WASTE LUBRICATING OIL RESEARCH. A COMPARISON OF BENCH-TEST PROPERTIES OF RE-REFINED AND VIRGIN LUBRICATING OILS
Three samples of waste lubricating oil were re-refined by processes developed by the Bureau of Mines and reformulated with additives to meet designated requiremnts for viscosity and service. Quality-defining bench-scale tests were used to compare and evaluate the quality of these three motor oils, eight commercially re-refined lubricating oils, and three new lubricating oils. Most of the re-refined oils studies could not be distinguished from new oils by the bench tests used to define quality. There was some evidence, however, that one and perhaps more of the re-refined products investigated might not meet all of the quality standards of new lubricating oil, suggesting the need for better quality controls by re-refiners.
- Report on Investigations 1973.
Bureau of MinesPetroleum Research Center
Bartlesville, OK United States
- Whisman, M L
- Goetzinger, J W
- Cotton, F O
- Publication Date: 1974
- Features: References; Tables;
- Pagination: 18 p.
- Accession Number: 00080363
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Bureau of Mines
- Report/Paper Numbers: #7973
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 11 1975 12:00AM