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AdBlue Refractometer :: Urea Concentration Test
AdBlue Refractometer :: Urea Concentration Test
 
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AdBlue Refractometer :: Urea Concentration Testing

The AdBlue refractometer is a new hand held sensor developed to address the growing need to check the urea concentration in AdBlue.

Escalating urea prices have driven the cost of operating an SCR higher than ever before. Regretfully this has led to a new wave of problems where supplies of diluted AdBlue have found their way in to the market.

Often rebranded ‘Automotive urea solution’ to eliminate the risk of prosecution by trading standards (as a mix of less than 31.8% urea cannot be labelled AdBlue). Victims of this weaker concentration may not be able to seek compensation under the Trades Description Act.

Tell tale signs of whether you are victim of a diluted supply include vehicle consumption rates regularly exceeding those quoted by the manufacturer. This is because the vehicle, if fitted with a NOx sensor, will inject larger volumes of the weak solution in an effort to reduce the emissions adequately.

 

Specification
Sensor Refractometer
Test Urea Concentration in AdBlue
Range 0 ~ 40%
Resolution 0.1%
Accuracy ± 0.2%
Temp Range 10 ~ 40°C
Sample Volume ≥ 3ml
Measuring Time 3 seconds
Power 2x 'AAA' alkaline battery
Battery Life 11000 readings (approx)
Protection Class IP65

 

The diagram below demonstrates exactly how much an unscrupulous supplier can increase their profit margins by when simply diluting an IBC with just 200-300 litres of Deionised water.


Genuine AdBlue
Diluted by 20%
Diluted to 20%
Assuming:
1000L IBC @ £350
Urea = £0.884/litre
DI Water = £0.11/litre
32.5% solution
26% solution
20% solution
% Urea in IBC
32.5%
26%
20%
Urea Cost £
£275.60
£220.48
£169.60
DI Water Cost
£74.25
£81.40
£88.00
Total Cost £
£350.00
£301.88
£257.60
Vehicle Consumption
(in relation to fuel)
5% approx
6.3%
12.8%

 

Taking a measurement is quick, simple and effective.

Monitoring your AdBlue Supply could not only save you money on the true cost of the solution but can also help prevent the risk of SCR contamination a costly repair issue commonly associated to repackaged AdBlue filling.

 

 

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