|Compressor Lubrication Tips - Conversion to Synthetics|
|Written by Maintenance Technology International inc.|
|Saturday, 12 June 2010 10:55|
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Conversion To Synthetics
There are two very important considerations when converting any compressor system to synthetic lubricants. The first is that some synthetics will dissolve mineral base oil deposits and a viscous tar-like substance may develop, plugging piping, valves, intercoolers and heat exchangers. Conversion to synthetics therefore may require a complete flushing and cleaning of the entire system before installing the new fluid. Diester fluids in particular have excellent solvency and are frequently used as flushing fluids.
One exception is diester fluid, which is not compatible with neoprene or "low nitrile content" Buna N. Another exception is polyalphaolefins, which are not compatible with EPDM seal materials.
|Last Updated on Saturday, 12 June 2010 11:07|