SAN RAMON, Calif., November 14, 2018 – Maryam Sepehr, research scientist and rheologist, Viscosity Modifiers, Chevron Oronite, will be presenting at the 14th ICIS Pan-American Base Oils & Lubricants Conference, which is being held November 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Sepehr will be giving a presentation titled Viscosity, Base Oil, and Viscosity Modifier Impacts on Lubricant Fuel Economy Performance on Friday, November 30 at 12:10 p.m. She will explain the complexity in modern fuel economy requirements and how base oil and viscosity modifier selection impact fuel consumption in different operating regimes. “As automotive fuel efficiency requirements increase, OEMs are placing greater demands on engine oil lubricants to provide both uncompromised engine protection and reduced friction at low viscosity,” said Sepehr. “This paper addresses aspects of hydrodynamic frictional losses and examples are given that demonstrate oils with improved fuel efficiency that leverage high-quality base stocks with cost-effective viscosity modifiers.”
The 14th Annual ICIS Pan-American Base Oils & Lubricants Conference will spotlight shifting lubricant and base stock usage, and its impact on supply chain performance.
Chevron Oronite is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of fuel and lubricant additives, helping provide solutions to customers globally. Headquartered in San Ramon, California (USA), Chevron Oronite maintains regional offices in Houston (Americas Region), Paris (Europe-Africa-Middle East Region), and Singapore (Asia-Pacific Region); operates manufacturing sites in Belle Chasse, Louisiana (USA), Gonfreville (France), Singapore, and Mauá (Brazil); an affiliated blending and shipping plant in Omaezaki, Japan; technology centers in the USA, France, The Netherlands, Japan and China and has interests in an additive company operating in India.
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