Synthetic lubricants in air compressors offer savings and benefits, particularly when well applied and combined with a continuing lubrication and maintenance program. Some of the advantages are: fewer oil changes; lower oil loss into the system; less wear; no carbon or varnish; lower power cost; corrosion resistance; and increased safety. The characteristics and applications of the synthetic lubricants are reviewed. Diester-based synthetics and polyalphaolefins are currently the most common choices for general air-compressor service. Changeover procedure details are given.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • van Ormer, H P
  • Publication Date: 1987-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:
    • Power
    • Volume: 131
    • Issue Number: No.2
    • ISSN: 0032-5929

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00651815
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM