Lubrication of air compressors was the focus of an article in the may/june 2009 issue of lmt (wwwmt-onlinecom/thibault) in positive-displacement units, pressure is attained by trapping a specified amount of gas and converting it to smaller volume. Cohen, s (1987) “development of a synthetic compressor oil based on two-stage hydrotreated petroleum basestocks” lubrication engineering, vol 44, no 3, p 230-238 short, g (1983) “development of synthetic lubricants for extended life in rotary-screw compressors” lubrication engineering, vol 40, no 8, p 463-470 miller, j (1989. Lubrication engineers can help by recommending lubrication reliability best practices – including the right oil – for most compressor types, whether they are centrifugal compressors, reciprocating compressors, rotary screw compressors, rotary vane compressors or dry screw compressors.
An overview of various compressor designs used for natural gas, their lubrication and potential lubricant-related problems have been provided finally, various tests that have been reported for use with compressor lubrication have been summarized. The successful development of a compressor lubricant will depend on how well the oil meets these technical requirements potential lubricant-related problems have been provided finally, various tests that have been reported for use with compressor lubrication have been summarized van ormer, h (february 1987) trim compressed air cost. Air compressor market is segmented on the basis of product design, mobility and lubrication method on the basis of design of the product it is classified as centrifugal, rotary and reciprocating centrifugal air compressor is anticipated to have a significant growth owing to demand in industries such as power generation, automobile and others.
In a centrifugal compressor, the lubricant and gas do not come into contact with each other, which is a major distinction from reciprocating, rotary screw and rotary vane compressors the lubricant requirements are simpler and usually a good rust and oxidation-inhibited oil will provide satisfactory lubrication of the bearings, gears and seals. Lubricity, it must exhibit sufficient solubility in the refrigerant to lubricant return compressor stability in the presence of the refrigerant, metals, and common contaminants such as air, water, mineral oil is critical the lubricant must also be compatible with the hoses and other elastomeric parts. The development of recent air compressors, which reduce the maintenance costs, are well received by numerous buyers from different industries the air contamination due to oil lubrication and noisy operations of oil-free compressors is a major area of concern, limiting the adoption of air compressors.
Air flow has a big influence on the type of lubricator that should be specified for example, regardless of size, some types of lubricators may not be able to dispense enough lubricant for a given air flow, while others may always dispense too much dispensing too much lubricant can create a mess and is wasteful.
2 abstract design and development of a lubrication pump for a horizontally mounted air-conditioning compressor by kenneth t gilbert horizontally mounted compressors offer the advantage of reduced height in central air.
Design and development of a lubrication pump for a horizontally mounted air-conditioning compressor a thesis presented to the faculty of the department of technology.