Compressor Lubricants 101

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS

Compressor lubrication is one of the most commonly occurring lubricant tasks across a wide range of shops and industries. Still, they are also one of the most overlooked lubricant tasks. So much so that many companies have maintenance contracts just to avoid having to bring in the proper lubricant. Saving time and money is always a factor when choosing products that will provide protection for our compressors. Sadly, the cost of a maintenance contract is typically much higher than directly purchasing the lubricants from a quality lubricant distributor.

Most people are not sure what lubricants go into their compressors and don’t have the time to investigate them. This is where an Ottsen expert comes into play! We have the expertise to recommend the best lubricant for your compressor. Which is often at a much lower cost than the branded products purchased in a service contract. Quality compressor oils from Chevron and Summit Industrial are key to protecting and extending the life of your compressors.

We offer both synthetic and non-synthetic compressor oils for your equipment that provides long lubricant life, excellent separation from water, excellent air release, and maximum rust protection. These are all the key properties of an excellent compressor oil. We also have specialty types of compressor oils for a variety of gases that are being compressed. Refrigeration compressors, rotary screw compressors, radial compressors, centrifugal compressors, and reciprocating compressors to name just a few of the compressor types that we handle on a regular basis.

Call your Ottsen Oil Expert for a run-down of compressor lubricants for your compressors today! You will be glad you did.