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 About The Lubricants Committee

The Lubricants Group is responsible within the American Petroleum Institute for matters pertaining to the performance, applications, and dissemination of information on lubricants. The committee’s functions include the following: 

a.    Provide guidance on the API Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System (EOLCS) and guidelines for engine oil licensing and certification and EOLCS administration and enforcement.

b.    Develop, approve, and maintain standards and recommended practices on lubricants matters.

c.    Maintain liaison with ASTM International, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), American Chemistry Council (ACC), Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA), Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Alliance), National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI) and other technical or professional groups involved in lubricant activities.

d.    Sponsor and manage cooperative lubricants research projects as required by government regulations, trends in lubricants technology, and marketing practices, and licensing and certification requirements.         

e.    Educate the Marketing Subcommittee on the effects of federal, state, and local government regulations and legislation on lubricant manufacturing, application and performance.

f.     Develop recommendations for consumers on matters related to quality, performance and application of lubricants.  Disseminate appropriate educational materials and publications.

 
 

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 Active Committee Documents

Folder: 2016 Lubricants Standard2016 Lubricants StandardStocktonA@api.org

 Past Years Committee Documents

Folder: 2015 Lubricants Standard2015 Lubricants StandardStocktonA@api.org
Folder: 2014 Lubricants Standard2014 Lubricants StandardStocktonA@api.org
Folder: 2013 Lubricants Standard2013 Lubricants StandardStocktonA@api.org
Folder: 2012 Lubricants Standard2012 Lubricants StandardStocktonA@api.org
Folder: 2011 Lubricants Standard2011 Lubricants StandardStocktonA@api.org
Folder: 2010 Lubricants Standard2010 Lubricants StandardStocktonA@api.org
Folder: 2009 Lubricants Standard2009 Lubricants StandardStocktonA@api.org
Folder: 2008 Lubricants Standard2008 Lubricants StandardStocktonA@api.org
Folder: 2007 Lubricants Standard2007 Lubricants StandardStocktonA@api.org
Folder: 2006 Lubricants Standard2006 Lubricants StandardStocktonA@api.org
Folder: 2005 Lubricants Standard2005 Lubricants StandardGrovesK@api.org
Folder: 2004 Lubricants Standard2004 Lubricants StandardGrovesK@api.org
Folder: 2003 Lubricants Standard2003 Lubricants StandardGrovesK@api.org
Folder: 2002 Lubricants Standard2002 Lubricants StandardGrovesK@api.org
 

