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Ignition Systems

Pilots, ZIP Ignition Systems, and Handheld Igniters

pilots

Zeeco designs and manufactures a full line of pilots with high-stability designs for the ignition process and boiler burners. Engineered to withstand high burner heat and extreme weather conditions, ZEECO pilots are available in manual or electric ignition, with and without flame rods, and in variable fuel ranges with a single tip.

Industrial Burner Pilots 

Zeeco designs and manufactures a full line of pilots with high-stability designs for the ignition process and boiler burners. Engineered to withstand high burner heat and extreme weather conditions, ZEECO pilots are available in manual or electric ignition, with and without flame rods, and in variable fuel ranges with a single tip.

JM-1S Manual Ignition Pilot Assembly

The Zeeco JM-1S Manual Ignition Pilot Assembly is a high stability design designed to operate with a single tip from 100% propane to 90% hydrogen.

JM-1SF Manual Ignition Pilot Assembly

The Zeeco JM-1SF Manual Ignition Pilot Assembly with Flame Rod is a high stability design designed to operate with a single tip from 100% propane to 90% hydrogen.

JM-1SE Manual Ignition Pilot Assembly

The Zeeco JM-1SE Electric Ignition Pilot Assembly is a high stability design designed to operate with a single tip from 100% propane to 90% hydrogen.

JM-1S HEI Electric Ignition Pilot Assembly

The Zeeco JM-1S HEI High Energy Electric Ignition Pilot Assembly is a high stability design designed to operate with a single tip from 100% propane to 90% hydrogen.

AR/GS-1 HEI Electric Ignition Pilot Assembly

The Zeeco AR/GS-1 HEI High Energy Ignition Pilot Assembly is a forced draft design.

AR/GS-1 Electric Ignition Pilot Assembly

The Zeeco AR/GS-1 Electric Ignition Pilot Assembly is a forced draft design.

JM-1S-EF Electric Ignition Pilot Assembly with Flame Rod

The Zeeco JM-1S-EF Electric Ignition Pilot Assembly with Flame Rod is a high stability design designed to operate with a single tip from 100% propane to 90% hydrogen.

SM-1S-HEI 

The Zeeco SM-1S-HEI pilot can run up to 90% hydrogen and is an insulated, high energy ignition design. 

Flare System Pilots

Flare systems operate as a critical safety device within plants to combust and reduce gas reliefs to safe compositions, protecting nearby personnel, equipment, and the environment. A stable, reliable, and robust pilot is the most critical component in a flare system because the pilot initiates and ensures combustion. Zeeco is proud to offer pilots tested and proven to meet American Petroleum Institute (API) 537 standards.

HSLF Series Pilot

    • Tested to withstand 170 MPH (274 km/h) hurricane-force wind and rain in both horizontal and vertical firing positions
    • No welded seams in high heat zone 
    • Investment cast components to ensure longer service life
    • Pilot mixer and pilot firing tip are matched to function on a wide range of fuels
    • Can be easily retrofitted to any existing flare tip assembly

CFP Series

Continuous Sparking

Retractable (EGF)

Pilot Retraction Systems


Thermal Oxidizer Pilots 

AR/GS-1 HEI High Energy Ignition Pilot Assembly

The Zeeco AR/GS-1 HEI High Energy Ignition Pilot Assembly is a forced draft design.
    • Integral gauges to monitor fuel gas and compressed air pressures
    • Available in multiple sizes up to 2 MMBtu/hr (0.5 MMkcal/hr)
    • High energy spark tip suitable for vessel operating pressures up to 90 psig
    • Recommended for both oxidizing and reducing service
    • Available in carbon or stainless steel construction
    • Optional pneumatic retraction system

Ballistic Pellet Ignition

The Zirconium Instant Pressurized (ZIP™) ballistic Ignition System utilizes a compressed nitrogen launching system to propel zirconium-filled pellets through a guide tube to the flare tip. Upon exiting the guide tube at a high velocity, the pellet impacts a striker plate, showering the flare tip exit with sparks and igniting the flare gas stream. Because Zeeco high-pressure pellets require a minimum impact velocity for ignition and have no internal explosive materials, they will not detonate if dropped during loading or fragment collecting – creating a safer alternative to low-pressure systems on the market. Pellets are regularly tested to ensure safety, reliability, and quality.

To reduce maintenance and provide a reliable spark, all electronics and movable parts are mounted in the launching cabinet located a considerable distance away from the flare tip. The launching cabinet includes the following items:

Moving parts: 

    • Pellet carousel
    • Charge system
    • Launching system
    • Two (2) or four (4) stage nitrogen booster system as required

Electronics: 

    • Automatic initiation sequence
    • System status monitoring
    • Integration with flaring system and flame monitoring

Design Features: 

    • Nitrogen booster system arrangement eliminates potential overheating and enhances equipment life
    • High-pressure fittings and tight tolerances increase the overall system reliability
    • Can meet local and international standards, including NORSOK, INMETRO, ATEX, PED, and ASME
    • Can be applied to all types of flares (elevated, offshore, burn pits, etc.)

Safety Features:

    • Minimum impact velocity for ignition
    • Provides direct feedback into DCS
    • Launch is only permitted after unit is pressurized and charge valve is closed
    • High integrity self-contained enclosure for launching system

handheld Ignitor (HHI) & Torch (HHT)

Zeeco’s electric Hand-Held Ignitor (HHI) delivers a spark to manually ignite burner pilots. The HHI can be manufactured to any length to meet specific requirements.

Our HHT hand-held torch operates on propane or MAPP gas and provides an instant on/off trigger for fuel savings and convenience. A built-in venturi generates a better, more consistent flame. The HHT is available in three standard sizes: 36", 48" and 66". Custom lengths also are available.

Hand-held Igniter and Torch

HIGH ENERGY IGNITION (HEI)

  • Spark located at the pilot(s)
  • Extremely reliable and cost effective
  • Can be set up as manual, automatic, or both
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MARKETS WE SERVE

Zeeco can provide combustion and emissions control solutions wherever hydrocarbon processing takes place. Customers can find our equipment and services in upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and energy processes.

We also offer products and support for other industries and applications such as tank/terminal loading and storage, pharmaceutical, carbon black, pulp & paper, steel, food processing, and more.