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AMSOIL Synthetic Compressor
Oils Are Designed to Handle Severe Environments
are nearly everywhere.
Technicle Product Manager, Drivetrain
Like fuel, water
and electricity, compressed air is a vital utility that we
depend on to support our daily lives. We don't receive
a monthly compressed air bill from a utility company, so it's
easy to forget how necessary and prevalent it is. Virtually
every manufactured item requires compressed air for the creation
of its raw materials, or for its assembly, production, packaging
or shipping. We use compressed air at home to fill tires,
run air tools, spray paint and keep basketballs from going
compressors are the type you are most likely to encounter
in your day-to-day activities. They are commonly found in
the corner of a typical garage or the back room of a tire
shop, and many of them require oil.
use a piston and cylinder to compress air. A motor turns the
crankshaft, causing the piston to move downward, pulling air
into the cylinder past a one-way intake valve. The piston
then moves up, squeezing the air until enough pressure is
created to push it through an exhaust valve into a tank. This
type of compressor turns on and off as needed to cool between
cycles. Running a standard reciprocator constantly without
giving it time to cool will result in overheating, which is a major cause
of premature compressor failure.
To avoid overheating,
the compressor should be sized appropriately for
the tools it's intended to run. If the compressor is
capable of putting out 2 cubic feet of air per minute(CFM),
but the tool draws 4 CFM, the tool will only run well in spurts
and the compressor will never shut off while you're
using it. CFM is clearly identified in compressor and tool
manuals or on the tools themselves, so there's no math
to do. It's just as damaging when compressors sit idle for weeks, giving rust
and corrosion an opportunity to start. Since compressors are
about as exciting as vacuum cleaners to most people, undersized and
underused units are very common. The real excitement comes
when you have to write a $500-$800 check to replace a less
than three-year-old compressor that should have lasted more
than a decade. Good oil can go a long way toward keeping these
neglected compressors running for years.
basic lubrication, reciprocating compressor oils have to effectively
deal with extreme heat and water - two potentially damaging
byproducts of compressing air. Internal temperatures may range
between 300°F and 400°F, accelerating oil deterioration
and causing carbon to form on the valves and keep them from
sealing. Most of the time this just gradually degrades compressor
performance, but on rare occasions the carbon can become an
ignition source for the oil air vapor in the cylinder, presenting
an explosion hazard. It has happened. Water, on the other
hand, will destroy the compressor as rust and corrosion attack
the machine while it sits quietly in the garage.
Like our motor
oils, AMSOIL compressor oils are designed to handle severe
environments. The synthetic base oils provide greater oxidation
resistance, lower carbon-forming tendencies and higher oil
film strength than is possible with commonly used mineral
oils. This extra protection will help protect the compressor
when it's being pushed to its limit or if oil changes
are neglected. Water is dealt with in two ways. First, it
easily separates from the oil, allowing it to be drained from the sump. This
is a benefit for larger compressors found in industrial facilities,
but is not practical for machines that hold a quart of oil.
For these machines, the best way to protect against water
is to change the oil at the manufacturer's suggested
drain interval and prevent rust and corrosion from starting
regardless of the water situation. The high-quality anti-rust,
anti-corrosion additives provided with AMSOIL compressor oils
go a long way toward protecting the compressor through extended
periods of idleness.
We are often asked
which oil should be used in reciprocating compressors. By
far the most common oil listed in reciprocating compressor
manuals is non-detergent ISO VG 100 or SAE 30/40 oil. When
these are listed, AMSOIL ISO 100, SAE 30/40 Synthetic Compressor
Oil (PCK) is the recommended product. We make it easy by listing
all the viscosities on the quart label. Published, AMSOIL
AMSOIL Signature Series
Synthetic Motor Oil
AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic
Motor Oils are formulated to meet the latest API SN Resource
Conserving and ILSAC GF-5 industry specifications. AMSOIL
Signature Series Oils include 0W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30 and 10W-30
and represent the very best motor oils AMSOIL has to offer,
allowing motorists to take advantage of maximum extended
drain intervals. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor
Oils are recommended for drain intervals of up to 25,000
miles/one year, whichever comes first (15,000 miles/one
year in severe service conditions).
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Synthetic Motor Oils offer the longest drain intervals
on the market, unsurpassed protection and performance that
effectively extends equipment life and improved fuel economy,
saving customers money at the pump and reducing the nation's
dependence on foreign oil.
The Presidents Desk
Synthetic Diesel Oil Articles and Testimonials
INC. warrants that the use of its lubricants will not cause
mechanical damage to any mechanically sound equipment when
AMSOIL INC. products are used in full compliance with the
company's recommendations and instructions."
synthetic motor oils are formulated to surpass engine test
specifications, offering protection far greater than competing
motor oils for extended drain intervals. Most synthetic oil
manufacturers make no claim to extended drain intervals, deferring
to the maintenance schedule provided by the vehicle manufacturer.
With its unparalleled oil and warranty program, AMSOIL offers
consumers unprecedented protection and economics.
More than 20 years
ago, AMSOIL began using the NOACK volatility test as a comparison
tool and measurement of quality. Back then, nearly every oil
tested side-by-side with AMSOIL synthetic motor oils failed,
and those that passed barely squeaked by. Other oil companies
paid no attention to NOACK results until Ford Motor Company
made it a requirement for service fill oils, validating what
AMSOIL had said all along.
NOACK Volatility Test
Volatility Test determines the evaporation loss
of lubricants in high temperature service. The more
motor oils vaporize, the thicker and heavier they become,
contributing to poor circulation, reduced fuel economy
and increased oil consumption, wear and emissions. AMSOIL
Synthetic Motor Oil resists high temperature volatization
better than other motor oils. AMSOIL Synthetic Motor
Oil maintains peak fuel efficiency and reduces oil consumption
AMSOIL Now An ISO Certified
received ISO 9001:2000 certification of our Quality Management
System (QMS). NSF International Strategic Registrations is
the registrar that has verified our QMS meets the requirements
of the ISO 9001:2000 standard, the most widely utilized quality
standard throughout the world for quality management systems.
ISO standards are used by over 300,000 companies worldwide
setting rigorous standards for businesses, government and
is applicable to any manufacturing and service organization
providing a framework for system development that focuses
on the customer, quality system performance and ongoing improvement.
AMSOIL received ISO 9001:2000 registration under the scope:
synthetic lubricants blending, packaging, and other fulfillment
directly associated with lubricant product.
certification puts AMSOIL in line with some of the most efficient
companies in the world. It is further assurance that the products
and services AMSOIL provides will continue to maintain the
high level of quality the company always demanded.
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