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New Technical Sales Engineer Joins IPU Fuel Conditioning

To further improve our Fuel Conditioning division we have recently appointed a new Technical Sales Engineer. Peter Crowden has joined IPU at an exciting time as the business develops its ambitious expansion plans. He will play an integral role assisting IPU in the development of domestic sales within the fuel division. Peter comes with a vast amount of experience within the fuel industry. His background includes: Forecourt management Crisis management Fuel polishing projects Re-pump projects…

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IPU Fuel Division Qualifications

The IPU Fuel Division have over 25 years experience in fuel conditioning. This is backed by a number of industry qualifications to ensure our team is using the latest techniques and safe working practices. At IPU we are committed to continuous improvement through strengthening our knowledge base of operational procedures and delivering a high quality service. Our fuel engineers hold the following qualifications: Safety Pass Alliance (SPA) The SPA license is a necessary qualification for…

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New brochure heralds new approach to Fuel Conditioning

We’ve just launched our 2015 Fuel Conditioning brochure. And while it’s true that we’ve expended blood, sweat and tears producing it even we have to recognise that new brochures are not usually newsworthy. This time it’s a bit different. The new brochure reflects a significant change in buying trends that we saw develop during 2014. The hospitals, datacentres and banks we speak to are are becoming less satisfied with buying different parts of their fuel solutions from…

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How to spot fuel contamination in your storage tanks

The good news is you don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to spot if your fuel is contaminated, the bad news is if you can actually see the signs of contamination the problem is already serious. On sites where power is critical (such as datacentres, hospitals and military bases) backup generators will be employed to cover any failures in the mains supply. Under normal conditions these units will run for just minutes each month as part of a maintenance programme. But this leads to the…

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New Year, New Office

IPU Group is kicking off 2015 by opening our new global headquarters at Cygnus Way, West Bromwich, B70 0XB. Over the festive period we’ve been busily boxing everything up and shipping it to our new 55,000 sq ft premises. The move brings sales, management, manufacturing, storage and distribution functions under a single roof and promotes the prestigious image the company deserves. The move to West Bromwich is part our ambitious business expansion plans. Over the next 5 years we…

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Fuel Conditioning – Avoiding critical system failure due to dirty diesel

It’s a common misconception that to incorporate a fuel conditioning programme is a major undertaking. Many organisations also assume that for a tank to be cleaned it needs to be drained and that fuel purchased in June will be just as good in December. But these myths are not entirely true. If left untouched, fuel WILL become contaminated. This is because it’s virtually impossible to stop water from entering the supply chain. Water encourages microbial growth (aka the diesel bug) which…

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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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UK National Grid Warns of Power Shortages

National Grid warns of lowest spinning reserve for nearly a decade

The UK’s National Grid has today warned that its spinning reserve this winter will be at a seven-year low due to generator closures and breakdowns. The organisation claims that spare electricity capacity will be at just 4% this year. Last year it ran at 5% during the winter months which is a significant drop as just three years ago the margin was 17%. If bad weather hits the UK this winter it could result in the biggest risk of blackouts for nearly a decade. Today has also seen the…

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International Workboats Show 2014

IPU to exhibit at the International Workboat Show, New Orleans – 3-5th December 2014

IPU is set to exhibit at the largest marine industry trade event in North America, The International Workboat Show. Members from IPU’s Starting Division will be presenting our comprehensive range of spring and hydraulic start motors ideal for marine applications. Spring Starters – A spring starter motor from IPU is a reliable, cost effective way of providing manual starting to for diesel engines. Available for starting engines up to 12 litres, they eliminate any pollution risk, are…

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