Transfer pumps, on location with the new fuel transfer pumps from PIUSI

Transfer pumps are abundant out there; with plenty of choices to overwhelm you for a full day.  We receive a lot of inquiries from outside the US regarding packages for diesel transfer pumps with their own set of custom specifications.  Most are dc fuel transfer pumps, these are the 12 volt transfer pumps.  Now, we have been very happy with the performance and overall package of the robust diesel fuel transfer systems coming from PIUSI for the US market.

PIUSI Cube 70 & 56


From the PIUSI Cube 56, and PIUSI Cube 70, to the newly updated PIUSI Cube 70 MC.  These fuel transfer pumps and fuel management packages are standing out well out there in the market place.

The Cube 70 MC fuel transfer pump package is currently a hot seller for us; aside from the obvious, this little gem does so much. With the ability to record 250 transactions, this is a complete diesel fuel consumption management system that can kick your receipt box to the curb.  Yes, I said receipts because that is exactly what it does for our customers; no more paper receipts. Making your life a little easier, this transfer pump package will allow you to download transactions to a manager’s key straight into your PC via a USB. Easy, 1.2..3.. and all the transactions download straight into your PC; making your fuel inventory management headaches  so much simpler.

Enjoy the short video.


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High flow meters Houston Texas with printer? DEF refilling program

Good morning and happy friday !

I wanted to post a question that keeps coming up frequently.

As you know, we have been working very hard on our Diesel Exhaust Fluid program here in Houston Texas as a major distributor and packager for DEF.  Our Texas Diesel Exhaust Distributors keep asking about bulk DEF and more importantly, the following quesion keeps coming up:



What turn key package do we have available now for Diesel Exhaust Fluid in Houston Texas to refill IBC totes on location?



I’d like to point out something important.  For the last two weeks we have discussed DEF dispenser pump systems, closed loop systems, and more.  Remember, that if you are going to be refilling totes on location; you need the RSV micro-matic system. Read previous blog post here.

Ok, back on point.  The answer to the question regarding DEF refill turn key packages; the one thing that most people have not factored is the custody transfer high flow meter for Diesel Exhaust Fluid.  This is probably one of the most important pieces of the DEF distributor refill program.  (weights and measures)

Yes we stock high flow meters, capable of printing receipts. This is available for general purposes and also available for Diesel Exhaust Fluid.

Above high flow meters can be retrofitted with printers and also, we can set them up with a high flow pump that will shut off at the designed gallon or liter capacity automatically.


LastTCS is introducing an economical 304 stainless steel construction for their 682 piston and 700 rotary flow meters to maintain the high purity required for DEF.  As one of the ONLY flow meters available today to meet the custody transfer requirements of DEF measurement, this is a great value for our DEF network.

Transliquid Technologies focuses heavily on our combined 20+ year experience on the equipment side.  But now, the rules are about to change once more with a few surprises coming down the pipe for our customers, distributors, and friends.

Have a question on Diesel Exhaust Fluid, please email us or if you prefer to call us; do not hesitate to dial 281-377-5845 x 1.

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Diesel Exhaust Fluid @ 30,000 ft.- Quick view at DEF dispensers

Good morning folks, perhaps good evening or afternoon.  As I write this, I find myself at 30,000 ft flying to a few business meetings.  I will admit to you that I am your typical flyer; lumbar pillow support, earphones, and of course good tunes are always available at arm’s reach. Yes, I am geared up and blogging high above; the perfect setting in my opinion.

plane-photoThe view isn’t so bad. Don’t you agree?


I was asked recently if we were anything conventional; I squirmed at the comment.  I believe that we are very unconventional and we love to keep it that way.  Our approach to business is simple: Deliver on what you promise and do it in a big way.  Be a leader not a follower, and share as much as you can for the benefit of others.

We have been asked a numer of times about dispensing pumps for Diesel Exhaust Fluid, and we have done our share number of clinics for customers educating them on the proper techniques to handle and dispense Diesel Exhaust Fluid, all with great results.

Here in Houston, our Diesel Exhaust Fluid program is about to take a big leap forward.  The main reason why it has been growing is because of the trust that we have gained.  In addition, we have been fortunate enough to have met key individuals who are true masters of their craft.  We all often talk about our customers and the projects that we push out into the market place, but seldom do we need take the time to say thank you to our vendors and suppliers.

Next is a short list of folks that either we have done business with or have met and talked to them about DEF dispensing equipment choices.  All worthy of their own unique produts available today to dispense Diesel Exhaust Fluid.



Our boys at PIUSI have been very successful in Europe; now in the US with a good line of dispensers for drums and IBC Totes.  The Suzzara Blue Diesel Exhaust Fluid dispenser pump package has been well accepted and currently helping our customers here in Houston Texas.  This is one of the most economical and robust packages available in the market today; with a meter, auto nozzle, hose, pump, and more… it is a great value. So if you need more information on availability and pricing; shoot us an email.

