Engine Starting News

Marintec

IPU to Exhibit at Marintec China – 1-4 December 2015

IPU is set to exhibit at one the largest marine industry trade fairs in Asia, Marintec China 2015. Members of IPU’s Engine Starting division will be in Shanghai to showcase our comprehensive range of spring, hydraulic and air start motors. IPU engine start systems provide independent or black-start capability for vessel emergency generators and on board fire pumps. They are robust, reliable and are unaffected by extreme temperatures, making them ideal for marine environments. Spring Starters…

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International Workboat Show

IPU to Exhibit at International Workboat Show – 1-3 December 2015

IPU are once again exhibiting at the largest marine industry trade event in North America, the International Workboat Show. The team from IPU UK and IPU USA will be in New Orleans to showcase our comprehensive range of spring, hydraulic and air start motors. IPU engine start systems provide independent or black-start capability for vessel emergency generators and on board fire pumps. They are robust, reliable and are unaffected by extreme temperatures, making them ideal for marine environments.…

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ice breaker engine starting in cold temperatures

Reliable engine starting even in cold temperatures

It’s a well-known fact that electric starter motors can struggle when the temperature drops below zero. So how can you make sure your critical systems start in freezing temperatures? IPU doesn’t have one solution – we have three: hydraulic, air and spring starters. Engine starting in cold temperatures can be challenging. Cranking an engine is hard work and takes a significant amount of energy. The job is made even harder during cold weather as low temperatures thicken the viscosity of the…

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The challenges of ATEX self certification

Self-regulation is a process with a poor reputation. Just ask Fifa. The result is that people are reluctant to trust self-policing organisations. Where platform safety is concerned complete trust is essential. But what level of confidence can be attached to a certificate issued by the same company that manufactured the product. Is ATEX self-certification acceptable or a disaster waiting to happen? ATEX is the standard that governs safety in potentially explosive working environments (including…

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ATEX-approved starters

ATEX: Inertia vs Pre-engaged Starter Motors

When it comes to choosing a start system for diesel powered equipment, operators will often be faced with a choice between inertia and pre-engaged starter motors. If the equipment is to be used in a hazardous environment (such as a mine or offshore platform) the starter motor will require ATEX approval. In this situation a pre-engaged starter motor is the only choice. But, what is the difference between an inertia and pre-engaged starter motor? And, why do inertia starters struggle to achieve…

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ATEX approval

What is ATEX certification?

The phrase ‘ATEX certification’ is often used in engine starting, but what exactly does it mean? If you operate an offshore platform or underground mine – or if you supply products to companies that do – ATEX certification means safety. The name ‘ATEX’ is short for “Atmospheres Explosibles” and is a strict set of regulations that applies to products intended for used in any hazardous working environments. This includes areas that contain flammable gases, vapours or…

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IPU TO EXHIBIT AT OGA 2015, MALAYSIA – 2-4 JUNE

There are just 6 weeks until the opening of OGA 2015 and IPU will be there to showcase our unique range of ATEX approved hydraulic and air start motors. These ultra-safe products are critical for hazardous environments such as offshore platforms and underground mines. Our pre-engaged hydraulic and air starters are unique. They use a cast iron construction to eliminate aluminium content. ATEX recommends against using aluminium as it is the primary fuel for a thermite reaction. They also…

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cummins cfp9e-F30

New hydraulic system provides reliable starting for Cummins CFP9E-F30

IPU’s Engine Starting Division have recently dispatched two new hydraulic starting systems to supply guaranteed starting to the fire pumps on a new offshore oil platform. The fire pumps are powered by Cummins CFP9E-F30 9-litre engines. The hydraulic starting systems provide a high level of efficiency enabling the Cummins cfp9e-F30 engines to start instantly, regardless of the conditions. These independent, secondary systems act as a reliable starting mechanism in case the primary electrical…

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IPU arrives stateside with a new office in Houston

IPU has announced the opening of a new stateside office to provide local support to the company’s growing international customer base. The US office joins IPU overseas support alongside offices in France and Malaysia plus a global network of distributors. Lawrie Freeman will lead the new Houston office. He joins the IPU family having worked in the Engine Starting industry for over 30 years. He brings an extraordinary amount of industry experience to clients in the region. IPU USA will be…

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International Workboats Show 2014

Still time to book your free tickets to see IPU at the International Workboat Show

There are just a few weeks left to secure your free tickets to see IPU at the largest marine industry trade event in North America, the International Workboat Show. Our team will be welcoming delegates to view our range of non electric secondary start systems that are ideal for marine applications as well as the oil & gas and mining industries. Spring Starters – A spring starter motor from IPU is a reliable, cost effective way of providing manual starting to for diesel engines.…

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