Choosing the right compressor oil

Every application warrants its own choice of compressor. The same applies to the oil used in the compressor itself. The oil must be applicable for this specific machine type, the gases being compressed and also for the environment in which the compressor is situated. Only when all these variables are taken into account correctly an undisturbed compressor operation with long oil changing intervals can be guaranteed.


Among others, the specific criteria for deciding on the right oil are:

  • Compressor design
  • Maximum/minimum ambient high humidity
  • Desired viscosity grade
  • Make up of the compressable gases
  • Compatibility of the gases with the chosen oil
  • Required detergent or dispergent properties
  • Unusual surrounding factors like use in food-production, humid atmosphere or extreme temperatures.

Our products achieve optimum coverage of basically all applications you might think of. If large amounts of oil are in use there is also the option of regular analysis of used oil to maximise the life span of the machine's filling.

Our product portfolio covers most applications and conditions. FRAGOL offers the possibility of routine analyses to extend drain intervals.


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