AdBlue Tanks

ADBLUE® TANKS INFORMATION

Our AdBlue® tanks are designed and manufactured by Tuffa UK as high quality bunded tanks. Ranging from 1,350 litres to 15,000 litres, AdBlue® tanks can be used as storage or dispensing tanks. There are also steel dual and multi compartment tanks available, which means that AdBlue® and diesel can be stored within the exact same tank. As one of the largest manufacturers of AdBlue® tanks, Tuffa UK has provided AdBlue® storage tanks to many large organisations around the world. This includes the NHS here in the UK, as well as well known globally clients in locations such as Belgium and Asia.

Tuffa UK is also able to create bespoke tanks for sites with limited space, all of which are created with strict dimensions in mind. There are a lot of custom options available with Tuffa UK’s AdBlue® tanks and any bespoke requirements are accepted. This includes tanks with a fill connection, automatic shut off nozzle, delivery hose, digital flow metre, contents gauge and more.

Tank For AdBlue® Key Specifications

● Capacities ranging from 1,350 litre tanks to 15,000 litre tanks.

● Both horizontal and vertical options are available.

● Lockable.

● Top of the range and high quality equipment.

● Fully bunded construction offering protection against leaks and overfilling.

● Easily accessible refuelling equipment, all accessible on ground level.

Tank For AdBlue® Sizes

When it comes to choosing a tank for AdBlue®, it’s always best to buy the maximum capacity tank you can. This reduces the number of tank refills needed and aids with AdBlue® in bulk. The build times for tanks are:

● Plastic Tanks

Small standard tanks (up to 2500 litres): 7-10 days

Large standard tanks (over 2500 litres): 2-3 weeks

● Steel Tanks

Small standard tanks (up to 2300 litres): 4-6 weeks

Large standard tanks (over 2300 litres): 8-10 weeks

AdBlue® Tank Guarantee

There is a 10 year guarantee for all AdBlue® tanks when registered. There is also a one year guarantee on ancillary goods and a three month guarantee on hoses. In order to prolong the lifespan of tanks and equipment, regular maintenance is recommended.

Tank Delivery and Installation

Both plastic and steel Tuffa UK tanks are built to order, which means that delivery and installation can vary. Delivery to a site can be arranged in the UK and abroad, or tanks can be collected from the factory. Stock tanks are generally available for next day delivery, depending on current stock levels.

Storing AdBlue®

There are specific requirements and regulations to bear in mind when storing AdBlue®, this is because it can be toxic to surface water and groundwater. As AdBlue® is corrosive, it must be stored in a high density tank. This includes polyethylene, polypropylene or stainless steel. Though there are not any current legal requirements for AdBlue® storage, the Environmental Agency has issued guidelines such as:

● Containers, pipework and dispensers must be suitable for use with urea.

● A secondary containment for the container and ancillary equipment is required.

● Surface water drains and the dispensing area drainage should be separate.

● AdBlue® should be dispensed via a trigger nozzle with an auto shut off.

● There should be emergency equipment for spills.

● An emergency plan should be put in place to deal with spillages and accidents, and suitable training should be undertaken.

Under the Anti-Pollution Works Regulations, the Environmental Agency can enforce these and insist improvements are made. All Tuffa UK tanks for AdBlue® are manufactured with these guidelines in mind and spill control kits are available.

Storing AdBlue® Correctly

It’s important to store AdBlue® correctly, as this ensures the AdBlue® does not become contaminated and equipment isn’t damaged. If AdBlue® is being stored in bulk, it should be stored in a specialist AdBlue® tank made of high density polyethylene.

If AdBlue® is being stored outside it should be kept in a container, such as a specific AdBlue® storage tank. The contained should clean, sealed and out of direct sunlight. A temperature of between -6°C and 25°C is ideal, as this will prevent contamination and boost lifespan. When stored correctly, AdBlue® can be stored anywhere from 12 to 18 months. All Tuffa UK tanks for AdBlue® are manufactured with storage guidelines in mind.