Reciprocating Compressors: The Impact of Compressor Flexibility

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Reciprocating Compressors: The Impact of Compressor Flexibility - KB Delta

What is compressor flexibility? Let’s take a look at the important facts to know. Reciprocating compressors are positive-displacement machines that use cylinders and crankshaft-driven pistons to compress air. They work by drawing air into the cylinder, where the air is compressed and transported to a storage tank. Single-stage reciprocating compressors work a bit differently from […]

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How Reciprocating Compressors Benefit These Industrial Applications

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How Reciprocating Compressors Benefit These Industrial Applications - KB Delta

Reciprocating compressors are incredibly valuable. Read more on how they benefit different types of industrial applications. Every industrial process has reciprocating compressors at its heart. The importance of these mechanical devices cannot be overstated. Reciprocating compressors are used extensively in several industries to compress gas using pistons and even deliver the compressed gas to all […]

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The Importance of Quality Pipeline Design

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The Importance of Quality Pipeline Design - KB Delta

What does quality pipeline design entail? Let’s take a look at the details to know below. Pipelines are considered in many quarters as the safest, cost-efficient, environmentally friendly, and highly reliable mode of transporting fluids between distant and multiple locations. They usually run below and above the ground and are vastly used in the oil […]

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Tips for a Successful Compressor Rebuild

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Tips for a Successful Compressor Rebuild - KB Delta

What makes a successful compressor rebuild? To learn helpful tips and information, read all the details below. Reciprocating compressors are well-known positive-displacement devices that work based on a reciprocating principle to deliver gas at incredibly high pressures. This is possible via the action of pistons within the device. Reciprocating compressors are popular for their exceptional […]

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Common Causes of Machine Failures and Prevention Tips

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Common Causes of Machine Failures and Prevention Tips - KB Delta

What causes machine failures? This is ideal to know, including preventative measures, in order to effectively manufacture goods. Machine failure has always been an accepted aspect or part of life for OEMs and manufacturers since the Industrial Revolution. There are many reasons why machines fail, with or without warning, and it is sometimes not easy […]

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The Role of Compressibility Factor in the Oil and Gas Industry

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Role of Compressibility Factor in the Oil and Gas Industry - KB Delta

What’s the role of the compressibility factor? It’s ideal to gain a better understanding of this and how essential it is. Read on. Oil and gas compressibility always plays a crucial role in material balance calculations, reservoir simulation, the breakdown of well test evaluation, and the design of high-pressure surface equipment, especially for systems set […]

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The Growth Of The Natural Gas Market

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The Growth Of The Natural Gas Market - KB Delta

The natural gas market keeps growing, which means the world is steadily seeing improvements and advancements every day. Read more on this important topic below. Recent improvements in shale technology have seen the industry heralded as the most important thing to happen to the energy market this century. As the largest producer of natural gas, […]

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Why Satisfactory Compressor Installation Relies on the Design

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Why Satisfactory Compressor Installation Relies on the Design - KB Delta

If you’re beginning the process of a compressor installation, then it’s ideal to fully understand the design first. The foundation is very important, which is detailed more below. Compressors are those interesting mechanical devices that help to increase pressure in various compressible fluids. They are used across a wide variety of industries to power tools, […]

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How Does a Poppet Valve Work in Compressors?

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How Does a Poppet Valve Work in Compressors? - KB Delta

A poppet valve plays an important role in compressors, but how exactly? Here is all you need to learn and keep in mind. A poppet valve is a mushroom-shaped valve that rises in a perpendicular manner from its seat. It is generally used in hydraulic and pneumatic systems or internal combustion engines and controlled via […]

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Environmental Health and Safety When It Comes Natural Gas Pipelines

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Environmental Health and Safety: Natural Gas Pipelines - KB Delta

Given the history of dangerous incidents involving gas pipelines, it’s important to place environmental health and safety as a priority. Read below for the crucial details. According to the United States Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), between 1996 and 2015, there were up to 150 serious natural gas pipeline incidents per year, on […]

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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.

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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.