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Development of a Short-term Laboratory Ageing Test for Gas Engine Lubricating Oil

  • Matthias Nowotny
  • Ulrike Schümann
  • Sascha Prehn
Research Fuels and Lubricants

Gas engine lubricating oils have to fulfill increasing requirements due to the continuous optimisation of gas compatible aggregates. Long service intervals at low maintenance costs require outstanding ageing stabilities of the applied lubricating oils. At the Chair of Piston Machines and Internal Combustion Engines of the University of Rostock a laboratory test method to evaluate the ageing stability of gas engine lubricating oils has been developed. This test method simulates the ageing process of the lubricant under realistic (close to engine) conditions. The oil analyses enabled a ranking of the lubricating oils according to their oxidation stability.

1 Motivation

Gas driven engines have been receiving a growing market share during the last years. The development and field trial of gas engines for the application in agricultural or construction machines is currently part of the latest research activities on this field. The decisive parameters for the oil quality in continuous engine...


Oxidation Stability Ageing Test Ageing Stability Field Test Data Laboratory Test Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Nowotny
    • 1
  • Ulrike Schümann
    • 1
  • Sascha Prehn
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Piston Machines and Internal Combustion Enginesthe University of RostockGermany

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