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Webinar: So You Want to Develop Engine Oil Engine Tests

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

12:00 PM - 01:30 PM


Join us for this webinar where Don Smolenski will provide information on automotive engine oil sequence tests.

So You Want to Develop Engine Oil Engine Tests

Instructor: Don Smolenski, Evonik

Where: STLE University, live webinar event broadcast to your computer

When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 12-1:00 p.m., with optional Q&A from 1-1:30 p.m. Central Time

Cost: $39 for members, $59 for non-members

Abstract

Of all of the tests that engine oils must pass to meet API, ILSAC, ACEA or other specifications, engine tests are the most expensive and probably the most important.  If developed properly, their relevance to real word driving is generally better than a bench test.  There is much that goes into the process, however, including engine selection, test stand configuration, critical hardware and test parameter determination, etc.  Just getting an engine on a test stand to think it’s running in a vehicle, for instance, is no small feat, much less getting it to produce results that correlate well with the field.  It must discriminate reliably between oils that are “good”, “borderline” or ”bad” in the field – and with good reproducibility.  Once this is done, religious monitoring and maintenance is required to keep the test on track.  This webinar will provide an overview of engine oil engine test development, with some anecdotes of real experiences included.

Presenter Biography

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.

Contact Us

Phone: (847) 825-5536

Email: Kara Sniegowski at ksniegowski@stle.org

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