Welcome to Cook Compression U

Cook Compression U is a new webinar series designed to give you knowledge and tools to evaluate your compressors’ operation and make decisions that drive profit. Experienced members of our engineering and sales teams will discuss compressor fundamentals, common challenges, best practices and proven solutions. Each 1-hour session will also provide an opportunity for you to ask questions.

With webinar topics focused on topics such as common reciprocating compressor challenges, failure modes and maintenance best practices, Cook Compression U is designed to help you do your job.

Recorded Webinars

Addressing Common Reciprocating Compressor Challenges

For the February 2021 EU presentations, click here.

Improve Valve Reliability
June 10, 2020 | 10am – 11am (CST)

For most compressor operators, valve failure is the most common cause of unplanned compressor shutdowns. Attend our 1-hour webinar to better understand why valve failures are so common and what you can do about it. We will address best practices for valve maintenance, as well as how to evaluate when a valve upgrade may become the more economical solution. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of our experts.

Extend Wear Component Life
June 17, 2020 | 8:30am – 9:30am (CST)

Like compressor valves, pressure packing cases, piston rings and rider bands will see many millions of cycles per year and are critical compressor components. Explore the factors affecting component life, review maintenance best practices, and assess possible modifications that can help extend your maintenance intervals.

Limit Packing Case Leakage
June 24, 2020 | 10am – 11am (CST)

The packing case is the primary source of reciprocating compressor fugitive emissions. This webinar will cover the fundamentals of packing case operation and discuss three ways to reduce leakage along the piston rod. Among the topics, we will cover effective packing case sealing when a compressor is in standby mode.

Failure Modes, Wear Patterns and Maintenance Best Practices

Troubleshooting Valve Failures
July 8 | 10am – 11am (CST)

Take an in-depth look at compressor valve failures, including mechanical failure mechanisms and environmental causes. We will examine common wear patterns and critical information for identifying the root cause of failure. The webinar will also address critical steps you can take to reduce valve failures.

Troubleshooting Rod Packing Wear
July 15 | 10am – 11am (CST)

Worn rod rings create leak paths for fugitive emissions in reciprocating compressors. Review common failure mechanisms and wear patterns for rod rings, as well as indicators of wear in compressor monitoring outputs. The webinar will also introduce several solutions that address frequent causes of wear, such as high pressures and frictional heat on the piston rod.

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