"The World of Engine Oils - Comparison of Physical and Chemical Properties of 4000 Oils Collected From the Market"
Presented at Technische Adademie Esslingen (TAE) Tribology Colloquium, Germany - 1996
Written by Rebecca S. Cox, Institute of Materials, T.W. Selby, Savant Inc. -- 10th International Tribology Colloquium, Stuttgart/Ostfildern, Germany, January 9, 1996
Abstract: As engines are rapidily changing in design so, too, are engine oils. The demands placed on today's oils far surpass the demands of little more than a decade ago. In many cases, oil manufacturers rise to meet the challenge of evolving technology, providing the motorized world with products of engineering ingenuity. In other cases, oils fall short of expectations and requirements. This paper presents a study of oils collected over several years from three industrialized regions of the world -- North America, Europe, and Japan. Characteristics and performance capabilities are compared among regions and over time. The reader is left with a interesting overview of the engine oil industry.