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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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IPU Engineers complete BFPA / CETOP qualification

IPU prides itself on engineering quality and expertise. As a company we are committed to training our engineers for the benefit of our team and our customers. As part of this commitment two IPU engineers from our Starting Division have undertaking their BFPA/CETOP Level 1 Hydraulics Competence qualifications. James Hughes and Paul Smith completed the 3 day Stage 1 Hydraulics Course at the National Fluid Power Centre (NFPC) in Worksop. The course is designed to teach engineers who work in the…

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Warning of UK power shortages – are you safe from DRUPS failure?

Mayor of London warns PM of electricity shortages in the near future Boris Johnson, Mayor of London used the Sunday Times to warn that the lights in London could be dimmed or go out altogether because of a failure to invest in Britain’s energy infrastructure. With existing power stations already under pressure, demand is expected to double in the next 35 years. The energy watchdog Ofgem has also warned that maximum generating capacity could be just 2% above peak demand next year. It is…

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Diesel Storage Tanks

IPU and IFT to set the standard for diesel performance

IFT and IPU’s new partnership improves the fuel performance in diesel engines. IPU Group‘s Fuel Conditioning Division is pleased to announce the launch of a strategic partnership with International Fuel Technology (IFT), the leading developer of enhanced fuel additives. The partnership will combine IFT’s flagship product, ADV+, with IPU’s fuel conditioning expertise to improve fuel performance in diesel engines.   Improve economy by up to 6% ADV+ is a tried and tested fuel…

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