Don’t Stress About Stressing Out Your Compressor Valve Plate

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Compressor Valve Plate | KB Delta

Your compressor valve plate is the heart of a compressor. So, when they break down it’s essential to find a new plate immediately. Here’s how to. In everything in life, there seems to be that extra special part that may be small compared to the whole, but becomes large when it breaks down. Sometimes you […]

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5 Surprising Industries That Use Spring Plates

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Spring Plates and Uses in Different Industries | KB Delta

  Spring plates are used in a diverse range of applications and industries and are an essential component of many different types of machinery. The role of the spring plate in various applications is somewhat similar, whether that be a motor or a compressor. Without this component, many of the machines we know and use […]

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7 Common Uses of Damping Plates

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Damping Plates | KB Delta

Damping plates are used in a variety of industries and machinery applications. Choosing the right type of damping plate for your compressor and other high-powered machinery needs is the key to maintaining high functioning and reliable operations. While damping plates have a wide variety of use cases, their role is similar in nature.   What […]

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What is the Best Thermoplastic Valve Plate Material?

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What Thermoplastic Valve Plate Material Is Best for You? | KB Delta

  As with any choice in engineering, there is often more than one correct solution. When choosing the best material for any given task, part of the answer lies within logic, while part of the choice is also a subjective decision. The choice of valve plate material used to produce a thermoplastic plate is one […]

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Here’s How Metallic Plates Are Used in Refrigeration

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Refrigeration | KB Delta

Technology has come on a long way since early humans began gathering seasonal snow and ice to create ice cellars somewhere around 1000 BC. It has widely been reported that humans have begun using more power and energy to cool rather than to heat for the first time. In the modern world, the rising demand […]

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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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Damping and 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 […]

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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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  • 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.