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Main Title Evaluation of statistical procedures for grading fuel efficient engine oils /
Author Kaufman, S. ; McAdams, H. T. ; Morse, N.
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Author Title of a Work
McAdams, H. T.
Morse, N.
CORP Author Falcon Research and Development Co., Buffalo, NY.;Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1980
Report Number 3520-2/BUF-40; EPA-68-03-2835; EPA-460/3-81-012;
Stock Number PB81-188930
OCLC Number 756669759
Subjects Motor vehicles--Fuel consumption. ; Lubrication and lubricants. ; Automobiles--Lubrication. ; Lubricating oils.
Additional Subjects Automobile engines ; Fuel consumption ; Lubricating oils ; Evaluation ; Performance tests ; Statistical tests ; Accuracy ; Fuel efficient oils
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ELCD  EPA 460-3-81-012 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 10/25/2011
NTIS  PB81-188930 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation ii, 38, [37] p. : ill., charts ; 28 cm.
In March 1980 the EPA distributed for industry comment a draft 'EPA Recommended Practice for Evaluating, Grading, and Labeling the Fuel Efficiency of Motor Vehicle Engine Oils.' EPA requested Falcon Research and Development Co. to 'Analyze comments received...with regard to the recommended statistical procedure.' As a follow-up effort, Falcon was requested to provide an independent assessment of certain aspects of the proposed statistical procedure. Particular areas identified for consideration were: (1) comparative accuracy of carryover and non-carryover effect procedures, (2) means for encouraging (rewarding) accurate testing, (3) dealing with outliers in fuel economy test data and (4) the impact of variability in oil effects across car models on the meaningful grading of oils. An investigation of these areas, and cursory examination of some additional topics form the subject of this report.
Includes bibliographical references. "November 1980"--T.p. "Report 3520-2/BUF-40"--T.p. "Prepared under Contract 68-03-2835, Task Order #2"--T.p.