Lubes em Foco Magazine – Issue 91


Lubes em Foco Magazine – issue 91

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4 The Brazilian lubricant market in 2023
The year 2023 was a great year for the lubricants market, which totaled a volume of 1.497 million cubic meters, which corresponds to an increase of 6.9% compared to 2022. This volume increase is in line with directly related markets, such as the automotive industry and liquid fuels, which have outperformed their previous marks pointing to significant growth.
10 Global drive for standardization in EV fluids and technologies
In 2023, around 90 million passenger vehicles were produced globally, with 11% being battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). Electric vehicles (EVs) are increasingly becoming mainstream in the automotive market. However, the diversity in EV designs highlights the lack of standardized specifications or norms for their construction, components, and interfaces. This lack of standardization extends to EV fluids, where there are no standardized specifications and test methods as there are for conventional engine oils.
18 Marine additives in action
The last eight years have been extremely challenging for the shipping industry. First, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) began a journey to reduce emissions by reducing sulfur levels in marine fuels. The 2020 implementation date coincided with the global pandemic, which brought the world to a standstill. As the industry continues to recover, we are entering a new period of change as efforts to decarbonize the international shipping fleet intensify.
24 Analysis of oil in use - Part 4
In previous articles, the importance of lubricant monitoring as a predictive and preventive maintenance tool (Lubes em Foco nº88), good practices in sample collection (Lubes em Foco nº89), and selection of analyses for monitoring (kinematic viscosity, AI, and IB - Lubes em Foco nº90 . In this article, the tests water content and element content will be discussed.