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Podcast: Compressors, Lubricants, and Energy Savings

Gary Parr | April 25, 2019

John Sander

In this Efficient Plant podcast, John Sander, vice president of research & development at Lubrication Engineers discusses the role of lubricants in air-compressor performance, maintenance, and reliability and how choosing the optimum lubricant and doing proper maintenance can result in notable energy savings. The discussion looks at lubricant function and performance, the importance of using the correct base oil and additives, and how load, environment, temperature, and operating speed all play a role in energy consumption and long-term performance. For those who rely on air compressors, this discussion will help you realize maximum value from your assets.

Lubrication Engineers is located in Wichita, KS and more information is available at

John Sander, vice president of research & development, Lubrication Engineers Inc., has a BS in chemistry from Wichita State Univ. and an MS in environmental science from Friends University. In 1989, he began his career at Lubrication Engineers, where he has been responsible for a variety of lubricant quality, formulation, and testing activities. He holds CLS and OMA I certifications from STLE, and a CLGS certification from NLGI. His memberships include SAE, NLGI, ACS and STLE. Sander has authored or co-authored 20+ technical and marketing papers and one book chapter. He is a past winner of the NLGI Author’s Award.



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