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What Are Compressor Rings and How Do They Fail?

Compressor Rings and Gaskets - KB Delta

Compressor rings are used to provide a tight seal to insulate steam, liquids and gases and prevent them from escaping. Preventing leakages is essential to the continued function of any compressor.   When an 0-ring becomes damaged or worn out, you may notice odd noises that eventually will signal a lessening in function. Fortunately, profile…

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What Are The Different Types of O-Rings?

What Are The Different Types Of O-Rings?-KB Delta

  O-rings are a commonly used seal across a range of manufacturing and industrial industries. However, their versatility, array of applications, and materials they are made out of can make choosing the right O-ring material for your use difficult. In order to give you a clear understanding of the options in front of you, we…

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What to Do When Your Valve Compressor Needs Replacing

  A malfunctioning valve compressor can be difficult to diagnose. Signs of breakdown, such as high suction pressure and low discharge pressure, can be subtle. Even these factors may still remain within a normal range, while still resulting in a significant drop in system capacity, raising the temperature of your reciprocating compressor by up to…

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The Beauty of Thermoplastic Compressor Rings

Manufacturing high-quality compressor components is both an art and a science. Compressor rings are integral parts for any compressor. Metal rings have a long history, but advances have been made in developing other strong, durable materials that can withstand harsh operating conditions. Modern thermoplastics offer an attractive alternative to metal rings, and in the long…

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What You Need to Know About Lantern Rings

What You Need to Know About Lantern Rings   Lantern rings create a separation in a packing set and keep packing lubricated and cool.  The rings are positioned across from a lubrication point where grease can be inserted to make operating valves easier and smoother. The lack of proper lubrication can affect operation of valves.…

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Signs You’ve Chosen a Reliable Supplier for Industrial Compressor Rings

Although compressor rings are used in many industries, the market for them is relatively specific. Therefore, it is very advantageous to develop a partnership with a company that is reliable enough to fulfill your need for spare compressor parts, including compressor rings, through the years. There are several indicators your desired supplier is a reliable…

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Three Steps to Finding the Right Lantern Rings

Maintaining pumps can be a huge hassle if you have to disassemble each piece in order to perform the necessary work. Lantern rings are a part commonly used in both pumps and compressors that make operation and maintenance exponentially easier. They are used to hold together a bearing surface while allowing the passage of lubrication…

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What Are PTFE Lantern Rings?

There are a lot of small parts in compressors, and other machinery, that can be hard to understand. PTFE lantern rings are one of those things that you might not know what they are or what their role is.   The Rings   Polytetraflueroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic material that is more commonly called Teflon.…

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The Importance of Lantern Ring Placement in Pump Maintenance

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

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 in your packing assembly decreases…

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