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AAMA American Automobile Manufacturers Association
AAR American Association of Railroads
ABOT Aluminum Beaker Oxidation Test
ACC American Chemistry Council
ACEA Association Des Constructeurs Europeens d’Automobiles
ACS American Chemical Society
AFNOR Association Francais De Normalisation
AFV Alternative Fuel Vehicle
AGMA American Gear Manufacturer’s Association
AH Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
AHEM Association of Hydraulic Equipment Manufacturers
AIAM Association of International Automobile Manufacturers
AIChE American Institute of Chemical Engineers
ALI Autoresearch Laboratories Incorporated
ANFAVEA Brazil Auto Manufacturer’s Association
ANIQ Mexican Association of Chemical Manufacturers
ANSI American National Standards Institute
AO Antioxidant
AOCS American Oil Chemists Society
APE Association of Petroleum Engineers
API American Petroleum Institute
AQL Acceptable Quality Levels
ASLE American Society of Lubrication Engineers
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASTM American Society For Testing And Materials
ATA American Trucking Association
ATC Technical Committee of Petroleum Additive Manufacturers In Europe
ATD Allison Transmission Division of GM
ATF Automatic Transmission Fluid
ATIEL Association Technique De I’Industrie Europeenne Des Lubrifiants
AW Anti-Wear
AWD All-Wheel Drive
bbl Barrel
bhp-hr Brake Horsepower Hour
BIA Boating Industry Association (Now NMMA)
BLF British Lubricants Federation
BMEP Brake Mean Effective Pressure
BNP Bureau De Normalisation Des Petroles
BOCLE Ball On Cylinder Lubricity Evaluator
BOI Base Oil Interchange
BOTD Ball On Three Disks
BOTS Ball On Three Seats
BOV Base Oil Viscosity
BSI British Standards Institution
BTC British Technical Council of the Motor And Petroleum Industries
C of A Certificate of Analysis
C-4 Allison ATF Specification
CAA Clean Air Act
CAFE Corporate Average Fuel Economy (USA)
CARB California Air Resource Board
CCD Combustion Chamber Deposits
CCDI Combustion Chamber Deposit Interference
CCMC Comite Des Constructeurs d’Automobiles Du Marche Commun
CCPA Canadian Chemical Producers Association
CCS Cold Crank Simulator
CD-2/CF-2 API 2-Stroke Diesel Engine Oil Specification
CEC Coordinating European Council
CEFIC Conseil Europeen Des Federations De l’Industrie Chimique
CEN Conseil Europeen De Normalisation
CES Cummins Engineering Specification
CFI Cold Flow Improver
CFC Chlorofluorocarbon
CFPP Cold Filter Plugging Point
CGSB Canadian General Standards Board
CH4 API Heavy Duty Engine Oil Specification
CLR Committee On Lubricants Research
CMA Chemical Manufacturers Association
CNG Compressed Natural Gas
CONCAWE Conservation of Clean Air And Water-Europe
COP Code of Practice
CPPI Canadian Petroleum Products Institute
CRADA Cooperative Research And Development Agreement
CRC Co-ordinating Research Council
cSt Centistokes
CSTCC Continuously Slipping Torque Converter Clutch
CVMA Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association
CVT Continuously Variable Transmission
DAP Detroit Advisory Panel of API
DCT Dual Clutch Transmission
DEOAP Diesel Engine Oil Advisory Panel
DETA Diethylene Triamine
DEXRON GM’s ATF Specification
DI Detergent Inhibitor
DI Drivability Index
DIN Deutsches Institut Fur Normung
DOCP Dispersant Olefin Copolymer
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOT Department of Transport
DPMA Dispersant Polymethacrylate
ECCC Electronically Controlled Converter Clutch
EC-II Energy Conserving-II (Engine Oil Designation)
ECM Electronic Control Module
EELQMS European Engine Lubricant Quality Management System
EGR Exhaust Gas Recirculation
EIA Energy Information Administration (Doe)
ELTC Engine Lubricant Technical Committee (Cec)
EMA Engine Manufacturers Association
EO-L/M Mack Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil Specifications
EOLCS Engine Oil Licensing And Certification System (API)
EP End Point
EP Extreme Pressure
EPA Environmental Protection Agency (Us)
ERC Environmental Research Consortium
ESI Extended Service Interval
ETLP Engine Tests of Lubricants Panel
EUROPIA European Petroleum Industry Association
EV Electric Vehicle
EVA Ethyl Vinyl Acetate
FCC Fluid Catalytic Cracker
FE Fuel Economy
FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FFV Flexible Fueled Vehicle
FT Fischer-Tropsch
FTC Federal Trade Commission (US)
FTP Federal Test Procedure (EPA)
FWD Front- Or Four-Wheel Drive
GAO General Accounting Office (US)
GATC Gross Additive Treat Cost
GC Gas Chromatography
GDTC Gross Delivered Treating Cost
GEO Natural Gas Engine Oil
GF-2/3 ILSAC Passenger Car Motor Oil Classification
GFC Groupement Francais De Coordination
GL-4/5 API Gear Service Characteristics
GM General Motors
GMOT General Motors Oxidation Test
GO-J Mack Gear Oil Specification
GSA General Services Administration (US)
GTL Gas To Liquids
GVW Gross Vehicle Weight
HDD Heavy Duty Diesel
HDDO Heavy Duty Diesel Oil
HDE Heavy Duty Engine
HDMO Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil
HDVIP Heavy Duty Vehicle Inspection Program
HEFCAD High Energy, Friction Characteristics And Durability
HF-O/1/2 Denison Hydraulic Fluid Specifications
