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Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)-  High Tide Oil Company offers a complete line of DEF equipment solutions. Ask us today how High Tide can help you by providing a completely managed solution from your first jug or drum of DEF to a full bulk handling arrangement.

  • DEF Equipment Solutions:
  • Certified pumps, hoses, nozzles
  • Mini-bulk systems
  • Bulk delivery trucks
  • Box delivery trucks
  • Transport trucks
  • Tank wagons

The Story of Diesel Exhaust Fluid

In 2010, cars and trucks with diesel engines that were sold in the United States had to meet new American EPA emissions requirements.

The 2010 Emissions standards in North America have mandated that all on-road diesel vehicles manufactured in 2010 or later must be equipped with technology to reduce NOx emissions. NOx emissions need to be removed from the air because they contribute to global warming, acid rain, and atmospheric particles that cause visual impairment.

To do so, many diesel engine manufacturers (OEM’s) decided to use Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), which is an emissions after treatment technology that converts nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the diesel-engine exhaust stream into nitrogen and water vapor…two natural components in the air we breathe.

It does this with the help of urea. Commonly known as a major component in mammal urine, it was the first organic chemical to be artificially produced in a lab. It’s a neutral solid that doesn’t have color or odor and dissolves in water. It’s also used in fertilizer.

SCR technology isn’t new—it’s been in use for many years in Europe and since the late 1950’s on large commercial boilers.

SCR converts NOx to nitrogen and water vapor using a catalyst, exhaust heat, and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). The DEF is injected into the diesel exhaust stream where it reacts with a chemical catalyst to convert NOx into a harmless gas.

  • DEF is API certified and meets ISO22241 specifications.
  • Diesel Exhaust Fluid is non-toxic, non-flammable, colorless, non-hazardous, and very easy to use, and applies to vehicles produced since 2010.