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Air compressor lubricants for high performance

Good air compressor lubricants can add to the performance and longevity of the machines and ensure a smooth start, even in cold weather. Synthetic compressor lubricant oils are usually preferred due to their capability to enable high performance in extreme temperatures.

Benefits of synthetic compressor lubricants

The benefits of synthetic compressor lubricant oil are:

  • Extended oil service life
  • Prevention of formation of sludge that hinders performance
  • Aids cooler discharge of compressed air
  • Reduced re-lubrication
  • Higher flash points and auto ignition temperatures
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Factors to consider when choosing air compressor lubricant oils

An air compressor’s oil viscosity requirement is one of the important factors that leads to the selection of the lubricant oil. Other factors include: 

  • Ability to reduce rust formation
  • Thermal oxidation stability
  • Water shedding capability

How to choose the right air compressor lubricant

Your air compressor needs a lubricant oil that not only lubricates but also cools it. The features mentioned above can help you in making the right choice. 

If you need help selecting the right air compressor lubricant oil for your engine, you can search our website for lubricant expertise, or speak to us for tips and advice. Explore our Mobil™ range of products to find the best lubricant for your compressor.

Lubricants for Air compressors

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