Frequently asked questions about AdBlue®
Find out answers to common questions surrounding the use of AdBlue® from Landowner Blue including current legislation, delivery, specifications and more.
AdBlue® is a clear Aqueous Urea Solution 32.5%. It is used in diesel engines that utilise SCR technology to convert harmful nitrous oxides into Nitrogen and Water. The result is cleaner emissions from your vehicle.
Your vehicle will automatically use AdBlue® at the required amount; this typically represents 5% of diesel used. So for every 100 litres of diesel that is used, you will need 5 litres of Adblue®. This may vary however depending on your particualr vehicle’s characteristics.
No, however you will then be operating your vehicle illegally within the EU as it will no longer comply to Euro 6 legislation. Some newer engines may limit power until Adblue® tank has been filled.
No. There is a separate Adblue® tank that is usually located next to the diesel engine.
It will start to freeze at -10 degrees. However, once it thaws out it remains unaffected.
AdBlue® must be stored in a dedicated AdBlue® tank, or the original container in which it was delivered. Containers must be securely sealed and kept in a dry, well-ventilated area at an ideal constant ambient temperature of no higher than 25 degrees C.
Observe Landowner’s AdBlue® manufacturer guidelines for storing and handling. To help dispense the product Landowner offers a complete range of storage containers, pumps, pipework and fittings.
Provided AdBlue is stored at a constant ambient temperature below 25 degrees C, it’s shelf life is 18 months.
Yes – SCR technology relies on a pure solution of AdBlue® which is ensured in product produced by Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V. (VDA) approved manufacturers. By using non approved AdBlue®, you run the risk of damaging your vehicle’s engine.
Please check that the AdBlue® you are supplied shows a manufacture date and batch number to ensure that it is traceable. Also, product delivered in Bulk should be by approved hauliers and IBC containers should also be sealed on receipt. If in doubt, ask your supplier to see the manufacturers certificate.
All product is manufactured within Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V. (VDA) and ISO22241 guidelines. This requires every batch of AdBlue® that we manufacture to be independently lab tested and certified.