You can follow them on Twitter here.

Here is a link to a short video for the Suzzara Blue PIUSI DEF dispenser. Click here.








Our good friend Donald Smith at Balcrank Corporation has been developing great products designed for automotive quick lube facilities, dealerships, fleet, and commercial vehicle applications for many years now.  Now with a new line of Diesel Exhaust Fluid dispensing pumps and systems, Balcrank looks promising.

We love their indoor / outdoor fleet dispensers.























A big thanks to Stephen Cox for all the information and his great product line up. If you are looking for Mini- Bulk solutions for Diesel Exhaust Fluid, Stephen is your man. KleerBue’s  available options include a 400 or 1000 gallon capacity, the insulated tank with a R-16 value is constructed of a triple-wall UV protected polyethylene tank and shell that also provides for secondary containment.

Last, their portable Diesel Exhaust Fluid bulk delivery skid systems are superb.

















Last, but not least.  Our good Matt Jenkins with Spatco.  They have been an industry leader since 1935, providing a complete line of equipment and services for storing, pumping, mixing, and metering petroleum and industrial liquids.



So, there you have it.  Out top picks for Diesel Exhaust Fluid dispenser pumps and systems for commercial, fleet, and individual use.

We have said this before and we keep saying it; this blog is for you, our valued customer, our awesome blog subscribers (you rock), industry friends, and for the thousands of people that visit us week after week.

Do you need us on site for training?  No problem, give us a call and we will come over to discuss your needs and educate your sales staff on handling, dispensing, and storing diesel exhaust fluid.

Last, we are 100% percent geared towards servicing you; not just providing you with choices, equipment, or diesel exhaust fluid. Our promise to you is that you will get a “live” person to help you troubleshoot, discuss needs, jointly work on projects, and deliver Diesel Exhaust Fluid upon request. That is our promise to you.

As always, we welcome comments and look forward to reading and answering them.

Stay tuned for more mini series on Meters for Diesel Exhaust Fluid, refill systems, and much more.

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Diesel Exhaust Fluid – Understanding IBC’s closed loop system II

Ok so we are going to wrap up the diesel exhaust fluid closed loop systems with this entry by highlighting this question:  What do I need to refill a DEF tote on location?

Our recommendation will always be to stick with Micromatic’s closed loop systems for DEF.

So, now you understand the basics for a one way tote (from our previous entry) with a closed loop system, let’s talk about how to refill that same tote over and over again; which would be a great savings over time, don’t you agree?

Now, a DEF closed loop systems is important for the following reasons:


If Not Handled Properly…

  • Detrimentally Affects SCR Performance
  • Will Void Vehicle Warranties
  • Causes Premature Catalyst Deactivation
  • Fouling of Pre-filters & Injector Nozzles

def-closed1 The next illustration shows the RSV (Reusable Stainless Valve) System. This is a great system for onsite refilling, so let’s see how it works.




























1. SS Fill Head Coupler- Closed, Sealed & Secure– Spring actuated and self-closing upon disconnect keeps product contained within the dispense hose, eliminating any chance of spills. Dry Disconnect – Less than 2 milliliters.  Reusable, Durable Stainless Steel Construction. Part#744-026

This is the part that you need on your refilling system, the tank or totes that you are carrying around to refill your customers.  You will need to remove the existing coupler on the customer’s tote and take this fill head coupler and secure it on the IBC. Your hose will run from your delivery truck to the IBC to start refilling.  And remember, your delivery hose (re-fill) will have the fill head coupler; part#744-026

2. SS dispense coupler-Closed, Sealed & Secure
Spring actuated and self-closing upon disconnect keeps
product contained within the dispense hose, eliminating any chance of spills. Part#744-048

Once you know you will be servicing a customer on site, this is the coupler that you will need to have on the IBC tote.

3 & 4. We can skid these two for now.

5. Container valve– Closed, Sealed & Secure
Self-closing upon disconnect, prevents unauthorized
access to the product in the container. Part#743-097

6. Skip for now

7.Downtube– Part#743-236/1245 (for a 330 gal tote)

That is what you need to do onsite refilling; and if you have any other questions; come by our warehouse we will be happy to demonstrate with one of our totes.

We have these Micromatic parts in stock here in Houston.  Call us for more details at 281-377-5845 or email us for equipment information.


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Diesel Exhaust Fluid- Understanding IBC’s with closed loop systems I

Hi folks-  we have been on the streets of Houston quiet a bit this past couple of weeks, talking Diesel Exhaust Fluid, right here in our back yard.

