FPS Igniters

Ignitor Systems

FPS Ignitor Systems

B&W provides new and replacement FPS® gas, oil and dual fuel ignitors (also spelled as 'igniter'), ignitor auxiliary equipment, replacement parts, optical and fiber optic flame scanners and ignition control systems for both wall-fired and corner-fired boiler applications.  Since 1988, B&W and FPS have brought together their burner and ignitor technologies to offer world class combustion systems.

Wall-fired ignitors

Reliable ignition is more important than ever with the increasing use of on/off cycling and low load operation. As the exclusive supplier of the FPS® line of ignition equipment in the U.S., B&W has successfully used these proven ignitors in a variety of burner and fuel applications. This includes new low NOx burners as well as replacement of old ignitors in existing burners, and replacement parts.

Available for both gas and oil, this advanced ignitor design was developed to achieve superior flame ignition and flame stability with low opacity. The FPS gas ignitor serves as a dual-purpose ignitor for boiler warm-up, burner light-off and support during unstable pulverizer conditions.

The ignitor features a proven flame rod technology for detecting the ignitor flame while discriminating from other flames in the boiler. The FPS ignitor is designed as a simple plug-in replacement of your existing ignitor with little or no modification necessary to the rest of the burner.

FPS ignitors offer:

  • Proven performance
  • Low opacity
  • Reliable ignition
  • Superior flame stability
  • Integral flame detection
  • Discrete flame detection
  • Fixed position; no moving parts
  • Low cost plug-in design
  • Lower maintenance
  • Proven mechanical reliability and operation
  • Fuel savings during startup
 

FPS Gas Igniter

FPS gas ignitor

Gas Fired Ignitor
The FPS ignitor is designed as a simple plug-in replacement of your existing ignitor with little or no modification necessary to the rest of the burner. 

FPS oil ignitor

FPS Gas Ignitor
The FPS oil ignitor serves as a dual purpose ignitor for boiler warm-up, burner light-off and support during unstable pulverizer conditions. 

Valve rack

Valve Rack
A standard valve rack with control panel is factory wired and tested to reduce installation time and cost. The valve rack can be conveniently located anywhere near the burner front.    

Corner-fired ignitors

Corner-fired ignitors

For corner-fired boilers originally developed by Combustion Engineering (CE)/Alstom, B&W offers FPS gas and oil horn ignitors. These horn ignitors integrate electrical and mechanical components to optimize performance of ignition reliability, combustion, flame stability, and flame monitoring.

Features of the FPS horn ignitor:
Easy installation and maintenance – Our horn ignitors are shop assembled onto the mounting plate so that the internal components insert through the windbox air chamber and into the ignitor horn. The ignitor assembly can be easily withdrawn for maintenance.

Plasma arc ignition system – To prevent the common problem of spark plug fouling on horn ignitors, and to provide reliable light-off over the long term, FPS horn ignitors are equipped with the plasma arc ignition (PAI) system which provides pulsed high energy sparks during the ignition trial time.

SunSpot flame detector – Both the gas and oil horn ignitors are equipped with the integral Sun Spot flame detection system, a proven flame rod technology for detecting the ignitor flame while discriminating from other flames in the boiler.

  • Discrete flame detection
  • No periodic maintenance requirement
  • No field calibration
  • No delicate optics to break or get dirty
     

Benefits of the FPS horn ignitor:

  • Easy installation and maintenance
  • Reliable ignition
  • Flame stability
  • Reliable flame detection and monitoring
  • Single pour stainless steel horn casting

FPS gas horn ignitor 

Gas Horn Ignitor

FPS oil horn ignitor

Oil horn igniter

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Ignitor Upgrade Success Story

AEP Amos Plant

American Electric Power (AEP) Amos Power Plant, West Virginia, USA

When plant operators observed that the unit could not light off, they called upon Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) to help assess the condition of the ignition equipment and develop a plan to refurbish it to safe, reliable operation.