With the correct oil, friction losses in an engine are reduced to a minimum. This is done by taking into consideration circumstances as engine usage, ambient temperature, time of year and climate, location and engine design. The engine manufacturer usually recommends a certain type of oil to use taking these circumstances into account.
Engine oil contains additives known as friction modifiers/reducers and anti wear additives which are soluble and are used in the lubrication industry for many years now.
The Technical Committee of Petroleum Additive Manufacturers in Europe (ATC) was established in 1974 for member companies to communicate on matters of mutual interest. In 1979, ATC became affliated as an industry sector group of Cefc, a federation of associations representing European chemical manufacturers.
Although mainly used in the automotive industries, aviation can use these products too with the same good results!
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This document confnes itself to automotive engine oil additives, their chemistry and the benefts they provide. Automotive engine oil additives comprise those used in passenger car diesel and gasoline engine lubricants (PCMO - passenger car motor oil) and in truck, coach and bus diesel engine lubricants (HDEO - heavy duty engine oil).
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