An Oil for Universal Use
Schwäbisch Hall, March 2011
It is really important to regularly top up with the correct lubricant to ensure the perfect functioning of a vehicle´s air-conditioning system. Lower value or incorrect oil can cause increased wear on the engine, the premature failure of the compressor and the loss of warranty/guarantee. Up until now, different air-conditioning compressors have also needed different oils. With PAO 68 oil, thermal management expert, Behr Hella Service, is offering a universal oil that is suitable for virtually all scenarios and means the workshop does not have to stock various different oils: As the high-quality multi-use synthetic oil is suitable for virtually all air-conditioning systems, whether it concerns standard vehicles, CVs, agricultural machinery or construction machinery. Moreover, the PAO oil is compatible with lots of other lubricants and refrigerants and therefore suitable for either topping up or even replacing the entire quantity of oil in the system. It also doesn´t have any harmful effects on fluoroelastomer materials like hoses or seals. As PAO 68 Plus UV, the oil also available with a contrast medium for leak detection purposes. It is therefore possible to lubricate the compressor and perform a leak detection in just one easy step; saving time and costs during the air-conditioning service. Just 10 percent of the total quantity of oil in the system is all that is needed for a successful leak detection. PAO 68 Plus UV oil can also be used as the main oil for filling up the entire quantity of oil in the system. The oil does not lose any efficiency.
The PAO oil from Behr Hella Service is not hygroscopic. It does not absorb moisture from the ambient air, minimises moisture problems, like, for example, the icing of components or the forming of acids, and can be stored for a long period of time after opening. Compared with other oils, its perfect lubrication properties and reduced coefficient of friction provides the air-conditioning system with greater cooling performance and lower energy consumption. PAO oil functions reliably at operating temperatures between minus 68 degrees Celsius and plus 315 degrees Celsius. The molecules of this multi-use synthetic oil stick to all the metallic surfaces in the air-conditioning system. They displace all other substances which would otherwise be found on the surface (e.g. dirt, carbon and other oil) and prevent further foreign matter from sticking to the surfaces. Therefore, by contrast with numerous other oils, there is no danger of the oil collecting in the evaporator and reducing cooling performance.
Behr Hella Service GmbH, Schwäbisch Hall: The joint venture by the automotive suppliers Behr (specialist for vehicle air-conditioning and engine cooling) and Hella (specialist for components and systems for lighting technology and electronics) deals with the global independent aftermarket for vehicle air-conditioning and engine cooling. The joint venture combines Behr Service activities on the independent aftermarket and the air-conditioning sector of the Hella aftermarket organization. Behr and Hella each have a 50% share in the joint venture. The combination of Hella's global sales organisation with Behr's product know-how and the linking of activities in the field of vehicle air-conditioning and engine cooling for the parts business is a consistent further development of the already existing cooperation between Behr and Hella in the field of climate control and front-end modules.
Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., Lippstadt: Hella is a globally positioned, independent family-owned company with 23,000 employees at 70 locations in more than 30 countries. The Hella Group develops and manufactures lighting and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry, and still has one of the world’s largest trade organisations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnosis and services. Complete vehicle modules, air-conditioning systems and vehicle electrical systems are produced in joint venture companies. With more than 3,500 people working in research and development, Hella is one of the most important innovation drivers in the market. In addition, with sales of 3.6 billion euros in the fiscal year 2009/10, the Hella Group is one of the top 50 automotive parts suppliers in the world and one of the 100 largest German industrial companies.
For further information contact:
Behr Hella Service GmbH
Head of Marketing/Communication
Phone: +49 7907 9446-37358
Fax: +49 7907 9446-37 379
Dr. Markus Richter
Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
Phone: +49 (0)2941 38-7545
Fax: +49 (0)2941 38-477545