AdBlue tank sediment warning

By: Steve Skinner

Volvo Group advises dealers and customers to check onsite bulk storage

AdBlue tank sediment warning
Hitting the bowser isn’t the only risk with onsite AdBlue.


Volvo Group Australia has recently issued an advisory to its dealers about possible AdBlue contamination.

AdBlue is the most recognised form of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), which is needed for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions control.

It’s a trademark of the VDA – Verband der Automobilindustrie, or German Association of the Automotive Industry in English.

"It has been brought to our attention that there could be contaminated AdBlue entering the market," says the advisory issued last month.

"Out of specification or non-certified product is not covered by warranty.

"The vehicle urea dosing system should not be compromised due to contamination, as it could have an adverse effect, not only on vehicle performance, but (it) could violate current emission standards.

"We advise all dealers to check their own supply, as well as to contact their customers and ask them to visually check onsite bulk storage of this product.

"If there is white or cloudy sediment at the base of the tank we advise to immediately cease use of the product."

Check out the August issue of ATN for a feature on some pros and cons of AdBlue.

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