Northern California Section Meeting
Topic: Component Performance in Formulating Engine Oils
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Title: Component Performance in Formulating Engine Oils
Presenter: Don Smolenski, Evonik
This presentation will begin with a discussion of how engine oils are formulated from base oils and several types of additives. Relevant engine oil specifications (ILSAC, API and dexos), including engine and bench tests, to which these formulations will be qualified, will then be covered. Each of the tests will in turn be reviewed as to their appetite for additives and/or base oils. There will also be discussion of expected future needs, and how these will likely impact engine oil formulation.
Don Smolenski has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University. He is currently the OEM Liaison Manager – North America for Evonik Oil Additives, after retiring after 33 years with General Motors. Don has experience in engine oils, including engine and field tests and development of the GM Engine Oil Life System, as well as in industrial lubricants, used oil management and recycling and chemicals management.
Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto
1919 Fourth St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch and Networking
1:00-2:00 p.m. Presentation (no charge, but RSVP to reserve a seat)
2:00-2:30 p.m. Questions/Discussion
$30.00 per person (Member and Non-Member)
Please make RSVP with Menu selection by January 20th to reserve a seat.
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