The SAE International 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.
c. Improve the availability of these lubricants to member companies.
d. Provide a plant oriented, user friendly, classification system using common test standards and properties.