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January 11, 2013 - Featuring 30 chapters, Manual 62, ASTM Handbook of Automotive Lubricants and Testing, provides overview of various lubrication aspects of typical powertrain system including engine, transmission, driveline, chassis, and other components. Topics include advanced lubrication and tribochemistry of powertrain system, specialized automotive lubricant testing development, filtration testing of automotive lubricants, lubrication of constant velocity joints, and biodegradable automotive lubricants.

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New Handbook of Automotive Lubricants and Testing Available from ASTM International

Press release date: January 9, 2013

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., —Manual 62, ASTM Handbook of Automotive Lubricants and Testing, addresses major issues and current development status of automotive lubricant test methods.

This new ASTM manual features 30 chapters that provide a comprehensive overview of various lubrication aspects of a typical powertrain system including the engine, transmission, driveline, chassis  and other components. 

Topics included in Manual 62 include advanced lubrication and tribochemistry of the powertrain system, such as diesel fuel lubrication, specialized automotive lubricant testing development, filtration testing of automotive lubricants, lubrication of constant velocity joints, and biodegradable automotive lubricants. Major chapters in book cover:
• Automotive tribology systems;
• Automotive engine lubricant tests and specifications;
• Transmission fluids;
• Gear oils and grease;
• Automotive bench test simulation and tribological bench tests;
• Tribological simulation, wear tests and laboratory characterization;
• Designing for wear life and frictional performance for automotive applications;
• Surface analysis and tribochemistry of automotive engine components;
• Problems and opportunities regarding the lubrication of modern automotive engines;¬† and
• Overview and future trends of automotive lubricants and testing.

Manual 62, ASTM Handbook of Automotive Lubricants and Testing, is available for $140 USD in print (ISBN: 978-0-8031-7036-0; Stock #: MNL62-CAT) or as an E-Book (ISBN: 978-0-8031-7038-4
E-book Stock #: MNL62-EB-CAT)

To purchase ASTM publications, search by stock number on the ASTM Web site (www.astm.org), or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 877-909-ASTM; sales@astm.org).

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

ASTM Staff Contact: Marsha Firman, Phone: 610-832-9612; mfirman@astm.org

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