IOCL inks pact with Cummins Technologies India for bulk dispensing Diesel Exhaust Fluid

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 17 Jan 2020

L to R: Soumen Ganguly, Chief General Manager Lunes Sales, IOCL; Sanket S Kulkarni, Sr GM Engine and Components Businesses Cummins India; Indu Anand, vice-president, Public Policy and Corporate Affairs, Cummins India; Subodh Dakwale, ED Corporate Communications and Branding IOCL; Anjali Pandey, VP Engine and Components Business, Cummins India; Subimal Mondal, ED Lubes, IOCL; Vigyan Kumar, ED Retail Sales, IOCL; Dr. Deepak Saxena, ED R&D, IOCL.

The country's largest OMC Indian Oil (IOCL) has signed an agreement with Cummins Technologies India for bulk dispensing of IOCL's Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), branded as IOC ClearBlue, in their advanced engines with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) systems for BS VI vehicles. 

The agreement was signed between Subimal Mondal, executive director (Lubes), Indian Oil, and Anjali Pandey, vice-president, Engine Business Unit and Component Business, Cummins India, signed the agreement at Mumbai today.

Commenting on the sidelines, Mondal said, “With this collaboration, IOC ClearBlue is recommended for use in all diesel vehicles that have Cummins engines or any other engines with Cummins SCR technology. IOC ClearBlue adheres to the highest quality standards by meeting IOC 22241 and AdBlue certification.”

Pandey said, “At Cummins, we understand the need of the market. With this initiative, IndianOil’s innovation in a diesel exhaust fluid - IOC Clearblue - delivers superior results that ensure emissions controls. In the new emission era of BS-VI, all diesel vehicles would require IOC Clearblue and the right quality would extensively help in controlling the NOx emitted. Also, the easy availability of genuine high-grade IOC Clearblue at the fuel stations will ensure availability and consistent quality across the country.”

India will shift to BS VI auto fuel emission norms from April 1, 2020. The automobile companies are effecting several technical changes in diesel vehicles such as provision for fitting diesel particulate filter, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR).  The SCR systems shall require DEF, an aqueous urea solution, for effective reduction in Nitrogen oxide emissions.

IOCL says bulk dispensing of DEF is in line with global trends and offers better cost viability to truck and bus owners, as compared to packed products. The technical knowledge of Cummins combined with the bulk dispensing expertise of Indian Oil shall help offer a world–class product to the customers across the country.