Centrifugal vs Reciprocating Compressor: What’s The Difference?

By KB Delta | January 31, 2019
Centrifugal vs Reciprocating Compressors:What's The Difference-KB Delta

Compressors are an essential part of every industry, but what’s the difference between a centrifugal vs reciprocating compressor? Both reciprocating and centrifugal compressors are valuable in the manufacturing world. Their use depends greatly on function, location, and environmental considerations. Deciding between which to invest in requires research and careful study of a system’s needs and […]

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Reciprocating Compressor Safety: 4 Things to Know

By KB Delta | January 25, 2019
Reciprocating Compressor Safety: 4 Things to Know-KB Delta

Compressors are used in almost every industry, but everything can be jeopardized if you don’t follow these compressor safety tips. Because reciprocating compressors are present in all manner of industrial equipment, it’s vital for both manufacturers and work force to have a healthy approach to working with them. Safety around reciprocating compressors not only provides a challenge for engineers, it demands a high level of awareness for management as well as general employees. Understanding […]

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What Are the Types of Thermoplastics and Their Uses?

By KB Delta | January 18, 2019
Thermoplastic valve plates | KB Delta

Thermoplastics are used in a wide variety of industries for all types of different products; but what are the different types of thermoplastics and their uses? Thermoplastics are highly versatile materials which are made from polymers.  A polymer is constructed of monomers, or tiny molecules which are electrically joined. When a thermoplastic is formed, it […]

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Five Ways to Improve Compressor Efficiency

By KB Delta | January 11, 2019
Five Ways to Improve Compressor Efficiency - KB Delta

Your compressor is a vital aspect of your system. Without it, productivity can slow down, and staff might be affected. By improving your compressor efficiency, you are also able to improve your own bottom line, pass the savings on to your partners and customers, and be a steward of the environment. Even though there are […]

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How to Make Compressors More Eco-Friendly and Budget-Friendly

By KB Delta | December 28, 2018
How to Make Compressors Eco-Friendly and Budget-Friendly -KB Delta

Compressors are used in a multitude of ways in manufacturing; and reducing these manufacturing costs is possible by creating an eco-friendly and budget-friendly compressor system. If you’re using a compressor in your system, it’s possible to slash manufacturing and energy costs in a variety of ways. Understanding your facility and how your compressor works will […]

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How to Improve the Efficiency of a Compressor This Winter

By KB Delta | December 21, 2018
How to Improve the Efficiency of a Compressor this Winter-KB Delta

Regardless of your industry, it’s essential to keep your compressor running well this winter. Now you can with these 5 tips to improve the efficiency of a compressor. Winterizing your compressor before cold weather hits is vital to keeping your system running efficiently the rest of the year. However, the winterization process is much more […]

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The Most Common Reasons for Compressor Spring Failure

By KB Delta | December 17, 2018
What To Know About Spring Compression Formulas and Measurement-KB Delta

Compression spring failure can drastically affect the efficiency and effectiveness of an entire system, but many are not aware of what actually causes this failure. Spring failure can disrupt expected output and establish frustrating maintenance issues and overtime for personnel. Regular preventative maintenance, cleaning, and attention to environmental conditions can help avoid most of the […]

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Natural Gas Pipeline Safety: The Importance of Compressor Valves

By KB Delta | December 7, 2018
Natural Gas Pipeline Safety: The Importance Of Compressor Valves-KB Delta

The US relies on natural gas for industrial, commercial and residential use. Because of this, natural gas pipeline safety is of utmost importance.  Almost 45 miles of pipeline were replaced in Massachusetts after a series of explosions and more than 60 fires occurred in September, 2018. A teenager was killed, and approximately 25 people were […]

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5 Ways to Lower Manufacturing Costs With Compressor Design

By KB Delta | November 30, 2018
Improving Efficiency and Decreasing Manufacturing Cost With Compressor Design | KB Delta

Achieving maximum efficiency is every manufacturer’s goal; and that goal just got easier with these 5 tips to reduce manufacturing costs with compressor design. Maximum efficiency provides for faster production at less cost, can help lessen environmental impact, and makes for happier customers and distributors, who always appreciate savings. Focusing on compressor design can quickly […]

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How Does Precision Laser Cutting Create Compressor Plates?

By KB Delta | November 23, 2018
Precision Laser Cutting for Compressor Valve Plates | KB Delta

Precision laser cutting is an extremely important process in manufacturing to ensure every product is consistent and precise. A quality product arises from quality materials. In order to build reliable and efficient compressors, the machine’s plates must perform well in a variety of temperatures and conditions. One way a strong fit for a compressor plate […]

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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.