Cooper Awarded Enterprise R-3 Engine-Generator Project by the United States Space Force

Houston, TX, September 12, 2022  (PR.Com) – Cooper Machinery Services (Cooper), LLC, a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, has been awarded a contract by the United States Space Force (U.S.S.F.) to overhaul two of the six backup Enterprise R3 engine-generator sets stationed inside the Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station in Colorado.

The Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station supports U.S. Space Command’s Missile Warning Center and strategic warning/survivable capabilities while providing a ready alternative operating location for NORAD’s command center. Six Cooper Enterprise R3 diesel engines (Rated 1,750KW HP) drive generators that serve as power backup for the mountain’s critical functions.

“The U.S. military has turned to Cooper Machinery Services for over eighty years to provide quality diesel engines, parts, repairs, and service solutions for marine propulsion and stationary power generation. In those eight decades, this is one of the most mission-critical projects Cooper has ever executed, and we are truly honored to have been chosen by the U.S.S.F.,” said Cooper CEO, John Sargent. “Whether they are aware of it or not, every American owes a debt of gratitude to the Space Force for the functions performed at the Cheyenne Mountain Station. Cooper knows this and will go above and beyond the call of duty to provide the U.S.S.F. the very best products and services we can deliver.”

The overhaul project will run through 2023. An engineering study and the overhaul and upgrade of the remaining engines is slated to commence in 2023 and 2024.

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Cooper Expands Use of Hydrogen Fuel in an Integral Engine, Topping 30% by Volume

CleanBurn Plus AJAX 2800

Houston, TX, September 1, 2022  (PR.com) – Cooper Machinery Services (Cooper), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, has successfully tested a slow-speed integral engine running on a hydrogen (H2) fuel blend (70% natural gas and 30% hydrogen by volume). This week’s groundbreaking achievement comes 10 months after the announcement of Cooper’s joint hydrogen research project with a major U.S. gas pipeline company to demonstrate the safe operating range of H2 blends in large-bore internal combustion engines.

In March 2022, Cooper became the first company to successfully run an integral engine using a hydrogen blend when they utilized a fuel blend of 5% H2 by volume. Engineers continued testing increasingly higher H2 blends throughout the year to explore what could be achieved, and the results have exceeded what was thought possible. 

 

“Cooper’s hydrogen development has progressed beyond expectations. Traditional thinking was that engines in our industry could potentially operate with a hydrogen blend containing up to 15% H2. To achieve 30% in a slow-speed integral engine-compressor with a corresponding reduction in methane is a major achievement for Cooper and the industry overall,” said Cooper CEO John Sargent.

The Cooper test was conducted at their slow-speed integral engine test cell at corporate headquarters located in Houston, Texas. The test engine is a CleanBurn Plus™ two-stroke AJAX® 2802 with 15” piston bore, 16” power stroke, and a speed range of 360-440 RPM. Cooper selected the AJAX engine due to the similarities of its combustion system to that of the large fleet of the other engine brands the company services (Clark, Cooper-Bessemer®, Ingersoll Rand, and Worthington).

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Cooper’s Mazerole Training Center Featured in Compressor Tech2

Don’t miss the latest news in Compressor Tech2 for a must-read article on Cooper’s Mazerole Training Center, a dedicated training facility in Houston, Texas designed to educate customers, operators, and maintenance personnel in the specifications, operation, and routine servicing of large-bore, integral and high-speed compression equipment. The training center was dedicated in honor of Anthony “Tony” Mazerole on January 7, 2022.

About Anthony “Tony” Mazerole

Anthony “Tony” G. Mazerole began his career at Cooper in 1988 and served the compression industry with distinction for over 30 years. Over the decades, Tony’s technical skills, equipment knowledge, and customer relationships were developed and honed to the highest levels. Companies across the United States and around the world knew his name and requested his presence for their most critical projects. Tony trained and mentored many of the compression industry’s top service technicians and customer mechanics and was always willing to share his knowledge to help others become successful. He lives on today in their craftsmanship. Tony’s dedication to his company, co-workers, and customers earned him a special distinction as a legend of the Cooper organization and of the industry he loved and served. This training center is dedicated in his honor.

A PDF version of the article is available here. Learn more about the Mazerole Training Center on Cooper’s  Training webpage.

Mazerole Training Center

Cooper Adds Corporate Finance Veteran as Chief Financial Officer

Cooper Machinery Services has hired John O’Brien as its chief financial officer. John has 20 years of corporate finance experience, including investment banking, merchant banking and corporate development, and has primarily served the energy industry in these previous capacities.

Prior to joining Cooper, John was Managing Director at Pelican Energy Partners for a 9-year term. Prior to Pelican, he spent ten years in investment banking working with both the GulfStar Group and Morgan Keegan. In these roles, John focused on providing merger, acquisition, private placement, and other general advisory services to middle market clients, most of which served the energy industry. Over this time, John completed over 60 transactions with an aggregate transaction value over $5.0 billion. Prior to his career in investment banking, John was a business development analyst with J.B. Poindexter & Co., focusing on supporting all corporate development activities including acquisitions, divestitures, capital structuring and financial management.

