HISTORY

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® 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 Pump Components assisted in overall U.S. effort.

View the 1937 blueprint of Durabla® V7H valves used in the drain pump of the U.S.S. Sculpin submarine (SS-191) and read about the unique history of the submarine.

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.

COMPANY TIMELINE

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 Pump Components relocates corporate offices and valve manufacturing to Cleburne, Texas.
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Historical Pump Valve Applications

Triangle Pump Components proudly holds multiple industry-leading patents and has contributed durable components to the following historically significant pump valve applications:

At Triangle Pump Components Inc., we have over 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.