Lubrication is vital for efficient compressor operation and the correct use of high-quality lubricants can substantially extend compressor life, providing maintenance and production savings in the longer term.
Esters & compressor fluids
We provide a broad range of both synthetic ester base oils (Priolube™) and polyalkylene glycols (Emkarox™) for use in compressor formulations. Both technologies play a critical role in sealing, preventing corrosion and wear, and protecting internal metal parts. Our ester ingredients provide a multitude of benefits to both the formulator and the end user. These are highlighted in the table below:
|Ester feature||Formulation benefit||End user benefit|
|Provides excellent lubricity||Reduces valve deposits||Extends equipment life|
|Protects against wear||Extends drain intervals/reduces consumption||Ensures safer operational use at high temperatures|
|Delivers low coefficient of friction||Increases energy efficiency (up to 10%)||Reduces maintenance costs and downtime|
|Improves thermal stability||Improves operating temperature range||Improves safety performance|
Discover products for compressor oils
A highly oxidatively stable, low volatility, hydrolytically stable ester providing enhanced lubrication performance.
A highly oxidatively stable ester that provides enhanced lubrication, particularly for high temperature applications.
Priolube™ 1973 is an ISO 46, oxidatively stable and hydrolytically stable ester, suitable for use in a wide range of automotive and industrial applications.
A high-performance and highly viscous, thermal and oxidatively stable ester that is suitable for use as a base fluid in high temperatures.
A synthetic lubricant base fluid that is suitable for use in a wide range of applications. It is European Ecolabel compliant and is featured on the LuSC list.
A low viscosity, oxidatively stable, low deposit forming polyol ester. It is a high performing lubricant with excellent oxidative stability.