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Summit’s FG Elite Series Food Grade Compressor Lubricants Exceed Market Expectations

March 27, 2020

It’s been over half a decade since Summit introduced FG Elite Series and turned the food grade compressor lubricant industry upside down.

In those seven years of having the industry-leading product, we have collected hundreds of oil analysis reports that prove what we suspected from the beginning: FG Elite Series lubricants consistently last between 8,000 and 10,000 hours before needing a change, depending on operating conditions. This saves our customers time, money and maintenance cost on their compressors and allows them to extend maintenance intervals with a longer-lasting lubricant.  

The key to FG Elite Series’ success is that this 100 percent multi-synthetic lubricant uses an innovative chemistry that can eliminate varnish. Before this new chemistry, there was no NSF Food Grade approved base stock component that could reduce/eliminate varnish. The result was an oil that would quickly degrade at around 1,500 hours – so quickly, customers often wouldn’t catch it in time and would suffer damage to their equipment. This has not been quickly forgotten.

“Some customers are still leery though and will change the oil sooner at 4,000 or 6,000 hours even though it’s still in good condition,” said Jasween Jagjit-Webb, Summit’s market manager for air compressors. “It has been such a huge improvement in performance, it’s been hard to get some customers to adjust to the new normal.”

But many satisfied Summit customers have taken full advantage of the longer life. FG Elite Series lubricants are currently running successfully in large dairies, chicken processing plants, chocolate manufacturers, bakeries and countless more industries all over the U.S. and the world.

In addition to the varnish benefits, Summit FG Elite Series lubricants offer superior protection against rust, wear and corrosion. These lubricants have been specially designed for rotary screw, vane and reciprocating air compressors used in the food service industry.

And like all of Summit’s food grade products, FG Elite Series is NSF H1 approved and is manufactured in an ISO 21469 certified facility.

Despite the documented and overwhelming success of FG Elite Series, some OEMs and customers are still in the field selling the old food grade technology. Are you sure you’re getting the most out of your compressor lubricant? Contact us today to speak to one of our food grade experts about how FG Elite Series can make a significant improvement to your manufacturing maintenance processes. 


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ISO 21469 specifies hygiene requirements for the formulation, manufacture, use and handling of lubricants, which may come into contact with products during manufacturing or processing. The international standard applies to lubricants intended for use in food production, as well as cosmetic, pharmaceutical and animal feed industries. NSF ISO 21469 Certification by an independent, third party provides Summit with a means to obtain international acceptance for their products. 

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