Fuel Conditioning

  • 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
  • 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
  • IPU’s fuel team were called by a facilities management company at Canary Wharf to sample the diesel in their two 70,000 litre bulk tanks. Challenges faced Analysis showed that the fuel was heavily contaminated with water, colloid carbon, ashphaltine deposits and gums, resins and varnish crystals. Such was the level of…

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  • Following an IPU DieselCheck test Good Hope Hospital found that their diesel was heavily contaminated. It contained substances such as colloid carbon (a substance that can clog filters and causes poor combustion). This meant the hospital needed to act quickly as the consequences of a blackout at a hospital would be…

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  • Following a routine DieselCheck fuel test by IPU, County Hospital Stafford became aware of a problem lurking in the fuel tanks. The results showed that the stored diesel was heavily contaminated with water and asphaltene (hard, brittle particles that can agglomerate). If left this could have blocked engine filters, damaged fuel…

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  • IPU were called in the investigate issues related to fuel at a site for a critical data storage centre in a secure location.

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  • IPU were contacted after the company’s five data centre sites were experiencing different levels of issues; from filters blocking, to difficulty with backup system start up and even unreliable running of generators. Challenges faced Fuel was highly contaminated with serious water contamination found in one tank and…

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  • IPU Group were called in to check out the storage tanks supplying diesel to a bank of generator sets maintained by Puma Generator Service Ltd. The generators are supplying vital back up power to the data centre of a leading law firm in the City of London. The Puma engineers were concerned about the quality and cleanliness of…

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