Recent Topics
Blackstone labs UOA photos?
by Ed_Flecko
01/28/15 09:53 AM
Are all Wix filters 8-11psi bypass?
by HKPolice
01/28/15 08:56 AM
amsoil ATM 10w30, 6 UOA, 2008 2.3 fusion
by pb
01/28/15 08:53 AM
Long break in?
by Dually
01/28/15 08:51 AM
2002 Honda Insight (hybrid) - 5w-20 oil
by blackdiamond
01/28/15 08:36 AM
Any pickleball players here?
by Hokiefyd
01/28/15 08:14 AM
B-12 Chemtool C C Vs Total Fuel System Clean-Up
by Dexters
01/28/15 08:04 AM
The McJob...The New Normal.
by Silverado12
01/28/15 06:52 AM
1999 Taurus heat issue
by MuzzleFlash40
01/28/15 06:49 AM
Jeep 4.0 and microgreen oil filter test
by Donald
01/28/15 06:27 AM
Aluminum Ford in Edmunds
by SteveSRT8
01/28/15 05:08 AM
How to I say no, to this situation without .....
by MetalSlug
01/28/15 05:00 AM
Newest Members
NEXT35, mac62989, Dexters, tds, Three77
52632 Registered Users
Who's Online
96 registered (Bamaro, bdcardinal, 01rangerxl, Anthony, anl0109, 9 invisible), 1486 Guests and 139 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
52632 Members
66 Forums
225685 Topics
3591100 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3193872 - 11/21/13 02:20 PM whats sulfer & nitrogen role in dino oil
SLATRON Offline


Registered: 10/20/13
Posts: 282
Loc: upstate NY
I was just looking at the QPI website and I was wondering if somebody could shed light on why does conventional oil have nitrogen and sulfur in it? is tge sulfer a contaminant since there's a maximum it can have? Does the nitrogen help do something that synthetic oil does better? thanx

Top
#3193915 - 11/21/13 03:04 PM Re: whats sulfer & nitrogen role in dino oil [Re: SLATRON]
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 14948
Loc: Iowegia
Not sure what QPI website is you've mentioned.

All oils, conventional and synthetic have some nitrogen and sulfur.

Sulfur is naturally present in conventional oils depending on their level of refinement.

Additive components such as ZDDP and detergents will raise the sulfur content of both conventional oils and synthetic oils.

The nitrogen comes primarily from the anti-oxidants.

So sulfur and nitrogen both contribute to the "well-being" of the formulated oil package.


Below is a thread that discusses the actual additive chemistry:

Chemistry of Additives


Edited by MolaKule (11/21/13 03:05 PM)
_________________________
When I told you I was normal, I may have exaggerated slightly. smile

Top
#3194168 - 11/21/13 07:48 PM Re: whats sulfer & nitrogen role in dino oil [Re: SLATRON]
SLATRON Offline


Registered: 10/20/13
Posts: 282
Loc: upstate NY
thanks, I was meant the petroleum quality Institute / America, their voa for conventional shows nitrogen and sulfur content but the synthetic oil ones don't, juat wondered why.

Top
#3194241 - 11/21/13 08:47 PM Re: whats sulfer & nitrogen role in dino oil [Re: SLATRON]
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 14948
Loc: Iowegia
Originally Posted By: SLATRON
thanks, I was meant the petroleum quality Institute / America, their voa for conventional shows nitrogen and sulfur content but the synthetic oil ones don't, juat wondered why.


I really don't know why PQIA didn't include sulfur for synthetics but my theory is that:

1) sulfur levels were pretty consistent across the board or,

2) sulfur analysis of samples is an added cost of each sample so doing 50 samples would have been cost prohibitive.
_________________________
When I told you I was normal, I may have exaggerated slightly. smile

Top
#3195210 - 11/22/13 08:19 PM Re: whats sulfer & nitrogen role in dino oil [Re: SLATRON]
Tom NJ Offline


Registered: 07/27/06
Posts: 1657
Loc: New Jersey & Virginia
Sulfur and nitrogen testing was dropped on all samples because after over 100 samples it was observed that they did not provide useful information on the quality of the oils that was not evident from other tests. PQIA's Advisory Board periodically reviews the testing protocol for relevance.

Tom NJ

Top
#3195418 - 11/23/13 07:27 AM Re: whats sulfer & nitrogen role in dino oil [Re: SLATRON]
Oil Changer Offline


Registered: 08/28/06
Posts: 1654
Loc: Michigan
There is always time in the day to read a post from Mola or Tom.

Top