Newer and stricter regulations all dictate that any machinery running on diesel requires the use of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to reduce emissions. The good news about DEF is that it is nontoxic, nonpolluting, nonflammable, nonhazardous, completely stable, and colorless. The bad news is that, because DEF is nitrogen-based, it’s corrosive to most metals and coatings. DEF’s useful life is decreased by exposure to direct sunlight or temperatures above 86 degrees and DEF is capable of evaporating from containers that are not sealed properly. Additionally, DEF is highly susceptible to contamination. As little as one-tenth of a teaspoon of any of a number of common substances can contaminate a 5,000-gallon tanker of DEF. Contaminated DEF is less effective at removing emissions and potentially causes delivery systems to malfunction, engines to shut down and equipment to be damaged. Using contaminated DEF will void most manufacturer’s warranties. To avoid these pitfalls, DEF must be handled very carefully.
Barndoor Ag sells DEF handling equipment from Dura Products that is designed to prevent corrosion and contamination. All drums and pumps are closed and sealed to prevent the entry of contaminate into the systems and to prevent evaporation. A drum pump for diesel exhaust fluid from Barndoor Ag will ensure that your DEF fuel products remain safe from contamination and do not damage any of your other valuable equipment.