Our Oils for Vane Compressors
Airpower only sells approved original equipment manufactured oil. It is very important to use the correct oil for the specific compressor.
Vane compressors do need circulating high pressure and high-temperature oil. The oil must have anti-wear, anti-foaming, and anti-oxidation characteristics with the correct viscosity.
The wrong oil may cause a separator internal fire and can destroy the compressor. It can also foam and pass all the oil down the delivery pipe into the air system.
H2 Food Grade Synthetic Oil:
The expected life of this oil is 2000 hours.
Every 2000 hours the oil and air filter must be replaced.
Please do not mix different oils in a compressor.
The normal running temperature for synthetic oil is 60°C up to 95 °C.
Although synthetic oils can withstand much higher temperatures, Airpower will not recommend temperatures of higher than 105 °C.
Mineral Oil vs Synthetic Oil
Synthetic oils have 4 to 12 times the life expectancy of mineral oil. This extends 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 vane compressor
The oil in a vane compressor lubricates all the moving parts but also cools the machine, it also prevents friction on the vanes 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 vanes 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.
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.
Screw compressors have no valves or other mechanical forces to cause imbalances unlike piston compressors.
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.