ATIEL updates Code of Practice to reflect new ACEA Sequence
ATIEL, the technical association of the European Lubricants Industry, has released Issue 23 of its Code of Practice which provides guidelines for the development of engine oils that meet the latest ACEA engine oil specifications.
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) represents the 16 major Europe-based car, van, truck and bus makers: BMW Group, DAF Trucks, Daimler Truck, Ferrari, Ford of Europe, Honda Motor Europe, Hyundai Motor Europe, Iveco Group, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Renault Group, Stellantis, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Cars, and Volvo Group.
Issue 23 of the ATIEL Code of Practice supersedes Issue 22 effective December 15, 2022. Issue 22 will remain available on the ATIEL website, however, for valid claims against ACEA 2016 Heavy Duty sequences, until April 30, 2023.
Issue 23 considers the ACEA Sequence 2022 for Heavy-Duty Engine Oil. The other main changes are:
• The introduction of a new Viscosity Grade Read-Across (VGRA) Guideline for the VW TDi 3 test and worked examples.
• The rewording of the base oil manufacturer definitions
• Clarifications regarding Cumulative Base Oil Interchange (BOI)
The ATIEL Code of Practice (CoP), which has been operating since 1996, is developed jointly by ACEA, the Additives Technical Committee (ATC) and ATIEL. The purpose of the ATIEL Code of Practice 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 being claimed.
To download Issue 23 of the ATIEL Code of Practice, click here.