Oilmen’s Truck Tank has spent the past year testing a new lining inside an aluminum tank that it has announced will protect the integrity of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) during the loading, transport, and unloading process. That lining is now available for purchase on new aluminum tanks.
Tested on a multi-compartment tank mounted on a 2012 Freightliner M2 chassis, the proprietary epoxy lining has been tested and approved for use with DEF and meets ISO standards, the company said.
On the test vehicle, the first compartment features the lining. Upon discharge, the fluid passes through all ISO 22241-3 compatible components on its way to a tote, bulk tank, or another vehicle. This third system – dedicated entirely to the DEF compartment – consists of a Weights & Measures meter, pumping system, hose reel, and 100 ft. of DEF hose. It is capable of delivering DEF at flow rates of 80 GPM, Oilmen’s said.
In addition to the DEF system, there are systems for two families of bulk lubricants. The tank has a total payload capacity of 4500 gals., 1,200 of which is DEF.