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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.


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…)

The Altronic NGI-1000 Ignition System Is Now Available!

The Altronic NGI-1000 Ignition System is now Available
The Altronic NGI-1000 ignition system is a new, advanced, digitally controlled all-in-one gas and biogas ignition controller built for use with industrial combustion engines. It’s aimed at simplifying and automating gas ignition control for industrial systems.

All NGI-1000 systems process angular pickup input signals from a single pickup (magnetic, Hall-Effect, or powered inductive) which senses drilled reference holes, magnets and/or protrusions on a steel disc to time spark plug ignition bursts. Frequency, strength, and intensity can be altered via a piece of Windows-compatible software. It’s also Modbus RTU-compatible if you’re looking to add remote control. (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…)