Regulations Specs & Testing

Spec Development Slogs On Through Pandemic

Spec Development Slogs On Through Pandemic

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

People from many organizations must come together to advance lubricant specifications, ensuring that engines old and new ...

Railway Greases Stay on Track

Railway Greases Stay on Track

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

There are over 140,000 miles of freight and passenger railroad tracks in both the United States and Europe. As train whe ...

ACEA Releases Updated Oil Sequences

ACEA Releases Updated Oil Sequences

Lube Report EMEA - May 4, 2021

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association published a long-awaited update to its passenger car engine oil specif ...

Gauging Interest

Gauging Interest

Lubes'n'Greases - May 3, 2021

A crossover test will allow quick, easy and inexpensive grease particle counts  An industry working group is nea ...

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China Truck Standard Now Due July 1

Lube Report Asia - April 30, 2021

The Chinese government announced on April 25 that the parts of its China VI emission standard applying to heavy diesel v ...

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EPA Changes Tack on California Standards

Lube Report Americas - April 28, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering a 2019 action that sought to end a policy allowing Ca ...

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EPA Seeks Input on Two Additives

Lube Report Americas - April 21, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is asking for additional public input on final rules for five chemical ...

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IFC Bids to Replace Regional Oil Specs

Lube Report Americas - April 14, 2021

A representative for a new automaker association unveiled its plan yesterday to create a framework to develop global spe ...

The Year of the Ox

The Year of the Ox

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Asia’s Increasing Influence on the Global Lubes Market After a tumultuous year for lubricant markets around the glo ...

The Unvarnished Truth about Aminic Antioxidants

The Unvarnished Truth about Aminic Antioxidants

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Sludge and varnish in turbines, such as those used for power generation, have been observed more frequently in recent ye ...

Provisional Licensing Invoked for HDEOs

Provisional Licensing Invoked for HDEOs

Lube Report Americas - March 31, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute invoked provisional licensing this month for most active North American industry heavy- ...

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OSHA Floats Changes to Labeling Rules

Lube Report Americas - March 24, 2021

United States regulators are proposing changes in hazardous materials labeling billed as aligning with global protocols ...

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ECHA Starts 2021 HazMat Consultation

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2021

The European Chemicals Agency started public consultation March 9 on eight proposed substances proposed for designation ...

FA-4 Gains Ground

FA-4 Gains Ground

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Protecting the internal components of heavy-duty engines is about more than efficiency. High-quality engine oil is the l ...

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German Group: Don’t Eliminate ICEs Yet

Lube Report EMEA - February 23, 2021

The Mechanical Engineering Industry Association in Germany last week urged the European Commission to change course on t ...

Embezzlement Ring Alleged at Refinery

Embezzlement Ring Alleged at Refinery

Lube Report EMEA - February 16, 2021

A group of 20 employees at Lukoil’s Volgograd refinery – which has a lubricant blending plant – was accused last w ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2021

Transmission Fluids  Back in the Twilight Zone (also known as 2020), I commented on a note that I had received f ...

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API Begins 2021 Monitoring Program

Lube Report Americas - January 13, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute announced the start yesterday of the 2021 cycle of its Aftermarket Audit Program, sayin ...