Trailer Engineering's Complete Guide to AdBlue Fuel

Trailer Engineering | 31st May 2022

AdBlue Fuel Bowser

Climate change, pollution and the effects that big businesses are having on the world and environment, in general, are slowly but surely becoming the main focus for many.

Many modern companies are now striving to be classed as environmentally friendly as can be, but one of the main drawbacks that can hold you and your team back from achieving your low carbon footprint goals is the case of your vehicles and transportation. Trying to cut down on harmful emissions can be tough, as it’s not always possible to shorten your routes or perform fewer deliveries without ending up losing out on money.

Fortunately, one of the most innovative and effective methods that you can pursue to cut your environmental impact is by utilising AdBlue fuel, as it’s far kinder on the planet and boasts many more selling points that you need to make yourself aware of.

So, What Is AdBlue Fuel?

AdBlue fuel can be described as an additive which has been carefully developed for use in the motoring industry. It can be mixed with and used alongside diesel products to help reduce mono-nitrogen oxide emissions that would otherwise be emitted from truck exhausts. As a result of this reaction, your truck might require a specially designed tank that will carry the fluid, transferring it using expert AdBlue dispensing equipment. AdBlue fuel can transform the very harmful mono-nitrogen oxide toxins into nitrogen and water vapour - two of the least harmful substances on the planet today.

You must keep AdBlue fuel pure, so always ensure that it can be stored appropriately to avoid the possibility of contamination. Make sure the container is sealed and secured, choosing to keep it somewhere that always maintains a temperature of more than -11°C. Measure out your mixture of AdBlue as specifically as you can, as you need the correct combination depending on the type of truck that your fleet drives, as well as its total tank size and overall power output. AdBlue is so common, as it is used in countless different trucks and has even become a legal requirement in the world of transportation.

How Does the AdBlue System Work?

What is AdBlue made out of? AdBlue fuel is a non-toxic, non-flammable and odourless solution that is made up of a combination of 2.5% of high purity water and 67.5% of deionised water.

It works through a process which is professionally referred to as selective catalytic reduction (SCR). Before any emissions can be released, the solution has to be sprayed finely into a diesel exhaust at a proportion close to 5% of the diesel fuel. This in turn releases a chemical known as ammonia, which is a catalyst for a chemical reaction and can convert dangerous substances into much less risky nitrogen, water vapour and CO2 – all of which are unharmful to human lungs and the atmosphere in general. AdBlue fuel should never be directly added to the diesel fuel, meaning it will never come into contact with it. As a result, it needs to be stored in a dedicated AdBlue container which has its own gauge and metering system.

Benefits of Using AdBlue:

The major benefit of using AdBlue is that it reduces the emissions of mono-nitrogen oxide from your trucks and fleet. This will reduce the negative impact that you as a business will have on the environment, helping you to become an environmentally friendly and earth-conscious team or brand. The main benefits of AdBlue include:

Adblue Fuel Is Environmentally Friendly

AdBlue Fuel Bowser

An example of a Trailer Engineering 950 litre bunded AdBlue site tow Bowser

AdBlue fuel is an environmentally friendly product, as it’s classified in the safe minimum risk category for transportable fluids in the UK, meaning that those vehicles that use diesel, aren’t creating any further dangers for themselves or those on the roads around them. By using AdBlue, the motoring industry can be a little more environmentally friendly and help in some way to save the planet.

Reduces Harmful Emissions

AdBlue is simply a solution that is injected into the truck's exhaust gas flow via a technology called Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR). When injected, the solution reacts with Nitrogen Oxide before it leaves the exhaust of the truck, breaking it down into harmless nitrogen and oxygen as it enters the air, significantly reducing the number of NOx particles that are caused by exhaust emissions. This process is the reason why AdBlue was created., Adblue fuel reduces harmful emissions which would otherwise go into the atmosphere and become trapped, causing the Greenhouse Effect and contributing to global warming.

110 Litre Bunded Adblue Bowset

The image above shows Trailer Engineering's 110 Litre Bunded Adblue Bowset

Increases Engine Efficiency

Many studies suggest that using AdBlue fuel or another similar fuel additive can help to dramatically increase your engine efficiency. It can be said that you can achieve as much as 50% more fuel efficiency when you utilise such a product, helping your fleet to drive longer distances without having to fill up your tank time and time again. The longer you can travel without having to add more fuel to your truck, the fewer resources and money need to go to waste.

Looking For an Ideal Way to Transport AdBlue? Check Out Our Detailed Guide

Check out our detailed guide to discover five secure and effective methods used to transport diesel exhaust fluid (AdBlue fuel) by clicking here. Additionally, you can contact a member of our highly-skilled and experienced team today either by calling +44(0)1384 564765 , by sending an email to sales@trailereng.com or by using our simple contact form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon.