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Industry Acronyms

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
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