Food Grade Roots Blower Oil

If your application requires your Roots blowers to use food grade oil, we have several options available.  These synthetic lubricants meet the H1 requirements for food grade lubricant.

Originally created by the USDA, the lubricant safety standards are now determined by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) in accordance with guidelines from the Global Food Safety Initiative and the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act.  The NSF classifies lubricants into one of three categories: H1, H2, and H3.

H1 lubricants are what most people refer to as “food grade” lubricants. They may be used in applications where incidental food contact may potentially occur. This contact is limited to a trace amount–no more than 10 parts per million (0.001%)–or else the food is deemed unsafe for consumption. H1 lubricant formulations may only contain certain base stocks, additives and thickeners as specified by FDA regulations (21 CFR 178.3750).

OEM Roots food grade lubricant

Roots offers their own branded OEM food grade blower oil, however it is currently only available in 5 gallon pails.

Other food grade blower oils for Roots blowers

Equivalent food grade lubricants are available for your Roots blower.  Gardner Denver’s Aeon PD lubricant line offers a food grade oil and grease. Also pdblowers has our own brand of blower lubricants, including a food grade product, that has performed equal or better than the name brand oils in third party testing.

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