The Issue of Diluted AdBlue®
Wed, October 24, 2012 - 7:04:03
A potential problem facing the consumers of AdBlue® is the issue of dilution. By definition, Diesel Exhaust Fluid or AdBlue®, is comprised of 32.5% urea and 67.5% deionised water. However, in order to obtain a greater mark up when selling AdBlue® on, there may be room for adding more of the water, and consequently diluting the AdBlue.
Ensuring that you are not buying diluted fluid is important – a weakened AdBlue® will be used up quicker, thus increasing your costs! If the consumption rate surpasses the manufacturer’s guidelines, then this is the first clue that the AdBlue being injected may be diluted.
To protect yourself from such an issue there are a number of things you can do:
• Look at purchasing AdBlue® from genuine suppliers who can provide you with a Certificate of Conformity and a batch number.
• Be wary of buying unbranded AdBlue® from suppliers who say it is “their version” of the fluid.
• Look out for fluids called “Automative Urea Solution” or similar names, as this is potentially a way of getting round the strict urea ratio given to AdBlue®.