RO/DI (deionized) water Houston Texas- a beginner’s guide.

Hey guys- This is a topic of conversation that has come up recently and we, of course, thought about sharing it here.

So, what is RO / DI (deionized) water and what are some of its applications for us here in Houston Texas.?

Well, for bigginers, DI water is simply water whose ions have been removed.  That is the basic answer.  An ion is a molecule with a particular charge (positive or negative) which means that the number of electrons do not equal the number of protons.

Side note: This stuff is fascinating now… not in my college days.

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Moving on, let’s take a look at regular water, tap water to be more specific. Tap water runs underground , correct? This is very reason why tap water usually carries lots of ions from the earth and pipes.  In chemistry classes, DI water is preferred and the reason is that the ions in the water will cause interference and it will be more electrically conductive.

Looking at diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), we all know that DEF is made up of 32.5% urea and 67.5% DI water.

Why do we use DI water to blend diesel exhaust fluid here in Houston Tx?

Well, we already established that DI water is water whose ions have been removed.  Taking this further into DEF territory, what we are doing is removing the mineral ions.  If you take a look at the ISO22241 standard for DEF you will notice the list of minerals whose total content need to meet a low ISO standard.  The minerals include sodium, calcium, iron, copper, chlorides, and others. High metal content and DEF do not go hand in hand.

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The brief description for the system is as follows: City water enters the premises, it then goes throught salt first, followed by charcoal filters, softner filters, Reverse Osmosis, DI system, one last set of final filters to produce very high quality DI water.

So, when we produe DI water for sale in either bulk quantities or smaller IBC tote quantities, all these things are taken into consideration and now you know what goes on behind the scenes.

Our water system can run 24 hours a day, conveniently located in Houston Texas.

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Some of the tests you should expect to see when you request a certificate of analysis are as follows:

  • Color and appearance
  • PH by ASTM D1287
  • Freezing point by ASTM D3321
  • Corrosion tests include: Boron, Nitrites, Nitrates, Phosphate, Silicon…
  • Age and wear indicators: Aluminum, calcium, chloride, copper, formate, glycolate, iron, magnesium, lead, sulfate, zinc.
Detection limits are typically 1mg/l or 1ppm.


Our water goes through a (DI)deionizer and (RO)reverse osmosis system.


We will be happy to provide you with our certificate of analysis.


Call us or email us at 281-377-5845 /

Chemical packaging Houston- one way IBC Tote

Hey guys- is everyone enjoying the little bit of fall that are starting to experience?  We have been truly enjoying some beatiful weather in the space city.  This naturally gets me in a good writing mood. 

Ok, so we are introducing a very special product this week which has had a heavy battery of internal tests from our very own team.  I am not certain that you realize that Transloading and packaging has been a very interesting part of our business. When it comes to IBC Totes, bulk liquid transfer totes, chemical drums, etc… we have been staying on top of this.

Traditionally, we all know the standard IBC Tote.  These are purchased either as new or used IBC Totes for different types of chemicals, as part of the packaging services being offered.

We also know that Houston serves as hub for chemical packaging, in forms of bulk chemical packaging, intermediate bulk chemical packaging, drum packaging, and transloading for various liquids and solid chemicals right here in Houston Texas.

Transloading Houston TexasBut today, we introducce a new design into the chemical packaging industry.  The concept has been around but this new design is unique, separating itself from the rest.  We are very excited to introduce not only the following new product, but a new partnership with CartonajesFont with the ODL 1000 IBC Tote and related product line.

The fast fill IBC/ODL 1000 is a collapsible IBC container with a capacity of 1000 liters (264 gallons) dedicated for the storage and transportation of one way liquid and solid products. The Fast Fill IBC/ODL 1000 is constructed of heavy duty cardboard with a simple and reliable approach. 

