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Stainless steel AdBlue tanks for machines, plants and vehicle technology

AdBlue tanks made of stainless steel are used for storage and withdrawal of AdBlue in machines, plants and vehicle technology (vehicles). AdBlue is a mixture of urea and distilled water. The mixture is injected into the exhaust gas stream and is intended to help reduce nitrogen emissions.

In addition to the legal guidelines, AdBlue tanks made of stainless steel have to meet a wide range of requirements. In daily use, AdBlue tanks made of stainless steel are constantly exposed to mechanical loads, vibrations and temperature fluctuations. The strength requirements are also further increased by complex designs for maximum filling volume.

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Stainless steel AdBlue tanks for machines, plants and vehicle technology

Individual stainless steel AdBlue tanks from NovaNox®.

With our proven expertise in tank technology, we develop and manufacture special stainless steel AdBlue tanks for producers of machinery, equipment and vehicle technology. Using our modern manufacturing capabilities, we produce AdBlue tanks in both simple and complicated shapes. Because each tank must fit its individual installation situation.

NovaNox® stainless steel AdBlue tanks are always adapted to the special installation possibilities in each individual case. This means that even confined installation spaces are used in the best possible way. At the same time, the filling volume of the AdBlue tank is utilized to the maximum.

Individual stainless steel AdBlue tanks from NovaNox®.

Ready-to-install stainless steel AdBlue tanks from NovaNox®.

Whether tank caps, measuring indicators, sensors or fuel filters - as a system supplier, we supply stainless steel AdBlue tanks ready for assembly as a system solution. We take care of component procurement with full cost transparency as well as schedule monitoring, quality control and final assembly.

By taking over the entire process, we maximize the accuracy of fit. This makes final assembly very convenient and reduces assembly times to a minimum. The direct procurement channels also optimize the entire supply chain.

Ready-to-install stainless steel AdBlue tanks from NovaNox®.

Lightweight stainless steel AdBlue tanks from NovaNox®.

Unlike conventional stainless steel AdBlue tanks, lightweight NovaNox® AdBlue tanks are made of high-quality thin stainless steel sheet. This special feature enables significant weight savings, especially in automotive and aerospace applications. The weight reductions lower fuel consumption and the resulting operating costs.

Despite the lightweight design, our stainless steel AdBlue tanks made with thin sheet have high strength. This quality feature is ensured by our in-house welding process planning.

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Lightweight stainless steel AdBlue tanks from NovaNox®.

Manufacturing process

Manual welding
The trained staff of our experienced welding store is firm in welding technology. Thus, our employees manufacture stainless steel AdBlue tanks using the automated welding process as well as hand-welded tanks. For custom-made products as well as small and medium-sized series, the manual welding process has proven to be a cost-effective alternative with fast turnaround times. We manufacture the hand-welded stainless steel AdBlue tanks on modern welding tables. Since we build the fixtures ourselves, we can permanently guarantee the highest precision and repeatability even with high tolerances.

Automated welding
The automated welding process is performed by state-of-the-art welding robots. The digitized manufacturing process ensures very fast and efficient production. This provides ideal conditions when high demands are to be produced cost-effectively with consistent quality at all times. The automated welding process is the method of welding with the highest precision. This means that even very complex stainless steel AdBlue tanks with high tolerance requirements can be realized.

Manufacturing process

Corrosion protection and finishes for stainless steel AdBlue tanks

Surface treatments ensure durability, safety and an attractive appearance. A long-term rust-free, safe and stable surface supports the durability of stainless steel AdBlue tanks. In addition, it visually enhances the stainless steel AdBlue tanks. Our own powder coating and painting facility enables high-quality surface designs in all RAL colors in a very short time. For optimum corrosion protection, we recommend heat-resistant protective coatings, powder coatings, pickling or passivation.

Corrosion protection and finishes for stainless steel AdBlue tanks

Custom stainless steel AdBlue tanks


Manufactured manually and automatically

Ready for assembly

Ready-to-install stainless steel AdBlue tanks


Your concept is tested by us already in the initial development phases with FEM calculations for structural strength, fatigue strength and material efficiency, among other things. This safeguards you during the test phases and also after your product has been put into operation by your customers. In doing so, you can digitally view the effects of different mechanical, thermal and electrical impacts. To do this, we use linear and non-linear structural-mechanical calculations. The advantage is that we can examine the consequences of the various influences on the entire product or component for designs of varying complexity. And we do this before we develop prototypes.

