Air Compressor Lubricants

The importance of using the right air compressor lubricant

Choosing the best lubricant for your air compressor is not always easy with so many different product options out there. The major reason for selecting synthetic lubricants for air compressors is their stability in the presence of heat, air and moisture.

The oxygen in air reacts with hydrocarbon lubricants to form organic acids, carbon oxides, varnishes, sludge and hard carbon like deposits on valves, heads, discharge ports and piping. Water vapor can condense as the compressed air is cooled. This may cause corrosion, solubilize metals or form emulsions.


The advantages of ECOSYN lubricants

ECOSYN synthetic lubricants for rotary screw, rotary vane, reciprocating and centrifugal compressors, have been field proven to outperform key criteria for optimal compressor performance such as:

  • superior thermal and oxidation stability
  • better rust and corrosion protection
  • lower wear rates
  • lower evaporation loss (less oil consumption)
  • lower toxicity
  • significantly longer drain intervals
  • better water separation
  • minimal foaming tendency

Other considerations for selecting synthetic ECOSYN lubricants are safety, reduced maintenance and the potential to reduce energy requirements.


Air compressor applications

Whether you need a lubricant for:

  • high operating temperatures (up to 250°C)
  • arctic, humid or desert environments
  • food grade applications
  • biodegradable solutions
  • breathing air applications
  • ...

WCI’s application experts support you in selecting the right lubricant for your air compressor application.


WCI’s product line of ECOSYN synthetic air compressor lubricants offers a complete range of chemistries to meet the needs of your rotary screw, rotary vane, reciprocating or centrifugal compressors and to ensure long-term performance of your equipment.

Product
ECOSYN CE
Base fluid
Ester
Viscosity grade
32, 46, 68, 100, 150
Description

Premium ester based lubricants with superior thermal and oxidative stability and no tendency to form sludge or varnish. Recommended for high temperature applications in flooded rotary screw compressors, rotary vane compressors, and reciprocating compressors.

Product
ECOSYN CE
Base fluid
Ester
Viscosity grade
32, 46, 68, 100, 150
Description

Premium ester based lubricants with superior thermal and oxidative stability and no tendency to form sludge or varnish. Recommended for high temperature applications in flooded rotary screw compressors, rotary vane compressors, and reciprocating compressors.

Product
ECOSYN CEB
Base fluid
Ester
Viscosity grade
32, 46, 68, 100, 150, 220, 320
Description
Synthetic biodegradable compressor lubricants. Recommended for use in flooded rotary screw compressors, rotary vane compressors, and reciprocating compressors.
Product
ECOSYN CEB
Base fluid
Ester
Viscosity grade
32, 46, 68, 100, 150, 220, 320
Description
Synthetic biodegradable compressor lubricants. Recommended for use in flooded rotary screw compressors, rotary vane compressors, and reciprocating compressors.
Product
ECOSYN CP
Base fluid
PAO/Ester
Viscosity grade
32, 46, 68, 100, 150
Description
This widely used air compressor product is a polyalphaolefin and ester based lubricant with excellent corrosion and oxidation protection. Recommended for use in flooded rotary screw compressors, rotary vane compressors, and centrifugal and reciprocating compressors.
Product
ECOSYN CP
Base fluid
PAO/Ester
Viscosity grade
32, 46, 68, 100, 150
Description
This widely used air compressor product is a polyalphaolefin and ester based lubricant with excellent corrosion and oxidation protection. Recommended for use in flooded rotary screw compressors, rotary vane compressors, and centrifugal and reciprocating compressors.
Product
ECOSYN CPF
Base fluid
PAO/Ester
Viscosity grade
32, 46, 68, 100, 150
Description
NSF H1 registered polyalphaolefin and food grade ester lubricants with superior oxidative stability and resistance to sludge and varnish. Recommended for use in compressors with incidental food contact requirements.
Product
ECOSYN CPF
Base fluid
PAO/Ester
Viscosity grade
32, 46, 68, 100, 150
Description
NSF H1 registered polyalphaolefin and food grade ester lubricants with superior oxidative stability and resistance to sludge and varnish. Recommended for use in compressors with incidental food contact requirements.
Product
ECOSYN CS
Base fluid
Synthetic
Viscosity grade
22, 32, 46, 68
Description
A cost effective blend of synthetic base oil and esters with excellent thermal and oxidative stability. They are used successfully for the long term lubrication of screw and centrifugal compressors.
Product
ECOSYN CS
Base fluid
Synthetic
Viscosity grade
22, 32, 46, 68
Description
A cost effective blend of synthetic base oil and esters with excellent thermal and oxidative stability. They are used successfully for the long term lubrication of screw and centrifugal compressors.
Product
ECOSYN Coolant
Base fluid
Ester
Viscosity grade
32, 46
Description
Premium ester based lubricants with superior oxidative and thermal stability, antiwear protection and no tendency to form sludge or varnish. Recommended for use in high temperature flooded rotary screw compressors.
Product
ECOSYN Coolant
Base fluid
Ester
Viscosity grade
32, 46
Description
Premium ester based lubricants with superior oxidative and thermal stability, antiwear protection and no tendency to form sludge or varnish. Recommended for use in high temperature flooded rotary screw compressors.
Product
ECOSYN Coolant PG
Base fluid
PAG/Ester
Viscosity grade
46
Description
Premium polyalkylene glycol and ester based lubricants with excellent thermal and oxidative stability. Recommended for use in high temperature applications in flooded rotary screw compressors.
Product
ECOSYN Coolant PG
Base fluid
PAG/Ester
Viscosity grade
46
Description
Premium polyalkylene glycol and ester based lubricants with excellent thermal and oxidative stability. Recommended for use in high temperature applications in flooded rotary screw compressors.
Product
ECOSYN Flushing Fluid
Base fluid
Ester
Viscosity grade
-
Description
Cleaning fluid for compressors: fast and effective cleaning. Releases contaminants and deposits from components. Also used when switching from different compressor fluids.
Product
ECOSYN Flushing Fluid
Base fluid
Ester
Viscosity grade
-
Description
Cleaning fluid for compressors: fast and effective cleaning. Releases contaminants and deposits from components. Also used when switching from different compressor fluids.