Space is always a concern for tradional IBC’s.  Not with the Fast Fill IBC/ODL 1000, you can save 80% of floor space with this new type of IBC. As you will see in the video below, the assembly is where the magic happens.  Our competitors cannot touch this patented design, we are sure that you will agree with us.

Some of the highlights include a 2″ NPT fill port, 2″ NPT discharge with built in cutting tool. (see video for explanation), and a superb built-in support bridge. All built ready to be quickly assebled without having to purchase additional items.


drum packaging houston tx 

 The dimensions will allow you to ship 20 units in a 20ft container. The combination of a competitive uni price, single trip design and maximum utilization of a container space, makes this an extreme cost effective way to ship your product. 

Chemical packaging Houston Tx

Folding container to single use. No refund, no maintenance or cleaning any IBC totes. The bag provides better organoleptic product conservation. 

Bulk to drums Houston Tx  

Industries being served: 

Diesel Exhaust Fluid | AdBlue 

Food processing




Non-Hazardous chemicals

So, if you are looking for distribution, quality chemical transloading, druming into ISO tanks, packaging by totes, Flexitank transloading, bulk to drums, and general liquid bulk transfer here in Houston Texas. We are here to help you! Our domestic and international reach can help you service many markets.  

Transliquid technologies


Call us at +1-281-377-5845 or email us at for a fast quote.  





Tier levels for Marine emissions Part III- Diesel Exhaust Fluid Texas

Alright guys, wrapping up this short series on Marine Diesel Exhaust Fluid (Urea) with this latest entry. The first entry was simply an overview of this sector, hit the jump next and you can read it there. Link.

The second Marine DEF entry (Part II), we got into the different engine categories and their respective manufacturers, hit the jump next. Link. 

Now, this leads us to the last entry (Part III) of this Diesel Exhaust Fluid Marine edition.

Here, we are going to be highliting the different tiers and their releases. So, let’s jump right into it:

EPA tier 4 DEFDuring the last 10 yers, the EPA has introduced several mandated marine emissions standards. Let’s recap that quickly to get a general time line of when this got started and where we heading with it.

Tier 1-  This marine tier targeted the following categories, starting in 1999 and expiring in 2006.

a) Small marine diesel engines (< 37 Kw), published October 23, 1998, 63 FR 56968.  Taking effect in 1999 or 2000, depending on engine size.

b) Comercial engines- Engines at or Above 30 Liters per Cylinder (published February 28, 2003, 68 FR 9746).  This was voluntary through 2003; mandatory for engines m2.5 l/cyl beginning in 2004.

c) Category 3 marine diesel engines- Control of Emissions from New Marine Compression- Ignition Engines at or Above 30 Liters per Cylinder (published February 28, 2003, 68 FR 9746). Voluntary through 2003; mandatory 2004.

d) Recreational marine engines- Engines at or Above 30 Liters per Cylinder (published February 28, 2003, 68 FR 9746). Voluntary through 2003; mandatory for engines m2.5 l/cyl beginning in 2004.

Tier 2- This marine tier targeted the following categories, starting in 2007 and expiring in 2011-2012.

a) Small marine diesel engines (< 37 Kw), published October 23, 1998, 63 FR 56968.  Taking effect in 2004 or 2005, depending on engine size.

b) Comercial engines- Engines at or Above 37 kW (published December 29, 1999, 64 FR 73300)  taking effect in 2004 to 2007, depending on engine size.

c) Recreational marine engines- Nonroad Large Spark-Ignition Engines, and Recreational Engines (Marine and Land-Based) (published November 8, 2002, 67 FR 68242). Taking effect in 2006 to 2009, depending on engine size.


So, now that we covered the first two tiers, with latter expiring in 2011.  Where are we today?


Tier 3 and Tier 4 implementation- 

diesel exhaust fluid marine houston tx

Locomotives: This will apply to all diesel line- haul, passenger, and switch locomotives that operate extensively within the United States including newly manufactured locomotives and remanufactured locomotives that were originally manufactured after 1972.

