Are You Carrying AdBlue?

Are You Carrying AdBlue?

Total discusses why it is essential for independent garages to have a continuous stock of Adblue diesel solution.

European regulations for Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) exhaust emissions have become increasingly stringent in recent times, which has dramatically increased the urgency for engine optimisation in passenger vehicles.

The Euro 6 emission regulations came into force in 2016, and they affect many modern diesel road cars. The aim of the regulations is to combat the amount of pollutants in the air, and under the regulations, the maximum NOx emissions permitted for a diesel car have been substantially lowered to a maximum of 80mg/km. As a result, new technologies have had to step in to make the required NOx reduction possible.

As more cars are purchased under these new regulations, customer demand for AdBlue will increase, says Total. Many new diesel cars are now equipped with a catalytic reduction system, which helps the vehicles to comply with the latest rule set. Called ‘Selective Catalytic Reduction’ (SCR), the system injects small amounts of AdBlue at regular intervals into the flow of exhaust gases, reducing NOx output.

But what exactly is AdBlue and how does it work to reduce emissions in a vehicle? Simply put, AdBlue is a water solution of synthetic urea. When it combines with diesel car exhaust emissions, it produces nitrogen and oxygen, which are both harmless gases that occur naturally in the environment. The resulting cleaner exhaust gases allow vehicle operators and manufacturers to meet the latest European emission standards and reduce harmful Nitrogen Oxide exhaust emissions.

Nic Hammond, AdBlue Area Business Manager at Total Lubricants UK, comments: “The technology is an important development in the management of transport. If your vehicle is equipped with SCR technology, you will need to fill up with fuel and AdBlue (in separate tanks). The consumption of AdBlue helps reduce fuel consumption, providing an average of 4 to 6% less diesel consumption, resulting in increased fuel economy.”

Not only is there the clear customer benefit of improved fuel consumption, and a cleaner environment, but for garages it presents another servicing opportunity, according to Total. Therefore, it is important that garages carry AdBlue at all times, so as not to miss out on this potential revenue stream.

To meet the needs of its customers, Total has made its AdBlue available to its garage customers in the following delivery options: bulk, IBC, barrel and small pack. In addition, the manufacturer can provide customers with a variety of dispensing options, including bulk tanks, IBC pumps, lever and rotary hand pumps, and so on.

The variety of purchasing options is ideally-suited to garages and workshops, enabling them to top up AdBlue levels during regular diesel customer car maintenance.

For further details about the range of products available from Total, click here.

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