What we have found is the continuous confusion about dispensing from closed loop systems. Now, our job here is to help you and our distributor network understand these options; so we felt it was important to reharsh this concept once again.

Our previous post dealt with what you have available as far as distribution channels. One way IBC totes, returnable/refillable, on site refilling, at a glance.

Why don’t we dig in a little deeper on the handling and dispensing of Diesel Exhaust Fluid with a closed loop systems.

What is a DEF closed loop system? Micromatic is the system that we use, it is now company policy that only closed loop systems are being sold with either drums or IBC totes. The pictures below will illustrate the diesel exhaust fluid closed loop system.

Ok, now what we have a better picture of what that system is.  The following question came up: What do I need to make this system work for me on one way totes and refilling totes on site?

So, let’s take the first half of the question on one way DEF IBC Totes.

Say you are ready to serve one of your customer with an order of 330 gallons of Diesel Exhaust Fluid in an IBC Tote package.  How are you going to create a closed loop system when that tote will eventually be swapped out for a new one?

Starting from the top and working down into the IBC tote, here is what you need: 1) SS coupler, 2) container valve (economical) 3)down tube (275 gal or 330 gal).

From the SS coupler, you will need to clamp your EPDM hose for your pump.  We have these Micromatic parts in stock here in Houston, as well as the diesel exhaust fluid pump dispensers. Call us for more details at 281-377-5845 or email us for equipment information.





1 – Part #756-008B

755-003diesel exhaust fluid houston texas

2- Part# 755-003

macromatic closed loop systems for DEF






3- Part#755-641/1245 g


When the DEF fluid is all used up, you can reuse the coupler on the new IBC coming in already filled with DEF.

micromatic closed loop system120

The second part of the question deals with servicing your customers by providing on location re-filling.  In other words, reuse the same tote by refilling on site.  We will discuss this in detail on the next blog entry.

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Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Houston Texas- DEF Closed loop system

Ok so based on current feed back; we are starting this new short series on Diesel Exhaust Fluid and its options on handling, storage, equipment, and more.

On the previous post, we learned that in order to meet Tier 2 emission standards, vehicle and engine manufacturers, have developed a technology called (SCR) or Selective Catalytic Reduction for diesel engines. These engines now use diesel exhaust fluid to convert the oxides of nitrogen (NOx) into harmless nitrogen and water, pertty cool don’t you think?

So, currently one of the biggest concerns right now is contamination. So, let’s talk about the distributor cycle:

One way–> That means that you buy the IBC totes, you fill them, transport them to your customer, you dispense diesel exhaust fluid and finally dispose or recycle. Now, this can get costly as you start doing this over and over again in servicing your customer.

Returnable / Refillable–>  Again, you buy the totes, you fill them, transport them to your customer, you dispense diesel exhaust fluid, and return or refill.

On-site refilling–> Buy the IBC totes, fill them, transport to the customer, dispense diesel exhaust fluid and refill on location.


DEF transfer pumps












The above picture shows the Suzzara Blue dispenser for Diesel Exhaust Fluid. A current hot seller, more info here

Now, storing diesel exhaust fluid in intermediate bulk sizes, the choices are as follows:

55 gallon drums: Poly drums

275 gallon IBC Totes: Blow molded

330 gallon IBC totes: Blow molded

Now that you have your options for containers and how to refill them; how do you keep Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) from being contaminated?

Transliquid’s internal policy is to sell Diesel Exhaust Fluid with closed loop systems only; you will not find open systems available through us.

Open and closed systems:

I don’t need to reinforce the fact that DEF purity is essential. So a critical system consideration in maintaining DEF quality, is the the type of system used. Let’s look:

Closed:->This system have a valve coupling system that seals the container opening on drums and totes (IBC) to prevent dirt, debris, bugs, etc…from entering the container and contaminating the diesel exhaust fluid within. The DEF inside the container is sealed and secure throughout the container life cycle.  If you have any more questions on this system, Email us.









micromtic_756-008BThis is a Micromatic closed loop coupler for illustration purposes only.

Open–>system containers are drums, totes (IBC) that do not contain a valve insert in the container’s bung opening.

Now both systems are approved for DEF, but again; Transliquid’s policy is to only sell closed loop system to help you avoid contamination.



If you have any questions on equipment or DEF fluid, go to our DEF section and send us a quick note.  We are ready to serve your needs. Call us today at 281-377-5845

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Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Houston Texas- Customer Service Part I

Our approach here at Transliquid is and will continue to be “service” to you, our customer.  On that note, the purpose of this blog is to provide as much information as possible to you, the customer so that we can empower you to make the best decision for your business, your customers, your fleets.

When you go look for Diesel Exhaust Fluid here in Houston Texas and its dispensing pump systems; light duty, medium or heavy duty applications; the questions follow: What do I choose? Who do I buy from? and most importantly in our opinion is, what do I need for my own fleet now?










