The Facts about DEF and Urea on Inland Waterways

The facts about DEF and UREA

On Inland Waterways

THE FACTS ABOUT DEF AND UREA ON INLAND WATERWAYS

ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT SAFETY, SUPPLY, STORAGE AND MORE

Cat®️ Tier 4 Final engines reduce NOx emissions through the use of an aftertreatment system. That system uses Diesel Exhaust Fluid, or DEF, to break down NOx into harmless nitrogen and water. Other industries have used DEF — often referred to as “urea” — for years, but it’s relatively new to the inland waterway market. That’s led to lots of questions and misconceptions. Here’s what you need to know:

The Facts About DEF Safety & Consumption on Inland Waterways
The Facts About DEF Safety & Consumption on Inland Waterways

Is it toxic? What precautions do I need to take? How much is it going to cost me? Get answers to common questions about Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) on inland waterways.
The Facts About DEF Storage on Inland Waterways
The Facts About DEF Storage on Inland Waterways

How do I store it? How much space do I need? Will it degrade? Get answers to common questions about Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) on inland waterways.
A Midstreamer Busts Myths About DEF On Inland Waterways
A Midstreamer Busts Myths About DEF On Inland Waterways

When it comes to Tier 4 Final engines, the differences between SCR and EGR, and the availability of DEF on the inland waterways, there are plenty of misconceptions. Tony Odak of Stone Oil gives us the facts.
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