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Diesel Exhaust Fluid and Urea Tanks

The prevalence of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) reflects efforts across various industries to meet new regulations for diesel exhaust fumes. The fluid, also referred to simply as urea due to its composition of 67.5% purified, deionized water and 32.5% urea, is used both in vehicles and diesel generators as part of a process known as Selective Catalyst Reduction, or SCR. When urea is injected into the exhaust stream of a vehicle or generator equipped with an SCR emission system, the heat of the exhaust causes it to decompose into ammonia and carbon dioxide. The vaporized DEF and other exhaust gases enter a catalytic converter which contains the catalyst Nox, which reacts with the ammonia in the vaporized DEF and converts it into the more environmentally friendly compounds of nitrogen and water.

Urea’s popularity has increased not only because of federal regulations, but also due to its increased efficiency compared to exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems. Research suggests that the SCR process saves approximately 5% to 9% more fuel than an EGR engine. As urea becomes more widespread, the need for urea storage solutions has increased. Fiberglass tanks and stainless steel pumps and piping, combined with proper installation corresponding with the climate of the area ensures that the urea remains viable and that the storage unit which contains it will not corrode.

Tanks Direct provided a 2,500 gallon custom built insulated and heated HDXLPE urea storage tank and transfer system to the Equinix Data Center in Ashburn, Va. The transfer system is comprised of a stainless steel truck unloading station, stainless steel piping, transfer pumps and related control systems.

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Urea storage tank at the Equinix Data Center in A quick breakdown of our company:



A quick breakdown of our company

  • Nationwide supplier of storage tanks a vessels for 20 years.
  • Nationwide installer of storage tanks and vessels since 1997.
  • Distributor for over 55 storage tank manufacturers.
  • Industry leader since 1993.

As a distributor and installer, we know everything there is to know about the business, which allows us to offer the best quality tanks and proper installation services. Our dual role also makes our services more cost-efficient, and allows you to cut out the hassle of working with independent distributors and installers.

Our status as a nation distributor for over 55 storage tank manufacturers means we offer a wide variety of tank solutions that are guaranteed to fit your needs, and our emphasis on customer service makes us one of the leading distributors in the industry. We’re focused on providing the best products and services to the consumer in order to remain one of the industry leaders.

We strive for complete customer satisfaction, and with our 20 years of experience, we think you’ll notice the difference you get with us. Let Tanks Direct be your first choice for all of your tank and storage system needs.


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