|Compressor Lubrication Tips - Sliding vane compressors & Liquid piston rotary compressors|
|Written by Maintenance Technology International inc.|
|Saturday, 12 June 2010 10:55|
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Sliding vane compressors
require "flooded lubrication" and because of the high potential for vane to housing contact, oils fortified with anti-wear or mild EP additives are required in a viscosity range of 46, 68, or 100. Some manufacturers recommend polyalphaolefin, diester or polyglycol synthetics.
Liquid (usually water) piston rotary compressors
require lubrication only at the support bearings which are of the rolling element type. Lubricants range from R & O type oils in the viscosity ranges of 32, 46, or 68 to lithium grease of an NLGI grade of 1 or 2, depending upon bearing type and speed.
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