IndianOil inks agreement with Cummins; to collaborate for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) bulk dispensing
Kolkata/IBNS: IndianOil, one of the largest corporate companies of India, has signed an agreement with Cummins Technologies for bulk dispensing of IndianOil’s Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), branded as IOC ClearBlue, in their advanced engines with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) systems.
Part of Cummins Inc., Cummins in India designs, manufactures, distributes and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled power generator sets of up to 3000 kW (3750 kVA), as well as related components and technology.
Subimal Mondal, Executive Director (Lubes), IndianOil, and Anjali Pandey, Vice President (Engine Business Unit and Component Business), Cummins Technologies India Private Ltd, signed the agreement at Mumbai recently.
Subimal Mondal, Executive Director (Lubes), said, “With this collaboration, IOC ClearBlue is recommended for use in all diesel vehicles that have Cummins engines or any other engines with Cummins SCR technology. IOC ClearBlue adheres to the highest quality standards by meeting IOC 22241 and AdBlue certification."
Anjali Pandey, Vice President (Engine Business Unit and Component Business), said, “At Cummins, we understand the need of the market. With this initiative, IndianOil’s innovation in a diesel exhaust fluid - IOC ClearBlue - delivers superior results that ensure emissions controls. In the new emission era of BS-VI, all diesel vehicles would require IOC ClearBlue and the right quality would extensively help in controlling NOx (nitrogen oxides) emitted. Also, the easy availability of genuine high-grade IOC ClearBlue at the fuel stations will ensure availability and consistent quality across the country.”
India will shift to BS–VI auto fuel emission norms from April 1, 2020.
The automobile companies are effecting several technical changes in diesel vehicles such as provision for fitting diesel particulate filter, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR).
The SCR systems shall require DEF, an aqueous urea solution, for effective reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions.
Bulk dispensing of DEF is in line with global trends and offers better cost viability to truck and bus owners, as compared to packed products, according to the company.