With the ever evolving climate and the census belief for restrictions amongst automotive and diesel motors to limit the amount of emissions let out into the air, a market has grown for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). With the new emission requirements set forth by EPA to meet the Clean Air Act specifications, there has been a movement over the past 15 years to slowly reduce diesel exhaust emissions through changes in the diesel engines. One of the largest changes to these engines was the introduction of the diesel exhaust fluid.

The DEF was introduced to lower Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions in diesel engines. This is executed through Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR). SCR technology uses a catalyst system to break down dangerous NOx emissions produced by diesel engines into nitrogen and water. All the major diesel engine manufacturers have become DEF compliant when building new engines.

Most of the new heavy-duty diesel engines were required to meet the EPA’s requirement by 2010. With the ever-growing consumption of DEF many manufacturers and suppliers were scrambling to be able to provide an adequate supply of DEF. Ed Wells, the Director of Sales with Air1 DEF supply, estimated that in 2013, 204 million gallons of DEF were consumed.   It is estimated that by the end of 2015, 402 millions of DEF will be consumed.

There are many new diesel engines being manufactured to meet the DEF requirement, which may leave a lot of questions from the end user. Questions like: “How long will the DEF fluid last in my vehicle?” “What are my options for container size?” and “What is the best way for my fleet to maximize our use of the DEF?” With the various vehicle sizes and the amount of hours spent on the road, the needs for everyone will differ.

At E.R. Vine our experienced sales team can explain different options for your DEF needs. We offer many different pack sizes along bulk DEF deliveries. With a history of excellent customer service and affordable prices we hope you turn to E. R. Vine & Sons for your DEF needs.

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