Smitsvonk

Smitsvonk

Smitsvonk Holland B.V.

SMITSVONK, a leading supplier of high-energy ignition systems, pilot burners and ignition burners for use in industrial combustion processes, focusing on the petrochemical and steel industry, was founded in 1947 and joined the DURAG GROUP in 2006. The company is based in Zoetermeer, Netherlands.

MARKETS

SMITSVONK mainly serves three markets:

  •     the petrochemical industry
  •     the steel/aluminum industry
  •     biogas/waste sites

Smitsvonk Holland B.V.

P.O. Box 180, 2700 AD Zoetermeer
Goudstraat 6, 2718 RC Zoetermeer
The Netherlands

+31 (0)79 361 35 33
+31 (0)79 361 13 78

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MANAGING DIRECTORS

Rainer Böcher

+49 711 135 788-0/-15

Hans Gon

+31 79 361 35 33
+31 79 361 13 78

 

 

1947

Smitsvonk was founded by Mr. Wietze Bye Smits in Rijswijk (NL). The company’s name is a combination of Mr. Smits surname and the Dutch word for Spark (Vonk).
As the inventor of high-energy-spark-ignition, Mr. Wietze Bye Smits registered many patents. 

 


1947-1958

From the many patents submitted production of small quantities of ignition systems were fabricated mainly for passenger cars and aircraft.


1958

The first ignition systems for the petrochemical and steel industry followed shortly after. Initially, the design was done by Shell and manufactured by Smitsvonk.

1960-1980

Production of industrial ignition systems continued, mainly for customers in the Netherlands and Germany and Shell worldwide.

1962

Within two years of the initial production of the industrial ignition systems, pilot burners for flares were being manufactured..

1983

Start of the explosion proof ignition burners type “AKVO”

1996

Marked introduction of the “long distance” high energy ignition system type SVECU. This allowed up to 500m between ignition unit and pilot burner.

2001

First heavy duty flare pilot burner designed for high heat radiation zones. Ignition of the pilot burner is achieved well away from the hot area. In addition, Heavy Duty Pilot Burners can be supplied with both “electronic” and “flame front (FFG)” ignition systems.

2006

Acquisition of Smitsvonk Holland B.V. by DURAG Holding AG

2010

Design of the Smitsvonk portable ignition unit type SPI

 

 

Products

SMITSVONK Igniters:

SPI - Portable ignition Units
Wheeled ignition Units
E-LIGHT
E-SPARK
SVECU
BWO

SMITSVONK Gas Fired Igniters / Pilots:

Tube Ø38 mm
Tube Ø38 mm explosionproof
Tube Ø48.3 mm
Tube Ø48.3 mm explosionproof
Tube Ø54 mm
Tube Ø54 mm explosionproof
Flare ignition Systems

 

 

 

Our qualified staff stands by for introductions, servicing, repair, maintenance and other services. If there’s anything we can do for you, please contact us.

Services

  •     Advisory service and sales
  •     Introduction
  •     Repair (on site and in our workshop)
  •     Other services, e.g., customer installations
  •     Customized trainings


Technical Manager

Peter van den Herik

+31 79 3613533 · direct: +31 79 3614249
+31 79 3611378

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