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Caitlin Jacobs

Caitlin Jacobs

Managing Editor, Lubes'n'Greases magazine

Caitlin Jacobs joined LNG in August 2015 as assistant editor for Lubes’n’Greases magazine and became managing editor in September 2016. An experienced writer and editor, she holds a communications degree from Elon University in North Carolina and a master’s in applied linguistics from University College Cork, Ireland.

Jacobs began her career as a one-woman communications department at a Capitol Hill nonprofit. From there, she taught English and worked on the nationally-known Gwangju News magazine in South Korea, pursued her graduate degree in Ireland, and returned to Washington, D.C. as a communications consultant. Prior to joining LNG, she was an editor and communications professional at an aviation industry trade association.

Recent Articles

A Brighter Future for Spec Development

An industry group organized by the American Petroleum Institute is making headway on recommendations to improve the engine oil specification development process, API’s Kevin Ferrick told Lube Report.

Transparency Sought for Tractor Fluids

Lubricant suppliers and regulators may debate the merits of 303 tractor hydraulic fluids, but speakers at a recent industry conference agreed that the market needs greater transparency about product performance.

Quality Lubes Find Fair Winds

Wind turbine operators are demanding better guidance for lubricants, with costly consequences for those that choose the wrong products.

Formulating for Fuel Economy

While lightening up SAE viscosity can trim fuel consumption, eventually efficiency hits a plateau. A diet of low HTHS viscosity and the right additives may help reach the next goal.

Grease Production Shifts in Asia

Grease production in China remained steady in 2017 while Japan’s output grew and India shifted toward higher quality, according to the National Lubricating Grease Institute’s yearly survey, which was presented during the organization’s annual meeting earlier this week.

Searching for Solid Performance in Space

Lubricants aren’t only essential for smooth running here on Earth. Machinery that leaves terra firma must also be lubricated under vastly different conditions.

Group Design: Solution to Fuel Economy

Group design, a holistic approach or a team effort – however it’s described, the key to achieving the next set of automotive fuel economy goals is working together across disciplines and companies, said several industry experts at a gathering in Philadelphia last week.

A Cooler Clean

Metal parts producers are demanding greater efficiency, and cleaning solutions have not escaped scrutiny. Formulators aim to help save energy by removing metalworking fluid residue at lower temperatures.

New Turbos Spur TEOST Overhaul

Decades of dramatic changes in turbochargers and engine oils have overwhelmed the TEOST 33C bench test. Savant’s update will revive this important tool for formulators and OEMs.

Prepare Now for Marpol Sulfur Cuts

Starting Jan. 1, 2020 – just two years away – new pollution regulations will cap marine fuel sulfur at just 0.5 percent for oceangoing vessels worldwide. Given that it can take up to six years to get a new marine oil tested and approved, lube oil marketers are running short of time to prepare for this dramatic change, a Chevron Oronite official said recently.

Prepare Now for Marpol Sulfur Cuts

Starting Jan. 1, 2020 – just two years away – new pollution regulations will cap marine fuel sulfur at just 0.5 percent for oceangoing vessels worldwide. Given that it can take up to six years to get a new marine oil tested and approved, lube oil marketers are running short of time to prepare for this dramatic change, a Chevron Oronite official said recently.

New Vehicles Reshape Latin America’s Market

Many of the automotive engine oil trends that are swaying markets globally – the drive for greater fuel economy, extended service life and durability, and rapid advancements in engine design – are also influencing the Latin American lubricants market, according to several presenters at the ICIS Pan American Base Oils and Lubricants Conference last month.

Making Grease Better

Research promises improvements for greases with reduced bleed, higher dropping points, new base stocks and lower production costs.