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.


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.


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.


Iridium Platinum High Performance Industrial Spark Plug

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

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.


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…)

A New Spark Plug – Introducing The Denso GE2-3

A New Spark Plug - Introducing The Denso GE2-3

The new industrial spark plug DENSO GE 2-3, developed for state-of-the-art industrial, gas-powered combustion engines is now here. The GE2-3 is built for high-stress environments, with its longer ceramic insulator which offers best flashover protection, and its integrated stress resistant monolithic resistor suppresses electromagnetic interference (EMI). It has a J-type electrode design and use of higher erosion resistance materials, a centre electrode with a laser-welded iridium alloy pad and a protruding ground electrode with copper core and laser-welded iridium pad. This spark plug is ideally suited for operation with natural and special gases. (more…)

Introducing The Bosch Spark Plug Re-gapping Tool

Introducing The Bosch Spark Plug Regapping Tool
The Bosch Spark Plug Re-gapping Tool is a new, adjustable device for making sure that your spark plugs are properly configured for optimum performance. The Spark Plug Re-gapper contains a prising lever and a fixed distance gauge to make sure that your Bosch spark plug electrodes are calibrated to the exact distance apart that they should be. The component is recommended for use with the latest, certified, high-quality Bosch M18 iridium spark plugs. (more…)

5 Benefits Of Double Iridium Spark Plugs

5 Benefits Of Double Iridium Spark Plugs

Double iridium spark plugs are a special type of spark plug equipped with iridium laser welded onto the centre and ground electrodes. They’re used in industrial combustion engines to convert an electrical charge into an ignition spark, powering a cylinder and piston to create movement. But why are Double iridium plugs considered to be so much better than other spark plugs? Here are five good reasons. (more…)

How Often Should Iridium Spark Plugs Be Changed?

How Often Should Iridium Spark Plugs Be Changed

Iridium spark plugs are a common type of combustion engine ignition device found in industrial engines worldwide. They’re known for their strength, reliability, conductivity, and strong resistance to extreme internal temperatures.

They’re fitted into the engine and connected via a HT lead to the ignition coil. The coil temporarily powers the plug with a fixed electrical voltage. When the engine is started, iridium spark plugs convert this electrical charge into the spark needed to light the air-fuel mixture. (more…)