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  • Application: Fire PumpLocation: Middle East Oil FieldEngine: Emergency Fire Pump

    Hydraulic Start Packages – Land Based Fire Pump IPU recently supplied two hydraulic starting systems for a fire pump packager based in the Middle East. The start systems were sized to provide a minimum of 45 seconds cranking capacity from three 50 litre accumulators. The sets were deigned to fit inside an IP rated cabinet;…

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  • Application: Bank, Data CentreLocation: London, UK

    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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  • Application: Leading Law Firm Data CentreLocation: London, UK

    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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  • Application: Mobile Landing Platform VesselLocation: San Diego, USA

    The IPU Group Engine Starting Service team were recently called out to provide training and commissioning duties on a mobile landing platform vessel in a US Naval ship yard, San Diego, California. The application in question was a primary hydraulic start system, attached to an emergency diesel generator. The process of…

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  • Application: Underground MineLocation: South Africa

    Underground mines contain high levels of methane gas, which can cause potentially lethal explosions. It is this safety factor which governs the need for non-sparking air and hydraulic starting systems to be used in mines. IPU have a range of Hydraulic Start Systems suitable for a wide variety of engines including: Caterpillar,…

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  • Application: Standby GeneratorLocation: FPSOEngine: Cummins KTA50

    Hydraulic Start Packages – FPSO The hydraulic start system was designed to provide three times 10seconds cranking capacity for the Cummins KTA50 engine on an FPSO. Full DNV classification and design approval is required for marine applications. The start system was automatically recharged by means of an electric motor driven…

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  • Application: Azeri Offshore PlatformLocation: Caspian SeaEngine: CAT 3516HD

    Hydraulic Start Packages – BP Chirag British Petroleum (BP) needed a Hydraulic Starting System for the Chirag Oil Project (COP), this is an offshore development located in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea, approximately 120 km southeast of Baku. IPU were awarded all starting system designs and manufacturing for the…

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  • Application: Emergency Fire PumpsLocation: Exxon-Mobil JernehEngine: CAT 3408 and 3512

    IPU recently supplied the standby emergency start systems for the fire pumps on Exxon-Mobil Jerneh-A production platform in the South China Sea, offshore Kemaman, Malaysia. The Jernah A first began production in 1991 and this is the latest upgrade for the platform. The systems were designed to replace the existing sets and to…

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