Precautions for using AdBlue®
What are the recommendations in handling AdBlue®?
Although AdBlue® is not dangerous, it is necessary to use it carefully to preserve its characteristics and to avoid staining. Here is the list of recommended precautions for its use:
AdBlue®, what precautions should be taken?
- Temperature: AdBlue® is an aqueous solution that freezes at temperatures below-11 ° C and evaporates at temperatures above 30 ° C. It is therefore recommended that you make sure to preserve the exhaustive diesel fluid at room temperature.
- Container: always use containers meant for AdBlue® and do not mix with other fluids as this may damage your SCR system. In addition, some materials may be corroded by AdBlue®.
- Expiration date: the shelf life of AdBlue® varies depending on the storage conditions and the type of container used. The urea is degradable by sunlight and high temperatures. In favourable storage conditions (suitable container, protected from the rays of the Sun, temperatures between-11 ° C and 30 ° C), AdBlue® may maintain its qualities for about 12 months.
- Seal: it is also recommended to isolate AdBlue and keep it away from dust that may contaminate it and therefore damage your catalyst when used in your vehicle.
- Wear gloves : even if the fluid is harmless, it is recommended to wear gloves when handling AdBlue to avoid sensitive skin to get irritated.