HFRR High Frequency Reciprocating Rig Test
HTHSRV High Temperature High Shear Rate Viscosity
HWBF High Water-Based Fluid
IChemE Institute of Chemical Engineers
ICP Inductively Coupled Plasma
IDI Indirect Diesel Injection
IEA International Energy Agency
IFP Institute Francais Du Petrole
ILMA Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association
ILSAC International Lubricant Standardization And Approval Committee
IP Institute of Petroleum
ISO International Organization For Standardization
IVD Intake Valve Deposits
JAMA Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association
JARI Japanese Automotive Research Institute
JASO Japanese Automotive Standards Organization
JAST Japanese Society of Tribologists
JCAP Japan Clean Air Program
JIS Japanese Industrial Standards
JPI Japanese Petroleum Institute
JSAE Japanese Society of Automotive Engineer
LAC Lowest Additive Concentration
LCA Life Cycle Analysis
LCO Light Cycle Oil
LDT Light Duty Truck
LDV Light Duty Vehicle
LEV Low-Emission Vehicle
LMOA Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
LOA Linear Alphaolefin
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
LRI Lubricant Review Institute
LS Limited Slip
LSC Lubricant Standards Committee
MAAG Monitoring Agency Advisory Group of CMA
MAD Mileage Accumulation Dynamometer
MBBL Thousand Barrels
MERCON Ford ATF Specification
MIL Military Specification
MIRA Motor Industry Research Association
MPG Miles Per Gallon
MRV Mini Rotary Viscometer
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
MSO Marine System Oil
MTAC Multiple Test Acceptance Criteria
MTBE Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether
MVEG Motor Vehicle Emissions Group
MVMA Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association
NATC Net Additive Treat Cost
NCP Non-Conformance Penalties
NCRP National Cooperative Research Program
NDOCP Non-Dispersant Olefin Copolymer
NDTC Net Delivered Treat Cost
NGEO Natural Gas Engine Oil
NGVA Natural Gas Vehicle Association
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NIST National Institute of Standards And Technology
NLEV National Low-Emission Vehicle
NLGI National Lubricating Grease Institute
NMMA National Marine Manufacturers Association
NORA National Oil Recyclers Association
NOx Nitrogen Oxides
NPG Neopentyl Glycol
NPRA National Petrochemical & Refiners Association
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rule Making – EPA
NRCC National Research Council of Canada
NUTEK National Board For Industrial And Technical Development
OCP Olefin Copolymer
ODI Oil Drain Interval
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
OPEC Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OTA Office of Technology Assessment -DOE
PADD Petroleum Administration For Defense District
PAG Polyalkylene Glycol
PAH Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbon
PAJ Petroleum Association of Japan
PAO Polyalphaolefin
PC Proposed Classification
PCB Polychlorinated Biphenyl
PCEO Passenger Car Engine Oil
PCMO Passenger Car Motor Oil
PCTFE Polychlorotrifluoroethylene
PCV Positive Crankcase Ventilation
PE Pentaerythritol
PFPE Perfluoroalkylpolyether
PM Preventive Maintenance
PMA Polymethacrylate
PMAA Petroleum Marketers Association of America
PNA Polynuclear Aromatic
PNGV Partnership For A New Generation of Vehicles
PO Propylene Oxide
PPD Pour Point Depressant
ppm Parts Per Million
PPO Polyphthalamide
PQIA Petroleum Quality Institute of America
PTF Powershift Transmission Fluid
PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene
PTIT Petroleum Technical Institute of Thailand
PTO Power Take-Off
PTT Petroleum Authority of Thailand
PVL Permanent Viscosity Loss
QPL Qualified Products List – United States Military
R&O Rust And Oxidation
RRBO Re-Refined Base Oil
RSI Registration Systems, Incorporated
RWD Rear-Wheel Drive
SAE Society of Automotive Engineers
SASH Sulfated Ash
SCAQM South Coast Air Quality Management
SCOWT Sprig Clutch Overrunning Wear Test
SSI Shear Stability Index
SSU Saybolt Second Universal – Aka SUS
STLE Society of Tribologists And Lubrication Engineers
STOU Super Tractor Oil Universal
SUS Saybolt Universal Second – Aka SSU
SUV Sport Utility Vehicle
TAN Total Acid Number
TBD Thousand Barrels A Day
TBN Total Base Number
TCW-3 Water Cooled 2-Cycle Engine Oil Specification
TEOST Thermal-Oxidation Engine Oil Simulation Test
TFOUT Thin Film Oxygen Uptake Test
TGF Top Groove Fill
THOT Turbo Hydramatic Oxidation Test
THF Tractor Hydraulic Fluid
TMA Truck Manufacturers Association
TMC Test Monitoring Center – ASTM
TO-2/4 Caterpillar Transmission Oil Specification
TOST Turbine Oxidation Stability Test
TOU Tractor Oil Universal
TO-X Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil Specification
USCAR United States Council For Automotive Research
UTTO Universal Tractor Transmission Oil
VGO Vacuum Gas Oil
VGRA Viscosity-Grade Read Across
VHVI Very High Viscosity Index
VI Viscosity Index
VII Viscosity Index Improver
VM Viscosity Modifier
VOC Volatile Organic Compound
VOF Volatile Organic Fraction
VTWT Valve Train Wear Test
WSPA Western States Petroleum Association
ZDP/ZDTP Zinc Dithiophosphate