Lubricants are the Lifeblood of an Engine

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The Technical Association of the European Lubricants Industry (ATIEL)

ATIEL is a non for profit association (ASBL) representing the combined knowledge and experience of leading European and international engine oil manufacturers and marketers.

ATIEL is the technical and innovative hub of the manufacturers, the developers, and marketers in the European Lubricants industry.

By drawing on the technical know-how of its membership, ATIEL promotes consensus on key technical, product stewardship and sustainability issues, ensuring that engine oils continue to contribute to improved wear protection, deposit control, lower emissions, and fuel economy CO2 emissions efficiency.

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activities

ATIEL and UEIL – Methodology for Product Carbon Footprint (PCFs) for Lubricants and other specialities

EELQMS is a quality management system for automotive engine lubricants. It has been developed jointly by ACEA, ATC and ATIEL. The system is administered by SAIL (Services to Associations and Industry in the Lubricants sector). It is designed to assist lubricant marketers in assuring the quality of their lubricants and the performance claims being made for them in the marketplace.

ACEA
Sequences
 

ACEA European Oil Sequences cover light duty passenger cars & heavy-duty trucks.

They define the minimum quality level of a product for presentation to ACEA members. Individual member companies may indicate performance parameters other than those covered by the tests shown or more stringent limits.

ATIEL
Code of practice
 

The ATIEL Code of Practice (CoP)-in operation since 1996 – has been developed jointly by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), the Additives Technical Committee (ATC) and ATIEL. The purpose of this Code is to provide a mechanism and a basis for commitment to standardise practices when developing, marketing, or manufacturing engine lubricants for which compliance with the ACEA Oil Sequences is claimed.

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EELQMS (The European Engine Lubricant Quality Management System)

EELQMS is a quality management system for automotive engine lubricants. It has been developed jointly by ACEA, ATC and ATIEL. The system is administered by SAIL (Services to Associations and Industry in the Lubricants sector). It is designed to assist lubricant marketers in assuring the quality of their lubricants and the performance claims being made for them in the marketplace.

News in brief

ATIEL, the Technical Association of the European Lubricants Industry, has released Issue 24 of its Code of Practice, which provides guidelines for the development of engine oils that meet the latest European ACEA specifications. ACEA 2023 specifications update the Light-Duty Sequences.
Today we are delighted to announce at the ATIEL Technical Seminar ‘The Lubricants Industry Driving Change’, that TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH has successfully reviewed the ‘Methodology for Product Carbon Footprint Calculations for Lubricants and Other Specialties (Revision 1)’ and confirmed that it is compliant with international standards for calculating product carbon footprints, the first time such a validation has been conferred on a cradle-togate PCF methodology for the Lubricants, Grease and Specialties industry, anywhere in the world.

What is this webinar About ? In November 2023 UEIL and ATIEL together published a comprehensive cradle to gate methodology for the calculation of Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) for lubricants and other specialities, to allow industry actors to analyse carbon emissions associated with their products, aiding in emission reduction efforts.

Content: In this webinar representatives from ATIEL, UEIL and Carbon Minds will describe:

  • Why we need a global PCF standard for lubricants and specialities 
  • How the PCF methodology was developed 
  • The key elements of the methodology, including the product system boundaries, the scope/declared unit, data collection and alignment / harmonisation with other industry methodologies (for example, TfS’s ‘The PCF Methodology for the Chemical Industry’) 

ATIEL, the Technical Association of the European Lubricants Industry, has released Issue 24 of its Code of Practice, which provides guidelines for the development of engine oils that meet the latest European ACEA specifications. ACEA 2023 specifications update the Light-Duty Sequences.

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