Atiel Code of Practice
ATIEL is committed to supporting the development, marketing and manufacturing of automotive engine lubricants that fully satisfy the European performance and quality requirements deemed necessary by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) for satisfactory engine life and operation.
The ATIEL Code of Practice (CoP) forms an integral part of the European Engine Lubricant Quality Management System (EELQMS) that has been developed jointly by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), the Additive Technical Committee (ATC) and ATIEL.
The EELQMS is an overarching quality management system (QMS) that embraces various standards, test methods and procedures, Codes of Practice and the ACEA Oil Sequences requirements.
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.
The ATIEL Code of Practice has been in operation since 1996 and has made a significant contribution to testing and product quality levels for engine lubricants. The Code is available to all companies on a voluntary basis and nothing in the Code forms part of a contract.
ATIEL published the 23rd issue of the Code of Practice in December 2022.
Clear Shareholders Responsibility
Inside ATIEL, the Code of Practice Committee is responsible for maintaining and updating the Code of Practice.
• Ensuring the Code of Practice and EELQMS remain current, accurate, fit for purpose and compatible with the latest version of the ACEA Oil Sequences.
• Co-ordination of input to the CoP and EELQMS from ATIEL committees
The table on the right shows the expiry dates of the ATIEL CoP issues in relation to the corresponding ACEA Oil Sequences issues.
Code of Practice Issue 22 remains valid until 30 April 2023 for ACEA 2016 HD
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Disclaimer: ‘The ATIEL Code of Practice has been prepared with utmost care and based on the highest professional standards. However, in no event shall ATIEL be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages of any kind or nature, including without limitation lost profits, arising out of or relating to the use of this Code of Practice, whether such liability is based in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise. The users of this Code of Practice remain responsible for all aspects of product liability.’