Flame front generators are effective, time proven ignition systems which have been widely used in flaring applications for decades. The inherent reliability, rugged construction, ease of operation, and its economic advantages have allowed the flame front generator (FFG) to remain one of the most popular forms of pilot ignition in the industry. The FFG is easily adaptable to any pilot system which incorporates an ignition tube and may be installed up to 1 mile (1600m) from the base of the flare stack. Both Automatic and manual modes are available.
The Model 100 Continuum Ignitor utilizes a high-voltage electric arc to ignite a combustible air/gas mixture. This arc occurs every 20 seconds for a two-second duration (timing is adjustable). The Continuum provides a spark inside a “slipstream” chamber that diverts a portion of the waste gas to create a combustible air/gas mixture. This allows the Continuum ignitor to function without pilot gas. The ignitor can be mounted on vertical and horizontal flares and is used in both onshore and offshore applications.