David Turner is a product specialist with the Lubricants Fluid Technology group of CITGO Petroleum Corp. in Houston, Texas. David is a graduate of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He has more than 38 years of experience in the lubricants industry, in formulation, manufacturing, selection, application, and technical service of lubricants and greases. He is a member of STLE and ASTM and has authored several papers for NLGI. He is the chairman of ASTM D02.G on Lubricating Grease and is co-chair of the NLGI Technical Committee. He is the recipient of the NLGI Clarence E. Earl Memorial Award, the ASTM Award of Excellence, the NLGI Meritorious Service Award, the NLGI Fellows Award, the NLGI Chevron Lubricants Award, the NLGI Shell Lubricants Award for Instructor Excellence, the ASTM Eagle Award, and the NLGI Award for Achievement. He is an NLGI Certified Lubricating Grease Specialist (CLGS), an STLE Oil Monitoring Analyst (OMA I), and an STLE Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS).
Physical characteristics include consistency, mechanical stability, oil separation, water resistance and low-temperature flow