Hydrasearch Company, Inc. was founded in 1962 in Annapolis, Maryland, home of the United States Naval Academy. Since its inception,
Hydrasearch has been involved in the design, development, and manufacturing of fluid systems and components utilized in demanding
military and commercial applications.
During the 1960’s and 70’s the company’s product line consisted primarily of specially designed hydraulic control systems for
the Naval Surface Warfare Center and Fueling at Sea equipment used by the Navy.
In the early 1980’s, Hydrasearch began to expand its Fueling at Sea product line to include solid cargo transfer equipment
in addition to fuel and water transfer components. During this time Hydrasearch also introduced new coupling designs
for the Army that solved ongoing leakage problems in their fuel and water distribution systems.
During the mid 1980’s, Hydrasearch developed and tested a new line of hose and fittings for the U.S. Navy,
its ER512 product line. These products are used aboard Naval vessels to absorb sound, vibration,
and accommodate movement of connected equipment. They were approved by Naval Sea Systems Command
for Qualified Products Listing (QPL) inclusion in 1989. During the late 80’s, Hydrasearch received QPL listings
for five (5) additional product lines and the acceptance of a variety of accessory equipment. These product
lines have been grouped together in Hydrasearch’s Marine Hose and Fittings Catalog 109.
In 1994 Hydrasearch moved from Annapolis to its current location in Stevensville, Maryland.
The new 37,000-sq. ft. facility enabled Hydrasearch to consolidate its inventory, machining, testing,
and administrative offices in a single facility.
In 1995 Hydrasearch purchased Technical Products & Precision Manufacturing Co., formerly located
in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. The Technical Products line includes high pressure o-ring face seal valves,
pipe and tube fittings, and components utilized in numerous water, oil, and gas applications.
Following the acquisition of Technical Products, Hydrasearch acquired the hose and fitting
product line of Deutsch Metal Components of Gardena, California, in 1999. This product line
includes low, medium and high pressure rubber hose assemblies and components, and
medium pressure Tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) hose assemblies and components for
Aerospace applications. Fittings are available in Aluminum, Stainless Steel, and Steel.
These products are also Qualified Product Listed (QPL) by the U.S. Military.
Today, Hydrasearch products can be found on submarines, surface ships,
helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, tanks, and ground equipment
throughout the world. With our experienced staff, expanding
product line, and growing global distribution,
Hydrasearch continues to improve and expand to meet
your needs today and into the future.