In a meeting Tuesday at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) annual meeting in Nashville, Shell described its intentions in preparing for the new industry oil standards that are set to be released in 2016.
The American Petroleum Institute (API) is currently in the process of developing standards for the next-generation oil. Currently identified as PC-11 (proposed category 11), Shell says it has been active in the standardization process with API and other fluid and vehicle manufacturers.
Dan Arcy, Shell’s global OEM technical manager, says the standards are expected to be tested and finalized in early 2015. Shell plans to take that year to extensively test its new oils against the standards before they are officially released in 2016.
“We want to get a lot of miles out of them before (the standards go into effect),” he says.