Compressor Oil

NovaSpec™ Base Oils can be used to formulate lubricants for reciprocating, rotary-screw, and vane-type compressors where compressed gas and oil are in direct contact. This requires excellent gas/oil separation capabilities and oxidation stability, on top of antiwear and lubricating qualities. The unique qualities of NovaSpec Base Oils enable formulations that help reduce operational costs by extending drain intervals and improving energy efficiency.

Novvi offers formulated compressor oils for private labeling to speed renewable and biodegradable product introduction without adding complexity to your blending plant.

Improved Performance

Compressor oil performance depends heavily on base oil characteristics. NovaSpec Base Oils meet all performance demands, allowing formulators to create differentiated compressor lubricants that boost performance and reduce environmental impact. Compressor oils formulated with NovaSpec Base Oils are ideal for marine applications with US EPA VGP 2013 specifications, NSF HX-1 applications for food grade service with incidental contact, agricultural and construction applications, as well as manufacturing uses with the toughest performance requirements.

Oil Comparison

To demonstrate the performance benefits, standard ASTM tests were performed to compare a variety of high-performance ISO 46-grade air compressor oils made from different base oil types and their commercial additive packages. The Novvi ISO 46 Air Compressor Oil was formulated with the recommended 0.9 weight percent treat rate of an off-the-shelf additive package. The table below demonstrates how the NovaSpec Base Oil is formulated into a lubricant that outperforms the competition on critical performance parameters and provides key environmental benefits.

NovaSpec-based Compressor Oil Performance


Novvi Air Compressor Oils are currently in service in multiple air compressors from different manufacturers, all with excellent operating results.


NovaSpec™ Base Oils

NovaSpec Base Oils are plant-based synthetic oils designed to deliver high performance, while offering major environmental benefits when compared with petroleum-sourced base oils. Ecofriendly advantages include nontoxicity, renewability, and improved biodegradability.

Novvi encourages and supports others’ efforts to formulate new product applications from its revolutionary NovaSpec Base Oils and also offers a wide range of preformulated oils and lubricants.

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