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 beforetheir time is officially supposed to be up.

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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.

What Consequences Can A Sudden Loss Of CHP Plant Engine Power Have?

A combined heat and power (CHP) plant engine uses various fuels and an ignition system to generate electricity and heat simultaneously. Compared to other stationary engines, CHP achieves efficiencies of over 80% by reclaiming heat that you could otherwise lose, making it among the cleanest available sources of power...

How To Clean Iridium Spark Plugs

As iridium spark plugs become worn and dirty, more electrical power is required to produce the spark necessary for ignition. This reduces efficiency and increases fuel consumption – and can eventually lead to misfires and electrical short-circuits. It follows that the cleaner the spark plug’s electrodes, the more powerful...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How Often Do You Need To Change Spark Plugs?

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....

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...

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...