Smart Maintenance and More Robust Parts Boost Compressor Uptime
Read how Cook Compression is helping customers address emissions in The American Oil & Gas Reporter (AOGR) special report on gas compressor technology.
Chief Engineer Craig Martin and Product Manager Ben Berwick discuss topics ranging from monitoring to maintenance, packing design to wear materials development.
“Our engineers are getting requests from customers to highlight ways to reduce emissions,” Berwick reports. “These customers want to get ahead of regulations and show the public they are strong environmental stewards.”
Martin stresses that getting the right product for the application is critical. “To keep OEM and end-users’ costs down, packing tends to be a one-size-fits-all product,” he notes. “But in challenging or unusual situations, we often need to do some customization. By adjusting how we configure seal rings within the packing case or the wear materials we use, we can create packing that will have an acceptable life and cost.”
Read the full article online in the May 2021 issue of The American Oil & Gas Reporter, or download an excerpt below.