For many owners of modern diesel-powered vehicles, ‘Adblue’ is becoming more and more popular to help decrease emissions. If you yourself are the owner or operator of diesel vehicles, then read on to better understand what it is and why it’s being used on modern diesel engine vehicles.
For the environmentally conscious, Adblue makes it possible to drastically reduce the pollutants released by diesel engines. All modern heavy goods vehicles above 7.5 tonnes require AdBlue to use used by law. New vehicles from 2016 will likely require AdBlue, especially if bought from Land Rover, Jaguar or a German or French manufacturer.
Here at Cooke Fuels, we have a long history of supplying fuels and lubricants to our happy customers for over 170 years so it should come as no surprise that we’re also able to supply Adblue to both new and existing customers. Having a supplier that understands the importance of a steady fuel supply to keep your business running is of utmost importance, which is why we always deliver on our promises.
If you’d like to place an order of Adblue, speak directly to an adviser on 01282 775431.
Why choose Cooke Fuels for Adblue?
✔ We’re available to arrange deliveries 24/7, 365 days a year
✔ Available in quantities of 10, 210 and 1000 litres (our tankers can carry up to 36000 litres in total)
✔ As one of the UK’s longest established fuel distributors, you can be certain you’re buying Adblue the nation trusts
✔ Our delivery times are consistently superb; you can always expect supplies to be delivered within 48 hours, but 92% are completed within a day
✔ Emergency same day / next day deliveries are always available
✔ You’ll be assigned your own dedicated account manager to take care of your order
A brief guide to Adblue
What is AdBlue?
The car industry is under pressure to work towards the ever-increasing stringent emissions regulations. The EU has a mission to improve air quality and the health of the population. The Euro 6 was introduced in 2016 that requires diesel car manufacturers to come up with new ways to reduce emissions. AdBlue is a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) that is non-toxic fluid and helps reduce the nitrous oxide emitted in diesel exhaust fumes through a process called Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR).
The additive is stored in a separate tank to your diesel and is sprayed onto the fumes before they leave the exhaust pipe. Once applied to the fumes, the AdBlue solution neutralises the harmful emissions before they’re released into the atmosphere.
All AdBlue needs to meet ISO 2241 specifications, as set out by the German Association of the Automobile Industry (VDA), who currently hold the official trademark. AUS32 and diesel exhaust fluid are two other terms used to refer to AdBlue. It is made from 67.5% deionised water and 32.5% high-purity urea.
How does AdBlue work?
The nitrous oxide within exhaust emissions from diesel engines are broken down by using the SCR procedure, which requires the use of diesel exhaust fluid. Carbon dioxide and ammonia are formed when AdBlue mixes with the exhaust emissions. The volume of exhaust fluid used is approximately 2% of the diesel usage itself. Diesel exhaust fluid is stored in a separate container on large vehicles. The ammonia formed is broken down into nitrogen and water and released through the exhaust, which is harmless to our environment.
Is AdBlue safe to handle?
Care should be taken when storing and transporting AdBlue as some metals can corrode if they come into contact with the fluid. If you need advice on storing and dispensing the product then a member of our team will be happy to help. However, we do recommend keeping exhaust fluid away from direct sunlight in a well-ventilated area that is dry and cool.
How much AdBlue can I purchase?
Our AdBlue comes in quantities of:
✔ 10 L
✔ 210 L
✔ 1000 L
✔ Bulk orders available
If you’re looking to save money and buy AdBlue in bulk, we have a variety of custom bulk orders and fixed-size packs available.