Air Compressor Lubricants

Compressed air systems are common in the majority of industrial plants for a variety of applications. Air compressors are critical to keeping the entire operation running. The majority of air compressors need a lubricant to cool, seal or lubricate internal components, and correct lubrication ensures reliable equipment and lower maintenance and operating costs.

Reduced energy costs

Correct lubrication also allows the air compressors to run cooler and consume less electrical energy: Reduced friction = reduced heat = reduced energy consumption. Compressed air systems are generally responsible for the majority of daily power requirements; reducing energy costs via superior lubrication practices is an effective way of providing big savings for companies.

Lubricants have a vital role to play in sealing, preventing corrosion, preventing wear and protecting internal metal parts. LE has a range of lubricants for most compressor types, whether they are centrifugal, reciprocating, rotary screw, rotary vane or dry screw compressors.

When identifying the correct air compressor lubricant, viscosity requirements are an important factor. Next, a lubricant should provide the following benefits.

  • Non-foaming characteristics
  • Demulsibility properties to effectively separate from water
  • Excellent rust and corrosion protection
  • High oxidation stability to maintain viscosity and long life
  • Filterability without additive depletion

Lubrication Engineers recommends that lubricants should always meet or exceed OEM specifications. In doing so, your expensive equipment will last longer and run more efficiently.

Value-added services

In addition to its full range of air compressor lubricants, LE provides the following value-added services.

  • Onsite equipment assessment
  • Oil analysis
  • Education and training
  • Air Compressor ZAP Energy Saving Program
  • Consultation and service

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