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Posted in: | Written by: Jeremy Whiddon | Posted on: Thursday, April 18, 2013

You've heard of it... You think you might need it... But, you're not sure you understand it. Confused? You're not alone.

There is a lot of conflicting information in the marketplace about just what DEF is, what it does and who is mandated to be using it to meet Federal guidelines.

DEF is a mixture of high purity synthetic urea and deionized water that is used in Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems on diesel engines. It is injected into the exhaust stream via a controlled dosing module to react with and neutralize the NOx molecules and convert them to harmless nitrogen and water.

The Environmental Protection Agency requires all 2010 and newer on road diesel vehicles to be equipped with SCR technology which requires the use of DEF. Off road vehicles will be phased in next year.

Atlas Oil is proud to be a part of the North American initiative to clean the environment and reduce NOx emissions. We are a master distributor for BlueDEF® Diesel Exhaust Fluid. BlueDEF is manufactured by Old World Industries, the producers of high quality products such as Peak Antifreeze. Atlas can help you meet your company's needs for DEF and help you become EPA compliant. We offer:

  • Bulk pricing
  • On site DEF supply
  • Squirt filling, jugs, totes and bulk
  • Dedicated DEF Delivery
  • Free estimates
  • 24/7/365 Customer Service and Logistics
At Atlas, we want to help you understand your DEF needs and requirements and find the right solution for your fleet. We can help you keep your company in compliance AND your trucks on the road!

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