The first edition was produced in 1996 by Caines and Haycock. Much of the book focuses on engine oils as well as other automotive lubricants such as transmission oils and greases. Considerable attention is given to specifications and oil approval systems, while the relationship between test methods and formulation technology is covered adequately. After reviewing the first edition the authors have fully reviewed and updated the information to fit in with the changes in technology and markets. The book focuses on two main areas which have changed since 1996. Firstly the continuing drive for improvements in the environment, particularly air quality and secondly the consolidation within the oil and petroleum additive industries with fewer people being in these industries. All of these influences have been fully updated throughout the second edition of the book particularly in chapters 4, 6, 7, 8 and 11. There are also significant changes to the sections on greases, industrial lubricants and rail road oils.
Roger Haycock spent more than 35 years working for the Exxon group. For the past 5 years, he has been an independent consultant on fuel and lubricant topics. He is also an active representative of the European petroleum additives industry. John Hillier spent more than 30 years working for British Petroleum at the BP Research Center. In addition to lecturing, he provides advice on specialist fuel and lubricant evaluations for oil industry clients and resolves lubricant-related issues in support of new engine technologies.
Chapter 1. Introduction and Fundamentals Chapter 2. Constituents of Modern Lubricants Chapter 3. Crankcase Oil Testing Chapter 4. Crankcase Oil Quality Levels and Formulations Chapter 5. Practical Experiences with Lubricant Problems Chapter 6. Performance Levels, Classification, Specification, and Approval of Engine Lubricants. Chapter 7. Other Lubricants for Road Vehicles Chapter 8. Other Specialized Oils of Interest Chapter 9. Blending, Storage, Purchase, and Use Chapter 10. Safety Health, and the Environment Chapter 11. The Future. Appendices. Index. About the Authors.