Sir Martin

Table: For the 2012 issue of the ACEA Oil Sequences: First claims can be made from 14th December 2012. For another year (until 14th December 2013), oil marketers can still make new claims against ACEA 2010. Starting with 14th December 2013 every new claim has to be made against the 2012 ACEA Oil Sequences. All engine oils using nd claims against the 2010 ACEA Sequences can be continued to be marketed until 22 December 2014. – First allowable use means that claims cannot be made against the specification before the date indicated.

– Mandatory for new claims means that from this date onward all claims for new oil formulations must be made according to the latest ACEA Sequence Issue. Up to that date new claims can also be made according to the previous ACEA Sequence Issue. After the date indicated no new claims to the previous ACEA sequence can be made. Then all oil formulations must be developed according to the latest ACEA release. – Oils with this claim may be marketed until means that no further marketing of oils with claims to this issue is allowed after the date indicated.

The marketer of an oil claiming ACEA performance requirements is responsible for all aspects of product liability. Where limits are shown relative to a reference oil, then these must be compared to the last valid Reference Result on that test stand prior to the candidate and using the same hardware. Further details will be in the ATIEL Code of Practice. W here claims are made that Oil performance meets the requirements of the ACEA sequences (e. g.

product literature, packaging, labels) they must specify the ACEA Class and Category (see Nomenclature & ACEA Process for definitions). 1 The ATIEL Code of Practice is the sole property of ATIEL and is available from ATIEL (Association Technique de l’Industrie Europeenne des Lubrifiants), Boulevard du Souverain 165, B-1160 Brussels, Belgium. ACEA ACEA 2012 EUROPEAN OIL SEQUENCES FOR SERVICE-FILL OILS Dec. 2012 CERTIFICATION and REGISTRATION Claims against the ACEA Oil Sequences can be made on a self-certification basis.

ACEA asks oil marketers wishing to use the ACEA claims to register their product with the registration system on the ACEA website. All information needed for registration is requested on a form which is available in the appropriate section of the ACEA website (www. acea. be). Engine Oils claiming any of the ACEA oil sequences should be registered directly after their launch into the market. After completing the form it will be saved on the ACEA server. If claims are no longer needed oil companies are asked to delete their registration.

If claims are continued to be used after three years re-registration is needed. REPLACEMENT of CCMC sequences The chart below shows the evolution of the engine oil specifications commonly developed by the European Automobile manufacturers. CCMC (Comite des Constructeurs du Marche Commun) was the forerunner organisation to ACEA. In January 1996 the CCMC European Oil Sequences became obsolete and were replaced by the ACEA European Oil Sequences. This is true for light duty engine oils as well as heavy duty engine oils.

CCMC European Oil Sequences are not supported any more by ACEA. W ith the 2004 release of the ACEA European Oil Sequences the A and B categories have been combined to the respective A/B categories. At the same time, a new set of categories has been introduced with the intention to create specifications for engine oils being suitable for the latest and future aftertreatment systems for Gasoline and Diesel engines. These categories are designated as Cx-categories.