The ignition pellet is launched through a guide tube to the flare tower. The pellet bursts and generates a shower of sparks when exiting the guide tube. The resulting shower of sparks is directed towards the flare tip and instantly ignites the gas cloud.
The Ignition Pellet comes in two versions, the LP2000 Pellet providing an optimum source of ignition for ballistic systems and the electronic low pressure system the eLP Pellet.
The LP2000 pellet is our well-established source of ignition for the ballistic ignition system. It has a spring-loaded mechanism, which is armed by the 5 barg launching pressure, and held back by the guide tubes internal wall. When exiting the guide tube, the pellet releases its mechanism, converting the zirconium charge at the tip, spreading thousands of sparks as a cone of 60 degrees at approximately 20 metres.
The pellet has the highest achievable safety classification – 1.4S, and is shipped in boxes containing 32 pellets using ordinary airfreight.
The eLP (electronic low pressure) pellet is a pyrotechnical article like the LP2000 pellet, and the function is equal to the LP2000 pellet.
Although they do the same job, the eLP pellet comes with many advantages compared to the LP2000 pellet.
Avantages of eLP pellet:
• Is armed through passing a series of magnets at a certain speed
• Has no manual safety pin – easy to use
• Has a “kill battery” function that will render the pellet harmless after 6 minutes in cases of malfunction –
• Has an electronic trigger
• Faster production making it more available to the customers