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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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