Many of our vehicles now require AdBlue additive which we purchase and store in moderate quantities. Are there any special precautions we should take when storing and handling AdBlue?

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Many of our vehicles now require AdBlue additive which we purchase and store in moderate quantities. Are there any special precautions we should take when storing and handling AdBlue?

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AdBlue is used as the catalyst in selective reduction catalysis to reduce the amount of NOx produced by diesel exhausts and is an essential component in achieving the required emission levels for meeting the Euro VI/6, and perhaps Euro V/5, standards. It is carried in a separate tank on the vehicle and an empty tank may result in the engine not starting. A warning light is fitted as a reminder to top-up the tank. Failure to maintain the system in good condition is an offence.

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