Diesel Emissions Fluid: 5 Secure Methods Used to Transport AdBlue Fuel

Trailer Engineering | 7th April 2022

Diesel Emissions Fluid storage solutions

A Example of a Diesel Emissions Fluid storage solution

Diesel engines are a vital part of many industries, but they also produce harmful emissions. AdBlue (diesel emissions fluid) is a fluid that needs to be transported and stored safely and securely to ensure its contents do not spill or spoil.

What Is AdBlue Made of And How Does It Work?

AdBlue, also known as diesel exhaust fluid, is a solution made of 32.5% urea and 67.5% deionised water that helps reduce harmful emissions from diesel engines. It is injected into the exhaust system, where it breaks down the harmful gas, Nitrogen Oxide gas (NOx gas), into harmless nitrogen and water vapour. Adding AdBlue to your diesel engine can help it meet strict emission standards.

Why Must AdBlue Be Transported in A Specific Way?

dDiesel emissions fluid must be transported in a way that will prevent it from crystallising and becoming unusable. AdBlue reacts to direct sunlight and therefore needs to be transported securely. AdBlue is also corrosive to steel, so it is vital to use the correct transportation and storage methods.

These five secure methods can be used to transport and store AdBlue Fluid:

Bunded AdBlue Bowsers for Diesel Emissions Fluid

A bunded AdBlue bowser is a secure way to transport and distribute diesel emissions fluid. The bowser has a tank within a tank which means that if the internal tank leaks, the outer tank will contain the spillage. The inner tank of a bunded AdBlue Bowser are typically manufactured from steel, however, at Trailer Engineering, we manufacture our range of bunded AdBlue browsers with poly inner tanks - helping to make our AdBlue bowsers lightweight and reduce the risk of rust. You can purchase several types and sizes of Adblue bowsers: some of these include the 950 litres bunded AdBlue site tow bowser, 950 litres bunded AdBlue highway bowser, and the 2140 litre bunded AdBlue site bowser.

Bunded AdBlue Bowser

Bunded AdBlue Bowset

This AdBlue mobile storage and dispensing unit is specifically designed to transport smaller AdBlue (diesel emissions fluid) quantities. The bunded AdBlue bowset. In addition, the double-walled construction means that this AdBlue bowset is extremely tough and durable, perfect for transportation and short-term storage purposes.

Take a cloer look at our 110 Litre Bunded Adblue Bowset by clicking the image above.

Bunded Adblue Polycubes

Bunded AdBlue Polycubes are a secure method to transport and store diesel emissions fluid (DEF); they are stackable so you can save on space and have easy access to the Adblue. Bunded AdBlue polycubes are also another great way to store and securely transport larger quantities. At Trailer Engineering, both the inner and outer tanks are made from polyethene, with a galvanised steel frame for support. The bunded AdBlue polycubes can be purchased in two different sizes, 950 litres and 2000 litres.

Take a closer look at Trailer Engineering's 950 Litre Bunded Adblue Polycube by clicking the image above.

AdBlue Dispensing Tank

The AdBlue dispensing tank is a single polyethene layered tank secured to a galvanised steel frame. The polyethene tank ensures that no UV rays penetrate through to the AdBlue, which could cause it to degrade. The tank can also be fitted with an AdBlue rotary hand pump or electric pump and trigger nozzle. These dispensing tanks are the perfect addition to your AdBlue fleet.

AdBlue Storage Tanks

An AdBlue storage tank is a specialised type of tank used to store and transport the urea-based solution known as AdBlue. These tanks are perfect for storing AdBlue as they are made with polyethene layers to ensure the contents are securely stored when not in use. The storage tanks can also be used to transport the AdBlue solution from one location to another.

AdBlue Bulk Deliveries

When receiving a bulk AdBlue delivery, it is essential to understand the fundamentals of storing AdBlue. AdBlue should be kept away from direct sunlight or temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius. When storing AdBlue, you should also ensure that it is stored in securely sealed storage containers. AdBlue will additionally freeze in temperatures below -11 degrees Celsius, so you must consider these factors when seeking a place to store AdBlue. However, should your AdBlue solution freeze, ensure that it is completely thawed before use; once it has thawed, it will return to its original condition.

AdBlue Pumps

There are a few different options for selecting an AdBlue Pump; however, your options will be based on the type of storage container you have purchased. Your choices include a hand rotary pump, an electric pump, or a digital flowmeter. Another crucial factor to consider when selecting a pump is the volume of fluid you will be transferring on a regular basis.

As you can see, there are a few different ways you can store and transport AdBlue, each with its own set of benefits, so be sure to do your research before making a purchase.

Ready To Take the Next Step? See Why Our Range of AdBlue Bowsers Is the Ideal AdBlue Storage Solution by Checking Out Our Guide Here.

See why our range of AdBlue bowsers is the ideal choice for storing AdBlue fuel by checking out our full range here. You can also get in touch and speak to a member of our highly-experienced and friendly Trailer Engineering team by using our quick and simple contact form below. Additionally, you can contact our team today on +44(0)1384 564765 or by sending an email to sales@trailereng.com. We look forward to hearing from you soon.