Kingspan, a global authority in AdBlue storage and dispensing, has just unveiled the Slimline Edge, a ground-breaking new tank that will revolutionise AdBlue retailing in petrol stations and truck stops.
This remarkable tank marks a step-change for the sector. It delivers superior security and protection to its AdBlue contents, while its island-friendly contours and unique ‘Make it Your Own’ branding will enhance the visual appearance of any petrol station.
The Slimline Edge is the epitome of innovation and clever design; its triple-walled “TriComp” construction ensures the purity of AdBlue and offers full security and protection of its contents should the tank be accidentally punctured. TriComp also means petrol stations will not suffer the disruption and cost of any consequent dispensing downtime for tank repairs if the external wall is damaged.
The AdBlue is further protected by the tank’s integrated closed-fluid path systems, stainless steel piping and industry-leading componentry.
But there’s more to the Slimline Edge than just its ability to safeguard AdBlue supplies. This tank is described as a “chameleon” by its designers. The ‘Make it Your Own’ concept means that the exterior walls can be fully customised to reflect a business’s brand identity and visuals, and users can also specify the roof colour. The result is a bold and brilliant statement for the petrol station owners that reinforces their brand, stands out from the competition, and/or better reflects the aesthetics of the surroundings.
Its name also gives a clue to its sleek, smooth – not to say curvaceous - lines which are another ‘first’ for the sector. What’s more, the Slimline Edge is cleverly designed to fit neatly into the central island.
Users will have many options to choose from covering all potential AdBlue storage and dispensing needs. They include: remote storage tanks; integrated storage and dispensing tanks; and storage tanks that are compatible with industry-leading dispenser companies. All of these can be adapted for cold climate usage.
“This really hits the sweet-spot when it comes to innovation and sector development,” says Kirstie Lassallette-Desnault, Global Commercial Lead, AdBlue Equipment. “The team behind the Slimline Edge spent more than a year talking to the industry, and what they have done has broken the mould and changed the rules for AdBlue storage; nothing in the sector comes close to it.
“Slimline Edge combines world-class design, an appreciation of the operating environment, the ultimate in product security and proven environmental protection. We can proudly say that our team has produced a truly iconic storage solution.
“Based on the feedback from leading global AdBlue players and partners, combined with recent awards, we are sure that the Slimline Edge is soon going to be a feature of petrol stations around the globe.”
The fact that the Slimline Edge has had such an immediate impact, and demand is likely to be global, will not cause any concerns for Kingspan.
“Kingspan has over 100 manufacturing and distribution sites across the world,” continues Kirstie. “And there are more than 10,000 Kingspan BlueMaster AdBlue storage and dispensing units currently operating within international markets from Christchurch to Santiago, so we know engineering, manufacturing and logistical operations will support the expected level of orders. We will offer fast turnaround on any size of customer orders from individual units to major, multiple contracts.”
She adds: “Kingspan offers manufacturing excellence and a reputation for regulatory compliance and customer service. We are responsible for the production of our own products ensuring end-to-end quality control, all of which is backed by our local on the ground expert sales and customer support teams across the world.”
Kingspan storage and dispensing tanks, including Slimline Edge are bunded to 110 percent, enabling them to withstand factors like UV, temperature, light, moisture, extreme heat, extreme cold and many others. Each AdBlue unit conforms to the highest manufacturing and material compliance standards (ISO 22241, ISO9001:2008 and ISO 1400:2008) to protect the chemical characteristics of their contents.