Why AdBlue storage tank ownership is more important than ever

Ownership of an AdBlue storage tank has never been more relevant than it is now. Far from the mere fuel additive that it is often mistakenly seen as being, this fluid is central to the successful reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicle exhausts, being used with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems.

As a highly regarded specialist in the design, development and manufacture of liquid storage and dispensing equipment, Tuffa has long built a reputation for the supply of the most suitable AdBlue storage tank range for commercial and industrial applications. Indeed, these are the environments in which AdBlue use is most customary, although the aqueous solution is set to take a more prominent role in general motoring regulations in the years ahead.

The period since 2006 has seen the incorporation of SCR technology into all vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, necessitating – by law – their use of AdBlue. Commercial sectors like logistics and transport appreciate AdBlue’s effectiveness in reducing overall fuel consumption, with the associated lower fuel costs.

There are, however, certain steps that these commercial sectors must take to ensure the most advantageous use of AdBlue. Different vehicles have different specifications, with variations therefore existing in how they consume AdBlue. But irrespective of the vehicle used and its likely rate of consumption of AdBlue, you will need to safeguard your vehicle’s health by only using the highest grade of the solution.

Those using a lower quality, and therefore comparatively impure reagent could be risking its compromise or contamination by external or storage factors. Vehicle manufacturers don’t tend to cover the repair of catalysts, meaning a potentially prohibitive repair bill.

Then, of course, there is the matter of actually storing AdBlue appropriately. An AdBlue storage tank caters for the specialised requirements of a liquid that cannot be exposed to direct sunlight or kept in overly warm or cold temperatures. AdBlue can be expected to last for 6-12 months in typical UK weather conditions, but that shelf life can be extended to 18 months in the perfect conditions of a Tuffa AdBlue storage tank.

From the broadest range of capacities and standard specifications like a visual float level gauge and lockable hinged flip lid, to optional extras including an auto-operation nozzle holster or pulsed output flowmeter, every necessary element is covered by the industry-leading AdBlue storage tank range of Tuffa.

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