Cooper & Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Launch Joint Hydrogen Initiative

Houston, TX, October 29, 2021 –(PR.com)– Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. (Southern Star), a U.S.-based interstate natural gas pipeline company and Cooper Machinery Services (Cooper), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to launch a joint hydrogen research project aimed at converting Southern Star’s fleet of gas fired reciprocating integral engines to combination gas-hydrogen fired units. This venture will be a leading hydrogen initiative that will provide a framework for further hydrogen expansion within the gas compression industry.

Starting in Q1, 2022, Cooper and Southern Star will modify a Cooper-Bessemer GMVH-12 at Southern Star’s Hugoton, Kansas compressor station to run on a blend of hydrogen and natural gas. The engine will be equipped with Cooper’s HyperBalance IV™ system to monitor pressures, collect data, and ensure equipment safety during the test. Southern Star and Cooper plan to run the engine on a mixture of up to 10% hydrogen. Southern Star and Cooper will both provide engineering support and plan to publicize data to the industry once it becomes available.

“We are excited to partner with Cooper Machinery for this innovative hydrogen blending pilot program. Their technical expertise and support will help us maximize the potential use of hydrogen blends on our system. The success of this venture will give a baseline of future opportunities for hydrogen for all stakeholders in the energy industry,” said Jimmy Staton, Southern Star President & CEO.

“Cooper has been working on green environmental technology for some time and recently launched an official hydrogen initiative,” said Cooper CEO John Sargent. “We are excited to partner with a forward-leaning and visionary organization like Southern Star who understands the necessity of our industry to embrace hydrogen and reduce its overall carbon footprint. Cooper began offering ‘clean’ technology on our engine-compressors in the 1970’s, and we have converted thousands of engines to some degree of green technology over the years including many to the 0.5 Grams of NOx level. Our Cooper engines can run on up to 10% hydrogen with minimal modifications.”

About Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.: Southern Star is a leading transporter of natural gas to America’s heartland, with approximately 5,800 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline in the Midwest and Mid-Continent regions of the United States. Our pipeline system, facilities and employees are located in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and Texas, with our headquarters in Owensboro, KY.

About Cooper Machinery Services: Cooper Machinery Services (Cooper) is the original equipment manufacturer (O.E.M.) and supplier of parts and after-sale services, and emissions reduction technologies to a large installed base of highly respected engine-compressor brands. The company’s O.E.M. brands include AJAX, Cooper-Bessemer, CSI, Enterprise, Gemini, Superior, TSI, and TXC. They also are a major supplier of after-sale support for non-Cooper engine-compressor brands such as Clark, CAT (3600 engines), IR, Waukesha (VHP engines), and Worthington. Manufacturing is conducted in its facilities in Houston, Texas, Deer Park, Texas, Salina, Kansas and McPherson, Kansas, while on-site services are delivered through its extensive network of field technicians operating out of fully equipped repair and overhaul shops strategically located around the world.

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Click here to view the news story in Gas Compression Magazine. 

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Cooper Launches ESG Platform

Houston, TX, October 7, 2021 –(PR.com)– Cooper Machinery Services (Cooper), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, announced that it has launched its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) platform on its website: https://www.cooperservices.com/e-s-g/.

The new section of Cooper’s website is a manifestation of the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility across all operations and outlines the ongoing environmental initiatives the Company has undertaken. The site also demonstrates products and services that assist Cooper’s customers accelerate their sustainability goals.

Cooper was formed in 2019 but has a history of more than 185 years of integrity culture and ethical behavior while operating as a socially responsible business with best-in-class health, safety and labor standards. Cooper actively supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (DSGs), a globally shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.

A cornerstone of Cooper’s ESG program is the production of products and services that maintain, upgrade and overhaul large industrial gas and diesel engines to perform in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner. As an example, in addition to reducing methane (CH4) and other GHGs, Cooper also offers a complete upgrade solution for 0.5 g/bhp-hr. NOx emission for all Clark, Cooper-Bessemer, Ingersoll Rand and Worthington slow speed engine models. This solution, fully backed by Cooper’s guarantee, helps reduce engine NOx emissions to below government regulated standards anywhere in the world and is already running successfully in many engines with multiple customers in the United States.

“We are enthusiastic about our responsibility to be a good corporate citizen,” said John Sargent, Cooper’s CEO. “Our corporate culture embraces high standards in ethics, safety, quality, social responsibility, compliance and the environment. An important part of what we do is help customers meet their sustainability goals through our proprietary products and services that reduce the environmental impact of hydrocarbon-intensive operations. Additionally, we continue to invest in new manufacturing techniques and technologies to reduce our global footprint and to optimize efficiencies.”

In addition to its environmental initiatives, Cooper proactively invests in comprehensive social programs across its global operations. The company is committed to the health and safety of its employees with its safety-first, zero injury culture, as well as health and wellness programs at facilities around the world. The company continues to engage with local charitable activities and organizations supporting communities where it operates. Cooper recognizes that diversity of thought, background and experience is a business asset, and has implemented hiring practices and training programs to further enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization.

More information on Cooper’s ESG initiatives is available at: https://www.cooperservices.com/e-s-g/.

About Cooper Machinery Services

Cooper Machinery Services (Cooper) is the original equipment manufacturer (O.E.M.) and supplier of parts and after-sale services, and emissions reduction technologies to a large installed base of highly respected engine-compressor brands. The company’s O.E.M. brands include AJAX, Cooper-Bessemer, CSI, Enterprise, Gemini, Superior, TSI, and TXC. They also are a major supplier of after-sale support for non-Cooper engine-compressor brands such as Clark, CAT (3600 engines), IR, Waukesha (VHP engines), and Worthington. Manufacturing is conducted in its facilities in Houston, Texas, Deer Park, Texas, Salina, Kansas and McPherson, Kansas, while on-site services are delivered through its extensive network of field technicians operating out of fully equipped repair and overhaul shops strategically located around the world.

Click here to view the press release.

Click here to view the announcement in Compressor Tech2.

Contact
Cooper Machinery Services
Matt Forcey
713-354-1900
www.cooperservices.com