Accelerating Warm-up through Active Management of Engine Lubricant
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The high thermal capacity of engine lubricant has a negative impact on warm-up times and hence emissions. This article shows how Castrol's Nexcel innovation business has addressed this challenge by developing a new active lubrication system. The architecture of the system also allows a replace-and-return ecosystem that will reduce the volume of drained oil lost into the environment while facilitating a significant increase in the volume of used oil that can be returned to its original grade.
Three Significant Challenges
As the auto industry steps away from outdated emissions test cycles towards procedures that better reflect real-world driving, the importance of aligning emissions control strategies with the way vehicles are actually used becomes increasingly important. The shift is the result not just of a desire to improve the standards by which emissions performance is compared, but by a genuine need to better protect our planet from the environmental impact of mobility.