What Is Diesel Exhaust Fluid?
Diesel exhaust fluid is a mixture of deionized water and a nitrogen compound called "urea." The fluid is used in a selective catalytic reduction, a process designed to reduce the harmful environmental effects of burning diesel fuel. During combustion, diesel engines produce a substance called nitrogen oxide (NOx), which is harmful to the environment. It causes damage to the ozone layer. It is can be harmful to human health, causing lung damage, heart trouble, and other physical complication.SCR selective catalytic reduction lowers the amount of NOx emitted through the exhaust of a diesel engine.
Why Is It Important To Use Diesel Exhaust Fluid?
Besides the beneficial effects on the environment, using diesel exhaust fluid in diesel vehicles is federal law. The Environmental Protection Agency mandates that all classes of vehicles with diesel engines or power plants be equipped with a DEF system or SCR or your are subject to fines and penalties. In addition to the legal requirement, environmental stewardship is good business.
Where Can I Get Diesel Exhaust Fluid for Resale Through My Business?
Diesel exhaust fluid and its equipment are available from most wholesale fuel suppliers. Discover DEF has created an online tool to help you who are retail consumers locate exhaust fluid suppliers based on where you are and what kind of fluid products you need. The fluid's price may varies based on your location and the amount you purchase, but in general, it's cheapest if you buy it in bulk.
Special Storage Vessels Are Need To Store DEF Due To The Corrosive Nature Of Diesel Exhaust Fluid
Before you consider purchasing in bulk, consider the properties of DEF and the special requirements needed to store and dispense the product.
First, the storage container needs to be made of a DEF compatible material. The pumps, hoses and nozzles need to be DEF compatible as well.
Then, consider the placement of the container -- inside or outside, heated or not.
Accessibility for vehicles requiring DEF -- above ground or below ground.
The entire system needs to be a closed system to reduce the chance of contamination.
There is a lot more information you need to evaluate before making an investment in this equipment, so call on a professional to assist you -- one that will help educate you about your choices and the special need associated with bulk storage and dispensing DEF.
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