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October, 2013  // Posts published in October, 2013

30 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments

DEF Storage

DEF Storage

In order to preserve the quality of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), it is important to understand the ins and outs of DEF storage. Drivers and operators of diesel vehicles need to practice good DEF storage and handling in order to ensure that they avoid contamination or misfueling, which can lead to issues within the Selective […]

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25 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments

Deionized Water

Deionized Water

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is defined as a mixture of 32.5% urea and 67.5% deionized water. You can discover more about what urea is here, but deionized water is often the ignored portion of the urea solution. Deionized water is extremely important to maintaining the quality of DEF, which is why it deserves to be […]

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23 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments

DEF Freezing

DEF Freezing

As the seasons change and the weather starts to get colder, people begin to focus on protecting things from freezing. They’ll bring their plants inside, cover their pools, and start their cars early in the morning so it will be nice and warm by the time they get in for work. During this season, Diesel […]

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18 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments

Harmful Health Effects of Diesel Exhaust

Harmful Health Effects of Diesel Exhaust

Diesel is used within many aspects of our society, including in the transportation, agriculture, and mining industries. It is also used for many other applications. We use diesel engines because they provide more horsepower and torque and they are usually more versatile and cheaper to run as a source of power. There are many benefits […]

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17 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments

The Differences Between In-Cylinder EGR and SCR

The Differences Between In-Cylinder EGR and SCR

Many OEMs today use Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, sometimes even in conjunction with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) to minimize diesel emissions. Both of these technologies bring several advantages to reducing the amount of nitrogen oxides (NOx) that are typically released into the atmosphere. These technologies are used for the diesel-powered vehicles and equipment in […]

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16 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments

Tier 4, Mining, and DEF

Tier 4, Mining, and DEF

Last week, we discussed the presence and importance of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) within the agriculture industry. Like the agriculture industry, the mining industry must also adhere to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 4 standards. Essentially, these standards mandate the reduction of emissions in diesel-run engines. Accordingly, these standards are not in place just for […]

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10 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments

Why You Should Purchase a Diesel

Why You Should Purchase a Diesel

At some point, almost everyone has to buy a car. There are several things to consider before purchasing, like fuel efficiency, cost, brand, style, safety ratings, etc. It’s difficult to know which car to get to perfectly suit your needs. Understanding what you need from a car is an important first step before analyzing which […]

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09 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments

DEF for Farmers

DEF for Farmers

The focus of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is often in the transportation industry, but there are several other industries that use DEF. For example, any vehicle that uses a diesel engine will eventually be required to meet EPA pollution standards. This includes marine vehicles, airplanes, cars, trucks, and even farm equipment like tractors. So what […]

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08 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments

The 5 Facts and Fiction of Diesel Exhaust Fluid

The 5 Facts and Fiction of Diesel Exhaust Fluid

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is a growing part of the transportation industry. The deadline for being compliant with EPA mandated diesel emission standards is approaching rapidly. This deadline means that fleet executives and OEMs are trying to become better acquainted with selective catalytic reduction technology as well as diesel exhaust fluid. This rush for education […]

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01 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments

Quality Service … The Dying Art

Quality Service … The Dying Art

Last week, we discussed why quality DEF is important as well as how Victory Blue provides quality service. Continuing on that thread, we’ll be discussing quality customer service with Victory Blue’s premier customer service representative, Christine Patterson.  Read on to discover how Victory Blue offers quality service to all customers from the one person who […]

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