It may not be officially winter, but in most parts of the country the temperatures have been dropping enough to make us think twice before getting out of bed in the morning. While the colder temperatures bring in some changes in our activities and daily rutines, such as higher consumption of hot beverages and lower amount of time spend at pool parties (I would hope), there is no need to worry much about the Diesel Exhaust Fluid in your engine.
It is important however to know the facts about DEF, and don’t worry soon enough you will be an expert, and there won’t even be a need to think twice about it.Keep on reading for the tips and facts.
- DEF will begin to freeze at 12°F (-11°C)
- Both the Urea and the Water will begin to freeze at the same rate
- Unthawing will not cause harm to the product
- SCR systems are designed to provide heating for the DEF tank & supply lines
- If DEF freezes while the vehicle is shut down, start up and normal operation will not be inhibited
- DEF should be stored inside if possible when temperatures go below 12°F
- Heating wraps are available for larger containers such as Totes and Drums
- The same goes for any supply lines, insulation is available as well as heating
- Insulated Tanks with heating are also available if needed
As fall ends and winter starts, fear no cold weather. Always remember to keep you DEF tanks full, and never add anything other than DEF to the DEF tank.
Planning ahead is always smart, and investing in the correct equipment will save you time and money.
Fore more information on insulated tanks, mini bulk systems, or heating wraps let us know!
We are happy to announce NOXGUARD will be opening their doors in Bogotá Colombia. It has been in the works for a couple of months now, but we can now say it is official!
Hidrotecnik is a well established company located in the outskirts of Colombia’s capital city, Bogotá. They are experts in water production, dealing with different technologies including filtration, micro filtration, ultra-filtration, mono-filtration, and electrodeionization. Hidrotecnik offers technical support and maintenance to their existing customers, and will be equipped to provide DEF customers with services and solutions not available before. With their background in water, and strategic location, it only makes sense together we will be able to serve existing and new Diesel Exhaust fluid clients.
With the fast growing need for Diesel Exhaust Fluid in Colombia, it is the perfect time to enter the market. Having a reliable partner is a very important asset, which will be demonstrated through reliable and ontime deliveries. We are very exicted to be expanding while forming new partnerships, it has always been our goal to develop our brand internationally. While the demand for DEF has been growing througout the world, it is an honor to be able to work with smaller markets who refuse to be left behind. Our priorities include supporting Hidrotecnik in order to help them grow, and create an efficient and solid supply chain.
Stay posted for more thrilling details and pictures of the new plant!
We have previously covered that DEF was first introduced in Europe and later came to the US in 2010. But what many would like to know is where in the world is it going? Diesel Exhaust Fluid, DEF, Blue DEF, AdBlue, has many names depending on each country, but it is all the same product with the same specifications. Diesel Exhaust Fluid moves throught the world with technology and environmental regulations ( Politics always play a big part). For many countries the trucking industry pulls DEF into their territory in the form of brand new vehicles that already come incorporated with the SCR system. The movement for change starts, which in turn creates the need for related industries such as diesel exhaust fluid pumps, DEF totes, diesel exhaust fluid tanks, etc. I’m mostly interested in two specific countries in South America as of now, that are interested in doing business with US companies.
Brazil– Leading in South America when it comes to Diesel Exhaust Fluid, the government passed the law in 2012 making it obligatory to use the fluid in order to reduce emissions. There have been manufacturers in business since 2011, with the market growing fast Brazil is expected to be the fifth in the truck industry in just three years.
Colombia– Heading into the DEF fluid market, Colombia is starting to make some progress in the area of low sulfur diesel, which is needed in trucks that have scr systems and use diesel exhaust fluid. Currently the majority of mass transportation vehicles are manufactured in Europe, and come with the scr system ready to be used with DEF fluid. These newer vehicles have created a demand for diesel exhaust fluid manufacturers and in the near future Diesel Exhaust Fluid distributors.
