A Wide Range of Services
Wear, damage or changing operating requirements can prematurely shorten the service life of a compressor cylinder. Fortunately, expert repair and reconditioning can restore cylinders to original specifications, at a fraction of the time and cost of a new cylinder.
Cook Compression service centers perform a full range of cylinder services, including general repairs, relining and resizing, as well as reconditioning of unlined cylinders with advanced coatings. Our comprehensive cylinder refurbishing services are available for any type of reciprocating compressor.
A true turnkey resource, Cook Compression provides inspection and recommendations, machining labor, replacement parts, clearance tuning, hydro testing, recertification, sealing component upgrades, conversion to non-lubricated service and complete engineering support.
Complete Cylinder Services
- Condition inspection and analysis
- Repair of damaged threads and cracks
- Restoration of face seal areas and valve seats
- Indicator port tapping for pressure monitoring
- PlasKote50+® plasma coating
- Complete unit overhaul
- Turnkey low-density polyethylene (LDPE) cylinder reconditioning
- Clearance tuning
- Hydrostatic pressure testing
- Cylinder recertification
- Non-lube conversion
- Custom engineering and upgrades
Among our specialties is repair and reconditioning of cylinders in LDPE and other high-pressure services. Experienced technicians perform complete disassembly, inspection, component replacement, reassembly and pressure testing.
PlasKote50+® coating is an effective way to recondition unlined cylinders without having to add a cylinder liner. It can be applied to any unlined cylinder, regardless of make or design, and allows your cylinder to retain its original pressure rating.
Related Case Studies
Expert Cylinder Repair Keeps SS Badger Steaming
Worn cylinder liners were robbing the steamship engine of power, and frequent piston ring failures added considerable expense and downtime. After American Bureau of Shipping-certified repair service from Cook Compression – which included new engineered piston rings, lubrication ports and high-pressure cylinder liners – the Badger could complete an entire season without incurring downtime due to failed piston rings.
Cylinder Clearance Tuning Yields Capacity Increase
An offshore oil & gas production platform facing reduced flows engaged Cook Compression to optimize compression to meet new flow requirements. By fine-tuning the cylinder clearance and balancing the gas load between the compressor stages, Cook was able to meet the customer’s performance objectives with the existing equipment.