John recently served on the Board of Directors of Q2 Artificial Lift, SWM, Enhanced Energetics and Air Relief, as well as the Houston Chapter of the Young Professionals in Energy. John facilitated the sale of Downhole Technology to Schoeller Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment, the sale of Multilift Welltec to Forum Energy Technologies, the sale of Flowco Production Solutions to Global Energy Capital and the sale of Global Heat Transfer, where he was Chairman of the Board, to Forum Energy Technologies.

John earned an MBA from Texas A&M University, and a BBA in Finance from Northeastern University.

Cooper First to Use Hydrogen Fuel in an Integral Engine; Methane Emissions Reduced

CleanBurn Plus AJAX 2800 Integral Engine
CleanBurn Plus AJAX 2800 Integral Engine

Cooper Machinery Services (Cooper), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, has successfully tested a slow-speed integral engine running on a hydrogen (H2)-natural gas fuel blend. The groundbreaking test comes 5 months after the announcement of Cooper’s joint hydrogen research project with a major U.S. gas pipeline company to demonstrate the safe operating range of H2 blends in large-bore internal combustion engines.

“Cooper’s hydrogen development initiative took another large step forward today. We ran an unmodified large-bore, slow-speed integral engine-compressor with an H2 blend of 5% by volume, and we achieved significant reductions of methane in the exhaust. This is the first such run using significant amounts of hydrogen in an engine of this design.” said Cooper CEO, John Sargent. “In May, we will be running up to 33% by volume in the same stock engine. Our customers have thousands of similar units running globally, so the potential reduction of methane is substantial.”

The Cooper test was conducted at their slow-speed integral engine test cell at corporate headquarters located in Houston, Texas. The test engine is the current production, NSPS compliant Cleanburn PlusTM  AJAX 2802 ULE with 15” piston bore, 16” power stroke, and a speed range of 360-440 RPM. Cooper selected the AJAX engine due to the similarities of its combustion system to that of the large fleet of the other engine brands the company services (Clark, Cooper-Bessemer®, Ingersoll Rand, and Worthington).

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Cooper’s First Annual International Women’s Day Event

Cooper Machinery Services International Women's Day 2022
Cooper Machinery Services International Women's Day 2022
On March 8th, Cooper held its first annual International Women’s Day event at corporate headquarters. The event was a rousing success as female Cooper employees from around the world participated in this Houston-based event and discussed topics that included: how successful leaders overcome and grow from mistakes; how authenticity can be a business advantage; how people can build their personal brand; and how preparation is required for achievement of career goals. Panelists and speakers for the in-person event included:
  • Cherie Humphries, Williams Company – Vice President, Procurement and Digital Transformation
  • Gwen Gresham, Core Lab, Inc. – Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Development
  • Marie-Helene Ben Samoun, Boston Consulting Group – Managing Director, Digital Oil & Gas
  • Karen Johnson, Independent Consultant – Commercial Strategic and Executive Operational Leadership
  • Tahera Khan, Cooper Machinery Services – Chief Human Resources Officer
Cooper Machinery Services International Women's Day 2022

Cooper Introduces CleanBurn PlusTM Targeting 40% Methane Reduction

CleanBurn Plus
CleanBurn Plus

The reduction of greenhouse gases, particularly methane, is a key element of Cooper’s emissions reduction technology offering. To improve the environmental impact of engine-compressors operating within our industry, Cooper is pleased to announce CleanBurn Plus™, an emission reduction solution tailored to reduce fuel consumption, fuel slip, methane leakage, and unburned hydrocarbons.

Cooper’s CleanBurn Plus™ upgrade package is a comprehensive solution that can reduce methane output by up to 40% in most of the industry’s integral engine-compressors. For a fleet of engines rated collectively at 100,000 HP, this level of CO2 reduction can equal 20,000 tons/year, equivalent to the elimination of 4,348 standard passenger cars.

Our CleanBurn Plus™ upgrades are offered across our entire integral engine-compressor product line to include AJAX®, Cooper-Bessemer®, Clark, Enterprise®, Ingersoll Rand, and Worthington.

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Jordan Smith Named Vice President of Sustainability & Emerging Technologies

Jordan Smith ESG News

Cooper is pleased to announce the appointment of Jordan Smith as Vice President of Sustainability and Emerging Technologies.

Jordan is a 20-year veteran of the gas compression industry who started his career as a student working at Colorado State University’s Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory, a renowned industry research organization dedicated to the creation of innovative energy solutions in the areas of emissions testing and monitoring, fuel technology, durability testing and modeling. After graduating from Colorado State with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Jordan joined Cameron International Corporation where he specialized in the design of retrofit emissions reduction technologies for large-bore engines for power generation and gas compression. Since his time at Cameron, Jordan has held a variety of management roles in engineering and sales in the natural gas industry and received a certification as a Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado.

