Although oil-free air compressors exist, most air compressors require a lubricant to cool down properly and withstand regular use. Lubricated compressors are more cost-effective, durable, and longer-lasting, making them a leading choice among companies today.
In the long run, lubrication will protect your air compressor system’s longevity and performance. But, which type of lubricant is better for your air compressor: traditional oil or synthetic lubricant?
Traditional oil used to lubricate air compressors typically includes mineral oil from petroleum. This oil covers the compressor’s internal parts so that they can move smoothly during operation.
Synthetic lubricant is derived from raw materials that have undergone filtration and refining processes. So, it omits many of the impurities found in traditional oil.
It’s hard to provide a recommendation without being there to see the uses and which equipment you’re using. The expert team at Elevated Industrial Solutions can help you choose the right lubricant for your air compressor system. Contact us today for more information about our comprehensive range of products and services, including oil recommendations.