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Automotive Fuel and Lubricant Application Division

Automotive Fuels and Lubricant Application Division (AFLAD) is one of the specialized divisions of the CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, which is a constituent laboratories of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), that forms the nucleus of research in petroleum, petrochemical and product application areas in India. AFLAD has proven competence in the field of engine and vehicle testing of fuels and lubricants. This division is well equipped with state-of-the-art test facilities to conduct basic and applied research in the field of application of various fuels and lubricants in I.C. Engine. Apart from these research activities a dedicated mass emissions test facility, complying Euro IV emissions standards, is fully operational as per Indian and International standards. This division is expected to act as a think tank to come out with data and results to ensure that policy decisions at the national level are taken in unbiased way.

The scientists and engineers of the division are the members of the various national committees and impart training to engineers in the area of utilization of fuels and lubricants in I.C. Engines. Some of the major R&D activities of the division are:

Engine combustion and emissions
Conservation of fuels and lubricants
Alternative fuels for Internal combustion
Engine Development vis-à-vis meeting forthcoming emission norms
Performance evaluation of fuels and lubricants
Development of test procedures
Fleet Studies


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