What is AdBlue® Diesel Exhaust Fluid?
AdBlue® is the registered trademark for AUS32 (diesel exhaust fluid), and has become the solution of choice for diesel fleet operators working on cutting the concentration of mono-nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the exhaust emissions of their vehicles, with many businesses having already installed AdBlue® tanks to their vehicles in an attempt to meet reduction requirements on the continent.
What is the correct concentration of AdBlue®?
For those who may not know, AdBlue® is a solution comprising of a 32.5% urea, 67.5% demineralised water mix for selective catalytic reduction (SCR). This is where the solution is injected into the exhaust systems of diesel vehicles to reduce concentrations of NOx in the gases expelled. In order for it to be effective, the solution must be kept at this precise concentration, otherwise it may not bring down NOx levels to the necessary amount required.
Why does AdBlue® purity matter?
Whilst safe to use on the whole, it is important for the efficiency of the solution to ensure that the AdBlue® you obtain for your fleet is stored and dispensed securely to maintain the perfect purity of the liquid. If you are have taken the step to install AdBlue® tanks on your trucks, or you are looking to do so but are not sure on how best to keep these tanks filled, Hytek can help you set up AdBlue® pumps for your own fleet.
A big part of this is ensuring that AdBlue® is dispensed securely, with no outside elements compromising the solution. On our site you will find the pumps and suitable hose necessary for you to operate the most effective selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system possible in your vehicles. Whether you need an easily transportable pump for your single vehicle, or need a static pump for a large fleet, there will be something to suit you here.
How much AdBlue® do I need?
Looking at the average consumption of AdBlue® in the UK, the amount needed is generally 5% of diesel use, therefore if your vehicle uses 100 litres of diesel; it will only use 5 litres of AdBlue®.
What equipment do I need?
Whilst there are a large and ever-growing number of refuelling locations that now include AdBlue® dispensing for heavy-duty vehicles, there is certainly no security better than having all the necessary equipment within your own site. Our AdBlue® pumps will effectively and quickly do this job, being compatible with the full range of storage tanks or barrels available and varying from electric powered pumps, to manual hand pumps.
We can provide full pumping kits to work with IBC AdBlue® tanks, which include the necessary tubing and nozzles to dispense securely into the vehicle tank. We also stock individual parts for those with existing set ups, who need replacements or want the extra peace of mind from a concentration checker or a flow meter to measure the amounts being used in each of your vehicles.
There is certainly a lot to consider when managing your SCR systems. With a range of different possible configurations and gadgets available for use in an AdBlue® pump set up, we are here to both help you in understanding the systems and determining the equipment you need to best fit the size and needs of your fleet. Feel free to contact us with enquiries and to get hold of the best AdBlue® dispensing equipment available.
Containing AdBlue® and Preventing Pollution
AdBlue® solution must be contained in a secure tank and dispensed with care. It is a pollutant to surface water and ground water, and has caused a number of serious incidents. Spills can occur due to the corrosion of pipework, or through misuse of filling equipment. The Environment Agency reserves the right to prosecute under Anti-Pollution Works Regulations should the correct conditions not be met.
- AdBlue® is a trademark of the Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V. (VDA). https://www.vda.de/de