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LPG Compressor Oil

LPG Compressor Oil

Compressor Oil EP VDL are a range of high performance compressor lubricants. These lubricants are formulated with high quality paraffinic base oils combined with an additive system designed to promote oxidation resistance, corrosion protection and robust extreme pressure characteristics.

Compressor Oil EP VDL offer smooth, economical performance and reliable protection against piston and valve deposit formation, helping reduce the risk of fire or explosion in compressors under severe service conditions.

Customer Benefits
  1. Low Solubility of Gases Because hydrocarbon gases are minimally soluble in LPG Compressor Oil, the viscosity of the lubricant will not drop and performance will not be degraded.
  2. Moisture Tolerance In use, compression gas should be dry, but LPG Compressor Oil will tolerate up to 4% water before hazing at 80°C, and has been evaluated for its corrosion resistance with 2.5% water.
  3. 3. Seal compatibility Common seal and gasket materials are unaffected by LPG Compressor Oil. Nitrile Rubber (NBR), fluoro-silicone or vinyl-methyl polysiloxane (Q) are recommended.

LPG Compressor Oil is recommended for the crankcase lubrication of enclosed, reciprocating compressors operating on methane, ethane, propane, butane, ethylene, propylene, butadiene, ammonia, vinylchloride and dry inert gases. LPG Compressor Oil will easily mix with water in any ratio; therefore, contact with humid air should be avoided. Ordinary industrial paints soften in the presence of this oil. Two-pack epoxy formulations are normally resistant. LPG Compressor Oil should not be mixed with mineral oil or other synthetic fluids. When changing to or from LPG Compressor Oil, the oil system should be completely drained and thoroughly flushed. LPG Compressor Oil is approved by Sulzer Burckhardt for use in their K-type gas cargo compressors for general LPG/LNG service. LPG Compressor Oil is approved by Howden for use in refrigeration compressors operating with propane and propylene at discharge pressure exceeding 7 kg/cm2.

Always confirm that the product selected is consistent with the original equipment manufacturer’s recommendation for the equipment operating conditions and customer’s maintenance practices.

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