Basics of Rotary Screw Compressor Lubricants

Author: Wayne Perry, Senior Technical Director, Kaeser Compressors, Inc.


Lubricant is a critical component in rotary screw compressors. Understanding the characteristics of lubricant types helps ensure their proper application and increases customer satisfaction by extending the service life of compressors. Below we discuss the types of lubricants and factors that  reduce the effectiveness of lubricants and cause premature wear or damage in rotary screw compressors.

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