Jordan will drive the company’s sustainability and new product development goals as they pertain to engine and compressor emissions reduction technologies, including exhaust emissions (NOx, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons), methane fuel slip, hydrogen as a fuel, blowdown, and future emerging technologies.

Click here to view the press release.

Click here to view the announcement in Gas Compression Magazine

Click here to view the announcement in Compressor Tech2

Click here to view the announcement in ESG Review

Cooper Article Appears in ESG Review Magazine

Since Cooper Machinery Services transitioned to private ownership in late 2019, our commitment to increase the company’s focus on emissions reductions has been a cornerstone of our strategy to include solutions for both large-bore, slow-speed engines and high-speed equipment. To accomplish that goal, Cooper has improved its existing operations and acquired several new companies to support global flywheels turning for the next hundred years. We don’t want to give our clients a reason to think about retiring their horsepower, so we’re executing a deliberate and calculated plan for long-term growth that positions our company for the future without sacrificing the needs of the current marketplace. 

Over the last few years, we’ve made it clear we aren’t buying companies for the sake of headlines, but instead, putting the pieces together as part of a broader growth strategy. Cooper’s acquisitions of Epic International’s energy services business and Reciprocating Technology Services provides a way for Cooper to strengthen its position in aftermarket parts and services, particularly with Clark, Ingersoll Rand, and Worthington engines. The acquisition of the Sinor Engine Company and Energy Dynamics Inc. strengthened Cooper’s position as the original equipment manufacturer (O.E.M.) for the Superior engine line and served as a springboard for entry into the Waukesha VHP and Caterpillar 3600 after-sales support businesses. 

Cooper Machinery Services Upgrades

The acquisition of Hoerbiger’s Engine Legacy Solutions business enhanced Cooper’s specialty in repairs and services, but also added a significant edge when it comes to overhauls, upgrades, and emissions advancements for large reciprocating, natural gas, and dual fuel engines. And finally, the formation of Turbocharger Solutions International is all part of Cooper CEO John Sargent’s plan to “rebuild Cooper into the market leader once again.”

We are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to improve and add to our emissions product offering. Today, our suite of engine and compressor upgrade products not only target combustion emissions but also greenhouse gases (GHGs), fugitive compressor emissions, and heavy metals.

Click here to read the article in ESG Review magazine. 

 

Cooper Partners with Camp Hope to Help Veterans with PTSD Find Hope and Healing

Cooper Machinery Services Philanthropy

Houston, TX, January 24, 2022 –(PR.com)– Cooper Machinery Services (Cooper) has entered a partnership with Camp Hope, a program of the PTSD Foundation of America that helps military veterans and their families suffering from the effects of combat-related post-traumatic stress.


Camp Hope is now Cooper’s charity of choice, receiving the benefits of company-wide fundraising campaigns and service activities. As part of its 2022 kick-off campaign, Cooper will donate a $13,000 Harley Davidson motorcycle to Camp Hope.

“As we looked for the most effective ways to give back to the community, we conducted a thorough search for a charitable partner that was a natural fit for our company values,” said John Sargent, CEO of Cooper Machinery Services. “We were really impressed with Camp Hope’s operation and the tremendous service they provide for veterans and our community.”

“We are excited to begin our relationship with Cooper Machinery Services,” said Dr. Ryan Rogers, President of the PTSD Foundation of America. “I believe they will be a fine partner and provide great support to our organization. Survival of organizations like ours depends on companies like Cooper, and the management team there has been easy to work with and have gone out of their way to get this relationship off the ground.”

As an interim housing facility, Camp Hope offers a minimum of a six-month program that includes a two-month transitional program. Residents attend group lessons and support sessions with other combat veterans; conduct individual mentoring sessions with certified combat trauma mentors; participate in off-site, small-group interaction activities (i.e. fishing, camping, local activities and sporting events); and get involved with local churches, businesses and volunteer organizations to assist in their personal healing and educating the community on the invisible wounds of war.

In addition, the staff assists veterans with issues like job placement, coordination with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and reputable veteran service organizations to assist with claims and benefits, transportation to appointments and peer support groups integration.

A 2015 Veterans Affairs study found that more than 20 military veterans commit suicide each day. PTSD Foundation of America says its goal is to stop veteran suicide. In 2020, 9,620 veterans participated in support groups known as Warrior Groups, and 550 family members attended Zoom calls for support. Since 2012, more than 1600 veterans have gone through the Camp Hope program at the 5-acre campus in Houston.

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, 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.

About PTSD Foundation of America and Camp Hope: The Mission of the PTSD Foundation of America is to bring hope and healing to combat veterans and their families suffering from the effects of combat-related post-traumatic stress. Camp Hope is an interim and transitional housing facility for combat veterans with PTSD and their families. The Camp Hope facility opened in 2012 and is in a quiet and safe setting in Houston, Texas. Veterans and their immediate family members can find healing, help, and hope through intensive peer support and mentoring program for those who suffer combat-related post-traumatic stress. For more information go to www.ptsdusa.org.

Click here to view the press release. 

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