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AdBlue is a product that is part of the global effort to reduce harmful emissions from modern diesel engines. An increasing number of vehicles are being fitted with a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR).
With increasing environmental awareness, we’re seeing a growing number of customers purchasing AdBlue from RDP.
What is AdBlue?
AdBlue is a non-toxic, non-flammable biodegradable urea and water-based liquid additive that processes the gases in a car exhaust system. It helps remove harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. AdBlue is stored in a tank positioned near the vehicles fuel tank.
The AdBlue supplied by RD Petroleum is widely accepted and well respected across the industry. It’s produced based on the ‘hot melt’ virgin urea production method, offering the highest level of purity. This method reduces the risk of contamination during manufacture.
How AdBlue works
AdBlue is injected into exhaust gas to reduce harmful NOx emissions and allow modern diesel engines to meet worldwide emission standards. AdBlue solution is stored in a separate tank. You cannot add AdBlue to your fuel to make a difference so please never give that a go, if you do, don’t start your vehicle and ring your mechanic.
The system works by injecting tiny amounts of the solution into the exhaust system while the engine is running. The chemicals in AdBlue break down the NOx emissions; converting them into harmless water vapour and nitrogen gas. Reduced raw exhaust emissions are achieved thanks to AdBlue.
Working with AdBlue
AdBlue tanks can vary a lot in size depending on your vehicle, so the rate of top-ups can be different for each person and vehicle. The average passenger car will consume about 1.5 litres of AdBlue with every 1000km.
A note, when you’re working with AdBlue, it belongs to the lowest water pollution hazard category but is a skin irritant and corrosive. It can cause injury if it touches the skin, eyes or respiratory organs, so take care. You might want to consider PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as rubber gloves and glasses when working with AdBlue.
Since it’s a corrosive, AdBlue damages surfaces such as plastic, clothing, carpets and painted vehicle parts. Spilt AdBlue should be removed as quickly as possible using a damp cloth and plenty of cold water. Nobody wants to harm their paintwork! Keep all refilling equipment free of dirt and dust. Again, avoid mixing it with diesel fuel or with water. It can also cause structural or staining problems with brick or concrete surfaces so it’s best to wash it off promptly.