Hospitals must have reliable power, without it patients are at risk. But with blackouts becoming more common (the UK’s spinning reserve is reportedly down to just 1.2%) hospitals need ultra reliable back up gensets. IPU has a range of products and services that helps to improve reliability to safeguard your hospital:
A hospital’s critical systems include:
- life support systems
- monitoring systems
- sprinkler systems
But, the reliability and dependability of their back up power systems depends on:
- An ability to start after long shutdowns – back up generators tend to sit idle for long periods of time. Unfortunately the batteries used to start them have a limited shelf life. Eventually they lose the ability to hold enough charge to start the engine. IPU improves reliability by removing the need for a battery. IPU’s starting systems can hold enough energy almost indefinitely.
- Having clean fuel – modern diesel fuel can be expected to stay in a usable condition for 6-12 months. Store it any longer and it begins to suffer from contamination. The 3 main contaminants are: water, microbial growth and solid particulates. This can damage fuel injectors, block fuel filters or cause total engine failure. IPU has a range of products and services that can remove fuel contamination and keep your diesel to EN 590 clean fuel standards.
- Having good lubrication – according to the industry body Noria, 80% of engine failures can be attributed to contaminated oils. IPU has real-time monitoring packages and bypass filters that can give a voice to your oil and extend it’s life by up to four times.