Single-source capabilities for military operations and defense contractors

IPS provides turnkey solutions for critical equipment used in military facilities, forward operating bases, ships, and defense manufacturing plants.

We service, maintain, and replace electric motors and generators, rotating equipment, and power distribution equipment. Our ability to leverage scale and resources makes us more responsive and flexible.

IPS works within scheduled outages or while ships are docked. We also deploy technicians and equipment on-site with short notice, for emergencies and schedule changes.

For more information on IPS turnkey solutions, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

IPS technical field services

We recommend comprehensive testing combined with predictive and preventive maintenance to improve equipment reliability, performance, and energy efficiency. IPS services, repairs, and replaces electric motors, generators, pumps, fans, blowers, and compressors.

Our technicians perform various tests, sharing real-time data with IPS engineers. These tests include:

  • Run testing through 15,000 VAC/1,000 VDC
  • IEEE 43 Insulation Resistance — Megger
  • IEEE 95 Hi-Pot
  • IEEE 1434 Partial Discharge
  • Motor Circuit Evaluation (MCE)
  • Locked rotor testing
  • Thermography
  • Ultrasonic testing
  • Dynamic balancing
  • Gear alignment
  • Flow analysis
  • Vibration & operational deflection mode shape (ODMS)

We repair, replace, and align boiler feedwater pumps, belts and pulleys, cooling tower motors, and gearboxes. Our technicians inspect and service bearings, seals, lubrication, and bases to reduce the risk of failure and extend equipment service life.

IPS specializes in high-voltage AC motors and VFDs for harsh environments, engineered applications, and test equipment. We install condition-based monitoring and provide customer training for military personnel assigned to equipment maintenance.

Power distribution field services

IPS PowerServe leads our power distribution services with NETA-certified technicians backed by professional engineers. We provide condition-based maintenance and master service agreements to support a range of electrical equipment.

Our services include start-up and commissioning, infrared thermography, and testing and inspection for low- and medium-voltage equipment. IPS services, repairs, and replaces:

  • Transformers
  • Switches
  • Switchgear/motor control centers
  • Breakers/contractors
  • Protection relays
  • Variable frequency drives
  • Battery/charging systems

IPS performs breaker reconditioning for critical substations that can’t go down. We’re a PEARL-accredited remanufacturing facility, with deep inventories of new, surplus, and reconditioned equipment.

We also provide power studies and engineering services, including arc flash studies, control systems engineering, and power quality studies.

Emergency & outage support

This is where IPS leverages the strength of our North American network. We rush trained, certified technicians on-site with critical equipment, replacement motors, pumps, and emergency generators to restore power.

Navy/Marine motor & generator maintenance and repair

IPS specializes in ship motors and right-angle gearboxes. We respond at short notice and complete our work while ships are docked.

Our field service technicians provide testing, insulation repairs, and cleaning for onboard generators and pump motors. We also resolve vibration, bearing, and lubrication problems with on-site balancing, shaft alignment, and bearing replacement.

For a proposal on ship equipment maintenance, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

In-shop remanufacturing

IPS specializes in doing as much work on-site as possible. There are times, however, when we have to service critical equipment in our regional service centers.

We provide complete in-shop remanufacturing services:

  • Electrical and mechanical testing
  • Medium-voltage and high-voltage rewinds
  • Coating, balancing, and new parts manufacturing for rotating equipment
  • Design, reverse engineering, and remanufacturing
  • Dedicated small motor repair
  • Testing, repairs, and reconditioning of power distribution equipment

Our engineers and repair technicians have extensive experience with military and defense applications. We recondition and remanufacture legacy equipment and engineer for the application.

Power distribution for military applications

IPS Custom Equipment provides Power Distribution Units for mobile and facility power distribution. We configure these units with various outputs, breaker panels, specialty connectors, and outlet connections from various input power sources.

We also provide step-down voltage transformation, power distribution panels, gen set packaging, and tailored control panels.

Our engineers and technicians design, engineer, and manufacture custom military-grade e-Houses for the US armed forces. This includes fabrication of mobile command and control shelters using a standard ISO platform configuration as well as custom sizes.

IPS distribution resources

We’re a master distributor for key OEMs, with a North American network of used and surplus equipment suppliers. IPS offers options when it makes more sense to replace than repair.

Our engineers sign off on all large and extra-large electric motor replacements. IPS distribution services also include remanufacturing when there’s no commercial alternative.

The difference between a vendor and a trusted advisor

IPS single-source capabilities streamline vendor management and let us support reliability in all of your critical equipment. Our goal is always to build relationships — we do that with recommendations supporting a lower total cost of ownership.

For more information or a proposal, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

IPS has close working relationships with OEMs