Compressors require special oils depending on their intended use and design. For instance, a low-pressure breathing air system will require different oil than a high-pressure industrial air system. Nuvair has you covered. We stock oils and lubricants for all the compressors we sell.
Nuvair 455 (for use in high- and low-pressure reciprocating compressors) and Nuvair 546 (for use in all rotary screw compressors) are both FDA-approved food grade synthetic oils suitable for use in breathing air systems generating up to 40% oxygen enriched air (nitrox).
Nuvair 751 is designed for paintball and industrial reciprocating compressors but can also be used in high-pressure breathing air applications with proper filtration up to EANx40 (40% oxygen content).
WARNING: Never use motor oil in a compressor.