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ATIEL releases Code of Practice issue 24 further to the publication of the ACEA Oil Sequences 2023 for Light Duty Vehicles

ATIEL, the Technical Association of the European Lubricants Industry, has released Issue 24 of its Code of Practice, which provides guidelines for the development of engine oils that meet the latest European ACEA specifications.

ACEA 2023 specifications update the Light-Duty Sequences.

This Issue 24 of the ATIEL Code of Practice (CoP) is published by ATIEL and comes into effect on 23 January 2023. It supersedes Issue 23. Issue 23 of the CoP remains available on the ATIEL website, for valid claims against ACEA 2021 Light Duty sequences, until 31st July 2025.

This issue considers the ACEA Sequence 2023 for LD engine oils.

The other main changes are:

  • Clarifications regarding Base Oil Slate Linkage (Appendix B)
  • Complements regarding Quality Management System within sections 2 and 10

The ATIEL Code of Practice – in operation since 1996 – has been developed jointly by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), the Additives Technical Committee (ATC) and ATIEL.

This Code of Practice has been devised by ATIEL on behalf of the European engine lubricants industry, including developers, marketers or manufacturers of lubricants and forms an integral part of the European Engine Lubricants Quality Management System, EELQMS. It is intended to aid continuous improvement in the development of engine lubricants and the consistency and validity of performance claims made for them.

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.

The CoP issue 24 is available on ATIEL website…

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