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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: Power generation (landfill gas)Location: Kingsteignton, Devon, UKEngine: Jenbacher 320 1MW V20

    IPU were contacted by Viridor as the off-site oil condition analysis provided by Spectro Laboratories was too slow to prevent engine failures caused by sudden problems. They needed a real-time analysis and alert system. Challenges faced Once a problem had been detected Viridor needed an automatic system to shut down the…

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    IPU Case Study - Viridor - oil condition monitoring
  • Application: Aerospace supportLocation: Ashford, Kent, UKEngine: Cummins QSB 6.7

    IPU were contacted for oil conditioning technology as Houchin wanted to reduce their customers’ costs. They wanted to do this by extending the time between oil change services. Challenges faced Houchin Aerospace’s Ground Power Units (GPUs) required oil changes every 500 hours to preserve their reliability. Houchin wanted…

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    IPU Case Study - Houchin Aerospace - oil costs
  • Application: Marine enginesLocation: North SeaEngine: 1.4MW Mitsubishi generator

    IPU were contacted as the oil in the Humber Viking’s generator was being badly diluted by fuel. Challenges faced Heavy contamination meant oil needed to be changed every 250 hours, leading to excessive oil use and maintenance costs exceeding £15,000 per annum. The oil dilution increased engine wear and threatened generator…

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    IPU Case Study - DFDS Seaways - oil dilution
  • Application: Passenger transportLocation: Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, UKEngine: Volvo & DAF buses

    Challenges faced Arriva buses looked at reducing oil costs and consumption in their fleet of passenger buses. Four oil changes a year took the vehicles out of service too often and increased oil costs. Even though mass transport is intrinsically more environmentally-friendly than personal vehicles, Arriva was also keen to…

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    IPU Case Study - Arriva buses - reducing oil costs
  • Application: Terex TR100, TR70 and TA400 Dump TrucksLocation: Tankersley, South Yorkshire, UKEngine: Cummins KTA38

    IPU were brought in by TDL as they needed to address customer concerns about maintenance costs. Challenges faced TDL’s servicing was required every 250 or 500 hours to replace engine oil. TDL also needed a unique and beneficial feature to distinguish its Terex trucks from vehicles from other manufacturers. Solutions…

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    OilAlert for OEMs - maintenance costs
  • 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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