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Importance of Choosing the Right Air Compressor Oil

air compressor oilPeople often forget the importance of keeping machines properly oiled. In the everyday world, people run their cars past oil changes all of the time and then wonder why they begin to see serious mechanical problems. As important as it is to get your car a routine oil change, it is also important to use the correct oil. Industrial equipment and machinery is no different. If you want your industrial air compressor to run as efficiently as possible, it is important to change your air compressor oil frequently. Along with frequent oil changes, you should make sure you are using the right oil for your air compressor.

It is first good to know why it is important to change your air compressor oil. Oil removes heat from the compression. This is important to combat overheating in your air compressor and will also allow your air compressor to operate longer. The oil in an industrial air compressor also works as a sealant to prevent air from leaking out of the air compressor. Air leakage will cause the air compressor to operate less efficiently.  In addition to these two functions, oil keeps all moving parts properly lubricated during operation. The last function of oil is to cool important operating parts of the compressor, another preventative of overheating and longer life of your industrial air compressor.

Now that you know the functions of air compressor oil, it’s important to take into consideration that using the wrong oil will also have negative effects on your industrial air compressor. Industrial Air Supplies has a great selection of air compressor oil, oil filters, parts, and supplies. Visit IASParts.com to contact our experts about the right oil for your industrial air compressor today.