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DEF  // Posts tagged as "DEF"

10 Jan Posted by in Blog | Comments

Victory Blue in Review, 2013

Victory Blue in Review, 2013

Entering a new year seems to lead to reflection of the past one. Though 2013 is gone and 2014 is ahead, it’s important to remember the big changes that occurred in the past year. For Victory Blue, these major changes helped propel Victory Blue into the spotlight in the DEF world. As we look forward […]

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22 Nov Posted by in Blog | Comments

DEF Contamination

DEF Contamination

You may already know the importance of DEF quality, and how a closed loop system is one of the best ways to preserve diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) purity, but you may not know what happens when DEF is contaminated. DEF Contamination is one of the major problems facing our industry, since there hasn’t been a […]

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18 Nov Posted by in Blog | Comments

Handling DEF from a Distributor Level

Handling DEF from a Distributor Level

The care, custody, and handling of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is extremely important for the preservation of DEF quality. If DEF is not handled properly, the resulting problems can corrupt the DEF, which can lead to the following issues: Detrimental Effects for the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Performance Voiding of Vehicle Warranties Premature Catalyst Deactivation […]

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05 Nov Posted by in Blog | Comments

What It Means to Be API Certified

What It Means to Be API Certified

The American Petroleum Institute (API) operates a voluntary program called the Diesel Exhaust Fluid Certification Program that is designed to both certify and monitor the quality of diesel exhaust fluid used in conjunction with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) in diesel engines. This program has become an extremely important part of the DEF industry, and the […]

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01 Nov Posted by in Blog | Comments

The Future of Lower NOx Heavy-Duty Engine Standards

The Future of Lower NOx Heavy-Duty Engine Standards

Population growth is inevitable. In China, India, the U.S., and other countries with already large populations, a lot of people will mean a lot of cars and heavy-duty engines which will burn a lot of fuel. It is predicted that the world’s population growth will reach 9 billion by 2040. Since population growth drives GDP, […]

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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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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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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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