How To Avoid Or Minimise CHP Plant Downtime

The commercial sector consumes about 75% of electricity, but industries have nine times more existing applications for combined heat and power (CHP) technologies in use today. CHP plant downtime is a costly inconvenience as it reduces efficiency and leads to lower productivity, translating to losses and delays. CHP plant faults arise from various factors, including misfires and worn parts. You can avoid or minimise plant downtime through regular performance management, replacing faulty parts immediately, and continuously training your operators.


What Are The Most Common CHP Plant Engine Faults?

The combined heat and power (CHP) plant engine uses energy-efficient technology to generate electricity and capture the heat generated, which would otherwise go to waste. Similar to other intricate machinery, the CHP plant engine is prone to faults, In this article, we discuss some of the most common faults technicians can check and repair.


Double Iridium Spark Plugs: What Are The Benefits?

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…)

Why Does My Spark Plug Keep Failing?

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…)

What Are The Causes Of Industrial Spark Plug Problems?

What are the causes of industrial spark plug problems

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…)

New Hatraco 71.018 Pre-Chamber Spark Plugs Available – Order Today Through R&M Walsh

Two new 71.018 series pre-chamber spark plug (PCP) models have been released by Hatraco, and are available to purchase now through R&M Walsh. These cost-effective, plug and play spark plugs are quick to install and provide excellent running hours and lifetime performance. Suitable for a wide variety of gas engines, the new spark plugs come with purpose-designed Teflon spark plug extensions to increase their durability and safety.


How Long Does An Industrial Spark Plug Last?

How Long Does Spark Energy 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.


How Often Do You Need To Change Spark Plugs?

How Often Should 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…)

Bad Spark Plug Symptoms: What To Do About Them

Spark plugs are small and relatively inexpensive components but play a crucial role in gas-powered engines. Damaged spark plugs can reduce the performance output and energy efficiency of an engine, while unexpected spark plug failure can prevent ignition altogether. To avoid unscheduled downtime, it’s important to keep an eye open for the warning signs of spark plug failure. These are the main tell-tale signs that your spark plug’s days are limited, and that it’s time to order a replacement.


Are Iridium Spark Plugs Worth The Price?

Iridium spark plugs are more expensive than other platinum spark plugs, and a lot pricier than standard copper spark plugs, so are they worth the price? We believe that yes, they are, because of the numerous cost saving and efficiency benefits of iridium spark plugs that create superior value for money over time.