Which Type of Metal is Best For a Valve Plate?

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Metal Valve Plate | KB Delta

Compressors have so much movement, which causes friction. This friction causes heat to generate and build up, so choosing the right material to make your valve plate is of the utmost importance if you want it to last. Every unique application requires different properties, so for your application you may need one that others may […]

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Guide to Understanding How Damper Plates Work

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Damper Plates | KB Delta

Damper plates are utilized throughout the tech industry for a large amount of machinery. With their silencing qualities and robust design, damper plates are a fundamental component that keeps your machinery working efficiently by absorbing noise and vibrations generated by the mechanical composition of the valve. There are many cars that use dampers – also […]

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Roles of Damping and Cushion Plates

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Cushion Plates | KB Delta

Understanding how your valve parts function and what they do is a means of learning what makes your compressor work at its optimum potential. The damping and cushion plates are essential components of your machines technology, which is why you need to be aware of how they operate. They work similarly by damping and cushioning […]

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Improve the Longevity of Your Valve Plate

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Valve Plate | KB Delta

The valve plate is a smooth disk composed of stainless steel. It must be tough and durable and similarly invulnerable to an excessive degree of temperature, strain and corrosion. Depending on its designated purpose, a valve plate is produced from metals such as: Cast iron Carbon steel Spheroidal graphite iron Spring steel Stainless steel Special […]

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How to Choose the Right Wafer Plate Material

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Wafer Plate Material | KB Delta

Determining the ideal material for your compressor part needs, including wafer plates, is an important step in the replacement process. Predominately, your options will be limited to thermoplastics and metallic. But, aside from having different prices, they each possess different properties. So, if you are trying to choose between thermoplastic or metallic wafer plate material, […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Damper Plates

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Damper Plates | KB Delta

Damper plates are used in a number of different industries and are an essential component of machinery. The role of the damper plate in different types of machinery is somewhat similar, whether it is in a compressor or a motor. Both will also have major problems if the plate is not functioning as it should […]

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How to Diagnose a Bad Valve Plate

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Valve plates are essential components of an entire valve assembly. There different types of plates available that perform different functions. Plates can be used as valves themselves or to provide cushion, dampening or a spring effect. They are flat, relatively thin, rest on the valve seat and are secured with a center bolt to create […]

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Standards are Important Benchmark of Quality Valve Plate Assembly

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Whether designed to OEM standards or custom made for your unique needs, compressor valve plate assemblies are produced by many different companies in a variety of sizes and shapes, and all price ranges, too. But they all have one thing in common: Their purpose is to keep your business moving forward.   Manufacturing Standards Design […]

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Pick a Quality Compressor Valve Plate for Your Project

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If you are looking to manufacture compressor valve plates, speaking with an industry professional is a great way to work out the kinks in your project. Whether you are a part of the aviation, chemical or energy industry, speaking with a manufacturing representative can help you plan the perfect valve plate design for your needs. […]

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Replacing Your Valve Plates

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Valve plates are an important compressor part. Plates ensure that a proper seal is achieved for your compressor valves. Without a good seal, air or liquids will leak, lowering your compressor’s function and causing damage to the entire system. For this reason, an essential part of your compressor maintenance routine is the inspection and replacement […]

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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.