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Quality Takes Priority at AMSOIL
The AMSOIL chemical laboratory
plays an important role in the daily operations at AMSOIL
headquarters. The lab fulfills tech service requests, performs
competitor testing and comparisons, and works on the research
and development of products at AMSOIL. One of the most important
jobs at the lab is quality control. AMSOIL is known for formulating
high-quality products and the AMSOIL chemists ensure that
everything coming in and going out meets AMSOIL standards.
How do they do it?
"We test everything."
said Chief Chemist Mike Rodeghiero.
Rodeghiero oversees quality
control in the lab, and to say they test everything is not
Quality control at AMSOIL begins
long before blending begins. Maintaining a clean and controlled
working environment is also a large part of insuring quality
products, but testing ensures perfection.
"All of our raw materials,
packaging, labels, drums - all of it gets tested." said
It is obviously important to
test raw materials for quality, contaminants and other reasons,
"Our bottles are more rigid
and durable for shipping purposes," said Rodeghiero.
Notice how some competitors'
bottles feel thin and puncture easily. AMSOIL bottles are
more dense and always square, making them more durable and
identifiable. Each tanker that transports AMSOIL products
is also tested by the lab to insure that water and other contaminants
are thoroughly removed and will not jeopardized the integrity
of the products.
As for oil, the blenders blend
it, the lab tests it against all AMSOIL quality parameters,
and corrections are made if necessary. Products undergo IR
scans, viscosity tests, and tests for water, color and clarity.
Quality control tests are performed on everything AMSOIL produces,
everyday. Rodeghiero said AMSOIL products pass quality control
testing the first time 98 to 99 percent of the time.
"We see the product three
times before Dealers see it," said Rodeghiero.
During the blending of base
stocks and additives, two 16-ounce samples are drawn from
each batch and examined by the blenders. If anything is visibly
wrong with the oil, the process is stopped and tests are conducted
on blending equipment. If the samples pass this visual examination
they are sent on to the chemists.
Next, chemists test both samples
in the lab. This testing is conducted to make sure each batch
of oil meets AMSOIL specifications, which are considerably
tighter than standards set for most other lubricant manufacturers.
After a batch has been properly
blended, it is sent to packaging. Here the lubricant is bottled
and then boxed or put into drums and totes. At this stage,
the lab draws another set of samples which will be tested
by the chemists. If this testing reveals any inconsistencies,
the batch is restarted from the beginning. If it passes this
second series of tests, the chemists and blenders sign off
on a production board. This helps to keep track of each batch
produced and any inconsistencies that were reported.
If any problems with products
were ever to occur after shipping, AMSOIL has a system for
tracking which batch the product originated from. Each product
contains a batch code on its packaging that can be traced
to which batch the product came from, when it was produced
and who worked on it.
AMSOIL has earned a staunch
reputation for producing the highest quality synthetic lubricants
and for demanding the best raw materials.
"Our suppliers know that
we won't accept anything but their best materials," said
Raw materials are inspected
upon delivery and if they don't make the grade, they're sent
back immediately. Incoming chemicals and additives are quarantined
until they successfully complete the same series of tests
that finished AMSOIL products receive.
Why is quality control so important
to AMSOIL? The simple answer is that quality control insures
quality products. Customers can be sure that every quart,
gallon, drum and tote of product that leaves the AMSOIL manufacturing
plant is consistent with AMSOIL specifications and will perform
as expected. Many other lubricant manufacturers whose quality
standards do not match those of AMSOIL cannot make these claims.
In fact, regular studies of motor oils with the same brand
name labels, but produced and bottled in different locations,
revealed that consistency can vary considerably by location.
Many national brands are blended and packaged at different
contracted oil companies around the country. They depend on
someone else to do their quality control. Bottles of motor
oil with the same brand name purchased on opposite ends of
the country had different chemical properties and were even
visibly a different color. These oils could not be expected
to perform the same. The only thing similar is the label.
The rigorous testing and strive
for perfection demonstrated by the AMSOIL chemical lab is
a testament to what the company's founder believes in and
a big reason why AMSOIL is The First In Synthetics.
