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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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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Diesel Exhaust Fluid placard, do you need one for transport?

I have been getting lots of questions from Twitter and Facebook regarding the shipping of Diesel Exhaust Fluid.  So, let’s talk about this one for a quick minute; this post will be very short and to the point.

If we were to look at the Material Safety Data Sheet, MSDS, for Diesel Exhaust Fluid; we read the following under the Transportation Section for this product.

“DOT Classification”  —>Not regulated.

“TDG Classification” —>Not regulated

“Mexico Classification” —>Not regulated.

“HCS Classification” —>Not regulated

So, what does this mean with regards to its Diesel Exhaust Fluid Placard?  Simply, that the placard itself will show zeros because the product is classified as non-hazardous and it is not regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

So, those of you wanting to set up a distributorship or delivery business; you are good to go.



Now, keep in mind that this is regarding the placard of DEF, there are still procedures as to how to handle and store Diesel Exhaust Fluid.  Hope that helps.

Thanks for the questions everyone.

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Diesel Exhaust Fluid Houston – will older engines need to be retrofitted?

For now, all we know is that only EPA 2010 commercial and consumer vehicles equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology will use Diesel Exhaust Fluid.   Diesel Exhaust Fluid, also called DEF, is a solution made up of purified water and 32.5 percent automotive-grade urea that is used as a carrying agent for the ammonia needed to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from vehicles into nitrogen, water and carbon dioxide (CO2).

Diesel Exhaust Fluid is monitored for quality and certified by the American Petroleum Institute, ensuring that Diesel Exhaust Fluid is a stable, non-toxic, odorless and completely safe solution. The urea used for Diesel Exhaust Fluid is automotive-grade. Urea in additional forms is widely distributed for many other industrial and agricultural needs, including emissions control at public utilities and power plants.

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Below is a great diagram for Diesel Exhaust Fluid production and Supply process.- Image from Terra Industries.







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