Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Growing Market of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is one of the key elements in the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) process which turns toxic emissions into harmless nitrogen and water. Diesel-engines and vehicles that are equipped with SCR systems using DEF not only meet EPA emission standards, but they are also fuel-efficient. It is estimated that the market for DEF is steadily growing as an estimated 10-20 percent of the diesel fleet has already converted to the engines that require the use of DEF.

Environmental Regulations Will Lead to DEF Engine Conversion

Although stringent emission regulations are being enforced by the EPA, there are still many who have delayed their investment in newer, more environmentally friendly engines or have gone for the option of refurbishing old engines to avoid having to comply with the 2010 emission standards. Due to unrelenting environmental regulations, we will ultimately see the conversion of all diesel engines to adopt the SCR technology which would need DEF.

Future Prediction of DEF Consumption

As stated in a White Paper by Brenntag from 2009, it is predicted that due to current fleet turnover rates, annual DEF consumption rates can reach up to 725 million gallons by 2015. Further market studies have also suggested that consumption will be up to 1.3 – 1.5 billion gallons by 2020. With these and other trends, DEF products will surely continue to rise in popularity in the coming years. To learn more about the wide variety of high-quality and dependable DEF products, call Husky Corporation at 800-325-3558 or send an email to sales@husky.com

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Basics of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)

Diesel Exhaust Fluid, more commonly known as DEF, is an emissions control liquid, injected in the exhaust stream of modern diesel engines. DEF is a non-hazardous solution composed of 32.5% automotive-grade urea in 67.5% de-iodized water. It is a clear and colorless fluid that looks exactly like water, but has a slight smell of ammonia. When handled properly, DEF is non-toxic and non-flammable. It will not harm people, animals, equipment, or the environment. By using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, DEF helps remove harmful NOx emissions generated by diesel engines.

How Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Works

The primary function of SCR technology is to use ammonia to break down dangerous NOx emissions into nitrogen and water. For automotive purposes, the selective catalytic reduction is activated when the urea solution, DEF, is constantly sprayed into the exhaust steam. With a special catalyst present, the NOx emissions are converted into harmless nitrogen and water vapor. This technology is a popular choice among truck and engine manufacturers as a way to meet emissions standards which now apply to all light, medium and heavy duty diesel engines in the United States. Diesel engines with SCR use DEF at a rate of about five percent of the amount of diesel consumed.

EPA’s Stringent Emission Standards Calls for more DEF Products

To ensure acceptable air quality, the EPA has set extensive emissions standards. As NOx and particulate matter (PM) are associated with a number of health problems, the EPA has estimated that the emission standards will prevent more than 8,300 premature deaths. Since the advent of SCR technology in 2004, there have been more engines introduced utilizing the system as an “after treatment”. Evidently, the call for a healthier environment, cleaner air, and fuel efficient engines is making DEF products more popular in the market.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Collaboration between Corporations: Husky and Benecor

Husky Corporation, a leader in developing and manufacturing high-performance, American-made fueling products and Benecor, the leading US manufacturer of DEF products have come together to create a strong alliance. As the first company in North America to offer DEF pumps, Benecor boasts the most extensive line of DEF pumps and products in the industry. Husky will market Benecor’s DEF product line to its long list of distributors, sales representatives, and direct customers in the petroleum dispensing industry.

The Benefits of this Alliance

Aside from Husky’s vast network of sales representatives and relationships within the local market plus Benecor’s superior products, the initial goal of this partnership is to bring convenience and to better serve customers. The complete DEF storage system product line of Benecor and all of their innovative DEF products compliments Husky’s product lines exceptionally well. The alliance of these two corporations creates a one-stop solution for all of a customer’s DEF dispensing needs.

DEF Consumption Predictions

The alliance between Husky and Benecor will make customer service for the growing DEF market more efficient, since it has been predicted that the DEF level of consumption will triple by 2016 as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) becomes stricter with their guidelines for emissions. In order to meet the NOx reduction guidelines, engine and truck manufacturers need Urea-based DEF to be incorporated onto the diesel exhaust stream. This will result in a higher demand for DEF products in the near future, which Husky and Benecor will be ready to provide.

To learn more about the alliance between Husky and Benecor or to inquire about the list of DEF products available, contact Husky at 800-325-3558 or sales@husky.com

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Revolutionary Wireless Tank Monitoring by Enevo

Revolutionary Wireless Tank Monitoring by Enevo Enevo, a Finland-based wireless sensor network provider, and Husky Corporation have established a strategic partnership to create a revolutionary tank monitoring alarm system. By using state-of-the-art sensors, Enevo is able to innovate the way fuel, petroleum products and other liquids get delivered to tanks. This becomes convenient for distributors as the new technology is able to analyze the activity in each tank and learn the pattern of usage, creating an optimized service route for the tanks that need immediate attention. The system is so advanced that it can suggest the amount of product needed at each location. 


Enevo Sensors and their Practicality

The highly durable Enevo sensors are specifically designed to withstand harsh environments. This tank monitoring alarm system uses a hard rubberlike polymer from a proprietary mix of polyurethane; the electronics are molded inside the tank. This results in level measurement that saves time, money, and expended fuel when compared to using the traditional route-based service schedules that are commonly practiced today. Only the tanks that require attention receive it.




Services and Features Included

The sensors are both easy to install and use. The hardware and software are reliable, using sonar technology to monitor the level in the tanks while transmitting the data over 2G/3G networks. The viewing of levels, forecasts, and optimal routes for collection or delivery is made possible by an online dashboard. Some of the service features included in the tank monitoring alarm system are as follows:

• Urethane-molded sensors make a reliable, no-contact-needed way of measuring liquid.

• Quick and easy installation.

• 10+ year battery life from space-grade lithium batteries.

• Reliable hourly level measurements, providing up-to-the-minute forecasts.

These are just some of the features that this innovative tank monitoring alarm system provides. For more details on the revolutionary Enevo service, contact Husky at 800-325-3558.