Compression vs. Tension Springs

| | In Springs
Tension Springs | KB Delta

For the general public most springs look alike, such as the tension and compression springs. However, they are designed to perform much different tasks. Their similarities exist in the design. Both are made up of a coil spring that is devised for elasticity and strength, but that is where their likeness ends. The main difference […]

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Understanding Compressor Valve Dynamics

| | In Compressors

Valves are a key component of most fluid delivery systems. A firm understanding of compressor valve dynamics helps technicians analyze problems, devise solutions, and choose the correct parts. The science of compressor valve dynamics allows installers to design efficient, reliable solutions in new installations.   The Heart of a Compressor Valve Although the functionality of […]

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Valve Seat Rings: An Integral Component

| | In Compressor Parts

Valve seats are an important part of the configuration of both intake and exhaust valves. Other components include the valve itself, the valve guide, a spring seat, valve spring and spring retainer. When all of these components are working together appropriately, the combustion chamber can retain the quality of air tightness that is essential for operation. […]

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What Makes a Good Compressor Valve Manufacturer

| | In Compressor Parts

If you are in an industry that uses air or process gas compressors, chances are you need some compressor valve parts occasionally. No matter what kind of parts you need, you want to make sure that the manufacturer is offering high quality parts. There are various factors that make a manufacturer good. The products they […]

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When Safety Depends on a Tension Spring

| | In Springs

The design of the tension spring is such that a very specific amount of pull force can be achieved as the spring is extended to a certain length. As these springs are manufactured, they will develop an initial tension. Adequate force must be used to overcome that initial tension to elongate the spring. The manufacturer […]

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What Are Helical Springs?

| | In Compressor Parts, Springs
Helical Springs | KBDelta.com

Helical springs, also called coil springs, are helix shaped mechanical devices. They serve a variety of purposes including absorbing shock and maintaining force between different objects. Coil springs are elastic in nature and return to their regular length when released from compression. Applications Helical springs are used in many ways. They are essential for numerous […]

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  • Metallic Plates

    KB Delta manufactures and stocks a complete range of metallic compressor valve plates and rings for the natural gas, refrigeration and P.E.T. industries.

  • Thermoplastic Plates

    Our specialized precision tooling and proprietary lapping process gives our customers the highest quality thermoplastic plates and rings in the industry.

  • Springs

    We manufacture our own springs and stock over 2 million springs for a variety of OEM spring styles, forms and materials.

  • Peripheral Valve Internals

    KB Delta offers one of the most complete lines of valve internals in the industry. All of our parts are manufactured to OEM Standards in performance and efficiency.

  • Complete Valve Repair Kits

    KB Delta offers a full line of valve repair kits for all the major reciprocating compressor manufacturers.

  • P.E.T. Compressor Parts

    KB Delta specializes in manufacturing compressor valve parts for high pressure air compressors used in the P.E.T. plastic bottle manufacturing industry.

Industries we serve

Natural Gas Industry

The processing and refining of Natural Gas into a marketable products, by separating gas into pipeline-quality natural gas and a stream of mixed natural gas liquids and the transportation of natural gas to through a series of reciprocating compressor stations and pipes, and from there to end users.

Blow Molding Industry

This industry manufactures blow molding machinery. Injection stretch blow molding process has two main different methods, a single-stage and two-stage process; these are the methods by which hollow plastic parts are formed.

Medical Technology Industry

The medical technology industry is an important part of the healthcare sector. It includes most medical devices which aid the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and illnesses. Established centers of this industry include the United States and Western Europe.