What is LEYBONOL?
LEYBONOL is engineered for high-performance vacuum pumps and applications. Our greases, oils, and lubricants serve to keep your vacuum pump applications pain-free. They are expertly designed to ensure airtight lubrication, chemical stability, effortless lubricating properties, the required oxidation, and heat tolerance - all depending on your unique needs. Feel free to browse our LEYBONOL Flyer, or to check out our LEYBONOL LVO 521 Flyer.
Vacuum pump oil isn't just oil
Running and maintaining your high-performance vacuum pump and applications means constantly staying on top of performance and degradation. We'll briefly explore the process which relies on 3 critical components:
- Applications types - industrial processes, coating technology, research & development . . .
- Vacuum pump types - oil-sealed, semi-conductor, diffusion . . .
- Selected grease, oil or lubricant - chemical composition, frequency, and ease of maintenance . . .
Excellent vacuum performance
LEYBONOL has been specially formulated to achieve the best performance for your pump.
Our certified oils keep your production running, meaning you spend less time worrying about upkeep, and more time ensuring your application is performing at its full potential.
Extended pump lifetime
Through its use of vacuum-compatible additives, LEYBONOL protects your pump and extends its life expectancy.
Premium quality ensures long oil change intervals and reduces overall power consumption, wear and maintenance costs.
Extensive quality controls
LEYBONOL oils are subjected to frequent ongoing and rigorous testing to ensure that each batch is consistent and provides the same outstanding vacuum performance.
Highest industry standards
LEYBONOL ensures regulatory compliance with REACH, DSL and NDSL, GHS and many others.
Which oil is compatible with my vacuum pump?
Mineral oils offer a high degree of compatibility with elastomers and resistance to hydrolysis.
Frequently also termed semi-synthetic oils, hydrocracked oils are produced under a very high hydrogen pressure at high temperatures and are substantially free of aromatic compounds and olefins.
These oils exhibit:
- Higher thermal stability compared to conventional mineral oils
- In most cases, the intervals between the oil changes can be extended
Compounding vacuum pump performance
Ester oils are ideally used for vacuum pump applications involving high thermal dynamics.
Some of their primary properties include:
- High temperatures
- Average elastomer compatibility
- Average hydrolysis resistance
Cool temperatures, hot results
Polyalphaolefin oils are synthetic hydrocarbons which are paraffin-like, yet contain a uniform structure. Thermal and chemical resistance is better compared to mineral oils.
They have great flowing properties when cold, meaning they are especially effective at:
- Low temperatures
- Elastomer compatibility
- Resistance against hydrolysis
Hassle-free at high temperatures
PFPE oils are practically inert against all chemical and oxidizing influences, and will not polymerize under the influence of high energy radiation. A few points to bear in mind:
- Reactions may take place at temperatures over approximately 150 °C (302 °F)
- Perfluoropolyether is highly stable thermally and isn't flammable
- Thermal decomposition may only take place at temperatures of over 290 °C (554 °F).
Diffuse your results
Vacuum pump fluids for oil diffusion pumps must exhibit a low vapor pressure at room temperature and must be able to resist thermal decomposition and oxidization to a large extent. This means:
- The surface tension of the pump fluids must be high to reduce the creep of oil films
- They must be chemically inert, exhibit a high flash point and evaporation heat must be low
- The pump fluids should permit high pumping speeds over a wide range of pressures and be cost-effective
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A set of lubricants that ensure you have:
- Long oil-change intervals with reduced power consumption
- Our customers find that they experience reduced maintenance costs
- Extended life of individual parts
- Fewer (unwanted) oil deposits and overall reduced risk of pump failure and breakdowns
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have more documentation?
You can find more information via our ebook versions of both our Full Line Catalog, as well as shorter chapters specifically covering oils, greases, and lubricants.
What about wear and tear on my pump(s)?
Where can I find safety data sheets (SDS)?
Can I look up the part number?
Absolutely! You can quickly find your required part-numbers using the guidelines outlined on your right.
So if, for example, you would like to have an Ester oil drum of 200 liters, you could search for l20099.
Once more, you can drill down on your exact configuration using the above section 'Which oil is compatible with my vacuum pump?'
If you need any more information about your vacuum applications, oils, and lubricants, don't hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation.
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