Syncon Refrigeration Oil is a premium quality synthetic lubricant developed for use in rotary screw compressors in refrigeration service compressing ammonia, methyl chloride or carbon dioxide.
Syncon Refrigeration Oil is available in one viscosity grade: ISO 68. It is formulated with synthetic polyalphaolefin (PAO) base oils and a carefully balanced additive package to provide long service life, excellent deposit control, protection against rust and corrosion, and resistance to foaming. It has outstanding oxidation resistance and thermal stability at high temperatures to help minimize deposit formation and provide extended service intervals compared to conventional mineral oil-based lubricants, which can result in less maintenance and significant cost savings.
Syncon Refrigeration Oil has a very low pour point and outstanding thermal stability for use in ammonia refrigeration systems, where evaporator temperatures often reach -30ºF (-34ºC) and discharge temperatures can reach as high as 250ºF (121ºC). It has better oxidation resistance than conventional paraffinic and naphthenic-based refrigeration compressor oils, resulting in less buildup of varnish and sludge deposits. It also has lower volatility, resulting in lower oil consumption and hence the need for less makeup oil.
Syncon Refrigeration Oil is not recommended for use with chlorinated hydrocarbons (CFCs), such as Freon R12, R22 or R502, or with fluorinated hydrocarbons, such as HFC-134A.