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Technical Paper Library

The knowledge and expertise of the Savant Group companies is well documented in technical papers, publications, and associated presentations given within the lubricants industry over the last 50+ years.  

In an attempt to capture and share this knowledge, click on the button below for a listing of select technical papers, categorized by Topic, Product and Test Method that are focused on subject matter important and relevant to the automotive lubricant’s industry:


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Year Title Presented At Author(s) Type Download
2002 "Properties of Jet Fuels at Low Temperature and the Effect of Additives" Written by S. Zabarnick and M. Vangsness, University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, OH, -- Petroleum Chemistry Division Preprints 2002 S. Zabarnick, M. Vangsness Paper; ACS Publication Download
1992 “Problems in Bench Test Prediction of Engine Oil Performance at Low Temperature” Written by T.W. Selby, Savant Inc. -- SAE International Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, California, October 19-22, 1992; SAE Paper #922287,  Theodore Selby Paper; SAE Publication Download
2013 "Low-Temperature Rheological Response of Fresh Versus Used Oils Using the Scanning Brookfield Technique" Written by Gregory C. Miiller, Tannas Co. -- ASTM Symposium, STP-1564, 2013 Gregory C. Miiller Paper Download
1991 “The Use of the Scanning Brookfield Technique to Study the Critical Degree of Gelation of Lubricants at Low Temperatures” Written by T.W. Selby, Savant Inc. -- SAE International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 28, 1991; SAE Paper #910746, Theodore Selby Paper; SAE Publication Download
2004 “Studies of the Flow and Gelation Response of Jet Fuels at Critical Low Temperatures” Written by T.W. Selby, Savant Inc., Marlin Vangsness & Linda Shafer, The University of Dayton Research Institute - International Condition Monitoring Conference 2004 — Joint Oil Analysis Program (JOAP), Pensacola Beach, FL, April 18-22, 2004. Theodore Selby, Marlin Vangsness, Linda Shafer Paper Download
2007 "Low-Temperature Performance of Chinese Automotive Engine Oils - Status and Perspectives" Written by T.W. Selby, Savant Group; Christian Neveu, Degussa, RohMax France; Alex Tsay, Degussa China, RohMax Oil Additives, Shanghai, China -- Annual Lubricant Conference 2007, Lubricant Information Center, Ningbo, China, September 18-19, 2007. Theodore Selby, Christian Neveu, Alex Tsay Paper Download
2008 "Thermal History of the Engine Oil and Its Effects on Low-Temperature Pumpability and Gelation Formation" Written by T.W. Selby, Savant Inc., Gregory C. Miiller, Tannas Co., -- SAE International Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exposition - 2008; SAE Paper #2008-01-2481 Theodore Selby, Gregory C. Miiller Paper; SAE Publication Download
1986 "The Highs and Lows of Engine Lubrication: Part I - Low Temperature, Low Shear Pumpability Studies Using the Scanning Brookfield Technique" Written by T.W. Selby, Savant Inc. - 1986 Theodore Selby Paper Download
2015 "An Advanced Technique for Grease Oxidation Measurement" Written by Samina Azad, Savant Inc., Jonathan C. Evans, Savant Group -- NLGI Spokeman, January/February 2015. Samina Azad, Jonathan C. Evans NLGI Publication Download
1997 “Applying the Low-Temperature Scanning Brookfield Technique to Analysis of Lubricants, Transmission Fluids, and Fuels” Written by Gregory C. Miiller, Tannas Co. and T.W. Selby, Savant Inc. -- Gulf Coast Conference, Galveston Island, Texas, October 1997 Gregory C. Miiller, Theodore Selby Paper Download
2008 "Instrumental Approach and Improvement of the Low-Temperature Determination of ATF Fluidity" Written by T.W. Selby, Savant, Inc. -- 63rd Annual STLE Meeting & Exhibition, Cleveland, Ohio, May 18-23, 2008. Theodore Selby Paper Download