ASTM International Launches New Standards Activity on DEF

December 06, 2010

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ASTM International, with support from the American Petroleum Institute API, will be hosting an organizational meeting to discuss the development of consensus standards for support testing of diesel exhaust fluid.
The meeting will take place on Jan. 6, 2011, at ASTM International headquarters in West Conshohocken, Pa. The meeting will commence at 9:00 a.m. and adjourn at approximately 4:00 p.m. EDT.

In an effort to comply with increasingly stringent diesel exhaust emissions standards, diesel engine manufacturers have invented a technology known as selective catalytic reduction requiring a new consumable fluid consisting of 32 percent urea in purified water, known as diesel exhaust fluid.

Potential subjects for standards development include storage materials and containers, identification of organic impurities, determination of material suitability, shelf life of the fluid, distribution systems, climatic impact and fluid disposal.

Meeting registration is available on the ASTM website. There is no fee to attend this meeting.

More info: ASTM.

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