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  • Molykote (R) Synthetic Oil Extends Lubricant Lifetime by 57% in Air Compressor Application
    To understand the advantages of this premium fluid, consideration should be. given to special demands of the application. In a rotary screw compressor,. the lubricant performs several difficult functions: * Lubricating the shaft seals, bearings and rotating screws. * Removing the heat
  • Basics of Rotary Screw Compressor Lubricants
    Lubricant is a critical component in rotary screw compressors. Understanding the characteristics of lubricant types helps ensure their proper application and increases customer satisfaction by extending the service life of compressors. Below we discuss the types of lubricants and then discuss
  • Design bearings that don't seize
    Opening up running clearances in sleeve bearings helps prevent seizing when oil runs dry. Director, Center for Rotating Machinery A large commercial air conditioner turns on after sitting over winter, but its compressor locks up within seconds of starting. The unit is fairly new and had worked fine
  • Improving Energy Efficiency in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Operations Part I: Motors, Drives and Compressed Air Systems
    . Replace air lubricant separators according to specifications or sooner. Rotary screw compressors generally start with their air lubricant separators having a 2-3 psi pressure drop at full load. Once this number increases to 10 psid, change the separator [14]. Check water-cooling systems for water quality

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