Demand for finished product as well as Environmental grade Urea, is growing exponentially in South America, manufacturers as well as distributors are currently searching abroad to meet their needs. Flexitanks can be a great option for those looking to export bulk loads of DEF fluid in a 20 foot container. 275 gallon IBC totes are also a viable way to export DEF fluid in a 20 foot container. Whatever the packaged option may be, and no matter where it is going, Diesel Exhaust Fluid is expanding in demand, exploring new teritories and brining related products industries along for the ride!
Transliquid Technologies is currently working with South American companies who are interested in manufacturing their own Diesel Exhaust Fluid as well as becoming distributors of their region. For more information on this subject contact our team!
Some of you have been asking about the importance of clean Diesel Exhaust Fluid.
It is very important to maintain the quality of Diesel Exhaust Fluid in all of its stages. As a DEF manufacturer we have very high quality control standards. It is our top priority to produce the highest quality of DEF. Our Diesel Exhaust Fluid is API Certified which means it meets all the quality requirements.
When it comes to DEF distributors, our goal is for them to conserve the same quality that is enforced at our plant. Buying the correct equipment and learning the precise use for it is key when distributing the product. End users must also be aware of how to properly use the product as well as how to prolong its integrity.
I would like to show you some do’s and don’t of using and handling Diesel Exhaust Fluid, by remembering some of these tips, you will be able to avoid many issues.
- Don’t use funnels or tubes that have been used with other liquids. Use the plastic nozzel provided with the DEF Jug.
- Don’t refill empty jugs, do not break seals on totes. Jugs must be discard after use.
- Don’t break any of the seals that come with the totes, this will compromise the integrity of the product.
- Don’t insert any foreign objects into the totes. Totes come with a closed loop system designed to work with a pump.
- Don’t add DEF to diesel tank. * DEF IS NOT A FUEL ADDITIVE *
If you have any questions in regards to the proper use of DEF and maintenance of all DEF storage equipment units, please contact us or comment on this post, we are always happy to answer any questions.
So many of you may ask yourselves what can a Diesel engine do for me? the average Joe, will not know much about Diesel Exhaust Fluid and how it came to be. It all starts with Diesel engines, a much more common term out there.
Diesel cars have evolved greatly, and are becoming more popular in the United States for passenger vehicles. With this in mind, it is important to know, what are the key advantages of Diesel vehicles?
1. Super fuel economy -> These vechicles offer 20% to 30% better than comparable vehicles with gas engines.
2. Less trips to the pump -> With average mpg at 34 for most 2012 4 cyl cars, their drivers will spend more time driving and less time pumping.
3. Lower emissions -> Thanks to cleaner Diesel fuel and new technologies that filter emissions. Diesel Exhaust Fluid is used by some manufacturers as the way to keep emissions low. Diesel Exhaust Fluid is sprayed into the exhaust to reduce the amount of NOx ( which are harmful pollutants).
4. Lower maintenance -> Due to greater engine efficiency, and reduced wear and tear of the engine.
So here are the top 4 advantages of Diesel cars, probably some of the same reasons why these cars are becoming more and more popular.
New & Upcoming Diesels
Check out this link to new and upcoming Diesel cars in the US.
At Transliquid Technologies we are very proud to introduce a new member of our Noxguard family: The 2.5 Gallon Bottle.
Noxguard bottles are API certified which guarantee continuous product quality and batch traceability.
This new addition to our family of products has been received extremely well by our Customers. You can find our bottles at Truck Stops throughout the South, with our Distributors, online at Amazon or Ebay, or just directly by giving us a call and placing your order at our website www.noxguard.com
Our bottle comes with a spout that allows easy-non drip filling. Two 2.5 gallon bottles come in a box and 40 boxes come in a pallet.
Our Noxguard bottle is fully recyclable in order to continue our commitment to protect our environment.
For all of our trucker friends on the road, Noxguard bottles are a great back up for emergency filling. One 2.5 bottle will get you down the road to your nearest truck stop to refill in most cases. Having a couple of bottles in your truck is always a good idea!!
Have a safe and productive trip. Let’s keep trucking…