The results obtained are also important for you as evidence for technical approvals, for product liability and production releases.

NovaNox® performs FEM calculations analytically according to general and international standards. This ensures comparability and reliable results. In detail we do for you

  • linear and non-linear structural mechanics calculations
  • Analysis of deformations, stiffnesses and stability
  • Consideration of natural vibrations
  • Transient structural analysis
  • Collision analyses
  • Temperature field calculation (thermal-stationary or thermal-transient)
  • CAE-supported fatigue analysis with nCode

Depending on your needs, we can produce individual part drawings, assembly drawings, general drawings or assembly drawings in 2D (in dxf, dwg and pdf formats) and in 3D (in step format). In addition, you will receive detailed technical documentation for your review. This allows you to make adjustments or add special features before production. In this way, you can be sure that everything will work as desired when the production line starts rolling.

You can be sure that everything will fit perfectly and be implemented without errors. With this scope of technical drawings and with the comprehensive documentation, communication runs precisely through your entire development and manufacturing process chain. Production works more efficiently because each part of the process chain can meet its specific information needs.

In order to get as close as possible to the series result already in the prototype phase, we work closely with you in developing, planning and laying out the design, material and manufacturing process. This ensures the best possible results and that your deadlines and budgets are met.

For the final optimization step, we analyze the results of the FAI and adjust the manufacturing process to ensure the highest possible efficiency and profitability. In doing so, we help you to significantly shorten the start-up phase and successfully go into series production according to plan. This saves your project budget and gives you optimum security.

The process takeover by us includes all steps from demand planning to logistical handling. Our consignment warehouse is a key component of this. This is available to you with a total of 1,200 square meters of storage space and ensures your uninterrupted production. On the one hand, you save the costs of your own storage capacities. On the other hand, you produce more cost-effectively thanks to larger batch sizes.

In this way, you secure your optimum component supply for series production. Your stainless steel AdBlue tanks are delivered from the consignment warehouse on time and on demand. We fully integrate your existing logistics processes. This is the optimal solution for a secure component supply with stainless steel AdBlue tanks from NovaNox® for the entire year.

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Quality management

Professional welding process planning is required to ensure that the best welding procedure is selected for the specific requirements of your stainless steel AdBlue tanks. The right welding procedure increases the safety and stability of your stainless steel AdBlue tanks.

In the welding process planning, we also determine the welding sequence. The sequence of welding operations influences the efficiency of the manufacturing processes and extends the service life and reliable leak tightness of your stainless steel AdBlue tanks.

Type identification makes it possible to trace each stainless steel Ad Blue Tank back to its source. Every step can be accurately represented over the entire product life cycle, from manufacture to the last application. A proof that gives you additional security.

Depending on the material and stress of your stainless steel Ad Blue tanks, various types of type markings are available:

  • Laser engraving
  • Welded metal plates with laser engraving
  • Self-adhesive metal plates with laser engraving
  • Self-adhesive plastic plates with specific imprint and silicone coating for external protection

You can label your stainless steel Ad Blue tanks with symbols, numbers or letters. For this purpose, we offer personal identification as an integration solution for optimal, clear path and process reconstruction.

To ensure that your stainless steel Ad Blue tanks remain absolutely leak-proof even in continuous operation and under extreme conditions, we carry out leak tests. As part of our quality management, you will receive the leak test for each delivery as a written declaration of conformity for your additional security. You can insert this NovaNox® test certificate into your overall documentation in a flash and without any effort. We carry out these leak tests for you:

  • 100% test with air under water in our own test basin (e.g. according to ECE R34 or 70//21/EEC regulation)
  • Pressure test
  • Leak test by means of red or fluorescent dyes
  • Ultrasonic testing

Precise documentation of the production processes is important for ensuring quality in production. This is the only way to ensure the high quality of your products.  Detailed documentation also enables enormous cost savings - especially in large projects. This is because errors and quality defects are detected more quickly and can be eliminated.

Precisely documented processes are easier to reproduce. This saves time and personnel. We offer you this comprehensive documentation for quality management:

  • Initial sample inspection report according to VDA 2, EN 9102
  • Factory certificates 3.1 and 2.2 according to EN 10204
  • Dimensional report by 3D measuring technique (Faro measuring arm)
  • Declaration of conformity for pressure tests

Our documents are quickly and easily integrated into your overall documentation.

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