T.F. Hudgins offers complete cylinder and power-end repair services for all major reciprocating compressors, with unmatched expertise in high-pressure compressor applications. The combined resources of T.F. Hudgins and Cook Compression give you a complete, turnkey resource. Strategically located facilities, specialized equipment, highly experienced technicians and extensive engineering support enable us to provide the quality and responsive service you need to reduce costs and maximize equipment availability.
We provide routine component repairs, as well as complex, major shop overhauls, compressor re-rates and field services. We handle every aspect – from complete tear-down and inspection through final repair and assembly. As your single resource for all parts, materials and machining labor, T.F. Hudgins simplifies procurement and enables you to more effectively manage maintenance projects.
T.F. Hudgins Valve Service Centers offer a unique valve optimization program where repair is just one step in a process of improving overall valve performance and reliability. With over 30 years of valve repair experience, we have the expertise to correctly repair virtually every type of valve.
Benefits to you include:
The T.F. Hudgins Approach
Repair. Each valve undergoes a rigorous inspection and repair procedure to ensure it meets or exceeds new valve specifications. All refurbished valves are backed by a one year warranty.
Analysis. We analyze every valve submitted for repair and assess its condition. This analysis includes complete documentation of all damage found with the mode of failure entered into our database. Our inspection, combined with your valve's repair history, enables us to quickly identify recurring reliability issues. In addition to our expert analysis, you'll get repair recommendations that go beyond traditional "quick fixes" – helping you resolve long-term problems.
Savings. Even minor improvements in valve efficiency can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings per year. We evaluate your current valve's design, along with providing documentation for any recommended changes and their calculated impact on compressor efficiency and reliability.
Diagnostic and Engineering Studies. Valve life and performance can be significantly reduced with only a slight change from a compressor's original operating conditions or original design. We provide valve design and compressor performance analysis, even gathering on-line compressor data to assure accuracy. Our recommendations are based on real operating conditions.
Engineering Support. Expert help is always available from the industry's leading valve engineers. We offer technical support, provide failure analysis, recommend improvements for existing valve designs or custom-engineer valves utilizing the latest, high-performance materials and technology.
Tracking System. Our sophisticated data tracking software enables us to quickly spot reliability issues. Chronic problems are detected, giving you effective, long-term solutions. Valves at the end of their service life are identified before even beginning a repair, saving you time and money.
T.F. Hudgins provides expertise, equipment and automated systems for monitoring, gathering, analyzing and interpreting diagnostic information used to enhance the operation of compressors, diesel engines and natural gas engines.
These resources allow machinery operators to enhance safety, maximize reliability and achieve true preventive maintenance.
T. F. Hudgins Machinery Diagnostics and Training (MDT) is a practical, cost-effective solution to help you optimize maintenance while using fewer internal resources.
We provide on-demand, remote access to our industry-leading analysis expertise – at any time, from anywhere in the world. What's more, T.F. Hudgins MDT dramatically improves communication with Condition Monitor™, our innovative Web-based system for reporting, prioritizing and managing your maintenance requirements.
Condition Analysis and Performance Evaluation of:
From repair and maintenance services to new system installations, T.F. Hudgins is your source for lubrication system products and expertise.
From pumps and block sections to lubrication boxes and complete lubrication systems, T.F. Hudgins factory-authorized repair center can return your components to like-new condition. We service all brands and even provide a one-year warranty on all repaired components.
T.F. Hudgins is your lubrication field service expert. Our services include everything from complete installation of new systems and PM maintenance programs to expert troubleshooting assistance available 24 hours a day.
Hyper System Upgrades
Extend compressor and lube system component life with T.F. Hudgins' system upgrades, engineered to improve lubrication delivery reliability. T.F. Hudgins is the nation's only factory-approved high-pressure repair center, with test capabilities to 60,000 psig.
Oil Mist Systems & Service
Get complete installation and maintenance service programs for all your oil mist system needs.
Take advantage of comprehensive lubrication system surveys, offered at no cost to you. T.F. Hudgins lube system experts perform on-site audits, analyze your existing equipment and operations, and prepare a detailed report with recommendations for improvement.
T.F. Hudgins offers on-site lubrication system training for your operators, mechanics and engineers. Classes cover the spectrum of lube system operation, from design basics to advanced troubleshooting methods.
