We are proud to announce that GT Service Centre is one of the Engen Service Stations that stock the Air1 brand of AdBlue*.
As a world leader in AdBlue emission fluid, Air1's AdBlue is used in conjunction with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) emission control units to reduce harmful nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel engine exhaust gases.
As from January 2016, in line with the Euro 6 emission limits, engine manufacturers have conceded that the only viable way to comply is to use the SCR units. These units have to use AdBlue, which is also known as Diesel Emission Fluid (DEF), or Aqueous Urea Solution 32% (AUS 32). As the exhaust gases pass through the catalyst, it is sprayed with AdBlue, which converts it into harmless steam and nitrogen. The best results are obtained when used in conjunction with low sulphur diesel and low sulphate ash, phosphorous and sulphur (low-SAPS) lubricants as those supplied by Engen.
Current South African emission legislation only requires that diesel vehicles comply to Euro 2 emission standards, but with the growing number of diesel vehicles operating within the borders of South Africa already fitted with the SCR units and already complying to Euro 4 and 5 standards, the legislation is sure to change soon.
With Air1's AdBlue now being available, it gives vehicle distributors the flexibility to introduce vehicles with the latest technology into the South African market. There might even be the chance that many of the people driving diesel vehicles in the near future being required to use AdBlue. It might seem that vehicles fitted with the SCR units would be an additional investment, but in the long run the savings on fuel should cancel out this once off additional expense.
So take the step forward in becoming more environmentally friendly.
* AdBlue is the registered trade mark of the VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie).