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Air Compressor Oil

Gardner Denver air compressor oils are mineral oil based and fully synthetic. Formulated for superior performance in multiple working environments, these high grade oils operate at peak efficiency levels while maintaining high performance output. These air compressor oils are the only lubricants that are factory tested, approved, and recommended for Gardner Denver compressors. Gardner Denver recommends using only AEON oils for oil lubricated rotary compressors and reciprocating compressors.

What kind of oil goes in an air compressor? 

An oil lubricated rotary screw compressor will not operate efficiently without proper lubrication. The oil in this type of compressor cycles thousands of times daily. The air compressor oil absorbs the heat caused by compression and is cooled before being reused. The oil is sheared by the rotors as it seals the rotor clearances. 

Failure to properly lubricate a reciprocating compressor leads to friction, causing parts to wear down over time. The right type of air compressor oil for your compressor depends on whether you are compressing air or gas, as well as the required discharge pressure of your system.

Always use the proper type of oil when lubricating your air compressor. Each compressor has a proper weight and grade of oil that is needed which is specified by the manufacturer. Also, keep up with the recommended maintenance schedules to keep your oil from breaking down.

Synthetic air compressor oils are recommended by most manufacturers for compressed air system applications