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The American Petroleum Institute (API) recently issued an updated standard that governs how engine oil marketers certify that gasoline and diesel engine oils meet API’s engine oil performance standards.
“This new standard helps to ensure consumers have the peace of mind that they’re putting the highest quality engine oils in their cars or trucks,” said Kevin Ferrick, director of API’s product programs.
The 18th edition of API 1509 describes the voluntary API Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System (EOLCS) as well as methods for developing new engine oil performance standards. It also provides vendors with a description of the API marks and their use, licensing requirements, and aftermarket conformance and enforcement procedures that help to certify that products licensed as or claiming to meet API standards actually do meet the standards.
API standards are developed under the organization’s American National Standards Institute accredited process, ensuring that the standards are recognized not only for their technical rigor but also their third-party accreditation, which facilitates acceptance by state, federal and international regulators. API’s GIS division is responsible for standard setting, certification, training, events, publications and safety programs for industrial operations.
For more information, visit www.api.org.