Marine Diesel Engines: This tier will apply to new manufactured marine diesel engines and remanufactured commercial marine diesel engines above 600 kilowatt (kW) or 800 horsepower (hp) with displacement less than 30 liters per cylinder installed on vessels flagged or registered in the United States.  Category 1 with engines up to 7 liters per cylinder displacement. Category 2 includes engines from 7 to 30 liters per cylinder. Finally, Category 3 engines are those at or above 30 liters per cylinder.

marine engine diesel exhaust fluid texasTier 3 and 4 standards will be played out as follows:

1) These standards for existing locomotives and marine diesel engines are more stringent when they are remanufactured.

2) Second, the rule sets near-term emission standards, referred to as Tier 3 standards, for newly- built locomotive and diesel marine engines. Furthermore, the new rule will create new idle reduction requirements for new and remanufactured locomotives and establishes a new generation of clean switch locomotives, based on clean nonroad diesel engine standards.

3) The final long-term emissions standards, or Tier 4, will apply to newly-built locomotives and marine diesel engines beginning in 2014 for marine diesel engines and 2015 for locomotives.

About 144 million people in the US live in areas that violate air quality standards for ground-level ozone, as of October 2007, and about 88 million people live in areas that violate air quality standards from PM. The locomotive and marine diesel emissions reductions will particularly benefit those who live, work, or recreate in and along our nation’s coastal areas, rivers, ports, and rail lines.


EPA marine tier standards for DEF

These are the different tier standards consolidated in this latest entry.  The core principle behind the evolution is to provide better efficiencies but also to provide better air qualitiy for the people working within those sectors.  Folks, we are cleaning up our air and we need to continue to push forward with this in mind.  Thank you for following us on this three part series.


If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 281-377-5845 or email us on our contact us page.  If you want to apply to be a distributor of Diesel Exhaust Fluid in the Houston Texas region, you can reach us direct by applying for distributorship on our DEF page.

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Urea for Marine emissions Part II- Diesel Exhaust Fluid Houston Tx

Hi folks, welcome back to this second part of our Marine (DEF) diesel exhaust fluid series where we will expand a bit on where we left off from the first entry or part I.  I promise not to get too technical and we will keep this on the light side as much as possible for a good fast read.

To recap, the introduction blog was simply an overview of the next segment coming up for our diesel exhaust fluid industry.  We have said this over and over here, the intent for our blog is to bring awareness and knowledge to our young industry.  What is knowledge if you cannot share it?

Before we jump in, I’d like to say thank you, to all our subscribers and the folks that comment on this blog with valuable information. This is a community that is only as good as its active readers, bringing information to this public place. We encourage you to continue to be active here and also in our Houston Diesel Exhaust Fluid Linked-In group or any other similar groups hosting great topics and resources.

Marine DEF Houston TexasOk, back on topic now.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) emission control program for marine engines consists of several sets of standards which vary based on the type of engine and size. These EPA standards apply to newly manufactured products produced after the effective date of the standards.   **NOTE: (We will get into the different marine tier standards and dates on the next blog entry).**



The EPA has created three separate categories to define the three distinctive types of marine diesel engines.

Category 1 – This includes engines greater than 37 kW but with a per-cylinder displacement of 5 liters/cylinder or less.  These engines are similar to land-based nonroad diesel engines that are used in applications ranging from skid-steer loaders to large earth moving machines.

Category 2– This includes engines with a specific displacement at or above 5 liters to 30 liters per cylinder. Many of these engines have counterpart locomotive models.  Tugboats and towboats are the principal use of Category 2 marine engines. Similarly, the big fishing vessels, ferries, and many workboats use these larger engines.

