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AMSOIL Synthetic PC Series Compressor Oil

 

The correct manufacturer-recommended viscosity grade of AMSOIL PC Series compressor oil is recommended for use in rotary screw, rotary vane, reciprocating and other compressor applications. Compatible with PAO-, ester- and petroleum-based compressor oils. They are not compatible with glycol- or silicone-based compressor oils.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

AMSOIL PC Series Synthetic Compressor Oils are longlife, premium compressor lubricants based on novel, proprietary technology. They incorporate the highest quality, thermally-stable PAO synthetics fortified with premium non-detergent, ashless additives for maximum protection at high temperatures and pressures. They last up to eight times longer than petroleum oils, effectively reducing maintenance and waste oil disposal costs.

Improves Compressor Efficiency

AMSOIL PC Synthetic Compressor Oils have low friction properties and they resist viscosity increase from oxidation. They help improve operating efficiency and save money on electrical energy consumption.

Controls Foam and Reduces Wear

AMSOIL PC Compressor Oils contain anti-foam additives and, unlike other compressor oils, they are anti-wear fortified. Good foam control reduces heat, oxidation and wear. High contact regions are protected against wear for increased compressor life and efficiency.

Resists Water Contamination

Water from condensation builds up in compressors that can cause unwanted oil/water emulsions, environmental discharge hazards and rust. AMSOIL PC Synthetic Compressor Oils are hydrolytically stable. They resist acid formation, readily separate from water and are anti-rust fortified. Water can be easily drained off for simplified environmental discharge and increased oil life.

Resists Heat and Oxidation

AMSOIL PC Series Compressor Oils combine the inherent stability of premium synthetic base oils with specialized anti-oxidant additives to resist varnish, carbon and acid formation. They protect compressors better and last longer in service than petroleum oils, especially during hot operating conditions.

Safety Advantage

AMSOIL PC Series Synthetic Compressor Oils are ashless, high flash point formulations with very low carbonforming tendencies that minimize the incidence of ignition-promoting “hot spots.” While PC Synthetic Compressor Oils can provide improved fire safety, they cannot be considered non-flammable.

APPLICATION RECOMMENDATION

The appropriate viscosity of AMSOIL PC Series Synthetic Compressor Oil is recommended for use in single and multistage rotary screw, vane, centrifugal and reciprocating compressor crankcase and cylinders, vacuum pumps and other applications such as gears, bearings, blowers, pumps and handheld pneumatic tools. In compressor applications, drain intervals of 8,000 hours or more can be expected under normal operation. Drain intervals are subject to operating conditions and maintenance practices. Monitoring by oil analysis is recommended. For best performance, AMSOIL recommends the compressor be drained prior to the installation of PC Synthetic Compressor Oil. If carbon deposits are present on the internal components, it is recommended they be removed following the compressor manufacturer recommendations.

Gases:
• Nitrogen • Hydrogen • Helium • Carbon Monoxide
• Carbon Dioxide (dry) • Ethylene • Methane • Propane
• Butane • Propylene • Butylenes • Natural Gas
• Benzene • Butadiene • Furnace (crack gas)
• Hydrogen Sulfide (dry) • Synthetic Gas
• Sulfur Dioxide.
Paints:
• Epoxy • Oil Resistant Alkyd • Acrylic Enamel.
Plastics:
• Acetal (Delrin) • ABS • Phenolic • Polyamide-imide
• Polyamide (Nylon)
• Polycarbonate (metal covered only)
• Polyester • Polyetherimide (Nylon) • Polyimide
• Polyphenylene oxide • Polystyrene • Polysulfone
• PTFE (Teflon) • Terephthalate.
Elastomers:
• Fluoroelastomer (Viton) • Nitrile (Buna N) • Polyacrylate
• TFE/P • Poly Urethane.

Note: Not recommended for “breathing air” or refrigeration compressors. Not recommended for use with polycarbonate plastic that is not metal covered, PVC plastic and butyl, ethylene-propylene or SBR rubber. PC Series Oils are Not Compatible with polyalkylene glycol or silicone oils.

HEALTH & SAFETY

This product is not expected to cause health concerns when used for the intended application and according to the recommendations in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

TYPICAL TECHNICAL PROPERTIES
Synthetic PC Series Compressor Oils PCH
ISO 32
SAE 10W
PCI
ISO 46
SAE 20
PCJ
ISO 68
SAE 30
PCK
ISO 100
SAE 40
PCL
ISO 150
SAE 50
ISO VG - ASTM D-2422 32 46 68 100 150
VK 100C - ASTM D-445 6.2 7.6 10.3 13.6 17.9
VK 40C - ASTM D-445 33.1 43.7 67.8 100.5 148.4
Viscosity Index - ASTM D-2270 137 142 138 136 134
SPGR - ASTM D-1298 0.8393 0.8418 0.8565 0.8550 0.8602
Density - ASTM D-1298 7.989 7.009 7.081 7.119 7.163
Flash Point C (F) - ASTM D-92 264 (507) 257 (495) 258 (496) 264 (507) 254 (489)
Fire Point C (F) - ASTM D-92 278 (532) 272 (522) 274 (525) 276 (529) 274 (525)
Pour Point C (F) - ASTM D-97 -53 (-63) -50 (-58) -48 (-54) -45 (-49) -42 (-44)
Four-Ball Wear Test - ASTM D-4172 (40 kg, 1200 rpm, 75 C, 60 min.) 0.45 0.45 0.45 0.45 0.45
Copper Strip Corrosion Test - ASTM D-130 1A 1A 1A 1A 1A
Rust Test - ASTM D665 A & B Fresh Water and Synthetic Sea Water Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
Foam, ml (ASTM D-892) Sequence I, II, III Test End - and After 10 minutes settling 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0
Demulsibility ASTM D-1401 [oil/water/cuff (minutes)] 40/40/0 (5) 40/40/0 (5) 40/40/0 (5) 40/40/0 (5) 40/40/0 (5)
 
 
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