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 the Durabla® V7H valves used in the drain pump of the U.S.S. Sculpin submarine (SS-191) during WWII 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.
Professional engineer R.G. Von Kokeritz sails from Europe to America to start his own industrial importing business.
Von Kokeritz incorporates Durabla Manufacturing company.
Maurice F. Richardson files his first patent application to improve a valve disc for valves used in the suction and discharge of fluid pumps.
Richardson’s improvements to the valve disc are patented – #1385137.
Durabla acquires patents for pump valve disc from Richardson.
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.
Blackford patents reciprocating valve member for compressible fluids – US 2754844.
Pump valve manufacturing operation is relocated from Pennsylvania to Odessa, TX.
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.
Company changes name to Triangle Pump Components, Inc.
Triangle Pump Components relocates corporate offices and valve manufacturing to Cleburne, Texas.
TPCI develops WG Sphera® (Patent Pending) Series of spherical valves.
U.S. Patent No. 11,384,856 issued to WG Sphera® Series (spherical pump valve)
Triangle Pump Components proudly holds multiple industry-leading patents and has contributed durable components to the following historically significant pump valve applications:
For more information about our diverse product offering or how we can work together in the future contact us today.