Heavy Duty Engine Development Trends for Improving Fuel Economy Pages 6 and 8

Focus on the Engine Lubrication System An overview of past, current, and future developments, aimed at improving fuel economy, in Engine Lubrication System technologies, this article by Magnus Horn of Volvo explores the evolution of the transportation industry, and addresses the various factors that have led to a move towards better fuel economy.

Environmentally Friendly Lubricants Pages 10, 12 and 14

Biodegradable or Nontoxic

In this White Paper submitted by Lubricants Engineers International, Terry Smith explores these two key factors for consideration when manufacturing ecologically and environmentally friendly materials, detailing methods for testing a lubricant’s toxicity whilst also highlighting the limitations of those tests.

Overview of oxidation laboratory tests on industrial lubricants, part 2 Pages 16, 18, 20 and 22 Evaluating the properties and performance of oils In the second and final part of his feature, BFB’s Vincent Bouillon completes his summary of the various oxidation laboratory tests that can be conducted to ensure the quality of the lubricant being manufactured, focusing on turbine oils, hydraulic fluids, and industrial gear oils.

The Impact of Regeneration to Base Oil on Europe

Pages 24, 26 and 28 How can Europe benefit within the changing strictures of the Lubricants Industry? GEIR (the European re-refining industry section of UEIL) outlines how regeneration is a necessity for business strategy within the oil industry. In this article, GEIR provides background on the industry as it stands today, highlighting the benefits – social, ecological and economic – of regeneration in the production of high quality materials.

Lube-Tech Pages 33 to 36 To what extent do synthetic esters contribute to better sustainability of greases? Siegfried Lucazeau, Industry & Automotive Product Manager at NYCO, Paris, demonstrates the advantages of using synthetic esters in the production of greases, highlighting their unique combination of qualities conducive to both high performance and environmental sustainability, and how these factors allow for the production of products that are able to meet with the numerous standards guidelines that have an ever greater importance to the lubricants industry.

Interview with Apu Gosalia Page 48 and 50

The launch of UEIL Industry Statistics We talk to Apu Gosalia, President Sustainability & Intelligence with FUCHS PETROLUB, and recently appointed Chairman of the UEIL Industry Statistics Committee (UISC), about the development of a new set of industry data and its importance to the lubricant sector.

Regulars: UKLA President’s Report UEIL President’s Report UEIL News

Lube Local Report: UK ICIS Base Oil Report Forthcoming Events Publisher’s details

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Cover: The Historic city of Bologna; the effervescent capital of the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy. Bologna will play host to the 2017 UEIL Annual Congress, the theme of which will be Innovation and Sustainability. A full itinerary for the conference, including seminars, presentations and recreational activities, can be found on pages 61 and 62 of the magazine.

4 LUBE MAGAZINE NO.141 OCTOBER 2017 Welcome to issue 141

Thank you to all who completed the reader survey, we had a remarkable response, the number of replies far exceeding “normal” response rates which hopefully means excellent engagement with our readers. The feedback was very positive and insightful and will help us to achieve our own ambitious goal which is to succeed

together with you. Anthony Sweetland, Laboratory Manager from Intertek was the winner of the Amazon Fire 7.

October is a busy month for the European Lubrication Industry with several important lubrication events taking place... the Stuttgart Beer Festival in Germany, the Boccaccesca Food and Wine Festival in Italy, the Cavatast in Catalonia, the Jenever Festival in Belgium to name but a few...!

For those who are interested in alternative forms of lubrication, there is the UEIL Congress in Bologna, the 2017 European Base Oils and Lubricants Interactive Summit in Antwerp, GOMA in Zagreb, ICIS 14th Middle Eastern Base Oils and Lubricants Conference in Dubai, Advanced Engineering in Birmingham, ELGI and ICIS 4th Industrial Lubricants Conference in Vienna...!

I am often asked if I think there are too many conferences these days, but I feel in this digital age they are important. From a business point of view they are of course brilliant for networking, information gathering and offer the opportunity to discuss issues relevant to the sector. On a personal level they are a huge benefit, many friendships form at conferences where time is spent with like-minded professionals who have much in common.

Whilst I do not want to close on a distressing note, at the end of our summer in Europe we have heard of the unsurpassed devastating onslaught of tropical storms in the Atlantic. This morning, I woke up to the terrible news that Mexico has been struck by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. This is such sad and shattering news. On behalf of the readers of Lube magazine, I offer our sincere condolences to those affected.

Nicky Thomas Editor

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