In reaction to the news that the ASTM International’s Automotive Lubricants Subcommittee has approved the new Proposed Category 11 (PC-11) specifications for the next generation of heavy-duty diesel engine oils to be licensed on Dec. 1, 2016, Chevron Products Co. has begun a PC-11 public education campaign. The company says that the goal of the campaign is to build awareness and clarity around PC-11.
“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.”
Chevron’s education campaign includes an online resource hub, located at the new website PC-11explained.com, as well as explanations for why the change was made and what to know about the changes. Visit the website for more information.