The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Industrial Lubricants Committee has developed a number of industrial, non-production lubricant performance specifications. The purpose of these voluntary SAE specifications is to: a. Define minimum performance requirements for industrial lubricants. b. Provide lubricant suppliers with performance targets for a minimum number of key industrial lubricants. Improve the availability of these lubricants to member companies. Provide a plant oriented, user friendly, classification system using common test standards and properties.
The revision of SAE MS1007 was necessary to reflect changes to test limits, changes to test methods and additional standards that have been incorporated since SAE MS1007 was originally released in 2001.