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Percentage of FAME to increase
May 29th, 2015

We’ve often speculated that the percentage of biodiesel added to petrochemical diesel would rise from the current level of 7%, but it seems that France has made the first move. Since 2011…

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ATEX approval
May 22nd, 2015

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…

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tackling particulate contamination of oil
May 15th, 2015

We all know that particulate contamination of oil is not a good thing. Without any statistical evidence, instinct is enough to tell us that lubricating oils and hydraulic fluids should be pure and…

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IPU ClearTank Fuel Cleaning Service
May 14th, 2015

We like to think that when we take out comprehensive car insurance it’ll cover us in most situations. We also like to think the same about gen set warranty. But what happens if you put contaminated…

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ATEX-approved starters
May 1st, 2015

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…

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WaterImage
April 28th, 2015

As New Orleans prepared itself for hurricane season in 2014, a readiness test was carried out on the West Bank Pumping Station. Initially all went well and the pumps were working as expected. But…

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April 27th, 2015

IPU Group is a well-established 55 year old family organisation who are rapidly growing. Our Engine Control Division is looking for an experienced Sales Person / Business Development Manager /…

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iStock_GenSet
April 24th, 2015

You may like to think that if your genset only runs for an hour a week its oil will last for years. Sorry to say this is not the case. Standby generator oil will actually degrade much quicker than…

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ATEX approval
April 23rd, 2015

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…

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OGA2015_logo
April 17th, 2015

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…

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