"While the competition has been formulating
their oils down to a price, we have been formulating
ours up to the highest performance standards."
- Al Amatuzio
President and CEO, AMSOIL INC.
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Why Motor Oil Deteriorates
It is common knowledge
that, at some point, engine oil must be changed. It's something
that is preached relentlessly to vehicle owners by vehicle
manufacturers, quick lubes and oil companies. But consumers
are widely unaware of what exactly makes oil changes necessary.
Many factors contribute
to a motor oil's demise, but it is essentially the accumulation
of contaminants in the oil and chemical changes in the oil
itself that make a motor unfit for further service. With time,
it is inevitable that the oil will be contaminated by dirt
or sludge, or succumb to the extreme pressures or temperatures
found inside an engine. AMSOIL Motor Oils are formulated with
the industry's most advanced synthetic base stocks and additive
packages to combat the forces that deteriorate conventional
What is the NOACK Volatility
Volatization is a term used to describe
what happens to a fluid as it is heated to the point it begins
to "boil off." Upon reaching a certain temperature,
oil will begin to lose some of its lighter weight molecules
as they "boil off" and leave heavier weight molecules
behind. Not only does this cause higher oil consumption, this
process can also cause increased viscosity making the oil
more difficult to circulate through the lubrication system.
Quality Takes Priority at AMSOIL
The AMSOIL chemical
laboratory plays an important role in the daily operations
at AMSOIL headquarters. The lab fulfills tech service requests,
performs competitor testing and comparisons, and works on
the research and development of products at AMSOIL. One of
the most important jobs at the lab is quality control. AMSOIL
is known for formulating high-quality products and the AMSOIL
chemists ensure that everything coming in and going out meets
AMSOIL standards. How do they do it? (read
Synthetic Motor Oils offer the longest drain intervals
on the market, unsurpassed protection and performance that
effectively extends equipment life and improved fuel economy,
saving customers money at the pump and reducing the nation's
dependence on foreign oil.
INC. warrants that the use of its lubricants will not cause
mechanical damage to any mechanically sound equipment when
AMSOIL INC. products are used in full compliance with the
company's recommendations and instructions."
synthetic motor oils are formulated to surpass engine test
specifications, offering protection far greater than competing
motor oils for extended drain intervals. Most synthetic oil
manufacturers make no claim to extended drain intervals, deferring
to the maintenance schedule provided by the vehicle manufacturer.
With its unparalleled oil and warranty program, AMSOIL offers
consumers unprecedented protection and economics.
More than 20 years
ago, AMSOIL began using the NOACK volatility test as a comparison
tool and measurement of quality. Back then, nearly every oil
tested side-by-side with AMSOIL synthetic motor oils failed,
and those that passed barely squeaked by. Other oil companies
paid no attention to NOACK results until Ford Motor Company
made it a requirement for service fill oils, validating what
AMSOIL had said all along.
NOACK Volatility Test
Volatility Test determines the evaporation loss
of lubricants in high temperature service. The more
motor oils vaporize, the thicker and heavier they become,
contributing to poor circulation, reduced fuel economy
and increased oil consumption, wear and emissions. AMSOIL
Synthetic Motor Oil resists high temperature volatization
better than other motor oils. AMSOIL Synthetic Motor
Oil maintains peak fuel efficiency and reduces oil consumption
AMSOIL Now An ISO Certified
received ISO 9001:2000 certification of our Quality Management
System (QMS). NSF International Strategic Registrations is
the registrar that has verified our QMS meets the requirements
of the ISO 9001:2000 standard, the most widely utilized quality
standard throughout the world for quality management systems.
ISO standards are used by over 300,000 companies worldwide
setting rigorous standards for businesses, government and
is applicable to any manufacturing and service organization
providing a framework for system development that focuses
on the customer, quality system performance and ongoing improvement.
AMSOIL received ISO 9001:2000 registration under the scope:
synthetic lubricants blending, packaging, and other fulfillment
directly associated with lubricant product.
certification puts AMSOIL in line with some of the most efficient
companies in the world. It is further assurance that the products
and services AMSOIL provides will continue to maintain the
high level of quality the company always demanded.
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