In chemical parks, piston, screw and turbo compressors are used for gas compression. The oils used in the compressors should provide lubrication, protect against corrosion and cool - but that's not all. They also have to dissipate compression heat and, in many cases, be compatible with the gas to be compressed.
The hot air is very reactive and the warm oil oxidises more quickly. In refrigeration compressors, the oil and the coolant come into contact. There are also two temperature ranges (cold/hot) in which the oil must do its job. OELCHECK's analyses establish whether the lubricants being used can continue to reliably do their jobs. Oils in steam turbines used to produce energy should also be analysed regularly to avoid breakdowns. Lubricant analyses help to increase system availability and detect wear early.