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Choosing the Right Valve Plate

By admin | Sep 11, 2015

The valve plate is an essential part of the valve assembly and act as a seal between different areas in the compressor. Because valve plates can be exposed to a punishing variety of pressures, temperatures, and chemicals, they need to be made of materials that can withstand the stress that…

The Importance Of Lantern Ring Placement In Pump Maintenance-KB Delta

The Importance of Lantern Ring Placement in Pump Maintenance

By admin | Sep 1, 2015

Proper pump packing assembly and maintenance is of utmost importance to avoid pump breakdowns. Corrosion resistance for compressors that require lubrication is aided by the design of the valve’s compressor rings, but lubrication cannot be properly dispersed if rings are placed improperly or missing. Careful placement of quality lantern rings…

A Few Facts About Tension Springs-KB Delta

Compression vs. Tension Springs

By admin | Aug 27, 2015

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…

What Makes a Good Compressor Valve Manufacturer

By admin | Aug 14, 2015

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…

When Safety Depends on a Tension Spring

By admin | Aug 10, 2015

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…

How To Obtain The Best Conical Compression Spring Design-KB Delta

How to Obtain the Best Conical Compression Spring Design

By admin | Jul 20, 2015

The capacity for superior performance in a compression spring is essential to the success of your project. Quite simply, if your spring does not perform well, then your application will be able to function correctly. How can you design and obtain the most precise conical compression spring? You will have…

Benefits of Quality Ported Plate Valves

By admin | Apr 29, 2015

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…

Increase Performance and Reduce Cost With the Right Coil Springs

By admin | Apr 23, 2015

Coil springs are vital to the optimal function of compressor valves. Materials utilized in the construction of the springs should be carefully selected to withstand the specific wear that will occur depending on the type of machinery used and the surrounding environment. Consider the following four principles when purchasing coil…

Thermoplastic Valve Plates | KBDelta.com

Should You Use Metal or Thermoplastic Valve Plates?

By admin | Mar 3, 2015

Compressor valve plates will need to be replaced eventually because they handle a lot of wear and tear. When worn plates are swapped out for new ones, you might notice quite a boost in the power capacity of the machine and some of the problems that had begun to appear…