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Winter is coming… 5 Tips on How to Maintain DEF Mini Bulk Tank Northern Units

Our Northern friends face a different, and often difficult set of challenges due to climate. We rest easy, knowing that we have done our very best to give you solutions. All details and situations are considered, when outfitting your All in One Bulk Tank Northern Units. Tanks are insulated and cabinets are heated, but there are more steps you can do to protect your investment.

DEF is 32.5% urea, 67.5% de-ionized water. Because DEF is comprised mostly of water, it will begin to freeze at 12 °F (-11°C). This is a huge concern for our customers in Canada, for example. The coldest location in Canada, based on average yearly temperatures is Eureka, Nunavut, where the temperature averages at −3 °F  or −19 °C for the year. However, the coldest temperature ever recorded in Canada was −63 °C or −81.4 °F in Snag, Yukon.

Thankfully, the specific formula of DEF is heavily regulated, to ensure that both the water and urea freeze and unthaw at the same rate and will not cause degradation of the product. Tecalemit is invested in these concerns and we continue to evolve these tank packages and empower our colder climate customers with education for optimal performance.

As frigid temperatures approach, maintaining your Northern Units doesn’t have to be a daunting battle. Tecalemit’s DEF Mini Bulk Tank Northern Units are very simple to maintain. Keep these 5 tips in mind for a long lasting and maintenance free winter:

1. Ensure all heating elements are working properly by checking electrical lines.
2. Set thermostat to desired temperature.
3. Make sure you to keep your tank full.
4. Once the tank is filled, make sure all DEF has been evacuated from the loading or fill line.
5. Make sure your door is working properly in order to keep it closed during your winter months.

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