A RANGE of specialist hose reels designed for carrying AdBlue diesel exhaust fluid is now available in Australia, equipped with fittings able to tolerate the fluid’s highly corrosive nature.

AdBlue consists of 32.5 per cent high-purity urea and 67.5% deionised water, and was developed to lower the level of oxides of nitrogen in exhaust emissions from diesel engines.

It is used in modern equipment and vehicles that have a selective catalytic reduction system.

Tecpro Australia has recently introduced the new range of AUS 32 Retractable Hose Reels by Ramex in Italy, specially designed for AdBlue applications, to its product lineup.

Tecpro Australia managing director Graeme Cooper said the swivels in the Adblue carrying hose reels had special sealing material that will not deteriorate and leak.

Mr Cooper said that for industries working with AdBlue, the new hose reels allow them to store filling hoses neatly and safely.

“The reels are available in a choice of spring or hydraulic rewind,” he said. “There are a range of sizes to suit different hose lengths and diameters.”

The Adblue hose reel has a working pressure of 20 bar, or on request, up to 80 bar. It accommodates hose diameters of ¾ inch, 1 inch, 1¼ inch, 1½ inch and 2 inch.

“The Adblue hose reels are constructed from carbon steel, not stainless steel,” said Mr Cooper. “This makes them more cost effective than stainless steel hose reels.”

Tecpro can supply the bare hose reel or a hose reel with the hose fitted to it. A swivel bracket is also available to make the reels easier to access and use.

“Being a specialist hose reel for hoses carrying Adblue, it has applications for mining, agriculture, manufacturing, transportation and anywhere else Adblue is in use,” said Mr Cooper.

The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) controls the “AdBlue” trademark and uses it to ensure quality standards are maintained in accordance with DIN 70070 and ISO 22241 specifications.