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Phillips 66 Lubricants c/o Phillips 66 Company

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
Houston, TX

Website(s): www.phillips66lubricants.com

Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally.Phillips 66 Partners, the company's master limited partnership, is an integral asset in the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,000 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $50 billion of assets as of June 30, 2015. For more information on Phillip 66's family of lubricants, visit  www.phillips66lubricants.com.


The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is an independent resource for information and insights on the quality of lubricants in the marketplace. Our mission is to serve the consumer of lubricants by randomly sampling and independently testing lubricants taken from the field. Test results are posted along with the brand names on the PQIA website. This webpage provides an analysis on the brand detailed below.

The following are the test results for the sample examined.

Phillips 66 Trop Artic SAE 5W-30
Synthetic Blend Motor Oil

Product: Phillips 66 Trop Artic
Viscosity Grade: SAE 5W-30
Labeling: API SN/ ILSAC GF-5

Manufactured by: Phillips 66 Lubricants c/o Phillips 66 Company in Houston, TX

Purchased at: Council Bluffs, IA

Date of purchase: 4/28/2015


Website(s): www.phillips66lubricants.com

Test Results and Assessment:

The results of the tests conducted on this sample meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories.


bottle icon Physical Properties pass
Elemental Analysis pass
Labeling warning

Note: Although laboratory tests alone cannot be used to establish if engine oil meets an API Service Category, they can be used to determine if it doesn't.

PHYSICAL TESTS (click for test details) - a Standard Phillips 66 Trop Artic
TBN, mg KOH/g (ASTM D2896) 7.7
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 9.3 to <12.5 10.8
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 65.2
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 157
Viscosity @-30ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293) 6,600 Max 6008
Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250ºC (ASTM D5800) 15 Max -c 14.9
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium 2309
Magnesium 10
Phosphorus, ppm 600 to 800 753
Zinc, ppm 810
Molybdenum,  ppm 16
Barium, ppm <1
Boron, ppm 182
Silicon, ppm 5
Potassium, ppm <5
Manganese, ppm <1
Titanium, ppm <1
Copper, ppm <1
Sodium, ppm <5
Vanadium, ppm <1
Silver, ppm <1
Aluminum, ppm 2
Chromium, ppm <1
Iron, ppm <1
Nickel, ppm <1
Lead, ppm <1
Antimony, ppm <1
Tin, ppm <1
  1. Standards, shown in yellow are established by API, SAE and others.
  2. Test Method for metal analysis is ASTM D5185.
  3. This specification is expressed to two significant figures, therefore results up to 15.5 are considered on specification.