Chevron recently expanded its line of Cetus-branded compressor oils. Cetus PAO and the rebranded Cetus HiPerSYN have joined Cetus DE to create a family of premium compressor oils formulated for use in a wide range of applications, including portable and stationary rotary screw, rotary vane and reciprocating compressors.

"We saw the need to create a family of premium compressor oils and evaluated our existing product portfolio to determine the proper path to take," said Chevron’s Jeff Snyder. "We have developed our new Cetus PAO product and joined it with the rebranded Cetus HiPerSYN and our original Cetus oil, Cetus DE. This combination of products gives our customers a single family of premium compressor oils that meet their varied needs while helping to extend equipment life and improve operational efficiency."

Cetus PAO oils are synthetic air-compressor lubricants formulated with high-quality polyalphaolefin (PAO) base fluids to meet the requirements of modern higher output, more efficient air compressors. They provide thermal and oxidation stability, high viscosity index, high flash point, low pour point and hydrolytic stability while protecting against rust, oxidation and foaming.

Cetus HiPerSYN oils are designed to meet the needs of most air-compressor applications, especially those with wide operating temperature ranges that may challenge non-synthetic oils. These higher viscosity grade products are especially effective in high-temperature applications. The oils are formulated with premium base oil technology and enhanced by a unique additive system that provides thermal and oxidation stability, high viscosity index, high flash point, low pour point, anti-wear protection and hydrolytic stability. Cetus HiPerSYN oils also protect against the formation of oxidation byproducts and acidic materials, which can eventually cause deposits, varnish, rust, oxidation and foaming.

Cetus DE oils are synthetic, diester-based, oxidation-resistant compressor oils for use in portable and stationary rotary screw, rotary vane and reciprocating compressors. These oils excel in applications that cannot tolerate carbon buildup and perform well in high temperatures. Cetus DE oils have a low sludge-forming tendency and a high solvency for deposits that help keep compressor parts clean. The oils provide a greater margin of safety than conventional petroleum products because their flash points, fire points and auto-ignition temperatures are much higher.

For more information, visit www.ChevronLubricants.com.