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ATIEL releases Code of Practice issue 23 further to the publication of the ACEA sequences 2022 for Heavy Duty Vehicles

ATIEL, the technical association of the European Lubricants Industry, has released Issue 23 of its Code of Practice, that provides guidelines for the development of engine oils that meet the latest European ACEA specifications.

As of 15 December 2022, Issue 23 of the Code of Practice supersedes Issue 22. The latter, however, remains available on the ATIEL website, for valid claims against ACEA 2016 Heavy Duty sequences, until 30th April 2023.

This issue considers the ACEA sequence 2022 for Heavy-Duty engine oil.
The other main changes are:
• The introduction of a new VGRA Guideline for the VW TDi 3 test and worked examples.
• The rewording of the Base Oil Manufacturer definitions
• Clarifications regarding Cumulative BOI (rewording of paragraph 6.5.2 and linked examples)

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.

Thanks to the combined expertise of the three associations, the European lubricants industry ensures that engine oils continue to contribute to improved wear protection, deposit control, lower emissions, and fuel economy CO2 emissions efficiency. Download the latest ATIEL Code of Practice.

The Technical Association of the European Lubricants Industry (ATIEL) is a non-for-profit association (ASBL) representing the combined knowledge and experience of leading European and international engine oil manufacturers and marketers.
Contact: Julien Guérin-Chair of the CoP Committee: