We supply greases, oils & dry film coatings for rotary screw and reciprocating compressors. A compressor is a type of machine that elevates the pressure of a compressible process fluid, typically air, or a host of other gases. Dynamic compressors are based on the principle of imparting velocity to a gas stream and then converting this velocity energy into pressure energy.
In contrast, positive displacement compressors confine a certain inlet volume of gas in a given space and subsequently elevate this trapped amount of gas to some higher pressure level. The overwhelming majority of compressors in either the dynamic (axial/centrifugal) or positive displacement (reciprocating and screw-type) category incorporates moving components.
Nearly all compressors require a form of lubricant to either cool, seal or lubricate internal components. Only static jet compressors (ejectors) and late 20th- and early 21st-century oil-free machines with rotors suspended in magnetic or air bearings are exempt from the need for some type of lubrication.
There are two different lubrication issues on a compressor - the frame & the compression cylinders.
The frame requires a constant pressurized supply of oil for the rotating drive train.
The cylinders require injections of small amounts of oil on a regular basis to lubricate the reciprocating piston rings. The lubricant in each of these applications may be different. IKV offer specialist products for rotary screw and reciprocating compressors, ranging from small single units to very large capacity, multi-stage configurations.
Please contact us for the most suitable product for your equipment & application. Depending on the application, these are based on mineral or synthetic fluids or a combination.
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IKV Lubricants has been a leader in the field of high performance lubricants for many years & has met the increasing demands for tribological products that meet the requirements of the industries OEM’s.
IKV’s strategy consists of continuous research and on-going development supporting the industries design engineers by offering innovative tribological solutions.
IKV's quick reacting team, along with its capability to develop new products to meet a customer brief or application, make it a leader in its field. These products are available as greases, oils, pastes or dry coatings and are state-of-the-art solutions in the field of lubrication for long life, friction and wear reduction.
To accomplish this IKV uses a wide range of materials suitable for their tribological properties as well as for their compatibility or inertness with other materials. The result is a range of products containing approximately 500 formulations, which are capable of solving most all tribological problems encountered.
IKV realises the products must also meet application requirements and has, therefore, adapted its packaging to meet these requirements. IKV is part of a group, which has been in existence for nearly 100 years, a staff of 250 dedicated employees and a fully equipped in house laboratory with the latest equipment and a large production facility.
Although IKV Group already has a large range of proven products it prides itself on its ability to develop new products to meet the growing demands for excellence in industry.
IKV's quality management system guarantees its customers a perfect match between the properties of the products supplied and specific demands. This system has ISO 9001 vs 2000 accreditation.
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BESLUX AIRLUBE (32, 46, 68, 100 & 150)
The Beslux Airlube 32 & 46 are produced with highly refined mineral oils for the lubrication of rotors, bearings and gears in rotary compressors. The Beslux Airlube 100 & 150 are ideal for alternative or piston compressors.
Based on polyalphaolefin (PAO) fluids, suitable for use in oil flooded rotary screw compressors operating under extreme climatic conditions, harsh environments and severe operating conditions.
BESLUX AIRSINT (68, 100, 150)
This a range of synthetic oils for the lubrication of alternative and piston compressors. The Beslux Airsint 68 is an excellent product for rotary screw and vane compressors.
BESLUX ULTRASINT (46 & 68)
100% synthetic oil range for long-life and excellent efficiency. It is the best lubricant for the lubrication of any type of screw compressor even in the most stringent conditions.
Is the IKV mineral oil for screw compressors containing detergent and anti-rust additives.
BESLUX AIR-SPEED IRS
Is our synthetic oil for rotative compressors.
BESLUX AIR-SPEED TG-3
Is our synthetic oil for centrifugal compressors.
Is the IKV lubricating oil for air compressors in the food industry. It has NSF H1 certification.