High energy ignition device

The E-SPARK ignition device is suitable for the reliable ignition of gases in pilot burners used for flares in medium distances. Depending on the application and condition of the fuel also light liquid fuels can be ignited.

Available models are compatible with SMITSVONK pilot burners and are integrated in robust industrial made housings which allow an easy and durable installation.

Integrated flame detection is realized by a thermocouple relay. Specific adaptions and the installation of multiple ignition units for the operation of up to three pilot burners is projected on request.





  • Reliable ignition of gaseous fuels
  • Ignition of light liquid fuels (e.g. diesel oil)
  • Perfect for flare ignition in medium distances
  • Thyristor controlled and therefore non-wearing electronic
  • Direct control by integrated PLC


  • Chemical industry
  • Refineries
  • Waste water treatment
  • Land fill



Technical data

Electrical connection24 / 115 / 230 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Power consumption75 VA (E-SPARK-3/6)
Ignition voltage2000 V
Ignition energy / sparkup to 12 J
Ignition energy / secondup to 36 J
Ignition frequencyup to 3 sparks / second
Power on time (max)180 sec (ED 33%)
Flame detectionThermocouple relay
Contacts / Output signalsPilot burner ON / OFF
Ignition failure
Optional: 4–20 mA (thermocouple)
Max. distance to spark plug70 m
(*ED = duration of sparking)
Version for use inSafe areasHazardous areas
Enclosure materialStainless steelAluminum
Perm. ambient temperature-40... +60°C-40... +55°C
ProtectionIP66 IP66
Explosion protectionn/aII 2G Ex d IIB T5
II 2G Ex d IIC T5
DisplaySignal lamps for
System ON / OFF
Ignition failure
Pilot burner ON / OFF
Signal lamps for
System ON / OFF
Ignition failure
Pilot burner ON / OFF
SwitchesMain switch
Start / Stop ignition
Lamp test
Main switch
Start / Stop ignition
Lamp test
Operation ofOne pilot burner
Safe area version
Four pilot burners
Hazardous area version
Product codeE-SPARK 3/6-AE1008...E-SPARK 2/2-EJB4A...
Number of ignition units14
Max power consumption75 VA25 VA
Ignition energy / spark12 J4 J
Ignition frequency3 sparks / second2 sparks / second
Number of contacts1x Flame ON / OFF2x Flame ON / OFF
Number of enclosures12
ProtectionIP66 IP66
II 2G Ex d IIB T5
Dimensions (appr.)380 x 380 x 210 mm760 x 432 x 300 mm
Weight (appr.)15 kg80 kg

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