AdBlue producer, Air1, used the CV Show last month to promote the importance of quality AdBlue. They also highlighted contamination issues which can arise when the wrong specification of AdBlue solution is used.
With many more vehicles now adopting SCR technology, it is imperative that truck and van owners have confidence in the source of their AdBlue and that full traceability to the point of manufacture is assured, said Air 1.
Visitors to the show this year also got the chance to see a commercial vehicle’s catalyst on display. The catalyst had been sectioned in order to show exactly how fine and delicate a catalyst is, showing why it is so important that quality AdBlue is used and measures are taken to avoid contamination of the catalyst. Most vehicle engine manufacturers will not accept warranty claims if a low quality “AdBlue type fluid” or AdBlue that has been modified has been used, said Air1, ultimately resulting in costly repairs and vehicle downtime.
The company added that since the implementation of AdBlue into these vehicles, it has become apparent that there are some issues and "knowledge gaps" with AdBlue in the van market and the assumption that a vehicle can be topped up at an annual service is not realistic for any commercially driven vehicle. Air1 had experts available during the 3-day-event to assist with any questions or queries around AdBlue in the LCV sector.