Reference Oil

An oil of known performance characteristics, used as a basis for comparison.

Double-Blind Reference Oil

A reference oil, the identity of which is unknown by either the submitting source or the test facility and is not known to be a reference oil by the test facility.

This is a coded reference oil that is supplied by an independent source to a second party, who applies their own coded designation to the oil, and submits it to a third party for testing.

Non-Reference Oil

Any oil other than a reference oil; such as a research formulation, commercial oil or candidate oil.

See also: Oil.

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