Electric Nuclear, San Jose, CA Halliburton Energy Services, Houston, TX Hydrotech International, Houston, TX Koomey Companies Int’l (ABB Seatec), Houston, TX Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Sunnyvale, CA Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA Max Planck Institute, Bremen, Germany Nat’l Oilwell Varco / Shaffer, Houston, TX Naval Coastal Systems Station, Panama City, FL Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock, MD NSWC, Panama City, FL Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport, WA Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA Northrop Grumman Corp., Annapolis, MD Northrop Grumman Corp., Sunnyvale, CA OceanWorks Int’l Corp., Vancouver, Canada Oceaneering International, Houston, TX Oceaneering Technologies, Ventura, CA PaR Systems Inc, Shoreview, MN Petrobras, Brazil Phoenix International, MD Pirelli Jacobson, Seattle, WA Precision Seismic (PGS), Houston, TX SAAB, Sweden S.A.I.C. (Science Applications), San Diego, CA Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM Seametrix LTD., Aberdeen, Scotland, U.K. Shaffer (NOV), Houston, TX Superior Engineering, Houston, TX Technip, France Technomare, Italy Teledyne Brown, Huntsville, AL Trendsetter Engineering, Houston, TX U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla, WA & Portland, OR U.S. Navy (various locations) University of Hawaii, Ocean Engineering, Honolulu, HI University of Texas, ARL, Austin, TX

Hydracon is an engineering and manufacturing organization with over 40 years of ocean and aerospace experiences, specializing in subsea products. Hydracon was originally established in Houston, Texas in 1977 and now operates in Anaheim, California.

In 1990 Hydracon California began engineering and manufacturing its own designs of submersible electric switches, solenoid valves, solenoid actuators, and a few other subsea products. By the end of 2002 Hydracon’s products had grown to well over fifty models, including NAVSEA qualified models.

Prior to Hydracon, the founder, Alex Pullos, had a long history of innovative engineering achievements in the subsea, aerospace, and offshore oil industries. Inventor of five patents. His early experiences were with aerospace hydraulics firms Parker Hannifin Aerospace, Bertea Corp, and Futurecraft Corp. During the mid-60’s, with North American Rockwell (now Boeing), he had designed and built several underwater research vehicles, and obtained several patents. During the early-70’s he designed and built Hydril’s first subsea drilling control pod and shear-seal solenoid valve and other related products (see picture below). With HydroTech International, he was responsible for controls for the “Deep Water Pipeline Repair” program. Hydracon (Texas) was the sales representative for Giannini, Brantner, Benthos, General Oceanics, and others.

"HYDRELIC" - Hydril's first subsea control pod designed by Alex Pullos 1973 - 1974.

“HYDRELIC” – Hydril’s first subsea control pod designed by Alex Pullos 1973 – 1974.

Dolphin research vehicles. North American Aviation. 1962 - 1966.

Dolphin research vehicles. North American Aviation. 1962 – 1966.

Parachute Release Mechanism, Popup Underwater Vehicle. Awarded patent 3,439,537, April 22, 1969 to Vlash Alex Pullos.

Parachute Release Mechanism, Popup Underwater Vehicle. Awarded patent 3,439,537, April 22, 1969 to Vlash Alex Pullos.

OCEANS 2013 Conference Exhibitor, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE, Marine Technology Society MTS Oceanic Engineering Society OES

Sixth Annual MTR100 (PDF – page 46) Marine Technology Reporter, July / August 2011

Aerospace Reliability by Using Hydracon Subsea Solenoid Valves, Ocean News & Technology Magazine, July 27, 2010

Aerospace Reliability by Using Hydracon Subsea Solenoid Valves, ThomasNet News, July 7, 2010

New Pressure Switch to 20,000 Feet, SeaDiscovery.com, Marine Technology, May 13, 2010

New Pressure Switch for Deepwater Subsea, OilOnline.com, May 11, 2010

Hydracon Subsea Unveils New Pressure Switch, RIGZONE.COM, May 06, 2010

Submersible Pressure Switch Operates to 20,000 ft Ocean Depth, Thomas.net, April 28, 2010

AUV Scuttle Valve 1704-200, Sea Technology Magazine, Nov 2008

Deepwater Means Smaller Valves, Switches and Control Equipment, Offshore Magazine, Oct 2008

Hydracon Expands Subsea Line, Marine Technology Reporter – Sea Discovery, May 23, 2007

Hydracon Expands Ocean Submersible Subsea Solenoid Valve Product Line, Downstream Today, May 21, 2007

Marine Technology Society, MTS membership


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