What is Adblue and why it is necessary to add Adblue to BS IV vehicles
Recently, the Supreme Court of India ordered that engines in vehicles must be compliant with BS IV standards from April 1, 2017. Also, authorities have been instructed to stop registration of vehicles that do not meet the BS IV norms. This rule was passed in order to upgrade to better fuel standards to tackle the rising air pollution problems across several cities in India. Here, we have discussed a few questions that you may have in your mind regarding Adblue DEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid or Adblue Air1.
What is BS IV ?
In simple words, BS IV norms set the limit on pollutants released from vehicles. Although having swanky cars may improve your social status, having cleaner air is more important.
BS IV norms will ensure that only 50 parts per million sulphur will be stipulated compared to 350 parts per million in BS III norms. Also, Nitrogen oxide, hydrocarbons and particulate matter emissions will be much lower under BS IV norms.
What is Adblue ?
To curb the harmful emissions you can make use of Adblue. Ad blue is a reagent which allows the SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology to reduce Nitrogen Oxide emissions from diesel vehicles. Adblue is a non-toxic, non-flammable, non-explosive, less harmful to environment fluid. It is a 32.5% solution made of urea and de-mineralized water. This fluid needs to be added in a separate tank in your vehicle and is classified under minimum risk category among transportable fluids.
Is Adblue easily available in India ?
Air1 Adblue is the leading fluid and complies with the highest industry standards in Adblue. There are several Adblue suppliers in India such as Inabgo Adblue, Valvoline Adblue,Benz Adblue,Scania Adblue,Tata Truck Adblue,Bharatbenz Adblue, Mahindra Blaze Adblue,Eicher Adblue,Cummins Adblue,Volvo Adblue, Leyland Adblue or Ashok Leyland Adblue etc.
Can you name some brands I can purchase Adblue Diesel Exhaust fluid from ?
Some of the brands that you can purchase Adblue def fluid from are Inabgo Adblue,Valvoline Adblue,Benz Adblue,Scania Adblue,Tata Truck Adblue,Bharatbenz Adblue, Mahindra Blaze Adblue,Eicher Adblue,Cummins Adblue,Volvo Adblue, Leyland Adblue or Ashok Leyland Adblue.
How is Inabgo Adblue better than other Adblue available in the market ?
- Inabgo is meticulously manufactured only with Highly pure Raw materials having least amount of Biurets, aldehyde and other impurities that block catalysts reaction sites damaging the SCR catalyst.
- Inabgo is prepared by using only Ultra Pure De-Ionized water which complies to Pharmaceutical grade water. This results in reduction in minerals and other salts that get carried into the SCR System that kill the SCR Catalyst leading to damaged catalyst and very expensive parts replacement to comply BS-IV Norms.
- Inabgo ensure quality standards which are better than those specified in ISO 22241 (ISO-22241-1, ISO-22241-2, ISO-22241-3) specifications which is the industry standard.
- Inabgo give COA( Certificate of Analysis) with every batch that is dispatched, which ensures easy traceability.
Is SCR with Adblue a better choice than other technologies ?
Adblue def when combined with SCR technology offers a complete fuel efficient solution. Many countries in Europe and states in the US offer SCR equipped truck models. Also, the demand for SCR technology in Europe is very high and therefore the Euro Vi emission standard will be reinforced.
What Is SCR Technology ?
SCR stands for Selective Catalytic Reduction which is an after treatment for vehicle engines. Most of the heavy- duty vehicles across the world comply with this technology to meet the emission legislation on Nitrogen Oxide emissions. Other technologies offer fewer benefits in terms of fuel efficiency and higher CO2 emissions. Therefore, SCR technology is most preferred by heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers across the globe.
The chief components of the SCR system are: SCR catalyst, AdBlue injection unit, Adblue tank and the Adblue def fluid dosing control unit. AdBlue is first injected into the exhaust pipe, in front of the SCR catalyst, downstream of the engine. Once in the exhaust, AdBlue diesel exhaust fluid decomposes into ammonia and CO2. The Nitrogen Oxide reacts with the ammonia and gets converted into harmful nitrogen and water.
The emission standards are different in different countries and each country sets a specific limitation on NOx emissions and use of SCR and Adblue. The main components covered in the vehicle emission legislation are Carbon Monoxide, Oxides of Nitrogen, Particulate matter and Hydrocarbons. In Europe, the first standards came into effect in 1990. Based on these standards, the legislation was introduced in India in 2000. Stringent norms have come into effect since then.