Air Compressor Lubricants
The lubrication requirements for air compressors can differ significantly based on the type of compressor being used and its point of application. The two main types of air compressor are reciprocating and rotary compressors.
Correct use of high quality lubricants can substantially extend compressor life, providing maintenance and production savings in the longer term. Croda provides a broad range of speciality synthetic base fluids under the Priolube™ brand name for use in air compressor formulations.
Croda's synthetic base fluids possess a number of properties which favour their use in air compressors including:
- High oxidation stability
- Low volatility
- Excellent lubricity and low friction
- Improved heat transfer
- Good demulsibility
- Improved health and safety performance
These properties offer key benefits, paramount on any formulator's wish list including:
- Wide ranging operating temperatures
- Extended drain intervals and reduced disposal costs
- Increased oil and equipment life
- Improved energy efficiency
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