I'd like to correct several misstatements made by Adam, who obviously didn't do his homework before making his uninformed statements. First, regarding Dow Chemical's endorsement of the ion exchange technology used in Fluid Metrics Compressor Oil Purifiers, Dow Chemical conducted more than 3 years of testing of this technology and determined it to be, "extremely effective at removing acids and extending the service life" of compressor fluids. Furthermore, as a result of their extensive testing, Dow Chemical provided Fluid Metrics with a LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT (copies available) which states and I quote, "Dow fully endorses this technology" for use in the purification of air compressor lubricants. Adam is talking to the wrong people at Dow and does not know of what he speaks.
Secondly, Adam is again misinformed about the Compressor Oil Purifier's (COP) use in extending oil service life past its rated 8,000 hours. The acids removed by the COP are catalysts that accelerate oil oxidation and additive depletion. By removing these acids, the COP retards additive depletion rates and helps maintain the oil's physical and chemical properties within their normal ranges well beyond 8,000 hours. When additive depletion becomes a concern, Fluid Metrics also offers our XTEND Additive supplement which replenishes the oil's critical oxidation and corrosion inhibitors as they become depleted. This combination of acid scavenging with the COP, and additive replenishment with XTEND, has enabled many of our customers to exceed 35,000 hours oil life, and one of our earliest users has exceeded 70,000 hour oil life!
Anyone wanting to have an intelligent discussion about this technology, or air compressor lubrication in general, can give me a call (770-393-8636), or visit our website, www.fluidmetrics.com for more info.
In closing, Adam owes the readers of this thread, and Fluid Metrics, an apology for his ignorance and for using terms like "deceptive marketing", "smoke and mirrors" and "snake oil". Failing to admit wrongdoing and apologize, the readers would be more than justified to apply these same derogatory descriptions to Adam, and would also be well advised to disregard any and all of his comments pertaining to air compressor lubrication.