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Brad Penn IIIH® ATF

American Refining Group, Inc. Bradford, PA

 

Purchased in: Mirabito, Whitney Point, NY

Date of purchase: 9/2/2012

 

 

The results of the tests conducted on this sample meet the requirements of Dexron III/Mercon. 

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PETROLEUM QUALITY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA

TEST PROGRAM

 

 


Test Results


The averages shown in the table below are for 10 samples tested in February 2012.
PHYSICAL TESTS Specification Average-a
    Brookfield Viscosity @ -40C, cP 20,000 cP Max 17,511 16,600
    Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt, (ASTM D445) 6.8 cSt Min 7.20 7.2
    Viscosity @ 40ºC, cSt, ASTM D445 - 34.0 35.3
    Flash Point C (ASTM D92) 170/177C Min-b 195 213
    Viscosity Index - 182 173
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS-c      
Additives
    Calcium - 119 175
    Magnesium, ppm - 1 <1
    Phosphorus,  ppm - 242 212
    Zinc, ppm - 7 10
    Molybdenum,  ppm - <1 <1
    Barium, ppm - <1 1
 
    Boron,  ppm - 94 53
    Silicon,  ppm-d - 4 3
    Potassium, ppm - <5 <1
    Manganese, ppm - <1 <1
    Titanium, ppm - <1 <1
    Copper, ppm - <1 <1
    Sodium, ppm - 3 <1
    Vanadium, ppm - <1 <1
Contaminants
    Silver, ppm - <1 <1
    Aluminum, ppm - <1 <1
    Chromium, ppm - <1 <1
    Iron, ppm - <1 <1
    Nickel, ppm - <1 <1
    Lead, ppm - <1 <1
    Antimony, ppm - <1 <1
    Tin, ppm - <1 <1

a- Average of 10 samples tested in February 2012.

b- Dexron III, 170C minimum, Mercon®, 177 C minimum.

c-Test Method used for metal analysis is ASTM ASTM D5185.

d- ASTM D5185-09 Reproducibility by element.

 

 

 
Brad Penn IIIH ATF
General Motors and Ford Motor Company has set forth a number of laboratory and rig tests required to meet the former Dexron III and Mercon performance specifications. Although laboratory tests alone cannot be used to establish if an ATF meets these specifications, they can be used to determine if it doesn't.

The following is a comparison of the test results for the sample of Brad Penn ATF tested with the Dexron III/Mercon requirements.

 

 
Viscometrics

The viscometrics of the Brad Penn ATF tested meet the required targets for a for a Dexron III/Mercon ATF.

Viscosity @ 100C, cSt, (ASTM D445)
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Brookfield Viscosity @ -40C, cP 
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          Flash Point, C, (ASTM D92)


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FRONT AND BACK LABELS FROM PRODUCT TESTED