We know you have a lot of questions, we hear them.  We understand this is new to your business, and new to your fleet. So, we are gong to begin a series of online clinics (blog entries) to discuss Diesel Exhaust Fluid, its dispensers for IBC totes, or dispensers for drums, handling, problems to avoid, and much more.

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), also known as AUS 32, is a high purity solution of 32.5% urea in deionized water. Diesel Exhaust Fluid is a colorless, odorless, non-hazardous, non flammable, and non-combustible liquid product.  This was developed to meet Tier 2 emission standards.

On our next blog entry, we want to discuss distribution options, container size options, and open and closed dispensing systems.

So, subscribe by email to this blog. We want to “service” you by providing you the right tools for your business and your fleet; requiring Diesel Exhaust Exhaust (DEF).  Remember, you have a very advanced system in your truck; keeping it clean and free of impurities is essential.  Know your warranty, know your supplier, and know your options.

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Bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Houston

As Diesel Exhaust Fluid begins to heat up; more and more retail locations are starting to pop up on our radar screen.  However, no one knows and tracks this better than the guys heading DiscoverDEF.


If you searching for retail outlets carrying Diesel Exhaust Fluid across North America, these guys are the best.

Their DEF fluid location counter shows a number of supply points selling Diesel Exhaust Fluid, roadside across North America. Search now

We were recently interviewed by DiscoverDEF regarding one of our bulk DEF storage packages. Our VP, Andy Cuadra, discussed the engineering and craftsmanship behind this bulk DEF storage package. Follow DiscoverDEF’s story here.  The package can be viewed here










As we gear up for the fourth quarter of this year, all eyes are on DEF and people are beginning to take notice.  Our terminal is right on schedule and we are about to release into fabrication our first bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid storage tank to support our distributors here in Houston. Stainless Steel construction, coupled with heavy duty industrial insulation, heating and cooling systems. The first 25,000 gallon tank will be ready to receive the first of many railcars in the very near future.

Stay tuned for new developments by subscribing to our blog; and if you have any questions about distribution, don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to talking with you.

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Emergency diesel fuel transfer kit, PIUSI BOX- Hurricane season

Officially, Hurricane season runs from June through November, back in 2008 Houston was hit by a category 3 hurricane in the month of September. Neighborhoods were devastated, Galveston Island was under water, and everyone was scrambling for emergency generators. Now if you are in Texas, you have probably experienced in some way or another the storms , flash flooding and severe thunder which have caused power outages and major devastation.

Back in 2008 ,fuel transfer pumps and related equipment was being sought after for Hurricane relief efforts, specifically diesel fuel transfer pumps for generators and such.

This year, we would like to re-introduce the Piusi diesel transfer pump, PIUSIBOX, it is meant to serve in emergency situations such as a hurricane or storm.  Piusi fuel dispensers are above the competition on reliability, portability, and packaging.



With the PIUSIBOX made by PIUSI, you have all the tools required for transferring diesel fuel. It is designed to keep clean the parts that come in contact wight the diesel, that might otherwise become contaminated by sand, dirt and dust.

1) Self priming transfer pump

2) 12 gpm

3) Delivery hose and pump nozzle

4) Suction hose with foot valve

5) Available in 12V and 24V

….all housed in a beautiful, durable, and portable package.

Enjoy the video and if you have any question, just call us at 281-377-5845; we look forward to talking with you soon.



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UL 142 and Diesel Exhaust Fluid – a new package is born

The UL-142 above ground fuel tank, is the work horse of most of our customers, and in this case we took the UL 142 design to a higher level by adding a heavy duty industrial insulation for a liquid product that easily hardens under a lower temperature range; the challenge was to be able to keep it fluid while staying away from the cost of adding heaters.











On that same note; I have been recently asked about bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid and carbon steel storage tanks; and while initially the ISO 22241 standard for Diesel Exhaust Fluid calls for the incompatible approach with carbon steel tanks, there is now a new liner that we are offering through our group of partners that has been independently tested and proven to resist corrosion and does not contaminate Diesel Exhaust Fluid. This new epoxy internal liner can easily be applied into our cylindrical storage tanks for the bulk storage of Diesel Exhaust Fluid.

So, what you get is an above ground bulk storage tank that is heavily insulated; we know that heat plays a very important factor for the shelf life of DEF, coupled with a heating/cooling system, and an internal liner approved specifically for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). That is our new approach at delivering a quality, approved, and durable above ground storage solution that is still less expensive than a Stainless Steel tank but specifically tailored to meet the demands for the Diesel Exhaust Fluid market.
Enjoy the video and let us know what you think; your feed back is what lead us to develop this package.  Thank you !


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