AdBlue® for non-road mobile machinery
Some tractors, excavators, cranes and other mobile engines that run on diesel, but not on roads, are now equipped with SCR technology, which requires a fluid called AdBlue®. AdBlue is filled into a dedicated tank, separate from the one for diesel. AdBlue is a transparent liquid that is non-hazardous and easy to use. Thanks to SCR technology and AdBlue, these vehicles are cleaner as their NOxious nitrogen oxides emissions are considerably reduced.
SCR technology and AdBlue for NOx reduction is now common in several types of non-road engines, eg:
- Agriculture/farm engines such as tractors and combine harvesters
- Mobile cranes
- Engines used in harbours and airports
- Excavators and engines used in mines or construction
Farmers and the farming community know Yara as the leader in mineral fertilizers. Yara is also a pioneer of AdBlue. We have participated in the creation of the ISO standard for AdBlue, together with the manufacturers of diesel engines. AdBlue is a specific urea solution that is very pure in order to be compliant with the complex SCR catalyst that converts it. This urea solution is produced and distributed in a more refined process to ensure its purity than the urea solution used by the farmers in mineral fertilizer. Therefore, it is sold at a different price to reflect this.
You will find AdBlue sold by Yara under the Air1 brand name. We directly supply farmers and operators of non-road mobile machinery through a network of Air1 distributors all over the world.
We have a complete range of AdBlue solutions for tractors and large non-road engines. Our Air1 commercial team offer its expertise to answer any questions and requirements you may have about AdBlue.
AdBlue is a 32.5% synthetic urea solution that is very pure. It is produced according to the ISO 22241 (ISO-22241-1, ISO-22241-2, ISO-22241-3) standard. AdBlue must always be used in a dedicated tank on your vehicle.
Warning : do not just use any urea solution, especially urea that is used for fertilizers, as this urea will not be of high enough quality for your engine and you risk substantial costly damage to your machinery.
Yara’s AdBlue is produced from “primary” or “virgin” urea extracted directly from the production of hot urea melt to avoid impurities. It is very different from urea used for mineral fertilizers that is not as pure. Yara’s AdBlue uses specially treated demineralised water. We transport our AdBlue in dedicated road tankers, trucks and railcars or by pipeline to dedicated terminals. Each batch of AdBlue produced in a Yara plant is always analysed first.
All AdBlue products are not from the same quality. Given that a SCR catalyst is very sensitive to impurities, it is important for you to be able to count on a quality product through a supply chain that is dedicated to AdBlue. Request only the best quality AdBlue for your tractor or non-road machinery.
Yara’s Air1 brand for AdBlue adheres to all quality requirements. We are a pioneer in AdBlue and the leading producer of AdBlue in the world. Since 1993, Yara has contributed to the ISO standard set-up. This ISO standard determines how AdBlue should be produced and distributed so as to protect the consumer against risks of using low quality AdBlue.