To guarantee adequate lubrication, it is necessary to know which product can be used in each application.  

Today, a big variety of refrigerant fluids are in use, and because of this, it is necessary to check its compatibility with the different types of lubricant oil.  The table below helps to choose the most adequate option. It must be highlighted, that the compatibility between these two elements is essential for proper functioning of the compressor and for its daily life. Using an inadequate lubricant oil can result in serious problems, such as: 

• Acid formations; 

• Corrosion; 

• Insufficient Lubrication; 

• Oil carbonization;

• Compressor damage. 

We will treat other aspects related to lubricant oil – such as the viscosity and correct load – in future editions.  Hold tight!   

* HFCs used for substitution of HCFCs in retrofits. These refrigerant fluids operate better with poliol ester, but were designed for use in mineral oils and alkyl-benzene. [/caption]

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