When you manage a small fleet of cars and vans, buying a drum maybe more cost effective than storing multiple smaller canisters.
*If you do not have a forklift onsite, please contact us ASAP so we can arrange something for you.*
What is AdBlue?
AdBlue is a highly purified colourless liquid. It contains demineralised water and urea (32.5%). AdBlue is used with diesel engines and is also known outside of Europe as DEF, ARLA 32 or AUS 32.
Do I need AdBlue?
If you use a modern diesel powered machine fitted with an SCR catalyst, you will need AdBlue.
Your vehicle needs AdBlue to reduce NOx output. Due to the increasingly stringent emission legislation, diesel
engines need to run more cleanly. NOx standards have sharpened for transportation vehicles, as well as off-road vehicles and passenger cars. All commercial vehicle manufacturers have to meet the Euro 5 and Euro 6 standards for diesel engine emission. Although Euro 5 emission standards could be met by different technologies, Euro 6 standards (into force January 2014) require the use of Selective Catalytic Reduction with AdBlue.
How much AdBlue do I need?
Your AdBlue consumption depends on your type of operation. A full tank of AdBlue will last several tanks of
Estimated usage for trucks:
The average use of AdBlue vs diesel for trucks is 4 to 8%.
- Local distribution: Approximately 500L in one year
- National distribution: Approximately 1,000L in one year
- International distribution: Approximately 2,500L in one year
Running out of AdBlue... If I run out of AdBlue, am I running illegally?
AdBlue limits the amount of harmful emission from your engine. Emission legislation allows only small amounts
of NOx. If you exceed this limit when running without AdBlue, you may be running illegally.
Note: Legislation will not allow you to start your engine without AdBlue.
Properties of AdBlue:
||Colourless and clear liquid
||NH2)2CO + H2O
||ISO22241: NOx reduction
agent AUS 32
||Best before 18 months
after production in a sealed
correctly stored package
(after 18 months, quality
testing is advised)