Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)
Everything You Need, Delivered Right to Your Door
Diesel Exhaust Fluid, otherwise referred to as DEF for short, is a particular type of emissions control liquid that is required by modern diesel engines that utilize Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. Typically, it's used to help remove harmful Nitrogen Oxide emissions from diesel engines. The fluid itself is a totally non-hazardous solution comprised of approximately 32.5% urea and 67.5% deionized water.
Make no mistake: DEF isn't a recommendation, but a requirement. It's necessary in order to meet the nitrogen oxide levels set by the EPA for both on and off-road equipment using Selective Catalytic Reduction. Those systems require DEF to break down the dangerous emissions produced by their engines into nitrogen and water.
Luckily, obtaining the right Diesel Exhaust Fluid to meet your needs isn't nearly as complicated as you might be fearing. Not only do we offer everything you need here at Bird Fuels, but we can also conveniently deliver it right to your door.
Bird Fuels offers DEF in either 9.46 litre containers or 208-litre drums for you to choose from depending on your needs. Should the situation call for it, we also offer DEF in bulk storage containers. If that option is more to your liking, you can always pick them up at our offices in Owen Sound, Orangeville and Collingwood.
In terms of bulk fluid delivery services, we also offer everything you need in one convenient package. Not only do you have access to on-site storage tanks, but we can also perform on-site equipment refueling whenever it's needed.
Bird Fuels will not only provide you with the tanks and accessories to help keep your fluids need met, but we'll also help with the installation of that equipment - guaranteeing that everything meets or exceeds TSSA standards.
Other Important Considerations
Don't forget that DEF is corrosive for some metals (with aluminum, copper and zinc being the most prominent examples), therefore they must always be stored in specific types of containers.
For the best results, make sure you're storing your DEF in temperatures between -11° C and 30°C. DEF can degrade over time and become less effective after a year goes by (or if the temperature rises too high), so keep all of this in mind when planning your long-term storage applications. Overexposure to sunlight has also been known to significantly reduce the shelf life of DEF.
Finally, understand that DEF consumption will be approximately 2% of all diesel fuel consumed. In other words, it's consumed on a 50 to 1 ratio with diesel. Keep this in mind when placing your orders.
Bird Fuels: The Partner You Need Has Arrived
At Bird Fuels, we've been proud to help meet the needs and exceed the expectations of all of our residential and commercial customers for nearly 18 years. We also offer the delivery of lubricants, home heating oil, propane, gasoline and diesel.
If you'd like to find out more information about what our Diesel Exhaust Fluid delivery services entail, or if you have any other questions you'd like to discuss with someone in a little more detail, please don't delay - contact us today.