With a growing fleet of turbocharged direct injection engines comes a host of potential impact on fuel and lubricant performance. These range from the emission of particulates, fuel dilution, oil degradation, coking problems, surface deposit build up, to the potentially disastrous low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) — a phenomenon that can damage and even destroy TGDI engines.

It is critical that lubricant manufacturers, marketers and suppliers stay well-informed on the latest global engine oil requirement and the impact of automotive technology developments on fuels and lubricants. We are delighted to advise that F+L Week 2018 will include a pre-conference workshop addressing these particular issues on March 6, 2018, at the exclusive Four Seasons Hotel, Macao. ย 

Dr. Simon Tung, a world-renowned expert with more than 35 yearsโ€™ experience in powertrain tribology and lubrication engineering, will conduct the half-day workshop on โ€œThe impact of modern engines (TGDI and GDI) and emissions systems on future fuels and lubricant requirements.โ€ The workshop will examine the impact of GDI and TGDI engines on lubricant requirements and formulation changes and discuss future lubricant formulation challenges to cope with modern engines.

Three specific workshop components will address gasoline engine lubricant requirements, heavy-duty diesel engine oil formulation and future specifications, and current and future emerging diesel engine technology and development trends.

Dr. Simon Tung is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University from 2017-2019 in Beijing, China. He has been involved in the automotive industry since joining General Motors Research Laboratories in 1982 and has 26 yearsโ€™ experience in GM Research & Development. Dr. Tung is an Internationally recognized expert on automotive powertrain lubrication, advanced energy efficient lubricant formulation, industrial lubricant formulation, green energy technology, commercialization of advanced products in emission reduction technology including CO2 capture and utilization technologies. He has led pioneering research and development on automotive powertrain tribology and lubrication engineering and has 188 publications that appear in seven different professional journals.