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.
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.
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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