LUBRICANT GLOSSARY

A.A.M.A
(American Automobile Manufacturers Association)
A.C.E.A
(Association of European Automotive Manufacturers)
A.C.S
(American Chemical Society)
ADHEZYON
Force of a matter to pull other matter
AFNOR
(Association Français de Normalisation)
A.G.M.A.
(American Gear Manufacturers’ Association)
API
(American Petroleum Institute)
ASTM
(American Society for Testing Materials)
BSI
(British Standards Institution)
CEC
(Coordinating European Council)
CMA
(Chemical Manufacturers Association)
COP
(Code of Practice)
CRC
(Coordinating Research Council)
DIN
(Deutsche Industrie Normen)
EOLCS
(Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System)
EMA
(Engine Manufacturers Association)
HDDEO
(Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil)
ILSAC
(International Lubricant Standardization & Approval Com.)
ISO
(International Organization for Standardization)
JAMA
(Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association)
JASO
(Japan Automobile Standards Organization)
JIS
(Japanese Industrial Standards)
JSAE
(Society of Automotive Engineers, Japan)
MSDS
(Material Safety Data Sheets)
MVMA
(Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association)
NALSAS
(North American Lubricant Standard. & Approval Sys.)
NLGI
(National Lubricating Grease Institute)
NMMA
(National Marine Manufacturers Association)
NVMA
(National Vehicle Manufacturers Association)
OEM
(Original Equipment Manufacturers)
SAE
(Society of Automotive Engineers)
TBN
Total Base Number indicates the alkali matter amount in mineral oil. Its unit is mgKOH/g. TBN value of diesel engine oil is important because of motorin sulphur content.
VII
Viscosity index developer additives are organic polymers that decrease the effect of heat change on oil viscosity and soluble in oil.