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Wear Protection

Excess wear can seriously compromise an air compressor’s life and efficiency. The Shell Corena range includes dedicated rotary compressor oils designed to control vane and screw wear, and oils for reciprocating compressors specifically to control cylinder, piston-ring and valve wear.

The Shell Corena range includes the latest synthetic oils for enhanced wear protection in high-temperature conditions and for extended operations.

Oil Life

The longer an oil’s life, the less fluid maintenance your equipment requires, so it can continue to operate without interruption. The Shell Corena range helps to enable you to match oil life to your operational needs.

From mainstream oils for standard life applications to advanced synthetic oils that can last for up to three years, the Shell Corena range enables you to choose the right oil for your needs.

System Efficiency

Pressure loss in worn compressors can reduce operational efficiency and increase costs. Shell Corena oils are designed to promote system efficiency by suppressing foaming, releasing trapped air and rapidly separating out condensed water. The oils also help to reduce wear, which helps to keep your compressors working as their designers intended.

A range of air compressor oils to meet your needs

corena range

To meet the challenges of a wide range of air compressors and applications, Shell has designed a portfolio of oils that enables you to choose a product to match your needs




Description Viscosity,
mm2/s AT
kg/m3 at
    40°C | 100°C        

Shell Corena S2 P 100


High performance lubricant for reciprocating air compressors 100 | 9.2 - 240 -33 899

Shell Corena S2 P 150


High performance lubricant for reciprocating air compressors 155 | 12.1 - 240 -30 902

Shell Corena S4 P 100


Advanced synthetic lubricant for reciprocating air compressors 100 | 10.2 - 260 -39 988

Shell Corena S4 R 46


Advanced synthetic lubricant for rotary screw vane and air compressors 46 | 7.7 - 230 -45 843
Shell Corena S4 R 68 Advanced synthetic lubricant for rotary-screw and vane air compressors 68 | 10.2 - 248 -45 848

Optimise Your Operations with Technical Services

  • Lubricant advice can help you to select the right lubricant grade to deal with the specific level of oil stress in your engine.
  • Shell Rapid Lubricants Analysis is an oil condition monitoring service that helps your vessels to run smoothly by identifying potential oil or equipment failures before they become critical.