by Ivan K. Makoku, Director(AirNox Pty Ltd) | December 21, 2022

Proper Applications of AdBlue® – Know What to Follow on AdBlue

Best quality AdBlue® is a straightforward and non-hazardous product. However, because the solution is used with an SCR catalyst that is particularly sensitive to contaminants, there are some strict regulations to follow when utilising it.

It is critical to eliminate AdBlue® contamination in order to ensure that your SCR system performs properly and to avoid costly repair costs. Never add anything to your AdBlue® for best vehicle performance (large goods truck, tractor, light goods vehicle, van, bus, coach, automobile…), even the addition of water might destroy the catalyst in your SCR system.

Here are some points of Do’s and Don’ts to follow:

♦ AdBlue® should always be poured into the AdBlue® tank. Both the nozzle pistol and the tank’s filling cap are clearly marked. Never fill the AdBlue® tank with diesel.
♦ When storing or refilling AdBlue®, only use AdBlue® equipment.
♦ Maintain your AdBlue® equipment by keeping it clean and clear of dust and grime.
♦ Check that your AdBlue® tank and container seals are still intact.
♦ When cleaning internally or priming AdBlue® equipment’s, use demineralised water (or AdBlue®).
♦ Avoid mixing with tap water, petrol, oil, or other liquids to avoid misuse.
♦ If you are handling large amounts of AdBlue® and there is a risk of a spill, wear protective clothing.
♦ If AdBlue® spills on the ground, in a vehicle, or on a painted surface, thoroughly clean with water and protect against severe temperatures. At -11 degrees Celsius, AdBlue® freezes.
♦ If AdBlue® is stored over 30 degrees for a longer period, hydrolysis occurs and that reduces AdBlue® power and its shelf life.
♦ If the AdBlue® freezes in its storage container, gently warm the container to melt it. AdBlue® can be reused after it has been thawed because it returns to its original state. It is unlikely for AdBlue® to freeze in the African continent however it is possible in other parts of the world.
♦ Keep AdBlue® away from dust, rain and direct sunlight.
♦ If your AdBlue® container becomes too hot, spray the sealed container with water to cool it down.
♦ Long term skin contact may cause irritation because AdBlue® is corrosive.
♦ Skin and eye contact should be avoided.
♦ In case of skin contact, wash wish soap and plenty of water.
♦ AdBlue® is not flammable.

Some more points to particularly remember

♦ Do not put AdBlue® in your diesel tank.
♦ Do not fill the AdBlue® tank with diesel.
♦ Filling the AdBlue® tank with water or any other liquid is not permitted.
♦ AdBlue® should not be mixed with other liquids because it is not an additive.
♦ AdBlue® should not be used if it has been polluted with tap water or other contaminants such as diesel fuel.
♦ Avoid pouring AdBlue® on the ground because it may cause the surface to become slippery or damage the concrete or brickwork.
♦ Never leave spilt AdBlue® unwashed.
♦ Do not run your car in the absence of AdBlue®. It is illegal and will result in further downtime.
♦ Other compounds, such as urea solutions, should not be used in addition to AdBlue®. The SCR system may sustain costly damage.
♦ Overriding the system may void your warranty, be unlawful, and put your vehicle into a “limp home type” mode.



So, ensure you follow these simple instructions and buy the best quality AdBlue® from AirNox. Surely its proper usage will help to protect our environment.