AdBlue is used to limit emissions from cars, trucks, buses, vans, boats, excavators and tractors. If you use a modern diesel powered machine fitted with an SCR catalyst, you’ll need AdBlue.
Vans, lorries, passenger cars…the majority of new diesel engines need AdBlue and if your engines are fitted with SCR catalysts, AdBlue is required to meet the standards for Euro 5 and Euro 6 diesel emissions.
AdBlue® from Certas Energy
AdBlue® reduces harmful nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel engines to ensure vehicles meet legislation requirements. AdBlue is a highly purified, colourless liquid and when injected into the catalyst of the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system, it triggers a chemical reaction with the ammonia. This then converts toxic nitrogen oxide (NOx) into nitrogen (N2) and water vapour (H20) that are harmless to the environment.
While there are cheaper alternatives available on the market, it’s important to use a product that meets the required standards. We supply customers with market leading GreenChem and Yara Air1 AdBlue which is compliant with ISO 22241. AdBlue can be purchased in cans, barrels, IBCs and bulk and with our national distribution network we can keep your business moving every day of the year.
Certas Energy sells all the kit you need to store and fill up
with. Available in various pack sizes including 5 litres,
10 litres, 20 litres, 200 litres, 1,000 litres, IBCs, and Bulk. We can also supply rotary, lever barrel and electric pumps as well as a variety of storage and dispensing units.
Are your diesel vehicles fitted with an SCR system? Meet the Euro V and VI emission standards with AdBlue from Certas Energy, the UK’s largest fuels and lubricants provider.
Select a button below to find out more.
Choose Certas Energy as your AdBlue supplier…
The AdBlue offered by Certas Energy is a high quality product that is ISO 22241 compliant. We have specialist distribution warehouses where we store AdBlue at the optimal condition. As the largest independent distributor of lubricants and AdBlue in the UK we can offer delivery within 5 working days and competitive pricing. We also offer dispensing equipment including electric pumps, hand pumps and IBC dispensers. Ordering lubricants and AdBlue from Certas provides access to technical experts who are always on had to answer any questions you may have.
Is AdBlue hazardous? There are no known hazardous properties of AdBlue. However, it is corrosive and can dissolve materials that are not listed as AdBlueⓇ proof in ISO 22241.
What happens if I run out of AdBlue? It’s critical that you keep your vehicle topped up with AdBlue and that you have an emergency supply available at all times. Not only could running out result in hefty fines, it could also prevent your engine from starting at all. Your engine would not be damaged from running out of AdBlue but it could affect performance and mean that it could be exceeding legal emission limits.
What is AdBlue?
AdBlue® is a highly purified colourless liquid. It contains demineralized water and urea (32.5%). It is used with diesel engines and is also known outside of Europe as DEF, ARLA 32 or AUS 32. The main active component of AdBlue® is ammonia. This is chemically formed by hydrolising automotive urea, which is the main raw material. AdBlue® is injected into the catalyst of the SCR system, where it triggers a chemical reaction with the ammonia. This chemical reaction converts the toxic nitrogen oxides (NOx) into nitrogen (N2) and water vapour (H2O). Water vapour and nitrogen are naturally occurring gases that are harmless to the environment.
Properties of AdBlue
Adding up the facts
- Ammonia is the main active component of AdBlue along with demineralised water and automotive grade urea
- Dispensing units should be between -6℃ and 25℃ in a clean environment to avoid contamination
- Bulk, jerry cans and IBCs are all pack sizes available
- Legally, AdBlue is required for use in all Euro 6 vehicles to meet standards for diesel emissions but other technologies can be used for Euro 5
- Usage is typically around 5% of fuel consumption for commercial and agricultural vehicles
- Eighteen months is the shelf life of AdBlue if stored correctly away from direct sunlight
AdBlue® 10L / 20L
Special AdBlue canisters with an integrated spout with a capacity of 10 and 20 litres. This innovative spout will save you time and effort, thanks to its breathing pipe that help the product to flow out of the can easily. Also, you do not need to look for the spout as it is always nicely and cleanly packed together with the canisters.
For those looking for a reliable hand pump system, GreenChem provides the best possible solution to fill AdBlue from your drums. You have 2 possible solution: – A stainless steel rotary pump is AdBlue certified and is equipped with a drum connector system compatible with most drums on the market.
AdBlue® 4L Starter Kit
This starter kit was designed for the passenger car driver. The starter kit will be the first piece of equipment a car driver will use to fill their AdBlue tank. To ensure you get the best experience from it, we have developed an ISO certified spout to avoid any leaking issues.
Special AdBlue canisters with an integrated spout with a capacity of 5 litres. This innovative spout will save you time and effort, thanks to its breathing pipe that help the product to flow out of the can easily. Also, you do not need to look for the spout as it is always nicely and cleanly packed together with the canisters.