How Long Does An Industrial Spark Plug Last?

How Long Does An Industrial Spark Plug Last?
Spark plugs are consumable products and don’t last forever. Cleaning and re-gapping your spark plugs on a regular basis – and addressing the causes of spark plug fouling – will extend their working life and keep your engine running efficiently. Nevertheless, there comes a time when spark plugs should be changed, and it’s useful to know the approximate working life of each spark plug so that servicing can be planned and unexpected downtime avoided.

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Case Study: Replacement Ignition Rail MWM TBG 620 V12 V16 V20

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Some replacement ignition rails are straightforward… And then there is the OEM ignition rail on the MWM TBG series. As anyone who has encountered these will know, the cabling on the MWM TBG is enclosed in hard foam. While this approach protects the cabling, the downside is that it is inaccessible. As such, the cabling itself cannot be replaced if it develops a fault.

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Pre-Chamber Spark Plugs From R&M Walsh

A New Spark Plug - Introducing The Denso GE2-3

R&M Walsh are proud to supply a full range of pre-chamber spark plugs to fit a variety of industrial gas engines.

The same range as available from Hatraco, the pre-chamber spark plugs we provide are more efficient than many conventional spark plugs, reducing NoX emissions and energy consumption.

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Introducing The New Pre-chamber Spark Plug Range Now Available From Hatraco

Altronic Passive Pre-Chamber Spark Plugs

As one of the UK’s official Hatraco suppliers, we are extremely impressed by the Dutch supplier’s latest range of pre-chamber spark plugs on offer.

Hatraco is one of the world’s leading specialists in ignition and control products for industrial gas and diesel engines, and already sells an impressive selection of components – used in a wide range of applications. So we were very interested to get our hands on their latest spark plug range.

We weren’t disappointed. Their new pre-chamber spark plugs combine high energy ignition with pre-chamber plug technology, to allow engines to operate on a leaner fuel mixture without the risk of misfires. The result is a technology that at the same time allows sustained high power output and low emissions – without compromising the lifespan of the component.

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Replacement HT Leads For Jenbacher 400/600 Series Industrial Gas Engines

At R & M Walsh, we understand how important it is to keep your Jenbacher gas engines operating in full working order.

We also recognise that only the highest quality replacement parts will ensure your plant’s productivity and availability, reducing unexpected downtime, improving efficiency, and decreasing your operating costs.

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Iridium Platinum High Performance Industrial Spark Plug

Spark Plug Federal Mogul/BERU 18GZ46 - FBM80WPN - Z377

FBM80WPN / FBM80WPNS
18GZ46 / 18GZ47

Spark plugs for stationary gas-operated industrial engines must be able to withstand non-stop operation while demonstrating considerable durability over long replacement intervals. The Federal-Mogul/Beru heavy duty spark plug range is manufactured from the highest quality materials and are very resistant to combustion, offering longevity and excellent performance – and they are available now from R & M Walsh.

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How To Diagnose Industrial Ignition System Failures

How To Diagnose Industrial Ignition System Failures

If your gas-powered static combustion engine is stuttering, jamming, or cutting out while in use, there may be something wrong with the ignition system. The most common cause of a system failure such as misfiring is a faulty, degraded, or dead spark plug.

Ignition system failure occurs when the engine fails to ignite and burn the gas mixture fed into the intake. For whatever reason, sparks are not made quickly enough to light the gas and turn the internal cylinders. This can lead to a sub-par or broken industrial engine, with performance degrading even further over time to a state of complete failure.

But how can you know exactly what mechanical fault is causing your ignition failure? Here’s our guide to the various signs you should look out for. Once you’ve found out what is ailing your engine, you can diagnose the problem precisely and find a solution. (more…)

The 3 Key Steps To Successfully Maintaining Your Ignition Leads

The 3 Key Steps To Successfully Maintaining Your Ignition Leads 1
Ignition leads are a vital part of any gas-powered industrial engine. They transfer the electrical charge sent for the ignition coil to the spark plug, igniting the gas and air mixture. Without keeping them in good shape, your industrial engines may stall, misfire, malfunction, or not run at all.

It’s important to keep your ignition leads in the best condition possible to prevent this from happening. Here’s our three-step guide to keeping your ignition leads in the best possible condition. (more…)

What Is The Most Common Cause Of Industrial Spark Plug Failure?

What Is The Most Common Cause Of Problems With Industrial Spark Plugs

All gas-powered combustion engines need spark plugs to run. The spark plugs convert a high-voltage electrical charge into the spark needed to ignite a mixed gas and air intake, turning cylinders and turbines to provide electrical generation or repetitive kinetic motion.

Every high-energy spark plug used in an industrial engine needs to be fixed to a housing chamber by a wrenched socket. This firm casing allows the spark plug to dissipate the immense heat it generates via the cylinder head, and align with its gas and electrical contacts. (more…)

Why Don’t Industrial Spark Plugs Always Last For 2000 Hours?

Why Don't Industrial Spark Plugs Always Last For 2000 Hours
Industrial spark plugs are a vital part of all gas-powered combustion engines. They light the gas and air mixture as it enters the engine, moving the cylinders. Most modern iridium and platinum industrial spark plugs are rated by their manufacturers to last for at least 3500 hours of continuous use. However, some plugs inevitably fail or degrade before their time is officially supposed to be up.

2000 hours is the average lifespan of a standard industrial spark plug. There are a wide variety of engine faults that can be caused by bad installation, malfunctions, misuse, contamination, or simple bad luck.

Here are some of the most common reasons cited for premature industrial spark plug failure. (more…)