Testing Procedures

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Low-vis Grades to be Added to GF-6

Lube Report Americas - August 31, 2022

North America’s automotive and lubricant industries are continuing their steady march to lower viscosity grades for ga ...

Avoiding Varnish-related Shutdowns with Routine and Advanced Tests

Avoiding Varnish-related Shutdowns with Routine and Advanced Tests

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

Varnish can be a real headache for those tasked with managing equipment uptime. Fortunately, advanced testing can help t ...

API Drafts Sustainable Practice for Lubes

API Drafts Sustainable Practice for Lubes

Lube Report Americas - July 20, 2022

A special committee of the American Petroleum Institute is drafting a recommended practice for calculating the environme ...

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

A research institute has developed two real-time methods for measuring the homogeneity of lubricating greases. What do t ...

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Field Trials for Engine Oil Specs?

Lube Report EMEA - December 7, 2021

Modern lubricant performance specifications usually contain a number of bench and engine tests, but an official with a G ...

How Valuable Are Bench Tests for Lubricants?

How Valuable Are Bench Tests for Lubricants?

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

Lubricant bench tests are small-scale tests examining a specific aspect of a lubricant’s performance. Faster and cheap ...

The Road to Standardization

The Road to Standardization

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

Quantifying Tackiness and Adhesion in Greases Standardization of test methods in the lubricants industry is neither a ...

Progress by Failure

Progress by Failure

Lubes'n'Greases - August 2, 2021

Electric motor failure in hybrid buses caused by copper corrosion leads to the development of more effective e-transmiss ...

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 ...

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 ...

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- ...

Mexican Standard Modernizes Requirements

Mexican Standard Modernizes Requirements

Lube Report Americas - December 16, 2020

Mexico’s new engine oils standard launched in mid-June introduced test methods and technical requirements to help ensu ...

Tapping into a New Test

Tapping into a New Test

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

A key test for evaluating the lubricity of metal removal fluids has been retired and a new one screwed into place in Jan ...

Worries Over Fretting Wear

Worries Over Fretting Wear

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

The Fafnir fretting wear test, an important part of several grease performance specs, has produced unacceptable variabil ...

Why Are Engine Tests So Difficult to Develop?

Why Are Engine Tests So Difficult to Develop?

Lubes'n'Greases - September 2, 2020

It’s not just because stakeholders want better performance from engine oils in more demanding conditions—external fa ...

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Aussie Group Checks Performance Claims

Lube Report Asia - August 28, 2020

The Australia Lubricant Association has begun a program aimed at identifying products that do not meet marketing claims ...