Save the planet with AdBlue
AdBlue (AUS32) is a diesel fuel additive that has been introduced to help eliminate the harmful emissions released by heavy vehicles used daily on our roads.
The diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is becoming more popular to help achieve the government’s mission to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050. It’s actually a legal requirement if you drive a modern heavy goods vehicle and is widely common in many car manufacturers now.
As an official supplier of this diesel additive, Crown Oil can supply it to you at incredibly low prices and in any quantity you require.
Benefits of AdBlue
- Significantly reduces the release of mono-nitrogen oxide from engines
- Decreases overall negative environmental impact of your business operations
- Helps your company gain further ‘green’ awards and accreditation
- It’s completely non-flammable, safe to handle and easy to store
How much AdBlue can I buy?
AdBlue is available to buy in the following quantities
- 10 litre – A small amount for light usage
- 210 litres – Enough AdBlue to keep you going for a while!
- 1000 litres – AdBlue delivered in an IBC
- 5000 litres or more – For a load this big, we’ll send a dedicated tanker
Don’t worry if you haven’t got room to hold 5000 litres of Aus32. Here at Crown Oil, we also provide AdBlue storage tanks which are perfect for keeping your AdBlue clean and safe.
Are you ready to purchase your supply of AdBlue? Speak to an adviser now on 0845 340 3981
How does AdBlue work?
Through a process called Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), AdBlue reduces the harmful emissions which are released from diesel engines as the fuel is burned. AUS32 (Aqueous Urea Solution 32.5%) is the official name for AdBlue although the majority of people who use this additive call it AdBlue. It consists of 32.5% high purity urea and 67.5% of de-ionised water, giving it its name AUS32.
The AdBlue trademark is currently held by the German Association of the Automobile Industry (VDA – Verband der Automobilindustrie). Clicking the link will take you to their page with additional notes about this diesel additive.
Modern heavy goods vehicles fitted with SCR technology are required to use AdBlue by law. As of October 2006, all vehicles above 7.5 tonnes are manufactured with this technology. This includes industrial vehicles, buses and trucks. Your diesel fuel will never come into contact with the solution because it is stored in its own designated tank with a sensor system and gauge. It is sprayed onto the exhaust fumes soon after combustion and works from there.
Is AdBlue a fuel additive?
AdBlue fluid is an additive used after the combustion process and isn’t always considered an additive in the literal meaning. As a fuel additive generally defines a liquid which is added to the fuel itself, whereas AdBlue is added to the exhaust fumes before they’re released into the atmosphere.
Consumption and emission reduction
The rate of consumption for AdBlue is approximately 1:20 of the rate of diesel fuel usage on standard Euro IV, Euro V and Euro VI trucks. AdBlue solution is sprayed into the exhaust stream of modern diesel engines as a post-combustion process.
Water vapour, nitrogen and carbon dioxide are released from the vehicle’s exhaust when AdBlue is used. NOx (nitrous oxides) are usually released from a vehicle’s exhaust which is damaging to the environment. Through the process of SCR, the AdBlue solution breaks down the NOx emissions and outputs much cleaner and safer levels of emissions.
To reduce the pollutant levels across Europe, using SCR technology has become a legal requirement when manufacturing heavy goods vehicles. Purchase AdBlue in packs or in bulk through Crown Oil and be assured of receiving the best product, customer service and price.
In more detail: How does AdBlue reduce emissions?
As diesel burns within your vehicle’s engine, it is forced through the exhaust system and expelled out into the air that we breathe. Before the emissions are released, the AdBlue formula is sprayed onto the harmful gases and the SCR Catalyst breaks down the bad stuff (Nitrous Oxides). Once that’s done, all that’s left is nitrogen, water and CO2 to be expelled from the exhaust system. Struggling to picture this reaction? Then check out the diagram below detailing the workings of AdBlue’s Nitrous Oxide reduction.
How do I store AdBlue?
Storage is important. You must keep it between -11 degrees Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius, where it will last for about 12 months. That’s why we supply a wide range of tanks to store AdBlue diesel additive safely. What’s more, we also have pumps on offer with both hand and electric pump options available depending on your dispensing needs. AdBlue is corrosive so you need to handle it with care and make sure you always wash your hands after use. Our dispensing pumps will ease the whole process.
If you require any assistance regarding the storage of AdBlue, please speak to one of our knowledgeable staff for further advice and information regarding the ecological and economic benefits.
Crown Oil is one of the UK’s official AdBlue suppliers
Call 0845 313 0845 for more details about buying and using Aus32!