DEF Tank Truck Body

Boston Steel has introduced a truck body designed to haul diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).

The company it adapted the tank specifications for the unique properties of DEF, a liquid solution made up of 32.5% urea and 67.5% deionized water. The company said it is heavier and more corrosive compared to the products typically carried in tank trucks. That required the use of stainless steel or plastic, and the piping is stainless steel or plastic. The pump, the meter system and the emergency valves are stainless steel. The hose and nozzle are plastic.

The typical fuel used for home heating, for example, weighs 7.2 lb. per gallon, while DEF weighs 9 lb. a gallon. This combined with the added weight of the stainless steel tank, said the company, resulted in an increase of the chassis GVW.

The capacity of the new tank is 3600 gal. This unit was built under 55,000 lb. to meet federal law requirements for the rear axles and GVW. Boston Steel said it can also build bigger capacities.

Boston Steel & Mfg., based in Haverhill, Mass., is owned by Quebec-based Tremcar, and specializes in truck tanks.

Related Articles

New Hybrid Marine Transmission
Military-Grade Turbogenerator Launched
Powertrain Vents From Donaldson
Vehicles’ Electrical Protection
Engine Oil For Stationary Gas Engines
Ethernet converter
New PowerView From Enovation
Paguro Marine Gen-Sets

Latest News

New Volvo Penta Engine
Nelson Makes Offer For Donaldson Group
A Turbocharger “Step Forward”
Sealed e-Fans by Spal
More On Danfoss’ Acquisiton of Eaton Hydraulics.
MacLean, GHH Announce Global Partnership, Inaugurate Plant In Mexico
Workforce Solutions Area To Showcase Recruitment Best Practices At ConExpo
Daimler Testing Autonomous Trucks In U.S.
Alta New Volvo CE Dealer In Florida

Magazine Issue Archive

Login

Forgotten Password?

Haven’t got an account? Click here to register.