MNL37

    Chapter 14-Compressor Lubricants

    Published: Jun 2003

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    Abstract

    COMPRESSORS ARE VITALLY IMPORTANT IN MANY INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES. For example, compressors are used in nearly every industry including steel, automotive, petroleum, mining, food, gas production, and storage and energy conversion [1]. The purpose of the compressor lubricant is to reduce friction and wear of the working parts of a compressor such as bearings, gears, and pistons; reduce internal leakage; and if the oil is compressed in the compression zone, to provide heat transfer to reduce the temperature of the gas being compressed [2]. In addition, a properly formulated compressor should provide corrosion protection and be sufficiently stable to minimize the potential for deposit formation on hot surfaces within the system. [3].


    Author Information:

    Garg, D
    Desh Garg Consulting, Fishkill, NY

    Totten, GE
    G.E. Totten & Associates, LLC, Seattle, WA

    Webster, GM
    Hartsdale, NY


    Paper ID: MNL10729M

    Committee/Subcommittee: D02.N0

    DOI: 10.1520/MNL10729M


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    ISBN10: 0-8031-2096-6
    ISBN13: 978-0-8031-2096-9