Specifications

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Quality Assurance Programs

Factbook - December 29, 2023

Want to license an engine oil? Certify a lubricating grease? Sell an approved outboard motor oil? Verify that your food- ...

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Engine Oil Specification Development Committees

Factbook - December 28, 2023

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

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Engine Oil Category Timeline

Factbook - December 28, 2023

The timeline below illustrates the sheer number of engine oil categories required to meet today’s demands compared to ...

ACEA Official: Engine Oil Specs for Years to Come

ACEA Official: Engine Oil Specs for Years to Come

Lube Report EMEA - October 17, 2023

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association will probably continue developing automotive engine oil specifications ...

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IFC Undertakes Third Global Spec

Lube Report Americas - October 11, 2023

Three years since its founding, the International Fluids Consortium has begun working on its third engine oil specificat ...

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PdVSA Reopens Lube Blending Plant

Lube Report Americas - October 4, 2023

Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. announced yesterday that it has reopened a finished lubricant blending plant at its Vassa Gu ...

API Adopts SAE 0W-8 and SAE 0W-12

API Adopts SAE 0W-8 and SAE 0W-12

Lube Report Americas - September 27, 2023

The American Petroleum Institute on Thursday adopted SAE 0W-8 and 0W-12 viscosity grades into service category API SP, e ...

ACEA Updates Light-Duty Oil Sequences for 2023

ACEA Updates Light-Duty Oil Sequences for 2023

Lube Report EMEA - September 19, 2023

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association on Sept. 12 announced it revised its ACEA Engine Oil Sequences for lig ...

JASO Motorcycle Oil Specification Gets a Facelift

JASO Motorcycle Oil Specification Gets a Facelift

Lubes'n'Greases - September 6, 2023

An updated motorcycle oil specification is set to hit the market soon. What’s new, and how might the new standard affe ...

Castrol Launched Hybrid Performance Standard

Castrol Launched Hybrid Performance Standard

Electric Vehicles InSite - August 25, 2023

U.K. lubricant company Castrol launched its own hybrid engine oil performance standard called Hyspec. According to the c ...

JASO Revises Motorcycle Oil Spec

JASO Revises Motorcycle Oil Spec

Lube Report Asia - July 7, 2023

The Japanese Society of Automotive Engineers has updated its JASO T 903 performance specification for four-stroke motorc ...

VLS Gets Action on Non-compliant Gear Oils

VLS Gets Action on Non-compliant Gear Oils

Lube Report EMEA - June 27, 2023

United Kingdom-based Verification of Lubricant Specifications announced the resolution of three cases in which it identi ...

Upholding Lubricant Standards

Upholding Lubricant Standards

Lubes'n'Greases - June 14, 2023

One United Kingdom-based organization is doing its part to ensure that lubricant standards are met or exceeded.

An Insider’s Perspective on PC-12

An Insider’s Perspective on PC-12

Lubes'n'Greases - May 26, 2023

Lubes’n’Greases discussed the looming introduction of PC-12 with New Category Development Team Chairperson Karin Hau ...

What to Do When a Test Fails

What to Do When a Test Fails

Lubes'n'Greases - May 1, 2023

How do regulatory bodies ensure the continuity of licensing when an engine or bench test fails?

Mercedes Benz Amends Oil Change Advisory

Mercedes Benz Amends Oil Change Advisory

Lube Report EMEA - April 25, 2023

The Union of the European Lubricants Industry announced this month that it helped resolve a complaint about Mercedes Ben ...

A New Crystal Ball for Grease

A New Crystal Ball for Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - April 3, 2023

Grease manufacturers and end users are closer to having another simple manual device to quickly inspect samples of lubri ...