The Safe, Simple Way to Handle Valves

Compressor valve installation and removal is a leading cause of workplace injuries in gas compression operations. Awkward angles, heavy parts, hot, greasy surfaces and dangerous pinch points combine to increase the risk of serious injury to extremities and cause overexertion injuries from lifting, pushing and holding valves in place.

The Cook Compression Valve Installation Tool (V.I.T.) offers a safer, more efficient way to securely hold, move and align compressor valves when installing or removing them from the cylinder.

How It Works

With the V.I.T., the full weight of the compressor valve is supported by the tool. This is crucial for valves in the lower position on the cylinder, where personnel otherwise have to continuously lift and hold valves in position.

The V.I.T. also maneuvers the valve into and out of the seat area, keeping workers’ hands safely away from tight clearances in the valve port. All it takes is a handheld drill to move the valve into place.

Bottom-Loaded Valve Installation

Top-Loaded Valve Installation

Advantages

  • Requires only one worker and overhead crane
  • Typically less than 10 minutes for valve installation or removal
  • Protects workers from potential injury
  • Protects parts from accidental damage
  • One tool for bottom- and top-loaded valves