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Piston Compressor
Mineral Oils

Airpower stock mineral oil for any air compressor or vacuum pump. This Mineral Oil is a 30 mono grade oil.

Our Mineral Oil for Piston Compressors

Airpower only sells approved original equipment manufactured oil. It is very important to use the correct oil for the specific compressor.

Reciprocating piston compressors do need high pressure and high-temperature oil.

The oil must have anti-wear, anti-foaming, and anti-oxidation characteristics with the correct viscosity.


Our 30 monograde mineral oil has an expected life of 500 hours.

Every 500 hours the oil and air filter must be replaced.

Please do not mix different oils in a compressor.

The normal running temperature for mineral oil is 60°C up to 95 °C.

If the oil runs too cold, condensation will take place in the oil.

The maximum allowable temperature is 105 °C

Mineral Oil vs Synthetic Oil

Synthetic oils have 4 to 12 times the life expectancy of mineral oil. This reduces your service intervals, although you still have to replace your oil filter and air filter at the recommended intervals.

Synthetic oils run cleaner and cooler than mineral oils but are much more expensive.

With synthetic oils, you can get H1 and H2 approved food-grade oils. This is normally used in food processing factories.

The Purpose of oil in a piston compressor

The oil in a piston compressor lubricates all the moving parts but also cools the machine, it also prevents friction on the pistons and other moving parts while serving as a sealant to prevent leakage.

The oil carries the heat away from the heated parts in the machine, seals the air between the pistons which cools the compressor, allowing the compressor to run continuously without overheating.

Lack of compressor oil can lead to leaks, reducing the efficiency of your compressor and the maximum pressure it can produce.

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Refrigerated Dryers

Refrigerated air dryers from 750 liters/min up to 6500 liter/min ex-stock. Larger ex overseas. Dew point 4°C under pressure. Automatic drain pre and manual drain after filters.

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Screw Compressor

Screw Compressors

Screw compressors have no valves or other mechanical forces to cause imbalances unlike piston compressors.

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Compressor Components

Airpower keeps universal spare parts for compressors. Pressure switches, non return valves and safety valves are universal to all compressors. Bottom entry filters/ regulators, electric motors and starters can be used for many makes of compressors.

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