*Side Note:* Category 1 and Category 2 marine diesel engines are often derived from or use the same technologies as their land- based counterparts. Consequently, the EPA believes that most of the technology being developed to enable the land-based counterparts to achieve recently finalized emission control programs can be applied to these marine diesel engines

Category 3– This includes large engines, at or above 30 liters per cylinder. These are larger than any mobile source engines addressed by EPA. They are similar in size to land-based power plant generators and are used primarily for propulsion in ocean-going vessels. Because they are currently designed for maximum fuel efficiency and performance without consideration of the impacts on NOx emissions, these engines can have very high NOx emissions.  The way we see it, these are the biggest offenders currently polluting our air. Something to really think about. This includes container ships, tankers, bulk carriers, cruise ships, and Lakers.

Urea Diesel Exhaust Fluid marine HoustonFollowing is a list of companies that manufacture complete diesel engines for the Marine sector. Notice that I said complete because there are also companies that make partial or base engines, but for the sake of this blog entry; we will only focus on those that manufacture complete engines.





Category 1– Caterpillar, Cummins, Deere, and Detroit Diesel. (Domestic)

Category 1– Isuzu, Yanmar (Foreign).

Category 2–  General Motors Electromotive Division, Caterpillar, Fairbanks Morse. (Domestic)

Category 2– Wartsila, MaK, MTU, Deutz, and Yanmar (Foreign).

{FACTOID}: Category 2 engines prices approach or exceeding $1 million for a new engine.

Category 3– There are currently no U.S. manufacturers of Category 3 marine engines for commercial purpose. (Domestic)

Category 3-The following is an EPA list of manufacturers that produce under their own design.  of course, there are others that produce under license.  They are Akasaka, Allen Diesel, Daihatsu, Deutz-MWM, Fincantier Group/GMT Hanshin, MAN-B&W, MaK, Matsui Iron Works, Mitsubishi Heavy Ind. LTD, SEMT-Pielstick, Wartsila-NSD.

Ok next week, we will jump on the Tier standards (Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4). How are you liking the series so far, anything you’d like to add?  Let us know!

Hope you guys are having a great week!!  Write to us at or call us at 281-377-5845 with any questions or comments.  We always enjoy hearing from you.


Don’t forget to check out our DEF equipment page that keeps evolving.


Intro to Emission Standards for Marine Engines- Diesel Exhaust Fluid

Urea marine ships Houston TexasThe marine sector has been a hot topic during the last month inside forums and oher online groups. As our Diesel Exhaust Fluid Industry cotinues to roll out the EPA’s Emission Standards for all platforms, more and more questions continue to surface.  In typical TLT fashion, we are placing the spotlight today on Urea and the marine sector. The intent of this next blog article is to provide a general view of what is currently happening inside the marine sector, and the upcoming Urea (diesel exhaust fluid) and its SCR systems approach at cleaning up this old platform.

As more and more ships travel every week across our globe, the pollution caused by them continues to be on the rise, making them a major global concern  The two main pollutants (suspects) from the ship’s dirty engines are Nitrogen oxides (NOx) and Sulphur oxides (SOx). These gases have adverse effects on the ozone layer in the troposphere area of the earth’s atmosphere which results in the green house effect and global warming.  Both NOx and SOx are combustion products that are emitted in to the environment in the form of smoke.

The big concerns lies in the fact that these ships are major offenders in today’s NOx emmison control.  You could argue that static applications in power plants/industrial facilities would take the lead in the list of our world’s most severe air polluters, but that is not the case.   To save on fuel costs, ocean ships still use some of the lowest grade fuel, which has a high sulfur content and does not burn as clean as on road diesel among other applications.  I bet you did not know that.

This is where Urea (diesel exhaust fluid) will play as the key ingredient to reducing nitrogen oxides or NOx emissions from these dirty diesel engines.  

Marine is heating up and it is coming up fast.  There are several conversations happening within the industry on this topic, similarly to the off road sector.  If you recall, early on we set forth the following phases starting with Heavy Duty Highway Engines (on road), followed by off-road diesel engines, and last locomotive and marine applications.  Let’s take a look at what is happening in the marine word today. 

