Gazpromneft-Lubricants, the operator of Gazprom Neft's oil business, has become the first Russian company to get the American Petroleum Institute (API) – API SN Plus* for G-Energy FE DX1 5W-30 product. This engine oil is intended for use in gasoline engines with turbo charging and direct fuel injection.
The API SN Plus specification feature is tightening of the lubricant requirements to prevent LSPI** (premature ignition of the fuel-air mixture at low speeds) that has become a problem of modern turbocharged high-performance engines due to the threat of its destruction and premature failure.
G-Energy FE DX1 5W-30 engine oil has been successfully tested for compliance with the license requirements including the latest Sequence IX engine test for premature ignition of the fuel-air mixture in the cylinder, developed by Ford engineers. The tests, carried out in one of the largest research centers in USA, showed the full product compliance with API requirements for SN Plus level engine oils.
*API SN Plus – the newest standard, developed on the basis of API SN specification to eliminate the LSPI. To obtain it, it is necessary to use special additives considering the specific requirements of turbocharged engines with direct fuel injection. The license is issued starting from May 1, 2018.
** LSPI (Low Speed Pre-Ignition) - premature ignition of the fuel-air mixture in the engine cylinders at low speeds, at which the air-fuel mixture spontaneously ignites before the spark is supplied.
Gazpromneft-Lubricants (Gazpromneft-Lubricants Ltd.) is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft focusing on the production and sales of oils, greases and technical fluids. Established in November 2007.The products are manufactured at six production sites in Russia, Italy and Serbia. The total production volume is over 500,000 tons of high-quality oils, greases and technical fluids per year. The Omsk Lubricant Plant (OZSM) has the Russia’s most advanced process line for the mixing, filling and packaging of lubricants with total annual mixing-and-packaging capacity of 300,000 tons. The management system of Gazpromneft-Lubricants and its production assets meets the requirements of the international standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 16949, and OHSAS 18001. The company supplies its products to the conveyors of DAIMLER KAMAZ RUS, KZ ROSTSELMASH, KAMAZ, UAZ (Sollers), BELAZ and others. The consumers of Gazpromneft-Lubricants products are leading industrial enterprises, the product range includes 600 items of oils and greases for all market sectors (more than 2500 commodity items). The company’s products have the approvals of over 300 leading equipment manufacturers: KAMAZ, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Volvo, Renault, General Motors, Cummins, MAN, ZF, Bosch Rexroth and others. The company also produces and sells marine oils. Gazpromneft-Lubricants controls 16% of the Russian lubricant market and also operates in the CIS and the Baltic, Europe, Central and Southeast Asia, Africa, South America and beyond. Overall, the company’s products are presented in 72 countries worldwide.