Synthetic Refrigeration Lubricants

Tribo-Synthetics distribute a wide variety of CPI refrigeration lubricants for all types of refrigeration compressors and temperature applications, including new HFC, HCFC, HFO, hydrocarbons, CO2 and ammonia refrigeration and air-conditioning.


There is no question that the phase-out of ozone depleting CFC refrigerants has been a positive step in preserving our environment. The new generation of HFC, HCFC and HFO refrigerants reduce ozone depletion (ODP) and provide lower global warming potential (GWP). These new refrigerants demand lubricants that provide good; chemical and thermal stability, refrigerant miscibility and improved wear resistance to ensure optimised compressor and system performance.

Polyester (POE) lubricants are the most common choice for modern refrigerant applications. The SOLEST product line allows you to choose the optimum viscosity grade POE lubricant to fit the application. POE lubricants from Tribo-Synthetics provide the necessary balance of lubrication, miscibility and compatibility designed to optimise system operation and reduce cost. Viscosity grades from ISO 10 - ISO 370 are available and proven to work in industrial and commercial chillers, supermarket display cabinets, cold storage depots, residential air-conditioning and automotive air-conditioning.

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The phase out of R22 plus increasing legislation and restrictions on the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) has resulted in a growing interest in, so called, 'natural' refrigerants such as CO2.

Tribo-Synthetics distribute a range of lubricants for use with carbon dioxide and compressor systems. This proven technology has been in operation since the early 1980s and has been developed for a wide and varied range of applications, including temperature controlled distribution, food freezing and cooling. Whatever your requirements, Tribo-Synthetics has a solution for your lubrication requirements.

CPI-4624-F series of lubricants are custom blended synthetic products that provide optimum performance and food grade compatibility.

SOLEST POE lubricants have been specifically designed for use with CO2 in subcritical or trans-critical applications.

Tribo-Synthetics understanding of system operations and its broad product offering for CO2 refrigeration allow you to choose the right lubricant for your CO2 system.

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Tribo-Synthetics can distribute a full range of CPI lubricants specifically designed to operate with optimum performance in ammonia refrigeration systems. They provide cost benefits through extended drain intervals, fewer filter changes and less down time.

New semi-synthetic and synthetic lubricants have been developed to improve evaporator and compressor efficiency. These new lubricants are fully compatible with traditional mineral oils, system components and shaft seals. They are easily retro-fitted into the system and offer considerable performance improvement. CPI-1008-68 lubricants are premier fluids for use in ammonia systems. These products are very stable, fully system compatible and sludge resistant. They provide extended operation, reduced down time and lower service cost.

CPI-4600 / CPI-4628 series fully synthetic lubricants are designed for extreme low temperature systems operating below -45°C. Their extreme pour point reduces film thickness in the evaporator and promotes excellent heat transfer.

CPI-412 series lubricants are advanced synthetic fluids recommended for use with DX evaporators. They are also suitable for conventional flooded evaporators where high carry-over of lubricant could adversely affect evaporator efficiency. These CPI lubricants are specifically designed to operate with optimal performance in ammonia refrigeration systems.

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