Urea DEF Marine ship Houston teasThese large marine diesel engines produce a tremendous amount of NOx.  To back this up, if you take a look at the fact that 15 of the world’s largest ships emit as much contaminates as all of the world’s 700 million cars, you would agree that something needed to be done. Furthermore, more and more information keeps emerging about the dangers of dirty diesel fumes and its impact on our lungs and other biological mutations.  Our industry is taken part in helping this cause, we are all part of this new clean air movement.  

So, far we know that marine will take a higher concentration of urea at 40% instead of the standard 32.5%.  Questions are being asked about whether all marine applications will run on this higher 40% concentration dosage.  Stay tuned to more details and start conversations with your customers now.  Let us know on your findings here so that we can display the information on this platform.

FACTOID: Ocean shipping is responsible for 18-30% of all the world’s nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution and 9% of the global sulfur oxide (SOx) pollution.


 Having a cause and motive, is enough to ignate a revolution.  Let’s not loose focus on the main principle behind our industry.  Next week, we will expand more on this topic:

1. What are the compression-ignition (diesel) marine engine standards?

2. Categories of marine diesel engines.

Credit to the 

Questions on Diesel Exhaust Fluid or its related equipment, visit our main DEF page or our contact us page.  We’ll be happy to discuss your questions.

Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) mini bulk storage tanks- Fleet Pro DEF

Fleet Pro DEF mini bulk systems

Here we are again, taking something new to the market place.  We are grateful to everyone that guided us and offered feed back on a needed system like the one we are presenting you today.

The Fleet Pro DEF tank was conceived from the initial idea of offering a Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) outdoor mini bulk storage tank system.  The insulated DEF tank, needed not only to perform well, but also needed to rank high on aesthetics.  As the market continues to grow for bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), the Fleet Pro DEF will fill in a gap in today’s market.  We understand that you, our DEF distributors, are looking for an easier way not only to deliver DEF but to do it economically, safe, and efficiently.

The highlights for this new def bulk storage tank, the Fleet Pro DEF, follows:

The Fleet Pro DEF mini bulk tank system was carefully thought out, designed, and engineered to perform.  We all know that Diesel Exhaust Fluid freezes at 12F, while not harming the fluid.  However, no one wants to have a block of urea sitting in your bulk tank.  The Fleet Pro DEF mini bulk tank boasts a 2″ thick rigid Polyurethane insulation board.  We took this step for the simple fact that we wanted to maintain a uniform smooth surface all around the tank, enhancing its beautiful finish, while providing all the robust insulation properties.  The baby blue aluminum exterior paneleing is finished in a beautiful stucco textured finish, carrying a long warranty.  

Fleet pro DEF mini bulk tank system

Maintaining temperature was left to our Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) immersion stainless steel heating element with double pole settable thermostat 0-100F.  Serving as the main pump for the Fleet Pro DEF mini bulk tank system, is the superb DEF hornet hybrid pump (link). An optional range of imersion DEF pumps complete the list of options on the diesel exhaust fluid pumps available for this package. Each winter unit will come equipped with a built in liquid level display, but the TankLink wireless telemetry unit will be offered as an option along side with the standard level display.

 DEF bulk tanks

In typical Transliquid format, we have prepared a fun short video highlighting the standard equipment and upgrades available on these new units.  The video will offer more detail, hope everyone enjoys it. 

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  Contact us here for distribution, or if you have any technical questions.  You may also reach us at 281-377-5845.  We look forward to talking to you.



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Premier Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) storage solutions – Guest blogger

A big shout out to our industry, thank you for following this blog.  Our twitter followers and the many outstanding LinkedIn friends; you guys rock!.  You, our existing subscribers and the hundreds of new readers that visit our site; it is because of you that we continue to rengineer ourselves and to push for better ways to communicate industry highlights for our customers. 

