In today's environmentally conscious world, where reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing sustainability is paramount, companies from the food and chemical industry are turning to natural refrigerants like ammonia and carbon dioxide for refrigeration purposes. This shift is a sustainable choice as the use of synthetic refrigerants such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) has been a major concern due to the high global warming potential (GWP). As natural refrigerants have a significantly lower GWP, this shift is not just a trend but a necessary step towards sustainability, safety, and a significantly higher reliability for the refrigeration processes.

Overcoming challenges with advanced chemistry

Transitioning to natural refrigerants, however, brings its own set of challenges, particularly in maintaining the
efficiency and reliability of refrigeration compressors. The key lies in the intricate balance of chemistry – ensuring that the refrigeration compressor oil used is fully compatible with the new refrigerants. At Klüber Lubrication we excel in this domain, leveraging our decades of experience to develop lubricants that provide
the best possible protection of the equipment and machinery resulting in less downtime. To achieve this, we
offer holistic solutions that focus on finding the lubricant best suited to our customers’ specific needs. As the
world market leader in specialty lubricants, our compressor oils harmonise with various refrigerants, thereby
reducing potential contamination risks and ensuring optimal lubrication.

Your advantages: efficiency and longevity

The use of generic mineral oils in refrigeration compressors is increasingly becoming a practice of the past. In pursuit of higher efficiency and reduced downtime, Klüber Lubrication presents a compelling case for change:

  • Extended runtime of up to 40,000 working hours possible in screw compressors with the Klüber Oil Condition Analysis (OCA) service
  • 3 to 5% reduction in energy consumption of compressors

Customised solutions through expert analysis

But at Klüber Lubrication we don't just offer products; we provide tailored solutions. By analysing individual refrigeration processes and leveraging the expertise of our research and development team, we offer solutions that enable effective oil separation and recovery, crucial for maintaining the chemical integrity and optimal performance of refrigeration compressors. Major producers of refrigeration compressors recognise our solutions for securing compressor reliability.

A lubricant analysis is a critical aspect of our approach, serving multiple purposes:

  • Preventing breakdowns in lubricated mechanisms
  • Extending the life of equipment
  • Optimising performance
  • Reducing waste
  • Minimising maintenance costs

Through this analysis, we identify the ideal refrigeration compressor oil for each unique scenario and contribute to the overall efficiency and longevity of the refrigeration systems.

Bringing costs down with higher energy efficiency

At Klüber Lubrication we are committed to helping industries put energy costs on the rocks and freeze operational costs. Our refrigeration compressor oils:

  • reduce energy consumption
  • lower operational costs
  • raise the energy efficiency
  • keep compressors and evaporators cleaner
  • reduce refrigerant dilution

In an era where environmental responsibility and cost-efficiency are not just desired but required, our lubricants represent a vital tool in the arsenal of any industry relying on refrigeration processes.

At a glance

  • Klüber Lubrication's specialty lubricants support a shift to eco-friendly refrigerants, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, refrigeration costs, and delivering higher reliability as well as energy efficiency.
  • Customised oils and lubricants enable efficient and reliable performance of refrigeration compressors using natural gas refrigerants.
  • Our products extend compressor runtime, lower energy consumption, and reduce operational costs, enhancing both sustainability and profitability.
  • Tailored lubricant solutions and in-depth analysis improve system performance, prevent breakdowns, and extend equipment life.

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