 BallotsWP

 Ballot IDStatusResultsOpensClosesDescription
Committee ID : 469Lubricants Committee
2617ClosedPass03/14/201204/13/2012Ballot on API 1509 Appendix K - Physical and Chemical Rages for Auditing
2615ClosedPass03/14/201204/30/2012Ballot on New Edition API 1560
2705ClosedPass07/13/201208/01/2012Changes to API 1525A “Bulk Engine Oil Chain of Custody and Quality Documentation”
2784ClosedPass10/04/201211/02/2012Review of Changes to GF-5 API 1509 Annex Q
2952ClosedPass04/26/201305/28/2013High Phosphorus Notice
3017ClosedPass08/02/201309/06/2013API 1509, Annex C Developing New Engine Oil Performance Standards
3011ClosedFail07/23/201309/06/2013API 1509-Annex G Universal Oil Phosphorus Limit
3018ClosedPass08/02/201309/06/2013Ballot for API 1509, Annex G - Stripped Viscosity Footnote
3019ClosedPass08/02/201309/06/2013Ballot for API 1509, Section 4 - Addition of Engine Oil Markers
3069ClosedPass08/27/201309/27/2013Ballot for API 1509, Annex F - Table F-1
3117ClosedPass10/21/201311/01/2013Ballot to revise API 1525A - Bulk Engine Oil Chain of Custody and Quality Documentation, First Ed.
3116ClosedPass10/21/201311/01/2013Second Ballot for API 1509, Annex C Developing New Engine Oil Performance Standards
3157ClosedFail01/17/201402/17/2014Ballot Change to API 1509 Annex G - Addition of SAE 0W-16 & 5W-16 Engine Oils
3158ClosedFail01/17/201402/17/2014Ballot Change to API 1509 Annex Q - Addition of SAE 0W-16 & 5W-16 Engine Oils
3159ClosedPass01/17/201402/17/2014Ballot to revise API 1525A - Bulk Engine Oil Chain of Custody and Quality Documentation
3237ClosedRecirculation Pass04/21/201405/05/2014API 1509, Annex C Developing New Engine Oil Performance Standards for API Certification Mark
3282ClosedPass07/21/201409/02/2014Ballot Change API 1509 Annex G Add. SAE 0W-16 & 5W-16 Engine Oils to API SN
3597ClosedPass06/09/201507/20/2015Ballot to Establish Caterpillar Oil Aeration Test (COAT) Base Oil Interchange (BOI) for API Group II
3596ClosedPass06/09/201507/20/2015Ballot to Establish Volvo T-13 Base Oil Interchange (BOI) for API Group II to API Group II
3598ClosedPass06/09/201507/21/2015Ballot to Expand Viscosity Grade Restrictions for API SJ, SL and SM
3635ClosedPass08/03/201509/14/2015Ballot to Obsolete API Service Category Cx-4/SH
3675ClosedPass08/28/201510/09/2015Allow Licensing of SAE xW-16, API SN Resource Conserving
3751ClosedPass12/22/201502/05/2016Adopt-PC-11-Motion-1 - Use API CK-4 and API FA-4 standard in the API Service Symbol Donut
3752ClosedPass12/22/201502/05/2016Ballot to Adopt-PC-11- Motion 2 - Approve API CK-4 and API FA-4 Standards User Language
3753ClosedPass12/22/201502/05/2016Ballot to Adopt-PC-11- Motion 3 - Set API CK-4 and API FA-4 First Licensing 01-DEC-2016
3815ClosedPass03/03/201604/01/2016Ballot - Coat VGRA
3817ClosedPass-Resolved03/03/201604/01/2016Ballot - Insert into Table G-5 API SN the SAE J300 HTHS Limits to Limit Minimum Viscosity to xW-16.
3816ClosedPass03/03/201604/01/2016Ballot - Mack T-11 BOI
3814ClosedPass03/03/201604/01/2016Ballot - Volvo T-13 VGRA
3863ClosedWithdrawn04/26/201605/27/2016eBallot of Modifications to 10% Base Oil Interchange Guidance
3865ClosedPass04/26/201605/27/2016eBallot to Include CK-4/FA-4 to Requirements for API SL
3864ClosedPass04/26/201605/27/2016eBallot to Include CK-4/FA-4 to Requirements for API SM
3866ClosedPass04/26/201605/27/2016eBallot to Include CK-4/FA-4 to Requirements for API SN
3901ClosedFail by LG Vote07/12/201608/12/2016eBallot of Modifications to 10% Base Oil Interchange Guidance
3992ClosedPass10/07/201610/31/2016eBallot on COAT VGRA 10W-40 to 10W-30
4019ClosedIn Progress12/07/201612/30/2016Lubricants Group eBallot on Seq. IIIH to Seq. IIIG Equivalency
4020ClosedIn Progress12/07/201612/30/2016Lubricants Group eBallot on Seq. IIIHB to Seq. IIIGB Equivalency
4082ClosedIn Progress02/24/201703/13/2017LubeGroup eBallot to Augment Table G-5 to include "Hot Stuck Rings = None" for the Sequence IIIH REV
4083ClosedIn Progress02/24/201703/13/2017Lubricants Group eBallot on Seq. IIIH to Seq. IIIG Equivalency in ILSAC GF-5
4085ClosedIn Progress02/24/201703/13/2017Lubricants Group eBallot on Seq. IIIHB to Seq. IIIGB Equivalency in ILSAC GF-5
4086ClosedIn Progress02/24/201703/28/2017Lubricants Group eBallot on Revision of Seq. IIIH to Seq. IIIG Equivalency for API SN
4125ClosedIn Progress05/03/201706/05/201710% Guidance Changes to API 1509 Sec. 4.9 to 4.11
4126ClosedIn Progress05/03/201706/05/2017Changes to API 1509 Sec. 6.7 Provisional Licensing
4131ClosedIn Progress05/19/201706/19/2017Lubricants Group eBallot on Revised Seq. IIIH to Seq. IIIG Equivalency in ILSAC GF-5
4268ClosedIn Progress09/22/201710/20/2017Lubricants Group eBallot to Establish Seq. IIIH to Seq. IIIG Equivalency for API SM
4294ClosedIn Progress10/27/201711/28/2017Lubricants Group eBallot on the Adoption of Seq. VIF Limits for API SN RC, SAE XW-16
4308OpenIn Progress11/29/201712/29/2017Lubricants Group eBallot on the Adoption of SN PLUS Service Category
4309OpenIn Progress11/29/201712/29/2017Motion to Ballot Seq. VIE Limits for SN Resource Conserving and GF-5
 
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