Speedol crowned its 100th anniversary with the approvals it received for Speedol Weapon Protective Oil SPD 63460 (S-761) and Speedol Aero Ultra Diesel S170, two important products in its portfolio. We talked about these achievements with Tayfun Koçak, Deputy General Manager of the company.
We congratulate you for topping off the 100th anniversary of the Speedol Lubricants brand with your success as the Speedol Weapon Protective Oil SPD 63460 (S-761) in your product family is approved by the Presidency of Defense Industry (SSB) and TRtest as a weapon lubricating and cleaning oil for MPT-76 weapons, and your Speedol Aero Ultra Diesel S170 product becomes the first domestic engine oil approved by TEI-TUSAŞ after passing the engine and laboratory tests of TEI-PD170.
Your product Speedol Weapon Protective Oil SPD 63460 (S-761) has been approved by the Defense Industry Presidency (SSB) and TRtest as a weapon lubricating and cleaning oil for MPT-76 weapons. Can you tell us about the technical features and benefits of this product?
Speedol Weapon Protective Oil SPD 63460 (S-761) is a fully synthetic oil with special additives to improve anti-corrosion performance and anti-wear properties, especially developed for military and general purpose weapons for daily use and long-term storage. It provides excellent compatibility for lubrication, protection and cleaning processes of weapon systems.
With the participation and support of SSB and MKE (Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation), we are proud to extend our domestic and national weapon oils. Our R&D department developed the 'Speedol SPD 63460 (S-761) Gun Protective and Cleaner Oil', specially formulated for our domestic infantry rifles MPT-55 & MPT-76, to meet their cleaning, lubricating and protection needs in the harshest climatic conditions (with -60 C0 temperature resistance), ensuring their serial operation. This product, which will meet all the maintenance needs of new generation guns and rifles and extend the life of the guns with its excellent corrosion protection performance, has been formulated with special additives in full synthetic structure with ester technology.
Can you tell us about the SSB approval process and the importance of this approval?
First of all, R&D studies were completed in physical and chemical test processes to meet MIL-PRF-63460F standards, and then, conformity were declared after completing firing tests in cold conditions (6 hours of conditioning at -57 C0) on the infantry rifles, which are the domestic and original products MPT-55 / MKE at MKE Kırıkkale Light Arms Factory and MPT-76 / SSB Weapons Department.
Speedol SPD 63460 / Weapon Oil for SSB original product/MPT-76 guns was approved by SSB after successfully passing all required gun firing performance and testing phases under cold temperature shooting tests as well as hot temperature, wet, pollution and extreme conditions at Düzce Sarsılmaz Arms Factory, one of the contractor companies of SSB.
The SSB Weapons Department officially conveyed to its subcontractors the letter supporting the domestic use of the maintenance oil to be used in the original MPT-76 products. Among the domestic suppliers in this approval letter, Koçak Petrol is also included.
What is 'TRtest Product Conformity Approval' and can you share your views on the importance and benefit of obtaining approval for your product?
In product groups especially for the defense and aerospace industries, where certification is of the highest importance among subcontractors and users, the products of the manufacturers are evaluated by TRtest and its authorized subcontractors according to the test methodologies determined within the framework of the established criteria, and TRtest provides TRtest Product Conformity Certificate to those who successfully pass the tests and general inspections.
In this context, the certificates are presented to the manufacturers who are entitled to receive the TRtest Product Conformity Certificate as a result of the conformity assessments made in the mentioned product groups.
To sum up the importance and benefits of TRtest Approval in a few sentences; our TRtest approved product has been referenced in the defense industry and among all companies within TRtest, especially for weapons manufacturers. Companies, which note that the product and company with TRtest certificate passed all the relevant inspections, would add the domestic manufacturer company and/or product directly to their approved supplier pools with TRtest assurance. This will enable us to take quick action in the project and mass production part by accelerating the inspection processes as well as put us in direct contact with the relevant companies.
In addition, our products, which are produced with domestic and national resources, registered in the Turkish Republic Presidency of Defense Industry Talent Inventory (YETEN) portal within the scope of the Qualified Product List Project carried out by TRtest under the auspices of the SSB, are included in the Qualified Product List by passing the TRtest approval mechanism. TRtest documents will be presented to suppliers in the SSB Industrial Competency Assessment and Support Program (EYDEB) system, as well as to participants of SSB and MSB tenders.
Our company, which has completed the requirements of the YETEN system, successfully finalized the EYDEB Program company audit process in Quality, Production, R&D, Accounting and other departments. For this success, 'Koçak Petrol EYDEB Certificate' was presented to me by Dr. Celal Sami Tüfekçi, Vice President of Defense Industry, and Murat Çizgel, SSB Industrialization Department Head, at the document presentation ceremony held at the IDEF'21 International Defense and Industry Fair. In coordination with EYDEB and TRtest, we will continue to increase the number of domestic products and bring them to the defense industry as a substitute product.
Your other key product, Speedol Aero Ultra Diesel S170, the original product of TEI-TUSAŞ, successfully passed the engine and laboratory tests of TEI-PD170, Turkey's first domestic and national Turbodiesel Aviation Engine, and became the first domestic engine oil approved by TEI-TUSAŞ. Could you give information about this product?
Speedol Aero Turbo Diesel SP170 is a fully synthetic engine lubrication oil, specially formulated in cooperation with TEI as TEI original product in new generation Diesel Aviation Piston Engine for TEI-PD170 engine (the engine used in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)), Turkey’s first domestic and national Turbodiesel Aviation Engine.
It is an aviation engine oil that protects the engine and increases its performance by providing an excellent anti-wear system and film structure that prevents the wear of engine parts during cold start, allows the engine to stay within the initial production tolerances, and provides protection with high neutralization performance.
How was the approval process with TEI-TUSAŞ and what is the importance of this approval?
The R&D studies were completed with physical and chemical test processes to meet the relevant ACEA, SAE and ASTM standards, and then the performance tests were carried out on the TEI-PD170, the local original product of TEI-TUSAŞ, the Turbodiesel Aviation Engine.
For TEI original product/PD170 aviation engines, Speedol Aero Ultra Diesel S170 was approved by TEI after passing all necessary performance and test stages in surface engines under the most severe conditions at Eskişehir TEI-TUSAŞ Factory, as well as the used oil tests conducted by TEI.
TEI placed the Speedol Aero Ultra Diesel S170 product in the first place in the appropriate oil category to be used in the engine specification book submitted during engine sales, supporting the domestic use of aviation engine oil used in the PD170 original engine, which it produces and sells locally.
We know that in order to obtain such approvals and certificates of conformity, it is necessary to go through very difficult stages and meet all the requirements. How did you complete this process? Can you tell us about your efforts to achieve success?
Thanks to our Koçak Petroleum R&D Department, which has been active since its establishment, our experienced technical staff and Koçak Petroleum Laboratory, which has the TS EN ISO / IEC 17025 - Experiment and Calibration Laboratory Competence Certificate, we are confidently laying the foundations of the process.
In terms of the shooting and engine performance tests that followed, we completed the process to obtain SSB and TEI approvals with great effort thanks to the R&D achievements, determination and follow-up capabilities of our technical personnel, the support of all relevant personnel of SSB, MKE, Sarsılmaz Silah and TEI-TUSAŞ.
The approval of these products by TRtest was completed by the experienced TRtest personnel as a result of the relevant product, standard and quality inspections as the last part of the process, and the product approval certificates were given to Ceyhan Çağlar Çapanoğlu, R&D and Project Manager at Koçak Group/Speedol, by Bilal Aktaş, General Manager of TRtest, at IDEF'21 International Defense Industry Fair.