ATIEL Updates Code of Practice


ATIEL, the European lubricants industrys technical association, released a new version of its Code of Practice, which provides guidance for developers and marketers of engine lubricants designed to meet European performance specifications.

The association said the latest version, Code of Practice Issue 19, incorporates technical updates to bring it into line with the latest engine lubricant specifications released by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association in its European Oil Sequences 2012.

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The 2012 sequences, which set out the minimum performance levels required of service-fill engine lubricants, became available for first use on 14 December 2012, ATIEL said in a recent news release. They incorporate some new testing requirements that will impact the formulation and development of engine lubricants, and the performance claims that can be made for them. The majority of changes relate to gasoline and light-duty diesel engines, but there are also some changes to the heavy-duty categories.

Code of Practice issue 19 may be downloaded from ATIELs web site.

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