About Beaudrey

  • 1912

    The company is founded by Eugène Beaudrey (screens) and Louis Bergeron (pumps)
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  • 1921

    Development and first applications of rotating band screens, through-flow design (Gennevilliers, France)
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  • 1921

    First pressure-line strainers (Fenne Power Plant, France)
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  • 1922

    Beaudrey Patent for through-flow travelling band screens (545.686 dated 7th January 1922)
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  • 1922

    World's first backwashed pressure line strainer.
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  • 1923

    Beaudrey Patent for condenser tube-cleaning systems (561.362 dated 24th January 1923)
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  • 1924

    Beaudrey Patent for dual-flow travelling band screens (577.255 dated 16th February 1924)
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  • 1924

    First application of bar screen raking system (Chute de Drac Romanche, France)
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  • 1927

    First drum screens (Edison)
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  • 1935

    First on-line condenser debris filters (Saint Denis Power Plant, France)
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  • 1940

    Beaudrey-Bergeron split into two companies. Beaudrey continues to specialize in screening equipment.
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  • 1940

    First applications for micro-filtration (microstrainers)
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  • 1942

    Beaudrey patents its "Colmatometer" in Morocco, an instrument to be used to measure the clogging capacity of water
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  • 1951

    Development of large-diameter drum screens (10 m or more)
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  • 1952

    Water-clogging measurement developed by Beaudrey
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  • 1953

    First large diameter drum screen is installed (Gennevilliers, France). 11 m diameter.
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  • 1954

    Installation of the first microstrainers (Annecy, France)
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  • 1955

    Development of travelling band screens with contact, mobile seals that make fine-mesh screens possible.
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  • 1965

    First travelling band screens without supporting structures in the civil works
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  • 1966

    First trash rake (Les Awirs, Belgium)
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  • 1970

    Beaudrey patents the first water-flushed trash rakes (patent n° 7001171 dated 14th January 1970)
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  • 1973

    Water-clogging measurement developed by Beaudrey is standardized (Afnor reference NF T 90-030)
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  • 1976

    First totally static debris filters, called "C" type (Dunkerque 1-2, France)
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  • 1978

    Development of the fish-friendly "Scoop-a-fish" device. Beaudrey patent n° 7720258 dated 1st July 1979
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  • 1979

    Manufacture of the largest ever drum screen, 20 m in diameter (Paluel 1-2, France)
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  • 1980

    Development of the fish-friendly "Flo-in Flo off" device. Beaudrey patent 8021465 dated 8th October 1980.
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  • 1980

    Development of the fish-friendly "Bio-flush" device for trash rakes.
    Beaudrey patent 8026266 dated 11th December 1980.
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  • 1983

    Start of Beaudrey's activities in the USA (Palo Seco, Puerto Rico)
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  • 1983

    First dual-flow travelling band screen in the USA (Astoria)
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  • 1983

    First-ever installation of a travelling band screen using a helicopter as a crane (Camazes dam, France)
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  • 1984

    Manufacture of a 22 m diameter drum screen (Flamanville, France)
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  • 1985

    Creation of screening media with a minimal level head-loss and reduced biological impact (Nocling TM).
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  • 1986

    Complete revamp of the "W" debris filter design with rotating internal screening disk.
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  • 1986

    Feasibility study of Beaudrey debris filters with Japanese partner Marusei. Choice of design for future development and sales in Japan (Kashima, Japan). Selection of the "W" type.
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  • 1988

    First sales in South Bangkok (Thailand) and Taichung (Taiwan 1-4)
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  • 1993

    Development of the multi-cartridge, static Statodyn strainer, first installation for nuclear heat-exchanger applications (Cattenom, France)
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  • 1995

    Creation of plastic Nocling screening media with low level of head-loss.
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  • 1998

    Based on the successful field-tested "W" filter design, development of the Zero Ball Loss (ZBL) concept, viable alternative to conventional condenser tube-cleaning systems with the guarantee that no balls are lost in the environment.
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  • 1998

    Installation of the largest-ever debris filter - 3200 mm diameter (Tachibanawan, Japan).
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  • 1998

    First application of the ZBL concept (Tachibanawan, Japan).
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  • 2003

    Installation of the first ZBL system at the Crystal River nuclear power plant (USA).
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  • 2005

    Development of the "WIP", an automatic intake screen with integrated fish-life protection
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  • 2005

    Modernisation of Beaudrey's dual-flow band screen.
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  • 2005

    Industrial design and manufacture of a new plastic, self-cleaning spray-water nozzle.
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  • 2006

    First application of the "WIP" system (Omaha, USA). Start of a test campaign to evaluate its efficiency in fish protection.
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  • 2007

    Contract for drum screens and debris filters for the first European Power Reactor (EPR) in France (Flamanville 3 nuclear power plant, France). Manufacture of 24.5 m diameter drum screens.
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  • 2008

    Start-up of Beaudrey American Services (BAS) in Fort Collins (USA).
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  • 2009

    Development of the modular band screen design called "P" filter. First screens to be installed in Brazil (Porto do Itaqui).
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  • 2010

    Start-up of Beaudrey Asia (BASIA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Founding Principles

In 1912, Eugene Beaudrey and his partner, Louis Bergeron, laid out the principles which would be the keystone to the company's foundation:

  • It would never have its own workshops: all fabrication work would be sub-contracted
  • It would only produce very high quality products
  • It would specialize in a range of products to which it would bring new solutions
  • Employees must be treated well.

Today, these principles remain intact and make the company what it is now:

  • An agile company manned by a dedicated and united crew
  • Total technical freedom
  • A company with an exceptional worldwide reputation
  • A company ever-free of debt
  • Customer satisfaction oriented