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AdBlue quality matters

Published to the CV Show website on
03/03/2011

Six big AdBlue suppliers will work with Acea, the European auto industry body on a campaign to produce an easily used set of AdBlue "dos and don'ts" to help operators avoid problems.  The campaign will tackle worries about AdBlue quality, its sourcing, storage and handling.  Selective Catalytic Reduction, using AdBlue, has successfully helped cut NOx emissions from trucks, buses and coaches since 2006.  While fears that operators would struggle to cope with the material proved "groundless," there have been some difficulties, with some operators not aware that low-grade AdBlue substitutes can damage the SCR kit and invalidate warranties.  Similarly, contaminated AdBlue can have the same expensive effects and pouring AdBlue into the diesel tank may seriously damage the engine.
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