Engine Oil Licensing and Certification Systems in USA and Europe

DOI: 10.32758/2071-5951-2020-03-46-53

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Лицензирование и сертификация моторных масел в США и Европе

Ivanov A.V.

(FAE «The 25th State Research Institute of Himmotology of Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation», Moscow) E-mail: alexeyiwanov2007@yandex.ru

Keywords: engine oil, performance characteristics, motor tests, bench tests, harmonization, licensing, certification, code of practice, standard.


The harmonization of the current motor and bench tests of USA Standard Specification for Performance of Active API Service Category Engine Oils (USA) and ACEA Oil Sequences (Europe) with tests are now in progress in Russian Federation is important to produce motor oils of premium quality in Russia. The paper considers the key points of  Engine oil Licensing and Certification System – API EOLCS and European Engine Lubricant Quality Management System – EELQMS. With reference to API EOLCS it describes methods for developing new engine oil performance standards, the API Marks and their use, licensing requirements, aftermarket conformance, and enforcement procedures. It also explains the interaction and roles of the various independent organizations that are part of the API EOLCS: API, The American Chemistry Council (and its Product Approval Code of Practice — ACC Code), Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, ASTM  International, SAE International and International Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association.

Just the same areas of EELQMS are concerned. The independent organizations, stakeholders and marketers involved are: Association Technique de l’Industrie Européenne des Lubrifiants – ATIEL (and its Code of Praсtice (ATIEL Code), Technical Committee of Petroleum Additive Manufacturers, Association des Constructeurs Européens d’Automobiles (and ACEA European Oil Sequences), Coordinating European Councilс and European Registration Center.


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