Technical committee of Engine Lubricants ( CTLM)
The CTLM, Technical Committee of Engine Lubricants, is one of the four Technical Committees of the GFC, the activity of which focuses on the evaluation of the performances of the lubricants for internal combustion engines.
The history of the CTLM dates back to the origins of the GFC in 1963.
The GFC was the French equivalent of the CEC-ELTC (Engine Lubricant Technical Committee) until the profound reorganization of the CEC in 2001.
The CTLM brings together GFC member companies and has 18 members in 2018.
- Automotive and equipment industry
· Oil companies, lubricating industry and additives manufacturers
- Testing laboratories, Engine or petroleum product users
The main missions of the CTLM
-Allow technical exchanges between manufacturers, the oil industry, additive manufacturers and users
-Identify the need for test procedures for the evaluation of the performances of engine lubricants and for the characterization of engine lubricants
-Develop, publish, distribute and monitor these procedures
-Promote validated test methods to standardization bodies (AFNOR, BNA, …)
-Provide technical support for engine ratings
The organization of the CTLM
Chairman of CTLM : Jean-Claude FORT (FEV)
Deputy Chairman of CTLM : Laurent TIQUET (IESPM)