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  • Application: Arnish Power StationLocation: Isle of Lewis, Scotland

    A fuel cleaning operation identified thick layers of sludge at the bottom of SSE’s two 1,000,000-litre bulk storage tanks. The contamination threatened the reliability of the entire power station. Arnish provides top-up power for the Isle of Lewis. The island’s 20MW cable supply from the mainland does not meet the peak…

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  • Challenges faced Energyst needed to reduce maintenance costs and simplify service procedures. Reducing oil changes was identified as a primary goal. Reliability and uptime had to be maintained because the gensets provide primary power to Gibraltar. Any solution had to fit within the tight space constraints of the Gibraltar…

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  • Application: TelecommunicationsLocation: Nationwide (UK)

    IPU were called in by a leading generator service company to analyse fuel samples at 10 sites. The fuel was tested by an independent UKAS approved laboratory. All the fuel samples failed to meet specification on initial testing. Challenges faced The company’s outdoor storage tanks were vulnerable to water contamination. This…

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  • Application: Facilities ManagementLocation: Chester, UK

    IPU were called to a critical data centre near Chester after a critical power failure. During a power cut its generators stopped running after just 4 minutes. After investigation the client discovered water in their fuel tanks. Challenges faced A high water table and heavy rainfall meant the fuel tank manhole was full of water.…

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    IPU Fuel Conditioning Case Study - Facilities Management
  • Application: Hospital GeneratorsLocation: West Midlands, UK

    The hospital’s existing set up consisted of various generators and switchgears of different ages. They were located sparsely across the hospital site and this no longer satisfied requirements. IPU were contacted while the hospital was undergoing a general upgrade of their power supply. The initial phase involved the…

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  • Application: HospitalLocation: Kent, UK

    An IPU DieselCheck fuel test showed that the hospitals diesel was heavily contaminated. Action was needed as the consequences of a blackout would be catastrophic.

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    Fuel Conditioning Programme Case Study
  • Application: Renewable EnergyLocation: Telford, UK

    Lyreco’s drive to reduce its carbon footprint spawned an ambitious project to build the UK’s 4th largest rooftop PV installation. It commissioned EvoEnergy to install the 3.8MWp, 13,860-panel array. IPU provided mains protection, the failsafe system that protects the array from disruptions on the grid. Challenges faced…

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  • Application: Standby GeneratorsLocation: London, UKEngine: Perkins 4016 TAG4

    IPU were recommended to the client for the required work by another of IPU’s customers. After experiencing problems with their original Woodward system, they needed a system that delivered the reliability they sought.

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  • Application: Panel BuilderLocation: UK

    HOWPOW, based in the UK, design, build and commission wind turbine and solar power generators.They offer a full in-house service from the initial design of a system to the DNO witness testing.   The challenges HOWPOW distinguish themselves in a competitive marketplace by offering a lead time of just 15 days for panel…

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  • Application: GeneratorsLocation: North SeaEngine: CAT 3512

    Wintershall, a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF, has been operating in the North Sea since 1965 and today operates a total of 26 platforms, 25 of them in Dutch territorial waters and one in German territorial waters. The company commissioned Pon Power, the Caterpillar dealer in Scandinavia to supply emergency generators for…

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