Are you a diesel vehicle owner? It is highly likely that you are required to use AdBlue®. This is utilised in a high number of cars, light commercial vehicles, HGV’s and public transport worldwide.
But what is it, its functionality, and usage? Continue reading to have all your AdBlue® questions answered.
AdBlue® is a toxic free, colourless, odourless, non-flammable and biodegradable solution intended to help diesel vehicles reduce the harmful exhaust emissions. It helps to cut down harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions which are created during the combustion process and turn them into harmless nitrogen and water vapor.
AdBlue® ingredients are a mixture of
high-purity urea (32.5%) and deionised water (67.5%), as set out in the ISO
22242 standard. AdBlue® can also be known as AUS 32
diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).
AdBlue® works alongside vehicle engine selective
catalytic reduction (SCR) systems and after the exhaust gas passes
through the diesel particulate filter, AdBlue® is then sprayed and
mixed into it via a dosing control system as it enters the SCR
catalytic converter. This is where the ammonia within the
urea reacts with NOx in the exhaust stream, neutralising it
to form harmless nitrogen and water vapour,
while additionally reducing total fuel consumption by 2-6%. AdBlue® and SCR
systems are highly effective, reducing NOx emissions by up to 90%, hydrocarbon and carbon
monoxide emissions by 50-90%, and particulate emissions by
You should be notified on your dashboard before running out by an
AdBlue® warning light showing it is time to top up. It is
very important that you keep your vehicles and equipment topped up with AdBlue® otherwise it will not be able to meet the emissions standards.
If it does not meet these standards then it can lead to severe consequences,
including large fines and penalties imposed by regulatory authorities.
This depends on several different things, such as the journey, your driving style, mileage, and environmental conditions. On most vehicles it should indicate on your dashboard when you need a top-up of AdBlue®.
In a standard passenger car, it will usually use around 1 litre for every 350 to 600 miles however this is just an estimated figure. To find out the exact usage rates then please refer to your vehicle’s handbook or a qualified mechanic.
WCF Chandlers are happy to be a reliable nationwide AdBlue® supplier to help you keep your pollution to a minimum and keep you on the roads.
We can supply in the below quantities:
If you are looking for a reliable, competitively priced bulk AdBlue® supplier, please complete the form below. Alternatively contact our friendly sales team for a quote on 01476 584123 or email us at email@example.com.