Transliquid blogIn that spirit, we continue our popular guest blogger series. We do this because there are so many outstanding people out there, trying to bring their own voice to this industry. Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) has been growing tremendously, and the handling and storage of this product has been discussed many times and continues to be a very hot topic among industry forums.  So, this time we wanted to bring a good friend whom we have followed for sometime now; we have seen his vision and drive; and the products that are being rolled out look extremely promising.  



Transliquid – Hi Rick, welcome to our blog! 

Transliquid – Tell us what GEMRIKUSA, LLC does and why you do it? 

GEMRIKUSA – Hi Andy, thanks for having us here.  GEMRIKUSA, LLC manufactures insulated, modular Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) storage Shelters for the protection of both single and dual totes of DEF. Larger, and custom bulk DEF storage Shelters, are also available. The concept for the modular series was to offer the industry an affordable option in protecting their DEF inventory from airborne contaminants and extreme weather conditions as recommended by the DEF industry. 

Transliquid – How did you and Jim get started in this industry?

GEMRIKUSA – I was in the Biodiesel, Fuel, and Lube Industry, when DEF first surfaced in the U.S. and recognized the need for an affordable and functional option in the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) storage, protection, and dispensing arena.  Jim has more than 30 years of design and production experience and holds numerous U.S. Patents, and, therefore, was the ideal person to partner with to bring our designs and concept to the market. My industry insight coupled with Jim’s design and concept abilities gave birth to the modular series of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) storage Shelter.  As a commitment to our collaboration we formed our equally shared company in 2010.  Since then, we have rapidly grown to one of the major manufactures in the small bulk DEF storage, protection, and dispensing sector.  In addition, we are fortunate to have earned positive business relationships with many of the leading Transportation, DEF, and Oil Distributing industry companies. 

Transliquid – What makes you unique in what you do?

GEMRIKUSA – The uniqueness of our product can best be summarized as being built with everything that is needed to perform our goal of affordably protecting bulk DEF without “unnecessary overbuilding”. Avoiding “unnecessary overbuilding” has allowed us to bring a high quality, functional product to the market.  Our modular series ships crated (which saves on shipping costs), assembles in less than 30 minutes, and we offer affordable Heater (with thermostat), and Wall Mounted Exhaust Fan options.  Our product evolution goal is to continually search for ways to provide the best value to the market without compromising functionality or quality.

Transliquid –  Tell us about a unique customer need and how you helped fill in that need?

GEMRIKUSA – One particular “uniqueness” of the DEF Shelter is its ability to expand its storage capabilities as the customer’s needs grow.  The initial placement of the DEF Shelter330 series (which houses one 330 gallon tote) can easily, and affordably, be converted to a DEF Shelter660 series that houses two 330 gallon totes, doubling the customer’s storage ability.  Essentially, the end user can spread their DEF protection investment out over a period of time to meet their future needs, and not have to overinvest initially.

Transliquid Tell us a little more about the different types of shelters you provide our DEF industry.

GEMRIKUSA – Our “Flagship” products include the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Shelter330 and DEF Shelter330E for single tote storage, protection, and dispensing. We also offer the DEF Shelter660 and DEF Shelter660E for dual tote storage, protection and dispensing.  


DEF Storage sheltersIn addition, we have the DEF Shelter1000 for 1,000 gallon tank storage, protection, and dispensing.  Two other companion products currently available are the DEF ShelterCK (conversion kit for expanding and existing 330 series to a 660 series) and the DEF ReelShelter (a unit designed to house a hose reel, and either, or both, of the optional Heater w/Thermostat and Exhaust Fan).  The DEF ReelShelter is ideal for companies that have their bulk storage inside, but need the dispensing capabilities at an exterior location that their DEF is plumbed to.





 DEF storage shelters Houston


TransliquidWhen you are away from the office and work, where do you escape to?

