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Cummins Filtration to Support SCR Equipped 2010 Engines with Diesel Exhaust Fluid


NASHVILLE, Tenn. January 8, 2009: Cummins Filtration , leader in filtration, coolant and chemical technology for all engine-powered systems, has reaffirmed plans to fully support service requirements of 2010 Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) equipped engines with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). DEF is a urea-based chemical designed specifically for use with modern SCR systems that support compliance with EPA 2010 diesel emissions standards.

Since 2003, Cummins Filtration has been a supplier of DEF, formerly known as StableGuard Urea. As an established supplier of DEF, this product is designed and blended to meet OEM specifications as well as ISO 22241-1 and AUS 32 industry standards.

“Cummins Filtration will be a leading supplier by assuring that our distribution network is fully prepared to meet demands for DEF,” said Doug Griffin, Executive Director Global Aftermarket. “We are working closely with our customers to ensure they have information and product choices to meet their business requirements as the new 2010 engines become available.”

Availability of DEF is an important industry focus since current pre-production estimates of DEF consumption suggest new trucks will burn approximately two gallons of DEF for every 100 gallons of diesel fuel. New trucks will be equipped with DEF tanks ranging in capacity from 10 gallons, depending on the application. It is expected that DEF refills will be required on a bi-weekly basis depending on tank capacity and mileage.

To ensure easy serviceability and maximum convenience, Cummins Filtration currently offers DEF in several packaging options, including bulk, plastic and disposable totes and plastic drums. These range from 55 gallons to 330 gallons today. Smaller packaging sizes and dispensing equipment will soon be released. These products are available through Cummins Filtration distribution network which includes over 2,500 retail locations and 20,000 distribution points throughout USA and Canada. Global distributor contact information can be found by accessing the retail locator at CUMMINS.