Engine Starting News

Mike Benzies joins IPU’s Board of Directors

IPU Group Ltd are delighted to announce that Mike Benzies has joined the Board of Directors as Business Development Director. Mike has been with IPU for over 3 years and has been the driving force behind the success of our Fuel Polishing hardware product range and on-site fuel cleaning business. Managing Director, Louise Hazel, said of the appointment, “This is a significant appointment for IPU as it clearly marks our commitment to growth, development and innovation with Mike at the forefront…

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IPU welcomes software engineer to the team

We are very pleased to welcome Jay Pinn to the IPU team! Jay is joining us as a PowerVision and Software Engineer and has over 20 years experience in the electronics industry, working in power electronics and embedded electronic design. Coming from the Genset and Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) markets, Jay has joined the team to increase the in-house support of all Enovations Controls products. Not only that, but Jay brings us the opportunity to tailor in-house Enovation PowerView Displays…

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IPU are open & operational – COVID update

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – IPU Group Business Continuity Customer Update IPU Group Ltd. continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Global pandemic and the health and safety of our employees, families, customers and suppliers remain our highest priority. Our Business Continuity plan has allowed us to remain open and operational in what is an extremely challenging time with official guidance being updated on a regular basis and we remain committed to ensuring we continue to offer…

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IPU is business as usual

IPU are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the health and safety of our staff members, families, customers and suppliers remain the highest priority. We wanted to let you know that for us, it is business as usual. Our management team is monitoring the situation closely and our robust business continuity plan will assist us in navigating this difficult time. We have deployed a large number of our office-based staff to work remotely, to minimise the risk to our key…

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ATEX-approved starters for mining vehicles

Non-Electric Engine Starting Systems – Top 5 Advantages

You want one thing from your engine, for it to start every time you push the button. That normally requires an electric start motor. But what happens if the power is down and the starter battery has lost its charge? If the engine is critical (i.e a generator at a data centre or hospital) the results could be catastrophic. A non-electric engine starting system mitigates this risk by not suffering from the same problems. Electric batteries are one of the most common power sources for engine…

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custom hydraulic starting packages

Custom engine starting packages engineered by IPU

Hydraulic and air starting systems offer unbeatable reliability when it comes to engine starting. Especially in extreme weather environments where the reliability of traditional electric start motors can suffer. But standard systems do come with a challenge, for example hydraulic engine starting systems often require large amounts of space for the accumulator tanks. That is why IPU offers custom engine starting packages engineered to fit almost any space. Oil platforms, drilling rigs or mining…

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ATEX approval

Why aluminium starter motors struggle to obtain ATEX approval

Aluminium starter motors often struggle to obtain ATEX approval. But why are they not considered safe for use in hazardous environments? The reason is aluminium is one of the primary fuels for creating a thermite reaction. It’s a chemical process that gives off so much heat it is used to weld railway tracks. When aluminium is mixed with an oxidiser such as iron(III) oxide (known to you and me as rust) and is ignited (by heat or a spark) the reaction produces a molten metal at about 3000°c!…

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The Essential Guide To Starting Caterpillar Engines

IPU have released an invaluable pocket guide that advises Caterpillar customers how to choose the best starting system for their engine. If your application has a Caterpillar engine installed and your business depends on reliable power, this is the handbook for you. To request a free copy, click here to fill out a short form. The Essential Guide to Starting Cat Engines shows our continued dedication to protecting businesses in numerous industries including marine, oil & gas and power…

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NFPA 20 standard for air & hydraulic starting systems

After a period of deliberation, the 2019 edition of the NFPA 20 standard has recently been released. There are notable additions to the regulations relating to the design of air and hydraulic starter motors. The preceding edition was published in 2016. The NFPA 20 standard is an American set of guidelines determined by the National Fire Protection Association that rules on the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection. Air and hydraulic starter motors are two of the staple ranges…

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