Flare Pilot Burners (flame front ignition)

Ignition of waste gas from pipe flares, air and steam assisted flares and ground flares.
For most flare systems the pilot burner can not be accessed for service. Maintenance or replacement is not possible while the flare is in operation.
To safeguard operation, Smitsvonk’s pilots provide reliable ignition and stable burning even under the most difficult climate conditions.


  • Long lifetime, longer maintenance intervals
  • Insensitive to moisture and dirt
  • Complete delivery; thermocouple cables, junction boxes and flame front generator
  • Self-aspirating or forced air supply
  • Integrated and protected thermocouple
  • Functionally tested to client specifications
  • Construction completely out of high temperature-resistant stainless steel


  • Ignition of flares in the (petro) chemical industry
  • Ignition of flares in the oil and gas industry
  • Ignition of flares in the steel industry
  • Biogas flares

Technical Data

common data
pipe diameter2“ (60 mm)
length2600 mm or 3000 mm
air requirementself-aspirating
gas connection3/4" Ansi 150 Lbs RF
FFG connection1" Ansi 150 Lbs RF
supply gasnatural gas or propane/butane
refinery gas (max. 40 vol% H2)
optionsrefinery gas, up to 100% H2,
coke gas,
materialsmainly 310 SST
Option: Incoloy 800 HT
windcap diameter3“
mounting hooksincluded
flame detectionby thermocouple type K
optiondouble thermocouple
2 separate thermocouples

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