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ComAp Acquires IPU’s Engine Control Division

ComAp a.s. has recently concluded an agreement with Industrial Power Units Ltd. of the United Kingdom (IPU), the official distributor for the UK and Ireland, to acquire their Engine Control Division. By means of the acquisition of this IPU division, ComAp is poised to further expand their global network. The Engine Control Division (ECD) of IPU will become a new UK subsidiary of ComAp. This subsidiary is going to be managed by Shawn Shepherd (current ECD Director at IPU), who will lead the same…

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IPU at Speedy Expo: 30th – 31st October 2019

IPU will be at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre over the 30th and 31st October to take part in the Speedy Expo! We’ll be showcasing our Fuel Conditioning and Emissions Solutions products that are ideal for the rental industry. When? Wednesday 30th – Thursday 31st October Where? Exhibition Centre Liverpool, King’s Dock, Port of Liverpool, Liverpool L3 4FP Stand? C23   IPU Fuel Conditioning It is essential that rental equipment has a reliable fuel source. Without it, equipment…

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David Baldacci - The Escape

Even David Baldacci is talking about Fuel Contamination

Fuel contamination is a problem that’s easy to overlook. It lurks in the dark depths of your fuel tank and is not often talked about in the media. Or so we thought. Just recently we’ve seen this issue crop up everywhere! First there was the Tesco Branksome scandal, then BMW began putting warnings on their fuel caps about diesel quality and now fuel contamination is even making an appearance in David Baldacci’s book – The Escape! This thriller follows the story of John Puller, a U.S…

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Black smoke reduction on standby diesel gensets

How is black smoke caused? Standard electronic governors fitted to gensets will often over-fuel the engine to guarantee starting. The process of over-fuelling will commonly cause a large plume of black smoke. This black smoke is partially burnt fuel.   Why is over-fueling and black smoke a problem? The bigger the engine, the larger the volume of black smoke that is expelled. If you have multiple sets on site that all start-up at the same time (i.e. in the case of a mains failure), the level of…

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IPU at the Construction Plant Hire Association Conference – 17th October

IPU are heading for the Heart of England Conference Centre on October 17th for the Construction Plant Hire Association Conference! When? Thursday 17th October, 08:30 am – 15:00 pm Where? Heart of England Conference and Events Centre, Meriden Road, Fillongley, Coventry, CV7 8DX As platinum sponsors, we’ll be showcasing our Fuel Conditioning and Emissions Solutions products that are ideal for the construction industry. IPU Fuel Conditioning It is essential that the equipment on…

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Fuel Purifiner Video

Video: Fuel Purifiner in action

If you’re hiring out generators, pumps or heavy plant equipment, you can’t always be sure of the cleanliness of the diesel going into your fleet. Contaminated fuel is bad news for your engines as it can cause extensive damage and prolonged downtime. If your equipment’s not working, you’re not earning. IPU’s Fuel Purifiner is an on-tank filtration system that protects your equipment against heavily contaminated diesel. We’ve created a series of videos to…

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New handbook: The Essential Guide to Fuel Testing

IPU have released a new free pocket guide that focuses entirely on the subject of fuel testing. We remain as dedicated as ever to sharing vital knowledge with businesses on a wide range of industry topics. The Essential Guide to Fuel Testing adds to our already extensive collection of handbooks. “The Essential Guide to Fuel Testing” answers a number of questions, including: Why is it important to test your fuel for contamination? What the are common causes of fuel contamination?…

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ATEX-approved starters for mining vehicles

Non-Electric Engine Starting Systems – Top 5 Advantages

You want one thing from your engine, for it to start every time you push the button. That normally requires an electric start motor. But what happens if the power is down and the starter battery has lost its charge? If the engine is critical (i.e a generator at a data centre or hospital) the results could be catastrophic. A non-electric engine starting system mitigates this risk by not suffering from the same problems. Electric batteries are one of the most common power sources for engine…

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custom hydraulic starting packages

Custom engine starting packages engineered by IPU

Hydraulic and air starting systems offer unbeatable reliability when it comes to engine starting. Especially in extreme weather environments where the reliability of traditional electric start motors can suffer. But standard systems do come with a challenge, for example hydraulic engine starting systems often require large amounts of space for the accumulator tanks. That is why IPU offers custom engine starting packages engineered to fit almost any space. Oil platforms, drilling rigs or mining…

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Webinar: The Impact of Emissions Legislation – September 2019 Update

A year on since our first hugely popular emissions webinar, legislation and deadlines have been adapted and updated. The legislation itself is complicated, so it may be unclear what you need to comply with and when by. IPU’s emissions experts are hosting a live webinar on Tuesday 10th September at 10:00 am to discuss: The latest legislation updates, including the MCPD, Environmental Permitting Regulations and Clean Air Zones The types of emissions that will need to be reduced in order to…

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