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Groupement Francais de Coordination pour le développement des essais de performance des Carburants, des Lubrifiants et autres Fluides dans les Transports

Le Groupement Français de Coordination


The French Coordination Group (GFC) is a national non-profit organization that was formed in 1963 at the initiative of the IFP (French Institute of Petroleum), now IFPEN. It was agreed to create a group aimed at the development and the improvement of test methods that are essential to the oil industry, OEM and users, in complementarity with other bodies, to especially meet the specific needs of French manufacturers and their brands.

The GFC’s main objectives are to ensure a forum of technical exchanges between experts in the domain of transportation fuels, lubricants and other fluids, including lubricating greases and cooling liquids which are no longer taken into account by other bodies, and to develop methods for assessing the performance of these products. The mission of the GFC is based on the needs expressed by its members, at the national level and at European level.

News from GFC

Cooperation between GFC and EVOLEN

Tuesday 15 January 2019

      Next conferences

annual  days   to know more about EVOLEN 

Publication of issue 3 of method GFC-FL-22-T-17 Corrosion Test in Glassware

Tuesday 01 January 2019

Problem with our phone line

Tuesday 04 December 2018

As a result of an incident on the network, our phone number +33 1 47 32 35 66  is inaccessible or qualiffied as "Unassigned" .

In the meantime, waiting that ORANGE put again the line in order, call BESTCAP that hosts our secretariat at  +331 47 16 97 92

 thank you

Soon the synthesis of our 2018 conference

Monday 03 December 2018

Friday 09 February 2018

Fuel eco, a must for the environment

Read here  (sorry, in French only) the synthesis of presentations of  GFC technical conference in 2016 prepared by EVOLEN and supplemented by GFC

Thank you to EVOLEN 

A new group is opened to investigate new needs for engine lubricants

Sunday 17 December 2017

1 - Evolution of the method GFC-LU-43-A-11, aging by oxidation of motor oils in the presence of biofuel diesel

2-possibly needs for new methods: some ideas:

-        representativity of ageing methods

-        method to ageing big volume of pre aging oil before engine test

-        method of ageing with types and levels of organic in the diesel-fuel differing from the GFC-LU-43 method

-        ageing 'nitro-oxidation type' – method

-        ageing of oil in the presence of gasoline

Method update

Saturday 16 December 2017

Following round robin tests, GFC has just reviewed several methods:

-        GFC-FL-10-A-17 on foaming

-        GFC-FL-22-T-17 on corrosion in glassware

-        GFC-FL-108-A-17 Corrosion on hot plates

-        GFC-LU-27-A-13-Version 3 microcoking

GFC Technical conference in 2016

Sunday 20 November 2016

Each year for 20 years, GFC has organized technical conferences; in 2016, it was in Paris La Défense on November 16th et 17th novembre and the topic was

Fuel eco, a must for the environment

                                                         Thank you to our sponsors FEV et LUBRIZOL



You can find here the programm; if you want copies of the presentations, please contact the secretariat.