After a quarter-century, are the base oil groups in need of a tune-up? Industry experts weigh in.
Volume 23, Issue 3: March 2017 Lubes'n'Greases Magazine
No longer restricted to a monotone slate of mineral oils, marine operators can select from a vibrant palette of base stocks.
Plastic motor oil containers reign on the shelves, but flexible pouches are boxing clever with a fresh look and reduced environmental footprint.
Inconsistent results are casting aspersions onto ASTM D5800 - the only industry standard test for volatility in engine oils.
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