The World’s Source for Engine Oil Data

Numerous Uses

Competitive Products – Crucial Property Comparison

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The IOM databases contain up to 650 different oils collected from the marketplace worldwide each year. You can compare over 30 critical properties between your product offerings and a competitor. The IOM data can be further selected by region, country, service class, mineral or synthetic, even by a particular brand name. No engine oil database is this complete with over 18,000 oils collected and with a few clicks, can be instantly customized to your needs for engine oil information. This is an example of a competitor comparison chart of High Temperature High Shear Viscosity.*


Auditing Blend Consistency

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You can compare critical formulation properties, such as phosphorus content, between your product offerings within a region or across regions. This is an example comparing the same brand sold in different countries.*



Monitor for Formulation Changes

Over time formulations can change in response to market needs. The IOM database provides the data for determining how a formulation has changed over time. Often established brand names and SAE viscosity grades are collected several years in a row.

The graph below shows the % sulfur content trend for a brand name of heavy duty engine oil collected in the same region over a four-year period.*

Sulfur % Supplier A, Heavy Duty Oil, 15W40

Engine Oil Quality in the Marketplace

Engine oil specifications have changed over time to protect today’s modern engines. The IOM database and its analysis tools can provide a snapshot of engine oil quality tested on samples collected from the market.

The graph below represents all the oils of a single SAE viscosity grade that were collected in a given region vs. a bench test frequently used in engine oil specifications.*

Noack Volatility, Americas, 10W30 Oils

New Technology Advancements - Trends in Technology

The Institute of Materials’ database is a powerful tool that can be used to analyze trends in engine oil data across regions and learn of new advancements in technology. The Technical Papers section of this website contains papers and presentations that analyze the IOM data and demonstrate changes in technology and oil properties over time. 

Compare Across Regions

The IOM database is a powerful tool for comparing oil properties across the regions. You can compare properties such as the average of all 10W oils collected and tested for Cold Cranking Simulator (CCS) viscosity at -25°C across the regions.*

Cold Cranking Simulator Viscosity, Average for 10W Oils

Marketing and Competitive Intelligence

An unbiased comparison of products with most of the crucial specification bench test properties can be an expensive and time consuming challenge even within a single market. Now expand that project to all the major oil sales locations, and collect 650 engine oils every year, run over 30 different bench tests on each oil, and then budget to repeat that project for 30 years!

A better, more convenient, and less expensive option is to subscribe to the IOM database. You can buy multiple years and regions with data for over 18,000 oils at your fingertips or you can develop your own custom dataset. The possibilities are limitless with the world’s source for engine oil data - IOM. Available now as a convenient, easy-to-use online database!

Using Data for Technical Presentations

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The IOM database is a rich source of unbiased technical data on real marketplace oils collected from across the globe. The possibilities for using the IOM data are limitless. Credible, reliable data is yours at the touch of a button with the IOM regional databases or custom built datasets. 





* Disclaimer: While the data depicted on this page is indicative of the information that can be accessed in the IOM database, the graphs displayed are for demonstration purposes and are not based on actual IOM data. This information and graphs should not be used or represented as IOM data.