Oil type for dental air compressor?

I have a Air Techniques two pump dental compressor, model L66. When I got it the oil was low in both pumps. I haven't run the pumps for more than a few seconds just to check that they were operating. I would like to use the unit, but the manufacturer does not identify the oil required except by their own part number: "Air Techniques Oil #60051".


Obviously not just any oil will do, and I'm wondering if I could safely use some vacuum pump oil I have here? It is "Nu-Calgon 200-225 SUS/ISO68 Viscosity", "highly refined lubricant, low vapor pressure oil".

I'm guessing there might be an issue with the vapour pressure issue in a compressor rather than a vacuum pump?

If this oil is not suitable, is there a readily available oil that would be suitable, that is not a proprietary type and not on the other side of North America?

Thank you Bill!
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Well, since I have no idea where you are, it is difficult to say whether an American source for the right oil is useful? If so, you can order it from here:

www.allclaveparts.com

They list this oil as: Part #CML001-5969
OEM Part #60051 (Air Techniques)/ACA85921 (Apollo)/3-08-0084-30 (MDT McKesson)/64651001 (DentalEZ)/77000220 (Matrx)/CO-100 (Tech West/Turbine, Ind.)/2485 (DCI) .

I have no idea if you can use "Nu-Calgon 200-225" oil in your compressor.

My thoughts on splash lubed compressor oils are as follows: If the compressor is under warranty, use the oil recommended by the manufacturer, or you may void the warranty.

If the compressor is outside of warranty, then visit a compressor store and ask them for compressor lubricating oil, and use that.

You do not want to use an automotive type oil is they contain additives and detergents that will not suit the compressor.

Cheers,

Bill

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where is oil drain plug on tricam international 6 gal. air compressor

by Bill
(rogers)

i bought a second hand tricam international 6 gal. air compressor & do not see a drain plug. can you help me on this one plz?

i can;t find a place to drain the oil. i've looked all over.
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Well Bill, I've checked and cannot find any information on a Tricam Air compressor, except that they exist, as I've found a few for sale on line.

None of the air compressors I saw had any reference to the oil sump, oil fill or oil drain.

Not being able to see your compressor, nor knowing a model number, has hampered my response.

It would be good to know, since you cannot find the sump drain, did you find the oil fill tube?

Please comment here.

Bill

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air oil separator blown out

by Hazem Odeh
(Jordan)

when starting the rotary screw compressor, the air oil separator blown out.
what is the reasons for such failure, and what should I check?
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I am happy to post this for you Hazem, though if you want folks to help, I'm sure that knowing the make and model of your air compressor will help.

Please post that information as a comment here.

Bill

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Jun 09, 2013
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by: Carls421

Hi,
Need a little more info
What is the make and model of your rotary screw compressor?
What type of separator do you have? Screw on? (Like an oil filter) or another type?
What do you mean by "blew out"?

Carl

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Oil comes out the air supply line ?

by Matt
(Rural hall, nc)

Oil blows out the air supply line
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Are you saying that you have oil blowing out of the line from the air compressor discharge coupler to the air tool or point of use?

Two things come to mind... over filled oil sump, or the piston seal(s) are gone, and you are getting lots of oil bypassing the piston seal into the sump.

When is the last time you drained your compressor air tank?

Bill

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