OEMs comment on downsizing of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tanks and EPA regulation of refill intervals

Niels Tholen - 25 November 2014

Downsizing of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tanks and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s regulation of DEF refill intervals for passenger cars was discussed at the 7th Integer Emissions Summit USA 2014, held in Chicago, IL. Mike Shovel, Thermal Management - Technical Specialist SCR at Navistar, discussed that the post-2017 greenhouse gas (GHG) Phase 2 and fuel economy regulation would impact the size of DEF tanks. As the new GHG Phase 2 will result in weight reduction of DEF tanks are expected to be reduced in size. Most OEMs currently use a 2:1 refuel : DEF refill ratio on their largest fuel tanks, this is expected to decrease to a ratio of 1:1.

In the passenger car and light-duty segment, Stuart Johnson, Manager - Technical Group, Engineering and Environmental Office at Volkswagen, discussed the EPA having passed a final regulation regarding the DEF refill interval for this segment. This piece of regulation prescribes passenger cars to have to refill at intervals of 4,000 miles. Johnson discussed the current infrastructure of DEF jugs, while available across North America, still to be less than adequate to ensure a reliable DEF supply across the continent.

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