Cylinder lubrication of AIR COMPRESSORS

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Publication date: 1 July 1949


There are two principal reasons why it is disadvantageous, and frequently dangerous, to over‐lubricate the cylinders of air compressors, firstly fire risk and secondly contamination of air with oil vapour. Control of oil feed will prevent any likelihood of explosive fires but it may be necessary to incorporate special oil vapour filters to prevent contamination of materials and products coming into contact with the compressed air.


(1949), "Cylinder lubrication of AIR COMPRESSORS", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 1 No. 7, pp. 9-10.

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