Enabling IMO 2020 Compliance

February 05, 2020

Over the last decade, marine diesel cylinder lubricants have been focused on controlling corrosion, with higher base number (BN) lubricants being effective at neutralizing sulfuric acid generated by the combustion of high sulfur fuels.

The New Renault RN17 Specification

August 13, 2019

Renault has simplified their list of specifications by replacing their older specifications, RN700 and RN710, with RN17—the latest 5W-30 mid SAPS service fill specification for gasoline and EURO 6 diesel vehicles. 

Keys to Success with API SN Plus Lubricants

May 07, 2018

API SN Plus, the critical supplement to ILSAC GF-5, saw first license on May 1. Oil marketers can, and should, take advantage of the opportunities this supplement provides.

Why Choosing API SN Plus Is Critically Important

May 03, 2018

On May 1, 2018 the American Petroleum Institute’s (API’s) SN Plus supplement went into effect, necessitating that all ILSAC GF-5 licensed engine oil properly protects against low speed pre-ignition (LSPI).

Understanding the MB 229.71 Specification

March 14, 2018

Colin Morton, Lubrizol regional business manager for Europe, Passenger Car Engine Oils talks about how the MB 229.71 specification represents one of the first in a new generation of advanced low viscosity SAE 0W-20 lubricants.

ACEA 2016: CEC L-106 DV6 Engine Durabilty Test

February 08, 2018

The DV6 L-106 Engine Durability test is a key diesel lubricant performance test within ACEA’s 2016 specification upgrade.