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    Chapter 14-Compressor Lubricants

    Published: Jun 2003

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    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

    Committee/Subcommittee: D02.N0

    DOI: 10.1520/MNL10729M