The Coordinating European Council

For the development of Performance Tests for Fuels, Lubricants and Other Fluids

About The Coordinating European Council

The European Fuels & Lubricants Performance Test Development Organisation

CEC is an organisation that represents the motor, oil, petroleum additive and allied industries in the development of test methods to evaluate the performance of transportation fuels, lubricants and other fluids.

CEC test methods are used extensively in Europe and widely throughout the world.

CEC was established over 30 years ago and now has more than 1500 participants from over 300 companies. Representatives are able to contribute in CEC affairs at all levels.

The essential objective of the CEC is to develop performance test methods on behalf of the industries it represents in a timely, quality focussed and cost effective manner and to ensure that such methods elate to market place demand.

For information about the structure of CEC, please click here.

For information on the European Engine Lubricants Quality Management System, please click here.

An online test monitoring system is available to users at

CEC Reference Fluids

CEC also specifies reference fluids for use in engine tests and rig tests using CEC standard performance test procedures. The reference fluids data sheets are available to working group members and CEC test method holders in the form of Reference Fuels and Reference Oils Manuals