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ATEX approval

Why aluminium starter motors struggle to obtain ATEX approval

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 creating a thermite reaction. It’s a chemical process that gives off so much heat it is used to weld railway tracks. When aluminium is mixed with an oxidiser such as iron(III) oxide (known to you and me as rust) and is ignited (by heat or a spark) the reaction produces a molten metal at about 3000°c!…

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IPU in a Picture

  IPU has a wide range of expertise across Engine Starting, Fuel Conditioning and Emissions Solutions. Sometimes it can be difficult to explain all of the products that we sell! That’s why we’ve produced ‘IPU in a Picture’. It shows all the different elements of our business in the industries where we are most active.                

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Data Centre

Dirty fuel causes DRUPS failures

How reliable is your DRUPS unit? Organisations such as data centres, hospitals, banks and military bases depend on reliable and consistent power. Typically these organisations count on secondary generators should the mains supply fail. However, organisations are often unaware how often these back-up generators are actually used. Voltage fluctuations from the mains supply are common and can trigger automatic reset responses in sensitive electronic equipment. To manage this fluctuation and avoid…

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The Essential Guide To Starting Caterpillar Engines

IPU have released an invaluable pocket guide that advises Caterpillar customers how to choose the best starting system for their engine. If your application has a Caterpillar engine installed and your business depends on reliable power, this is the handbook for you. To request a free copy, click here to fill out a short form. The Essential Guide to Starting Cat Engines shows our continued dedication to protecting businesses in numerous industries including marine, oil & gas and power…

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New handbook: The Essential Guide To Fuel Polishing

IPU are excited to release our first handbook dedicated entirely to the subject of fuel polishing. Our ever-growing library of free pocket guides spans all of our divisions. They are a great way for any organisation to absorb everything it needs to know about topics as diverse as fuel contamination and explosion protection. The Essential Guide to Fuel Polishing is the latest addition to our portfolio. “The Essential Guide to Fuel Polishing” answers a number of questions, including:…

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IPU make history with largest ever Diesel Defence unit

IPU’s fuel conditioning division enjoyed record-breaking success last month, delivering the largest Diesel Defence fuel polishing system in the company’s history. Built to the customer’s unique specifications, it will be used to safeguard the supply from an island-based power station. The remoteness of the location makes the generator critically important. The island is not connected to a mainland power supply. If the generator fails, the population loses electricity. Distance…

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New brochure on IPU’s Diesel Defence filter elements

A new brochure does not normally warrant a news post but this one is a little bit different. Firstly, it is the first time we have produced a brochure about our filter elements. In the past, we have underplayed their role in our Diesel Defence fuel polishers and our ClearTank fuel cleaning service. Their unique and proprietary technology sets IPU’s capabilities above our competitors. We could not achieve the cleanliness levels we reach at the speed we work without our special FiltaSorb…

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NFPA 20 standard for air & hydraulic starting systems

After a period of deliberation, the 2019 edition of the NFPA 20 standard has recently been released. There are notable additions to the regulations relating to the design of air and hydraulic starter motors. The preceding edition was published in 2016. The NFPA 20 standard is an American set of guidelines determined by the National Fire Protection Association that rules on the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection. Air and hydraulic starter motors are two of the staple ranges…

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IPU Group approved to run CIBSE CPD courses on fuel conditioning

IPU Group are set to run CPD (Continuing Professional Development ) courses after being approved by CIBSE1, the UK’s premier body for promoting and supporting the careers of building services engineers. Aimed at Facilities Management companies, our interactive course will train professionals on how to manage their stored fuel to ensure it is clean, safe and able to support the building it serves. Generators typically run on a biodiesel blend that is vulnerable to contamination. Course…

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IPU sells OilLife range of products to Wagene Purifiner in Norway

As of January 2019, IPU Group has sold it’s range of OilLife bypass filtration products to Wagene Purifiner in Norway. For several years, Wagene Purifiner has been IPU’s largest customers for the OilLife range. IPU has taken the decision to sell all stock and the rights and patent for OilLife to Wagene Purifiner so we can further focus on our key ranges and core markets. Having worked with Wagene Purifiner for many years, we are confident in the high level of technical support and…

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