AdBlue® Tanks

We design and manufacture high-quality AdBlue® storage and AdBlue® dispensing tanks. Our bunded AdBlue® tanks can typically store between 1,350 to 15,000 litres and are made from durable, corrosion-resistant polyethylene.12/24V dispensing is also available with our AdBlue® tanks, as well as a wide range of additional options. Our AdBlue® tanks have been designed to meet the requirements of sites including public transport depots and haulage companies.

Our Adblue® Tank Solutions

We provide a selection of high-quality AdBlue® tanks to suit your storage and dispensing requirements. Capacities typically range from 1,350 litres up to 15,000 litres of AdBlue®. Our AdBlue® storage tanks are often purchased in conjunction with our bunded diesel tanks which we also manufacture.

 

We are one of the largest AdBlue® tank suppliers and manufacturers in the UK. We’ve supplied reliable storage solutions to established organisations such as the NHS. We also provide tanks to international clients based in Belgium through to Asia. We can also adapt your tank to meet exact site requirements. If this is something that you require, get in touch with our sales team for more information.

Adblue Dispenser Tanks

If you want to dispense Adblue directly from your tank, we have a range of options for you. Our Adblue dispenser tanks can be fitted with a fill connection; contents gauge; submersible pump; automatic shut off nozzle; delivery hose and a digital flowmeter, amongst other modifications. A variety of options and ancillary equipment means our tanks can be adapted to your site’s exact requirements.

Adblue Storage Tanks

Our premium-quality tanks offer safe and practical Adblue storage solutions for businesses of any size. They provide a stable environment to prolong the life of your Adblue. In addition, our Adblue storage tanks are made from an extremely tough, UV stabilised, anti-corrosion and recyclable polyethylene.

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Storage Tank

Essentially, DEF tanks and AdBlue® storage tanks are the same thing. Diesel exhaust fluid is the generic term for the aqueous urea and deionized water solution. AdBlue® is a branded DEF solution registered by the German Association of the Automotive Industry and is widely used worldwide but most notably in Europe. Buying DEF solution from a reputable brand such as AdBlue® is essential for the maintenance of your vehicle.

WHAT SIZE TANK FOR ADBLUE® DO I NEED?

We recommend buying the maximum capacity tank you can to reduce the frequency of tank refills and to enable you to bulk buy AdBlue® as the price can vary dramatically.   As a guide, we recommend the following capacities for your industry/size:  

Industry/SizeRecommended Tank Size
Logistics:1350
1 to 2 HGVs 
1 to 10 LCVs 
Commercial – small operation 
Logistics:2300
3 to 5 HGVs2500
11 to 20 LCVs3200 space saver
Commercial – small/medium operation3500
Logistics:5600
6 to 10 HGVs6000
21-40 LCVs 
Commercial – medium operation 
Logistics:10000
11 to 15 HGVs
41 to 60 LCVs
Commercial – medium-large operation
Logistics:15000
16-25 HGVs
61-100 LCVs
Commercial – large operation
Logistics:Multiple AdBlue Tanks
26+ HGVs
101+ LCVs
Commercial – very large operation

 

GUARANTEE

Our AdBlue® tanks come with a 10 year guarantee when registered, a 1 year guarantee on ancillary goods, and a 3 month guarantee on hoses. We recommend regular maintenance of your tank to extend its usable life.  

DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION

Tuffa Tanks in both plastic and steel are generally built to order. We can arrange delivery direct to site in the UK or abroad. Alternatively, tanks can be collected from our Uttoxeter factory.   Stock tanks available with next day delivery – call us for current stock levels. Typical build times are as follows:  

  
Plastic tanksSmall standard tanks (up to 2500 litres): 7-10 days
 Large standard tanks (over 2500 litres): 2-3 weeks
Steel tanksSmall standard tanks (up to 2300 litres): 4-6 weeks
 Large standard tanks
(over 2300 litres): 8-10 weeks

Adblue® Storage Tank Specifications


The key specifications of our tanks for AdBlue® are as follows:

  • Available in various capacities from 1,350 litres to a maximum of 15,000 litres

  • Horizontal and vertical tanks available

  • Refuelling equipment is easily accessible on all tanks from ground level

  • Fully lockable

  • Fully bunded construction, which offers integral protection from leaking and overfilling

  • All AdBlue tanks incorporate premium-quality equipment

ADBLUE® STORAGE REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS

AdBlue® is very polluting to surface water and groundwater. Due to its corrosive nature AdBlue® must be stored in high-density Polyethylene, polypropylene or stainless steel containers.   Currently, there aren’t any enforced AdBlue® storage regulations in the UK. However, the Environmental Agency has issued storage guidelines and under the Anti-Pollution Works Regulations they can issue a notice enforcing appropriate improvements.   The Environmental Agency guidelines state:   • your container, pipework and dispenser equipment are suitable for use with urea • you have secondary containment for the container and ancillary equipment (i.e. a bunded tank) • the dispensing area drainage is isolated from surface water drains • you have a trigger nozzle with an auto shutoff to dispense AdBlue®. Make sure that the nozzle can not be left in the open position • you have appropriate emergency equipment to deal with large and small spills. • you have an emergency plan and suitable training for dealing with spillages or other accidents All of our storage tanks for AdBlue® are manufactured to comply with these guidelines. The tanks are bunded with a secondary containment and are made from recyclable polyethylene. We also offer spill control kits.

What’s the best way to store Adblue®?

To ensure AdBlue® does not become contaminated and damage vehicles or equipment it should be stored correctly. AdBlue® stored in bulk should be kept in an AdBlue® tank made of high density polyethylene. All of our AdBlue® tanks are also bunded to prevent leakage and spilling.

Can AdBlue® be stored outside?

When storing AdBlue® outside it should be out of direct sunlight in a sealed clean container such as an AdBlue® storage tank. Keeping AdBlue® out of direct sunlight and between -6°C and 25°C will prevent contamination and increase the lifespan.

How long can you store AdBlue®?

When kept in optimum condition AdBlue® can be stored for between 12 and 18 months. Our AdBlue® tanks are manufactured specifically to meet AdBlue® storage guidelines.

Does AdBlue® need to be bunded?

AdBlue® is very polluting to surface water and groundwater. Although there are no compulsory regulations in the UK governing AdBlue® storage the Environmental Agency has issued guidelines advising that AdBlue® tanks are bunded.

What size Adblue® Tank do I need?

We recommend buying the maximum capacity tank you can to reduce the frequency of tank refills and to enable you to bulk buy AdBlue®. This will help you to take advantage of savings as prices can fluctuate dramatically.

What are the recommended Adblue® storage requirements and regulations?

AdBlue® is very polluting to surface water and groundwater. Due to its corrosive nature, AdBlue® must be stored in high-density Polyethylene, polypropylene or stainless steel containers. Currently, there aren’t any enforced AdBlue® storage regulations in the UK. However, the Environmental Agency has issued storage guidelines and under the Anti-Pollution Works Regulations, they can issue a notice enforcing appropriate improvements. The Environmental Agency guidelines state: • Your container, pipework and dispenser equipment are suitable for use with urea • You have secondary containment for the container and ancillary equipment (i.e. a bunded tank) • The dispensing area drainage is isolated from surface water drains • You have a trigger nozzle with an auto-shutoff to dispense AdBlue®. Make sure that the nozzle can not be left in the open position. • You have appropriate emergency equipment to deal with large and small spills. • You have an emergency plan and suitable training for dealing with spillages or other accidents All of our AdBlue® tanks are manufactured to comply with these guidelines. The tanks are bunded with secondary containment and are made from recyclable polyethylene. We also offer spill control kits.
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