GEMRIKUSA – I am a 100% family man and enjoy spending time with my wife, children and grandchildren.  I have always been a “hands on” person and have always enjoyed projects around the home and yard. My wife and I are regular exercisers and enjoying training for, and participating in, 5K, 10K and Half Marathons across the country. In addition to regular exercise, our preferred relaxation “get-a-way” is definitely the beach….any beach!

Transliquid – What future plans does GEMRIKUSA have for our growing industry?

GEMRIKUSA – We will always keep focused on our initial philosophy of “affordable functionality, and unparalleled quality”, as we move through the growth and expansion process.  There are several projects in the immediate works, however, we have kept ourselves flexible enough to react to any unforeseen changes in the industry, and at the same time, stay “forward focused” with regards to bringing new solutions and technology to this great industry.


DEF shelters


From all of us here at Transliquid, we’d like to take the opportunity to thank Rick Hagler for the content and pictures used on this blog post. It truly has been a pleasure to highlight GEMRIKUSA, a leader in DEF shelters.  You can check out them out online at or contact them by dialing 1-855-4-DEF-NOW (433-3669). 

As always, we alway love to hear your comments so sound them off.  

If you are interested in being our next guest blogger, feel free to contact us.   

Bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid Transfer Pumps- 3 upgrades you need to know

Hi guys, we wanted to do a quick entry on the three most common upgrades on the Bulk DEF Transfer Pump Dolly (best seller).  When it comes to bulk DEF pumps, we worked closely with our distributors in creating a DEF pump system that did the job, met DEF specifications (ISO22241), and was affordable.

We are not going to bore you with all the details on this pump, you can see the original release here and here.  What we want to do is concentrate on getting to those three most important upgrades that you keep requesting.  When it comes to diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) equipment, you are a major driving force in helping us develope these systems. 

The first upgrade that we will be focusing on is the DEF Banjo meter.


Why is this first upgrade important to you? First of all, the standard DEF transfer pump dolly is set up with a 1 1/2″ pump.  The banjo meter gives you the ability to maintain a higher flow rate by increasing the diameter on the meter itself to 2″ and the hoses to 1-1/2″. Without the micromatic connections, you will see flow rates to 40 GPM.  With micromatic connections, you will see 26-28 GPM.  The upgrade not only looks good, but it also performs very well on this DEF transfer system.  So think higher flow rate for this simple upgrade.

DEF equipment


Why is the second upgrade important to you? The second most asked upgrade is having the option to have a weights and measures flow meter.  This is important because you are telling us that you are ready to start refilling on location.  This DEF weights and measure flow meter will give you that capability and print a receipt for your customers.  Remember, that this DEF bulk transfer pump can also be used for a DEF Bulk Tank set up, so the weights and measures meter definitely comes in handy when needed.  Think ability to resell DEF with an approved weights and measures DEF flow meter is a winner in this set up.

DEf bulk transfer pumps


Why is the third upgrade important to you? This upgrade consists of having a DEF high flow Shelco filter. A lot of our distributors who have already set up a DEF bulk tank system on location are choosing to have their DEF filtered when receiving/delivering product.  The DEF Shelco filter ensures purity down to 1 micron; so this is now an option available on this portable DEF pump dolly system.

Bulk def pumps


So, there you have it.  The 3 most asked upgrades that we have been developing for you.  But wait!

There is one more upgrade, and we will be highlighting soon.  Inventory fluid management w/ printer? Stay tuned to the blog for more information on it.  


DEF transfer pumps

 DEF bulk pumps




……supporting our distributors.  Call us today with any questions, we’ll be happy to talk with you.  You can also email us at by visiting out contact us page.


Who’s who in DEF? Meet the Integer clan. – Guest Blogger.

First of all, a big shout out to our new subscribers. Thank you very much for subscribing to our blog and thank you for being part of our family.  It’s awesome to have you here!

