AdBlue® for heavy goods vehicles
Heavy goods vehicles started using AdBlue® well before passenger vehicles
Today, 60% of commercial heavy goods vehicles on the roads in Europe run on diesel. Hauliers prefer diesel engines because they provide enough power to transport heavy loads. With the arrival of the Euro IV standard in 2006, the majority of heavy goods vehicle manufacturers opted for SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology and AdBlue® liquid to purify emissions from diesel engines.
As recent Euro V and Euro VI standards are even more demanding, manufacturers have had to adapt their AdBlue® dosing algorithms to inject even more fluid in order to meet these new guidelines. Manufacturers who used other emission purification technologies, such as EGR, are now being forced to move to SCR in order to comply with Euro VI.
Recent studies show that more than half of heavy goods vehicles on the roads in Europe use AdBlue® to comply with European regulations.
What type of AdBlue® is needed for heavy goods vehicles?
AdBlue® is the registered trademark for AUS32, or Aqueous Urea Solution 32.5%, which works with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicle exhausts.
Whether for passenger vehicles or heavy goods vehicles, the solution has exactly the same composition and works in exactly the same way. It is made up of 32.5% high-purity urea in demineralised water.
AdBlue® is neither toxic, explosive, flammable or harmful to the environment. It is classified under the minimum risk category of transportable fluids.