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Masterpact plug-in replacement trip unit
August 3rd, 2015

Breakers last for years; it’s trip units that need attention. Changing the breaker because components like a Masterpact M trip unit isn’t supported any more wastes time and money.…

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UK National Grid Warns of Power Shortages
July 27th, 2015

In October 2014 we reported that the UK’s spinning reserve was down to just 4%, lowest in nearly a decade. Unfortunately this situation does not appear to be improving as the National Grid…

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DieselPump
July 2nd, 2015

Hyundai owners in parts of Scotland have received a stark introduction to the risks associated with modern biodiesel according to BBC’s Watchdog. The consumer affairs programme launched an…

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Fuel Conditioning Handbook 2015
June 17th, 2015

Many of you know that if you store diesel for longer than 6-12 months it will require conditioning. But what does that mean? And why do you need clean fuel? The IPU Fuel Conditioning Handbook…

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June 2nd, 2015

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…

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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-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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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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