Following our new tradition of guest bloggers, we always shine a light on great organizations adding value to our Diesel Exhaust Fluid industry.  Our approach is fairly new but we are having a blast talking to a lof of you out there.  We are very thankful for all of you guys that have shown a high interest in participating. 

Well, it is my pleasure to place the spot light on our friends at Integer this week.  But who is Integer? You know, that question comes up very often when we present at our seminars so let’s introduce the team that meticuously researches for data on our Diesel Exhaust Fluid industry.

The clan is composed of several analysts and friends, here are a few of them:

Chris Goodfellow Integer

 Lucy Integer Monica Integer laura Integer Interger DEF

                                                                    Chris                                    Lucy                            Monica                        Laura                           Tim
                                                      Transliquid Technologies  Chees guys !
So, who is Integer? At a glance, Integer is a specialist provider of research, data, analysis and consultancy services across a growing range of global commodities markets.  In our case, Diesel Exhaust Fluid. Furthermore, if you are not aware of the yearly DEF conference, Integer puts together a great event, which by the way, it will be hosted in Cincinnati 2012 DEF conference.

One of the things that we appreciate from Integer are the different developments on the Diesel Exhaust Fluid front.  From the retail network of DEF (truck stops), to the availablity of packaged products and the number of fleets which have installed bulk storage units for Diesel Exhaust Fluid.  

Integer takes pride in developing historical pricing, and current and future treands while taking a look at other sectors of DEF such as agricultural (Supply chain, demand, etc…)

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Integer


Here is one of several examples to be expected from Integer. 

This chart is par of Integer’s monthly “DEF Tracker” newsletter geared for the North American DEF market.  This tracker highlights the following:

* DEF Pricing

* Trends and key figures

* Emerging benchmarks

* Market Intelligence

* Supply Network





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Introducing the new CreaMatic© Coupler- Diesel Exhaust Fluid

Ok the idea of a closed loop system for Diesel Exhaist Fluid has been around since the early start of our industry, as a means to maintain product integrity.  But what does this really mean?  Well in order to maintain the critical DEF product integriry, the SCR industry has adopted strict DEF blending, storage, and dispensing.  These standards are being driven by the ISO 22241 standards for Diesel Exhaust Fluid.  If you do not have a copy of the ISO 22241, do your self a favor, and pick up a copy.  Here is one link.


diesel exhaust fluid dispense coupler transfer pumpOn that same note, part of that closed loop package or system that you see on an IBC tote or drum, will require a dispense coupler to connect your DEF transfer pump to. Up until now, there was only one option for a dispense coupler; and that was the MicroMatic pictured left.  This coupler is the RSV dispenser for returnable and refillable totes/drums. Link to MicroMatic for full product specification, click here.



Up until recently, that was the only available choice as far as a dispense coupler.  We recently got the opportunity to get a hold of BB Pumps & Parts Inc. new CreaMatic© Coupler and we did what we do best, we put it through its paces…. and we liked it!

CreaMatic Dispense Coupler  

The first thing we noticed was its pleasing design, the CreaMatic© dispense coupler is a heavy constructed coupler for long life. The performance is outstanding whereby all materials are proven for the use with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) solution.

One of the things that we enjoyed the most is its ease of use, one hand operation. The CreaMatic© coupler was designed with this in mind and it has achieved its goal, marrying perfectly with the 4-cam valve. You will also notice that the dispense coupler has 7 holes to let the air inlet trough in to the tote in order to prevent vacuum of your IBC tote. Its design will prevent any DEF liquid from splashing out via the “air inlet holes”(vertical position). 

CreaMatic dispense coupler for transfer pumps DEF 

Later this year, the model range will be extended with the CreaPremium© system which has lots of additional features where the end-users will have the benefit of using this top model, so we will definitely keep an eye for the upgraded model.  

So, overall we liked the new CreaMatic©.  It has a good overall balance while holding it, easy use with just one hand, and it looks pretty nice (different).  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 281-377-5845 or email us at


Enjoy the short video!