T.F. Hudgins provides complete cylinder relining, resizing, LDPE reconditioning and overall repair, as well as plasma and conventional cylinder bore coating. We rebuild and restore worn cylinders to original manufacturer's specifications for all major compressors, including Ariel, Chicago Pneumatic, Gardner Denver, Joy, I/R ESH, RDS, HOS, Knox Western, Worthington Super Cub, ESV, RDH and Gemini
We also perform these related services:
T.F. Hudgins re-manufactures worn compressor packing cases to OEM specifications. With the combined engineering and manufacturing expertise of T.F. Hudgins and Cook Compression, we have the resources to do the job accurately and efficiently.
Overview of Packing Case Re-Manufacturing
T.F. Hudgins provides a comprehensive package of repair services and replacement parts for reciprocating machinery, including:
We offer repair services and replacement parts for all major OEM compressors, including unmatched expertise in high-pressure compressors. Highly skilled technicians and extensive engineering and technical support, assure all parts meet or exceed OEM specifications.
Take advantage of comprehensive site surveys, offered at no cost to you.
T.F. Hudgins experts perform on-site audits, analyze your existing equipment and operations, and prepare a detailed report with recommendations for improvement.
T.F. Hudgins is ready to serve your maintenance and repair requirements on an as-needed basis. However, there are important advantages to establishing a regular, stategic maintenance program that covers a specified period of time:
T.F. Hudgins will perform contract maintenance for machinery diagnostics and analytical services, vibration monitoring, compressor field repair services, automatic lubrication systems and more. For details, contact your T.F. Hudgins representative.
T.F. Hudgins Machinery Diagnostics and Training offers an extensive machinery diagnostics and optimization curriculum at the MDT training center in Houston, as well as regional locations. Depending upon your needs, MDT will also conduct training at your site, customized to meet your unique requirements.
Course are based on these topics:
Courses are designed to provide practical instruction for operators of gas engines, diesel engines, compressors and pumps. From basic equipment operation to advanced spectrum analysis, these courses enable personnel to reduce maintenance and operating costs, optimize performance, improve equipment availability and extend equipment life.
Unlike other training programs, T.F. Hudgins MDT offers instruction for multiple hardware/software platforms. Training is provided for all major portable analyzers, including Windrock, Recip-Trap and PFM.
Teaching from Experience
Courses are led by veteran instructors with extensive mechanical backgrounds and 20+ years of industry experience.
Training programs are designed to suit unique customer requirements. Content can be customized for specific needs, and may be presented in English or Spanish.
For added convenience, training may be conducted at the customer's site or the MDT Houston campus.
T.F. Hudgins offers dependable, efficient cleaning of plant process equipment from an experienced industry specialist: Gly-Tech Services. Quality cleaning services and complete technical support from Gly-Tech and T.F. Hudgins help improve plant reliability by keeping equipment and processes performing according to specifications.
Boost Process Reliability
Gly-Tech cleans a full range of refinery and petrochemical plant process equipment in preparation for routine maintenance, scheduled inspections, service changes, mechanical repairs and equipment upgrades.
Gly-Tech provides turnkey service, applying the most effective techniques and equipment for your needs:
Gly-Tech teams provide safe, high-quality workmanship and fast turnaround to restore productivity and return your equipment to service with minimal downtime.
Line Cleaning & Flushing
Gly-Tech provides safe and thorough high velocity flushing for pre-operative and maintenance cleaning of lubrication and hydraulic systems.
Gly-Tech services assure the reliability of rotating equipment and tight-tolerance/critical-path systems. These services will meet or exceed equipment manufacturer's specifications, including ISO, NAS and SAE.
Gly-Tech chemical cleaning removes fouling from tanks, process vessels, pipelines and tubing. The process is used for new construction (pre-operative) cleaning, as well as routine maintenance.
Gly-Tech chemical cleaning is typically conducted within a closed loop system, with corrosion coupons used to verify the progress and effectiveness of the cleaning process. Chemistries and procedures are tailored for maximum results in each application.
Industrial Fluid & Lube Oil Cleaning
Gly-Tech fluid cleaning services protect bearings, seals, valves and pumps by effectively removing contaminants from lube oil and hydraulic oil systems:
Proven procedures and highly experienced project teams help assure the success of commissioning and post-maintenance re-starts by purifying lubricants and industrial fluids to meet or exceed customer specifications.