Given an extensive range of water tanks, oil tanks and even tanks for the storage of other chemicals, together with a long track record and professional service, it shouldn’t be greatly surprising that Tuffa also has renowned AdBlue storage tanks on offer, in capacities ranging from 1,350 litres to 15,000 litres. Even larger capacities are possible with the interlinking of tanks, and customers have a choice of horizontal and vertical models.
For those who are unaware, AdBlue is an additive that has been introduced with the aim of reducing diesel engine emissions. European legislation necessitates the fitting to some heavy duty commercial vehicles of selective catalytic construction engines using a dilute urea solution. Average consumption of AdBlue is anticipated to be around 5% by volume of diesel consumption. Although the typical shelf life of AdBlue is 6-12 months, this can be stretched to almost 18 months in perfect conditions.
An AdBlue storage tank from Tuffa can help to provide these perfect conditions. Each one is fully lockable and is a fully bunded construction, offering integral protection against leaking and overfilling. The collection of rainwater and debris is prevented by the covered bund. All of the company’s AdBlue tanks also incorporate premium quality equipment, with refuelling equipment being easily accessible from ground level. Specialised equipment is incorporated into each AdBlue tank, to ensure suitability for the AdBlue aqueous solution.
It is Tuffa’s standard AdBlue storage tank unit on which the AdBlue tank specification is based. As is the case with other storage tanks offered by Tuffa, many clients approach the company with an interest in bespoke AdBlue storage tanks to suit more specific requirements, and advice and consultation can be provided on this. The tanks are also made from recycled polyethylene, and are corrosion resistant and UV stabilised.
One option that Tuffa offers on its AdBlue tanks is climate control, which may be imperative given AdBlue has a freezing point of -11ºC. In the event of the solution’s temperature dropping below this critical level, internal components may be damaged. The client will also need to wait for the solution to fully thaw before it can be used. Nor should the maximum temperature be allowed to exceed +30ºC, if a compromise in quality is to be avoided.
The good news is that most UK applications do not require climate control, given the rarity of such temperature extremities in this part of the world. Nonetheless, that climate control is an option on an AdBlue tank is just one more sign of Tuffa’s attention to detail, with auto-operation nozzle holsters, pulsed output flowmeters and extended delivery hoses being among the other optional extras that can be specified on the firm’s solutions for storing and dispensing AdBlue.