Cook Compression unveils next-generation sealing system

By Mike Brezonick19 September 2022

Cook Compression, a global supplier of reciprocating compressor products and services, has introduced the Cook Clean sealing system, a next-generation sealing system that the company said helps lower fugitive emissions from packing cases to near-zero levels.

Cook Compression Cook Clean Cook Compression’s new Cook Clean sealing systems are designed to reduce fugitive emissions from the packing cases of reciprocating compressors. (Photo: Cook Compression)

Across the energy industry, reciprocating compressors can account for a percentage of continuous emission leakage, with leaks commonly originating from the packing case. Compressor data taken from both controlled R&D environments and machines in the field show that the Cook Clean sealing system has documented leakage rates below 0.75 scfm per throw, the company said.

The new Cook Clean sealing systems are designed to help reciprocating compressor owners and operators meet emission regulations, maximize natural gas recovery, increase compressor efficiency and reduce downtime and maintenance costs.

Components of the Cook Clean sealing system incorporate several advanced technologies, including:

- Low-emission, solid ring solutions engineered to help eliminate leak paths.

- Advanced technologies for purge and vent seals that the company said creates a virtually leak-proof environment, reducing frictional heat and extending the service life of the seal rings and packing case.

- Ultra-smooth packing cup surfaces and spiral wound gasket designed to provide a superior seal.

“Many of our customers have ambitious decarbonization goals driven by government regulations or corporate ESG initiatives,” said Juan Moreno, product manager at Cook Compression. “We are developing a portfolio of Cook Clean products and technology to support these goals, whether it’s reducing methane emissions, transitioning to hydrogen fuel, or optimizing equipment performance to save energy. Cook Compression can be your solution provider along the value chain.”

Cook Compression will showcase the Cook Clean sealing system in booth 429 at the Gas Machinery Research Council Conference (GMRC), October 2-5, Fort Worth, Texas.

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