Advantages Of AdBlue Removal
AdBlue, also known as diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), is a liquid used to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from diesel engines. It is comprised of a mixture of urea and deionised water that is sprayed into the exhaust system, resulting in lower harmful emissions.
It is used in a wide variety of vehicles, from diesel cars, buses and coaches, vans and lorries to plant machinery, and is even used to reduce emissions from trains. Without AdBlue, it would be much more difficult to lower the emissions of diesel cars and get them to comply with the latest standards.
The technology employed is called selective catalytic reduction, or SCR, which involves injecting precise amounts of an exhaust liquid into the vehicle exhaust gases to produce a chemical reaction that neutralises harmful emissions.
Using AdBlue reduces nitrous oxide emissions by up to 90 per cent. The liquid is injected into the exhaust gas with the injector, and the high heat converts it into ammonia. The ammonia then reacts with nitrogen oxide, converting them both into harmless nitrogen and water vapour.
So, if it reduces harmful emissions, why would we want to remove it?
AdBlue is environmentally friendly, but it is also expensive, and also currently in short supply, which has driven up the cost.. There is current research that looks into solutions to replace AdBlue.
The AdBlue and SCR system is a relatively complex system with an array of electronic sensors, modules and pumps, these systems can fail and can be expensive to maintain. A vehicle that is used regularly will consume a large amount of AdBlue and the tank will also need to be refilled regularly.
If air temperatures are often or permanently below -10ºC, then AdBlue fluid can freeze, which can then cause damage when starting the vehicle. This, in turn, will result in DTC (diagnostic trouble code) errors and faults which will cause power loss or overheating of the catalytic converter.
This can result in a loss of time and money, especially on construction sites where machinery is needed to get the job done.
However, by installing an AdBlue Emulator, you can remove the AdBlue system without any power loss, as well as ensure you protect the AdBlue system components.
An AdBlue Emulator changes the signals from the AdBlue systems to the engine’s computer saying that the AdBlue fuel tank is 75 per cent full and the system is OK.
An AdBlue delete service will electronically disable the AdBlue system along with removing the associated dashboard lights and warning messages. Disabling the AdBlue system is normally completed by reprogramming the engine management system, however, some vehicles will require a small electronic unit to be hardwired into the vehicle.
It is important to keep in mind that AdBlue removal is only for off-road vehicles. If your vehicle has been made to meet Euro 6 emissions standards and so it must, by law, meet them at all times.
Running out of AdBlue will cause the system to prevent your engine from burning fuel in order to stay under limits or it’ll prevent the engine from running altogether. This is a failsafe that’s been designed to protect the driver and the environment.
If you’re looking for AdBlue removal, talk to our team today.