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Cook Compression ... uniquely qualified

Cook Compression ... uniquely qualified

Delivering a higher standard of compressor performance

Cook Compression’s Abu Dhabi facility supplies a comprehensive range of compressor components that enable customers to replace worn parts, upgrade performance, and extend the run times of their machines

COOK Compression, an innovative developer and trusted provider of reciprocating compressor components to both end-users and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of compressor valves, packing cases, pistons, rider and wiper rings, rod packing, rods, pistons, cylinders and liners.

Cook also provides engineering, services and systems to install, control, monitor condition, maintain and repair these components. Cook product and service solutions enable compressor users to improve reliability, increase efficiency, reduce operating costs, and enhance safety and environmental compliance.


Cook Compression is uniquely qualified to deliver the engineering support, services, products and turnkey project management compressor users need. In more than 100 years of service to the gas compression industry, Cook has amassed unparalleled technology and expertise. Cook’s proficiency includes not only the machinery, but also the applications encountered in refining, petrochemical, gas gathering and processing, pipeline, air separation, chemical and industrial operations.

Cook Compression is active worldwide, with ISO 9001:2000-certified manufacturing centers, repair facilities and technical sales representatives around the world. Technical capabilities include highly experienced, in-house engineering teams, turnkey project management, computational fluid dynamics, sophisticated modelling, and FEA and valve dynamics simulation. Cook has dynamic research and development programmes, as well as materials laboratories and test compressors.

Cook is part of the Energy segment of Dover Corporation, a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues of $8 billion.

With these extensive capabilities, Cook Compression is the only resource compressor operators need to enhance the performance of large-horsepower machines made by any manufacturer, in any service, anywhere in the world.


Valve machining in progress at Cook’s facility

Cook Compression has a long history of product innovation, with patented designs and problem-solving components that have become industry standards for performance.

Valve innovations include the original radiused-disc Manley valve, patented cartridge-design Moppet series valves, and Optima series plate valves. In addition to complete valve assemblies, Cook manufactures plates, discs, rings, buttons, poppets, damper plates, spring plates, leaf springs, and other metallic and non-metallic components for any make or model valve.

Cook Compression is the leader in rod ring technology, with more products in more applications than any other sealing component provider. Cook sealing solutions include patented LF Purge Pac assemblies for purge and buffer seals and LF Vent Pac assemblies for vent seals, both delivering improved performance and longer service life. Cook rings are offered in a wide array of material options, ranging from conventional metallics, alloys, and PTFE to engineered thermoplastics and proprietary, high-performance TruTech materials.

Cook offers a complete line of custom-engineered packing cases for lubrication, venting, purging, cooling, and other applications. Cook cases are combined with specially engineered rings, control systems and/or secondary containment systems to create high-performance solutions, such as Vortex Cooled packing cases, Static-Pac shutdown seals, and Cook Clean emission-control solutions. Cook has provided millions of piston rings and riders for a wide range of applications, as well as single-piece and segmental pistons, and piston rods for all major makes and models of compressors.


In 2012, Cook Compression Middle East Operations expanded its capabilities in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region with the opening of a new service facility in the Mussafah Industrial Area, Abu Dhabi. The facility serves as a hub for compressor components, service, sales, and technical support. From this location, Cook provides extensive customer support, including service contracts with major national oil companies, as well as chemical, industrial, and PET customers.

The Abu Dhabi facility supplies a comprehensive range of compressor components that enable customers to replace worn parts, upgrade performance, and extend the run times of their machines. The facility also includes state-of-the-art factory repair and reconditioning capabilities for compressor valves, packing cases, and piston rods. As an authorised Ariel part distributor, Cook also provides Ariel replacement parts from this location. Providing services locally allows Cook to assure fast response and turnkey support from highly experienced engineers, project managers, and technicians using advanced equipment and quality-assured procedures.

As part of a network of Cook Compression service facilities worldwide, the Abu Dhabi facility offers customers access to Cook’s extensive engineering expertise, including performance evaluations, root cause analysis, finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, and dynamic simulation systems.

Iwan Griffiths, branch/operations manager for the Cook Abu Dhabi facility, explains the importance of the facility and its capabilities: “Providing a local facility to our customers within the region demonstrates our commitment to deliver the highest level of quality and service. It ensures our customers have responsive, local support for their reciprocating compressor wear part needs, backed by an industry-leading, global organisation with decades of experience.

“We have dealt with many clients in the region who in the past have had only a limited number of suppliers of replacement parts for their reciprocating compressors. The local Cook facility provides repair services for all types of valves and packing cases – not only from Cook Compression, but also other OEMs. With an extensive catalogue of products, we can offer them upgraded items to increase the reliability of their machines.

“We will continue to grow our team and capabilities as nece ssary to enable Cook Compression to provide the superior level of support our clients demand and expect. Along with engineers in the Abu Dhabi facility, we will continue to grow the number of sales engineers as needed to enable us to be closer to our clients and respond appropriately. To ensure the highest standards are always met, Cook Compression Abu Dhabi will continually develop, train and support our local team, leveraging the expertise of Cook product specialists globally.”

“Our mission is not to simply provide replacement parts for reciprocating compressors, but to become a partner to help resolve downtime problems and optimise asset performance. For customers in the region, Cook is well-equipped to help boost productivity and efficiency, while keeping their assets running longer.”

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