An oil igniter is used to light off fuel in a wide variety of applications. As the name suggests, oil is used as the combustion fuel. To achieve ignition, the oil is atomized and piped toward the spark igniter to initiate combustion. The Forney DURAFire® is an oil igniter with a variety of innovations to ensure at least 95% igniter light-off efficiency is maintained. This article will explore the DURAFire® oil igniter and describe how it can achieve such a high level of reliability.
Oil igniters are used to provide a stable and reliable ignition source for fossil fuel burners. Unreliable burner ignition not only creates a burner problem but also results in significant financial losses. As such, it is important that the igniter can be counted on to reliably start ignition within the burner. The Forney DURAFire® oil igniter (Figure 1) is one such oil igniter that offers over 95% light-off reliability.