needs to be proud with this one! Dr. Rai Singh Notay , a Product Development
engineer, with UK based specialist oil developer and producer, Millers Oils,
has won an award for his experimental research into lubrication degradation. Dr.
Notay wrote his paper as part of a PhD and was awarded first prize for the
Communication in Engineering competition by the Yorkshire Automotive Division
of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
explored how oil degradation and flow around engine components can be affected
by new automotive technology trends such as start-stop systems and downsizing,
said a company statement.
am honoured to receive this prestigious award from the IMechE and am pleased
that the need to develop oil alongside automotive technology is being
recognised by the industry,” says Dr. Rai Singh Notay. “Working for Millers
Oils allows me to continue researching into how oil technology needs to
progress and help develop the products needed to enable new component
technologies for vehicle manufacturers.”
paper looks at how the automotive industry focuses on improvements to fuel
economy and reductions in harmful exhaust emissions, but may have forgotten how
modern technology impacts engine oils. Notay used an experimental method to
examine lubricant flow within the engine, predominantly around the piston ring
area, and looked at how modern technologies can affect this along with oil degradation.
Notay discovered that the piston pack residence time had important implications
for lubricant degradation as well as ring pack film thickness, friction and
research mirrors the views of Millers Oils, which believes that oil technology
has a crucial role to play in helping OEMs meet legislation targets and should
be considered as an important factor in vehicle development.
Oils was founded in 1887 by John Watson Miller, since then the company has
displayed a talent for innovation and industry firsts. It was the first to offer diesel specific
engine oil for cars and continues to push boundaries to earn its place as a
world leader in the technology of low friction.
In January 2012, Millers Oils launched nanotechnology engine oils. Tested against a competitor’s oil of the same
viscosity, Nanodrive recorded 33pc lower friction at operating temperatures of
110°C. Millers Oils uses the expertise
gained in motorsport and performance car development to ensure it remains a
leader in commercial vehicle oils, classic vehicle oils and Industrial
Source: Millers Oils