Summit Industrial Products

Varnasolv Series

Varnasolv Series

Equipment Varnish Cleaner

The use of petroleum lubricants, mainly automatic transmission fluid (ATF), in rotary screw compressors, rotary vane compressors and other high temperature equipment, results in varnish and carbon formation.

The varnish and carbon deposited throughout the equipment can cause many serious operational problems, resulting in excessively high maintenance costs. Varnasolv can help reduce the problems caused by varnish and carbon. Varnasolv should be added to the existing lubricant to remove and suspend varnish while the equipment is running. Using Varnasolv eliminates the need for disassembling the equipment for cleaning. For maximum benefit, use Varnasolv before each lubricant change. Varnasolv is NSF Registered HX-2.

Recommended uses

Varnasolv is recommended in rotary screw air, gas and refrigeration compressors, centrifugal compressors, gearboxes, diesel and natural gas engines, and hydraulic systems. Additional applications for Varnasolv include cleaning high temperature chains. Varnasolv can also be used for cleaning Heat Transfer systems with temperatures up to 400°F.

Varnasolv HV is blended to a higher viscosity for minimal dilution when used in gear box lubricants.


Cleaning Hydrocarbon Deposits from Equipment

Initial Clean-Out Method

Add one gallon of Varnasolv concentrate to each ten gallons of oil in the unit, first draining enough oil to allow adding the Varnasolv. Continue to run the equipment for 20 to 40 hours, allowing the treated oil to disperse and suspend the varnish. To avoid redepositing the suspended contaminants, drain the oil while warm and replace filters. Refill with new oil.

Packing: Varnasolv is available in cases (six gallons), five gallon pails or 55 gallon drums.


ISO 9001

Summit first received its ISO 9001 certification in January of 1996, demonstrating a commitment to quality assurance and performance monitoring. ISO 9001 certification is an international quality standard that addresses a comprehensive list of business elements, including management responsibility, order processing, purchasing, process control, traceability, handling of non-conforming product, and internal auditing. Our present ISO 9001 certification is proof of our continuing quality commitment to our customers.


ISO 14001

Summit is committed to protecting the environment, the health and safety of our employees, customers and communities where we work and live. We recognize that through integrating sound environmental health, and safety management practices into all aspects of our business ... we can offer innovative products and services while conserving and enhancing resources for future generations.


NSF ISO 21469

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. 

You can see a list of Summit’s ISO 21469 certified products by clicking here.