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Petroleum Additives Panel


The Petroleum Additives Panel was formed in 1990 to pursue the research and advocacy interests of developers, manufacturers and marketers of additives used to enhance the performance of automotive and industrial petroleum fuels or lubricants.  The Panel’s mission includes the continuous development of a product approval protocol for engine oil testing, fuel and fuel detergent additive performance testing practices, and to address health, regulatory and environmental issues affecting the additives industry.

The Panel accomplishes its objectives through the work performed by three Task Groups: the Fuel Additives Task Group (FATG), the Health, Environmental and Regulatory Task Group (HERTG) and the Product Approval Protocol Task Group (PAPTG).

FATG

The objective of the Petroleum Additives - Fuel Additives Task Group (FATG) is to pursue research and advocacy issues relative to fuel additives used to enhance the performance of automotive and industrial fuels.  To advance that goal, FATG developed and maintains  a code of practice for fuel and fuel detergent additive performance testing practices.

HERTG

The objective of the Petroleum Additives - Health, Environmental and Regulatory Task Group (HERTG) is to pursue research and advocacy issues relative to regulatory and toxicological aspects of petroleum fuel and lubricant additives. HERTG developed and completed categories, associated test plans and related research as part of its commitment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program and International Council of Chemical Association (ICCA) Initiative on High Production Chemicals Program. 

PAPTG

The objective of the Petroleum Additives - Product Approval Protocol Task Group (PAPTG) is to pursue research and advocacy issues relative to lubricant additives in order to enhance the performance of engine lubricants. PAPTG developed a product approval code of practice for engine oil testing that became operational in March 1992. The Code of Practice is an integral part of the automotive and petroleum industries’ practices related to engine lubricants. PAPTG is very active with other industry stakeholders such as the American Petroleum Institute (API), Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA), among others.



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Panel: Doug Anderson
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