PC-Series Compressor Oils
AMSOIL Synthetic PC Series Compressor
Oils are made from high quality, shear stable synthetic
base oils. PC Series oils provide long compressor
life through reduced component wear, corrosion protection,
water resistance and lubricant breakdown resistance.
These oils reduce maintenance costs by extending drain
intervals and lowering labor and used product disposal
AMSOIL Synthetic Base
AMSOIL's unique formulation of synthetic
base oils combine the advantages of esters and polyalphaolefins
(PAO's) into one balanced product. The high viscosity
indices, low pour points, low volatility and prolonged
thermal stability allow for use in a wide operating
temperature range. These oils minimize carbon build-up,
provide clean performance and exhibit low frictional
characteristics. This superior formulation has demonstrated
increased operational efficiency, reduced energy consumption
and lower operating temperatures.
AMSOIL Compressor Oil
Additives - A Thorough System for Top Performance
The anti-foam agents stop unwanted foaming
and air entrainment. Corrosion inhibitors prevent
rust and corrosion caused by water and process contaminants,
and oxidation inhibitors extend lubricant life and
prevent carbon formation. The PC Series is fortified
with ashless, non-detergent additives designed to
increase the length of compressor serviceability.
Stable in the Presence
AMSOIL PC Series exhibit very good hydrolytic
stability, and they readily separate from water. This
prevents acid formation and unwanted oil/water emulsions.
These features allow water to be easily drained from
the sump and extends the life of a lubricant.
AMSOIL PC Series Compressor Oils have
higher flash, fire and auto-ignition points than competitive
petroleum oils. Also, their resistance to carbon formation
and the ashless additive system minimize the incidence
of deposits acting as ignition-promoting hot spots.
Although AMSOIL PC Series Compressor Oils have high
fire points, they cannot be considered non-flammable.
- Anti-foam, anti-wear protection
- Rust and oxidation inhibited
- Suitable for use in rotary screw,
vane, centrifugal and reciprocating compressors
- Combines advantages of ester and
- Excellent compatibility with components
and other oils
The manufacturer's recommended viscosity
grade of AMSOIL PC Series Oils is recommended for
use in single and multi-stage rotary screw, vane,
centrifugal and reciprocating compressor crankcases
and cylinders, vacuum pumps and other compressor applications.
In addition, the correct viscosity may be used in
light duty gear and bearing applications, blowers,
pumps and hand-held pneumatic tools.
- PC Series Synthetic Compressor Oils
are recommended for use in a wide temperature range,
from 20°F above the pour point to 275°F discharge
- The PC Series may be used up to 8000
hours for many compressor applications.* This drain
interval is subject to operating conditions and
maintenance practices. Monitoring by oil analysis
at 500-hour intervals is recommended.
- PC Oils are compatible with petroleum
oils, most synthetic oils,** and almost all seals,
paints and materials commonly used in compressors.
It is suggested that the compressor be thoroughly
drained and cleaned if warranted, and the filter
be changed prior to filling with the new lubricant.
Cleaning should be done in accordance with manufacturer's
recommendations. Consult AMSOIL technical department
where further recommendations are needed.
AMSOIL PRODUCT COMPATIBILITY
PC Series Compressor Oils are not recommended
for "breathing air" or refrigeration compressors;
they are also not recommended for use with poly carbonate
plastic that is not metal covered, PVC plastic, butyl,
ethylene-propylene and SBR rubber.
The following process gases are suitable
for use with PC Series Compressor Oils: nitrogen,
hydrogen, helium, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide
(dry), ethylene, methane, propane, butane, propylene,
butylene, natural gas, benzene, butadiene, furnace
(crack gas), hydrogen sulfide (dry), sulfur hexafluoride,
synthetic gas, sulfur dioxide.
AMSOIL PRODUCT AVAILABILITY
AMSOIL PC Series Compressor oils are
available in 5-gallon pails, 55-gallon drums, 275-gallon
totes and bulk quantities.
AMSOIL Industrial Lubricants are stocked
in Superior, Wisconsin and in select regional distribution
centers throughout the United States and Canada.
Series Compressor Oils
|ISO VG - ASTM D-2422
|VK 100°C - ASTM D-445
|VK 40°C - ASTM D-445
|Viscosity Index - ASTM
|SPGR - ASTM D-1298
|Density - ASTM D-1298
|Flash Point °C (°F)
- ASTM D-92
|Fire Point °C (°F)
- ASTM D-92
|Pour Point °C (°F)
- ASTM D-97
|Four-Ball Wear Test
- ASTM D-4172 (40 kg, 1200 rpm, 75° C, 60 min.)
|Copper Strip Corrosion
Test - ASTM D-130
|Rust Test - ASTM D665
A & B Fresh Water and Synthetic Sea Water
|Foam, ml (ASTM D-892)
Sequence I, II, III Test End - and After 10 minutes
D-1401 [oil/water/cuff (minutes)]
* Where discharge temperature exceeds
205°F, lubricant life expectancy is reduced.
** Not compatible with silicon or polyglycol
fluids such as Sullair 24KT®, Sullube 32® and Ingersoll
Rand SSR Ultra Coolant®