Since 1919, Triangle Pump Components, Inc. (TPCI) has built a reputation for manufacturing efficient, long-lasting, and dependable pump products. While our company got its start making industrial products for railroads and powerhouses, we were soon asked to design and manufacture a more durable, efficient valve disc to withstand the pressure of steam pumps.
Our Durabla style pump valve, patented in 1921, quickly experienced major growth as it was heavily used during the “steam pump” era of the U.S. industrial expansion of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. Because of the Navy’s heavy pump valve usage during World War II, Triangle assisted in overall U.S. effort.
1937 blueprint of Durabla V7 style valves in the drain pump of the U.S.S Sculpin submarine (SS-191)
Since that time, TPCI’s product line has expanded to include a diverse range of plungers, valves, and other pump components. Our products are used in a wide variety of processing industries such as oil production and refining, chemical, metals, food processing, high pressure water blast, and sewer cleaning, to name a few.
- 1896 – Professional engineer R.G. Von Kokeritz sails from Europe to America to start his own industrial importing business.
- 1911 – Von Kokeritz incorporates Durabla Manufacturing company.
- 1919 – Maurice F. Richardson files his first patent application to improve a valve disc for valves used in the suction and discharge of fluid pumps.
- 1921 – Richardson’s improvements to the valve disc are patented – #1385137.
- 1921- Durabla acquires patents for pump valve disc from Richardson.
- 1925-1935 – Maurice F. Richardson patents several structural improvements in springs for automatic check valves, particularly those used in pumping machinery, as well as improvements to increase pump valve operating capabilities – #1551697, #1681364, #1789711 (Etched on our company valves), and US 1993567 A.
- 1956 – Blackford patents reciprocating valve member for compressible fluids – US 2754844.
- 1990 – Pump valve manufacturing operation is relocated from Pennsylvania to Odessa, TX.
- 1995 – Kentaw Products located in Oklahoma City, OK is acquired adding ceramic and metal plungers as well as die formed packing to TPCI’s product line.
- 2004 – Company changes name to Triangle Pump Components, Inc.
- 2014 – Triangle relocates corporate offices and valve manufacturing to Cleburne, Texas.
Historical Pump Valve Applications
Triangle proudly holds multiple industry-leading patents and has contributed durable components to the following historically significant pump valve applications:
- Nelseco Diesel
- High Vacuum Service
- Kahlenberg Diesel Engine
- Gorman Rupp® High Pressure Triplex Road Pump
- Dean Brothers® Oil Bath Pump
- National Transit Double Acting Duplex Pump
- Diesel Cooling and Oil Service
- GASO® Pumps
- Darling Brothers Limited of Montreal, Canada
- Volatile Liquids and Light Hydrocarbons
- Cooper Bessemer™ LS Diesel Engine
- Atlas Imperial Diesel Engines
- Union Diesel Engines of the 4 Cycle
- Warren Steam Pump Company®
At Triangle Pump Components, Inc., we have almost 100 years of experience and expertise to solve any reciprocating pump problem. For more information about our diverse product offering or how we can work together in the future, contact us today»