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Chevron embarks on PC-11 public education campaign

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The ASTM International’s Automotive Lubricants Subcommittee approved the new Proposed Category 11 (API CK-4 and API FA-4) specifications for the next generation of heavy duty diesel engine oils to be licensed on 1 December 2016. To help prepare the industry for the change, the Chevron Products Company, a Chevron USA Inc. division, launched its PC-11 Public Education Campaign dedicated to building awareness and clarity around PC-11. As a result of extensive research across the country, Chevron has announced it has made a commitment over the next year to ”explain PC-11” clearly and simply.

“Based on our research, awareness of the new category of oil is low, and among those who are aware, there is a lot of confusion,” said Shawn Whitacre, Senior Staff Engineer of Engine Oil Technology at Chevron Lubricants, and chairman of the ASTM Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Classification Panel, which is tasked with the final development of the PC-11 oil requirements. “Once those who rely on these oils are made aware of PC-11, and that the new category is actually two subcategories, there are a lot of questions and concerns. NOW is the time to help the industry and our customers get ahead of the change and prepare for it.”

Online Resource Hub

The Chevron education campaign will include a new website that debuts today – Chevron’s new website will provide ongoing expert commentary, multimedia resources, news and insights on issues surrounding the new diesel heavy-duty motor oil (HDMO) categories, including:

  • An ongoing video series of interviews with the Delo PC-11 Leadership Team answering questions and providing updates on PC-11
  • A monthly column to dispel any and all misinformation around PC-11
  • A weekly question and answer column to provide timely answers to pressing questions
  • Webinars for end-users that offer insights and explanations to help them understand the basics about PC-11
  • Customised information for those interested in on-highway related topics, as well as off-highway
  • Latest news on PC-11 within the media landscape
  • Links to other resources, news articles and commentary related to PC-11
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