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  • Application: Emergency Fire PumpsLocation: North SeaEngine: Cummins KSA 40

    The IPU Starting Service team visited the Clyde platform in the North Sea to service three hydraulic starting systems, which would be used to power the platforms fire pumps in an emergency situation. To test and service a unit for working order, our engineers have to perform many tasks together with oil and filter changes,…

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  • Application: Fire PumpLocation: Sahara DesertEngine: CFP9E-F30

    IPU designed and manufactured the backup hydraulic starting system for a diesel engine driven emergency fire pump. To start the 9 litre Cummins engine, the system was designed to comply with NFPA20 regulations; providing a starting capacity of six start attempts, 15 seconds each.The accumulators supplied can be recharged…

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  • Application: Offshore fire pumpLocation: North SeaEngine: Caterpillar 3516

    For the Cheviot Semi-Submersible Production Platform in the North Sea, the operators, ATP Oil and Gas, required a hydraulic back up starting system to the intent of NFPA20 for a Caterpillar 3516 diesel engine driven fire water pump. The starting system had to comply with the Mustang Engineering specifications, NFPA20 standards…

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  • Application: Inland MarineLocation: USA

    American Commercial Barge Line use diesel engines on their barges to power vertical lift pumps. The reliability of this equipment is key as it is used to load and unload cargo. If a workboat’s loading equipment fails at the dockside they receive an immediate $10,000 fine. If that failure is prolonged it can also result in…

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  • Application: Standby GeneratorLocation: London, UK

    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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  • Application: HospitalLocation: Sutton Coldfield

    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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  • Application: HospitalLocation: Stafford, UK

    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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  • Application: Industrial EnginesLocation: USAEngine: CAT Engines

    IPU Starting Division prides itself on working closely with clients to understand their needs and delivering the start system required. This is proven by the strong working relationship the team have built with Warren CAT in the US. IPU have delivered multiple hydraulic systems to fit the specific starting requirements…

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  • Application: Containerised Fire PumpLocation: Bassein Field 80km North West MumbaiEngine: CAT 3508 – 2 sets

    Bassein Platform A (BPA) produces natural gas from the Bassein Field 80km offshore north-west of Mumbai. Its emergency systems include a containerised fire pump powered by two CAT 3508 engines. Starting systems were part of the emergency systems specification on the new platform hook-up. The challenges of a containerised fire…

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  • Application: Data CentreLocation: UK

    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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