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A newly proposed ASTM International standard (WK52873 Test Method for Evaluation of Diesel Engine Oils in T-13 Diesel Engine) will evaluate diesel engine oils for oxidation performance characteristics. The standard not only is intended to help ensure that industry guidelines are used but that trucks and other vehicles receive the proper oil for T-13 engines.
The primary users of the standard will be company and independent lubricant laboratories, oil blenders and lubricant manufacturers who want to compete in the marketplace and follow industry guidelines. Regulatory agencies will also use the standard to ensure their fleets are receiving the proper oil for their equipment.
Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels and Lubricants developed the standard with support from ASTM International's Test Monitoring Center (TMC).
"We welcome industry stakeholders who want to use and improve this important test method," says ASTM member Hap Thompson, president of Global PPL Standards Associates. "In particular, the TMC is providing reference oils as well as engineering and statistical services to laboratories that desire to produce test results that are statistically similar to those produced by laboratories previously calibrated by the TMC."
For more information, visit www.astm.org.