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Ballistic Ignition Systems

Hamworthy: Flare ignition systems, Zero Flaring

click here to download a pdf about Ballistic Ignition Systems...

Fed up with unreliable ignition systems that cannot be fixed - try this, an ignition system to last a lifetime!


Argo Environmental Engineering are the main agent and distributors for Hamworthy's Ballistic Ignition system that is now used on a variety of facilities worldwide.



How it works...

The system will ignite any flares on your flare deck or location, with a single pellet.  The pellet is launched under air pressure, from a safe area and runs through a guide pipe to the flare tips that could be anything up to 2 kilometres away.  The pellet fragments are captured and release thousands of small sparks that burn for approximately 4 seconds igniting any flammable gas in the immediate area.

For more information about Ballistic Ignition Systems, click here for the pdf brochure...

Current users of this system include...

  • ABB
  • Apache UK
  • British Gas
  • Bluewater (FPSO)
  • BP Exploration
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Hibernia
  • Norsk Hydro
  • Hibernia
  • Norsk Hydro
  • ONGC Offshore India
  • Petro Canada
  • Shell UK
  • Shell Nigeria
  • Statoil
  • TAQA Bratanmi
  • Unocal


Over 50 systems have now been sold worldwide operating in weather conditions of both extremes.