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  • Application: GTL PlantLocation: QatarEngine: 6 off Caterpillar 3616

    IPU have supplied six complete air start systems for the Pearl GTL project in Qatar.

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  • Application: LNG plantLocation: Sakhalin Island (Russia)Engine: Caterpillar 3608

    Two CAT 3608 emergency generator sets located on a jetty required separate compressed air secondary starting systems.

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  • Application: LNG plantLocation: Sakhalin Island, RussiaEngine: Caterpillar 3612

    Environmental operating conditions with extreme temperature ranges of –36°C to +35°C were a major consideration in the selection of appropriate materials and components.

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  • Application: Offshore PlatformLocation: Sakhalin Island (Russia)Engine: Caterpillar 3516HD engines

    The hydraulic start system was designed for primary starting of a CAT 3516HD emergency power generator located on an offshore platform.

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  • Application: OffshoreLocation: Sakhalin Island (Russia)Engine: Caterpillar 3512 (Diesel)

    This hydraulic solution was designed as a secondary start unit for a CAT 3512 engine installed at the Russian mainland export terminal.

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  • Application: Offshore PlatformLocation: North SeaEngine: Emergency Fire Pump

    After a recent visit to a North Sea offshore platform, IPU engineers discovered a critical situation.

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  • Application: Offshore generator set and fire pumpsLocation: 62 miles east of Shetland IslandsEngine: CAT 3516

    IPU were awarded all starting systems for both the fire pumps and generator set.

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  • Application: OffshoreLocation: North Sea (UK)Engine: Paxman 12VP185

    The hydraulic starting system was designed for a generator being used as a multi-role generator for emergency, essential services and blackstart operation with a prime function to start a 1000Kw fire pump motor.

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  • Application: Offshore generator set and fire pumpsLocation: Off Shetland Islands, UKEngine: 2 off MTU 20V4000 series

    IPU were awarded the starting systems for both generator sets on the platform, this was a huge and important task.

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  • Application: Ice ChallengerLocation: Bering Straight, Between USA & RussiaEngine: Perkins 1006

    Ice Challenger ‘Snowbird 6’, was an amphibious vehicle designed and built by Steve Brooks with the aim of setting a new world record by crossing them frozen wastes of the Bering Strait. The vehicle was powered by a 6-cylinder diesel engine, which incorporated an IPU hydraulic starting system. IPU Starting designed the…

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