Benefits of Quality Ported Plate Valves

Ported Plate Valves | KB Delta

Valves are essential parts of any compressor; they determine the flow of air throughout the machine. As such, it is critical that the components of the valve are in the best shape. Certain parts, such as the ported plate valves, provide several advantages in the compression process. Below are a few key features and benefits of quality ported plate vales.



Considering that compressors are used for different types of machinery, it is understandable how a variety of valves would be beneficial. There are different types of plate valve options available to meet the particular requirements for a number of different machines. Some are made with certain products in mind, while others are created for more general use. It is important to keep this in mind when selecting the valves for your compressor needs.


Unique Design

Ported plate valves are uniquely designed to perform certain operations within the compressor. Without the valve operating or connecting with the other parts of the compressor correctly, the machinery could malfunction. On the other hand, when the parts work together correctly they can increase the efficiency of the equipment. Quality plate valves are crafted to fit snuggly on the compressor to provide the best results.


Material Type

Depending upon the type of machine that the compressor is supporting, different material types might be necessary. Therefore, valves may be formed from metallic or non-metallic material. The metallic pieces are created from stainless-steel, which gives them certain characteristics:

  • Durability, not easily broken
  • Maintains its shape, not flimsy
  • Resists corrosion

Some non-metallic materials also possess desirable characteristics, including:

  • Chemical resistance
  • High temperature tolerance
  • Able to withstand strong impact

When selecting your new ported plate valves or replacements for old ones, it is important that you understand what makes the pieces quality investments. By understanding what makes a ported plate valve a quality piece you can be sure to select the right option for your particular needs.

  • 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.

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