Human Help with Automation
We can help you properly configure your valves with a wide variety of automated or manual systems.
After more than eight decades as a valve manufacturer for a variety of industries, Cooper knows the pressures our customers face, and the value of ready answers, prompt follow-through and getting all of the services you require – minus all hassles. Whether you are down the street or around the globe, we strive to be your one-stop source for testing and maintaining your equipment to optimize your performance, uptime and return on your investment.
It starts with our in-house technicians, who can handle a variety of your needs, including a host of very exacting testing options.
In addition, we have a network of top-notch third-party suppliers who will meet your needs on time, and with the highest quality standards.
Cooper is also growing to meet our expanding markets with comprehensive service and repair centers near industrial centers in Texas and California.
When you need Quality Without Compromise, we hope you will make Cooper your first call for all valve issues and services.
The tests we perform:
|A non-destructive testing method used to find hidden flaws in materials using short wavelength electromagnetic radiation to penetrate the materials.|
|Dye Penetrant Testing||A non-destructive testing method and is used to locate surface-breaking defects such as hairline cracks, surface porosity, leaks, and fatigue cracks|
|Ferrite Content Testing||A non-destructive testing method used for austenitic stainless steel and duplex materials to determine the corrosion susceptibility, mechanical properties, service suitability, and service reliability.|
|Hardness Testing||A destructive test which is used to determine the resistance of the material to deformation. The valve bodies are struck with an indenter ball or other official measuring device to determine the resistance to deformation a valve material has.|
|Helium will not react to materials used in valve construction. This test is used to find leaks in al valve sizes. A mass spectrometer is tuned to the gas used in the testing to detect any possible leakages.|
|API 598 |
|The API 598 valve inspection and testing procedures consist of various pressurized tests, including:|
Shell Test, Backseat Test, Low-Pressure Closure Test, High-Pressure Closure Test, Visual Examination of Castings and a High-Pressure Pneumatic Shell Test.
|The Huey tests determines if steel has been heat-treated appropriately, and the rate of corrosion of the sample.|
Material samples are boiled for five separate intervals of 48-hours each, in a 65% solution of nitric acid. The corrosion rate during each boiling interval is calculated from the decrease in the weight of the samples. The customer must specify the maximum permissible corrosion rate and, in applicable cases, data on sensibilizing heat treatment.
Cooper works with certified third party vendors to provide the highest caliber services for you involving:
Heat treatments are time-and-temperature controlled processes that relieve residual stresses and/or modify material properties such as strength, ductility, and toughness. Some common heat-treating operations are annealing, quenching, tempering, and case hardening.
To ensure proper operation and to improve valve life and reliability, we work with our customers to determine the appropriate size actuator or manual operation device to eliminate the possibility of over-torquing or under-torquing.
We offer help with a wide variety of automated systems including: electric, hydraulic, pneumatic, multi-turn, quarter-turn and linear.
For manual operations, we service: worm gears, spur gears, bevel gears, reach rods, table stands. extension systems and brackets.
Some of our preferred third-party vendors include: Auma, Rotork, Flowserve, etc.
In the field or in the shop, we will refurbish it until it’s reaches “good as new” operations. Most importantly, we stand behind all of the work we perform.
Cooper has several comprehensive service centers to accommodate your needs. Our flagship center at our headquarters in Stafford, Texas offers a full array of in-house services and repair capabilities, and also provides comprehensive field services.
Most recently, Cooper added two regional service centers in California to service Accuseal® Metal Ball Valves. It’s another step in establishing a network of service and repair centers to service customers around the country.
Our technology specialists invite you to contact us while you are in the design phase for expert assistance and ideas on how to optimize production and efficiencies.Contact Us