Armacell Success Stories
Cold Climate Solution from CGR Products Keeps Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Flowing Freely
For nearly 50 years CGR Products has provided custom rubber solutions for some of the biggest names in the automotive, small engine, appliance, electrical and heavy equipment industries. These solutions run the gamut from simple gaskets on everyday products to deeply engineered parts that play a critical role in the functionally of equipment backed by millions of dollars in research, development and production. In 2014 one such solution helped put an end to interruption in service at fueling stations located throughout Canada and the northern United States.
The issues were the result of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) freezing inside newly installed fueling dispensers at fueling stations in areas hit with polar vortexes exceeding expectations. The dispensers were designed by a leading fuel tank manufacturer as an all-in-one diesel fuel and DEF self-serve unit. They were intended to help commercial truck drivers conveniently meet the latest EPA requirements and help fueling station owners conserve precious space at the pump. Truck drivers could quickly and easily dispense both fuel and DEF from a single pump – eliminating the need to manually dispense DEF from containers purchased inside the station. It seemed like a perfect solution – that is until the mercury started to drop.
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