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Published on March 29th, 2019

Which single component of a rotary screw air compressor has the greatest impact on your maintenance costs? Compressor Fluids have the single greatest impact on compressor maintenance costs. High quality synthetic compressor fluids can be very expensive, and the fluid’s performance impacts the reliability and service life of all the compressor’s most costly compo...

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Published on March 28th, 2019

Compressor Oil Purification Reduces Operating Costs http://www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/975/compressor-oil-purification   Purifier Solves Oil Contamination Problem and Increases Oil Service Life http://www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/1110/oil-purifier   Oil Analysis Boosts Compressor Reliability http://www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/674/compresso...

Ion Exchange Acid Control Technology

Published on March 28th, 2019

Ion Exchange liquid separation technology has been in use for decades in a wide variety of industrial applications including chemical processing, waste water treatment, demineralization, heavy metal recovery, and acid removal. Ion exchange technology acts like a “chemical sponge” and is based upon the electrical attraction of oppositely charged matter (ions)...

Contamination

Published on March 28th, 2019

The Enemy of Rotary Screw Compressors Rotary Screw air compressors are excellent scrubbers of their environment.  By design, they continuously ingest high volumes of airborne contaminants and force them into the oil.  This makes the compressor’s lubricant extremely vulnerable to acidic and oxidizing gases ingested from the atmosphere. &nbs...

Compressor Oil Degradation

Published on March 28th, 2019

Oil degradation is a general term used to describe the destructive mechanisms that cause physical and chemical changes to compressor fluids while in service. Oil degradation results in a deterioration in fluid performance and a dramatic reduction in fluid service life. If ignored, oil degradation will progress and can lead to failures of critical compressor [&hellip...