The Development of the High Energy Surface Discharge Spark Igniter

G. N. Burland, K. A. Goreham, R. J. Taunt
1984 Volume 3: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels; Oil and Gas Applications; Cycle Innovations   unpublished
The High Energy Igniter is discussed from the point of view of its mechanism of operation and of factors which determine its operational life. Features of the engine environment and operation are considered in their effect on igniter life. The problems associated with continuous ignition and the overriding importance of the quality of the surface discharge material are discussed. The development of a new surface discharge ceramic is described.
doi:10.1115/84-gt-51 fatcat:alpxct7nknfovaa3q66zs5wz4i