DEC2011: API plans to test 50 Diesel Exhaust Fluid samples in 2011

Laura Cross - 25 October 2011

The American Petroleum Institute (API) , which runs the Diesel Exhaust Fluid Certification Program, plans to test more than 50 DEF samples this year.

Jeffrey Harmening, Program Associate Global Industry Services at the API, told delegates at Integer's DEF Forum in Atlanta, GA: "In 2011, we hope to take 50 samples from the market place. We started in September and 20% of the samples have already been collected."

Companies that have gone through the Diesel Exhaust Fluid Certification Program are able to display the API's logo on their products, proving to customers that their DEF is of the correct standard and handling.

Harmening added that the API intends to increase the percentage of bulk sample it takes as compared to packaged supply this year and that next year's survey will involve around 100 product tests.

The API has certified 28 companies, 22 of which are based in the US, two in Canada, one in China, one in Taiwan and one in Mexico. These companies offer over 40 brands.

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