AdBlue® Dispensing Tanks
AdBlue® Dispensing Tanks. From 55 to 15,000 Litres. With their own pumping system, the Adblue containers within this category offer a solution to dispensing exhaust fluid. The 1350 Litre AdBlue Dispensing Tank is the smallest in the range and offers an ideal option for smaller industries running multiple vehicles but on a smaller scale to some hauliers. On the opposite side of the scale is the 15,000 Litre AdBlue Dispensing Tank, popular with large fleets and hauliers that utilise the exhaust additive in larger quantities. Read More
The products are manufactured in the UK from high-quality materials and by experts in fuel storage.
AdBlue® is a mixed solution consisting of 32.5% Urea and 67.5% deionised water. This solution is injected into the exhaust of diesel vehicles in a process known as selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR). This process leads to the reduction in levels of nitrous oxide released into the atmosphere, thus reducing emissions. This supports the UK's aim to be carbon neutral.
AdBlue® Storage is slightly different to fuels storage. AdBlue® as a solution can be corrosive to some materials. It is also very polluting to ground and surface water. However, despite this, there are currently no enforced AdBlue® storage regulations in the UK. However, the Environmental Agency has issued storage guidelines and under the Anti-Pollution Works Regulations, they can issue a notice enforcing appropriate improvements.
The Environmental Agency guidelines state:
1. your container, pipework and dispenser equipment are suitable for use with urea
2. you have secondary containment for the container and ancillary equipment (i.e. a bunded tank)
3. the dispensing area drainage is isolated from surface water drains
4. you have a trigger nozzle with an auto shutoff to dispense AdBlue®
5. you have appropriate emergency equipment to deal with large and small spills. Tuffa spill kits are available with your tank
6. you have an emergency plan and suitable training for dealing with spillages or other accidents
Additionally, the Environment Agency, SEPA and the APEA all encourage the use of a Secondary Containment (bund) when bulk storing AdBlue®
If AdBlue® is stored incorrectly, the solution can degrade or become contaminated. This can therefore cause damage to vehicles or equipment which can be costly. Below are the main points;
- The AdBlue® tank should be manufactured from a non-corrosive materials such as polyethylene.
- The container should be kept out of direct sunlight - between -6°C and 25°C will prevent contamination and increase the lifespan. AdBlue® tanks are bunded and manufactured from an opaque UV stabilised polyethylene. This means our tanks can be stored outside while keeping the solution out of direct sunlight.
- The AdBlue® container should be sealed and clean.
- A bunded tank is advised.
You can gather further information on AdBlue® by GreenChem’s Storage of AdBlue video.
There are optimum conditions for the storage of AdBlue®. When kept in a sealed container kept between -6°C and 25°C, AdBlue® can be stored for between 12 and 18 months. If stored in a vented container or above 25°C then the shelf-life may be around 6 months.
There are a number of key benefits to on-site AdBlue® storage of which a few are listed below;
- Reducing the cost of AdBlue® by buying in bulk.
- Avoiding AdBlue® shortages
- Improving the clean dispensing of the solution.