DEF for Off-Road Machinery

DEF for Off-Road Machinery

In 1999 legislation was put in place to govern the emission levels from Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) and this has been amended several times since. Emission levels of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrous oxides and particulate matter are all covered under this legislation. Some examples of NRMM would include:

  • Garden equipment such as hedge trimmers and handheld chainsaws
  • ​Generators
  • Bulldozers
  • Pumps
  • Construction machinery
  • Industrial trucks
  • Forklifts
  • ​Mobile cranes

There are two types of engines used in Non Road Mobile Machinery; spark ignition (SI) and compression ignition (CI), engine types are then classified according to the power of the engine.

In 2014, Stage 4 of the emissions standards regulations were introduced. This change saw the introduction of a selective catalytic converter in all new off-road machinery that uses DEF as a reducing agent to reduce the nitrous oxide emissions from diesel engines.

As with all selective catalytic reduction systems, it is extremely important that the quality of DEF used is protected. Even the slightest contamination from dust and dirt, fuel or oil can do enough damage to require extensive repairs, and often the full replacement of an SCR system within your vehicle.

If you have a fleet of off road machinery that all refill from the same contaminated DEF tank, then you are at risk of damaging all machinery; and the financial implications of repairing/replacing all SCR systems is huge. This coupled with the downtime and potential loss of business could have huge implications.

BlueMaster DEF Storage and Dispensing Tanks are built to guarantee purity in the DEF tank over its lifetime, protecting both your business and the environment. With a range of DEF for off-road machinery available, Kingspan can provide the perfect DEF solution for your business.