June 19, 2013
Unison designs new CF34-8C/E igniter
Unison Industries announced the newly designed CF34-8C/E extended life igniter. The design is certified for use on CF34-8C1/-8C5/-8E1 platforms. It creates lower operating costs with a longer life extension resulting in reduced maintenance, an upgrade that mitigates side wall erosion, and higher temperature endurance to improve overall engine performance. The CF34-8C/E is engineered for performance, low cost, and reliability for the long haul. It will meet the most demanding continuous duty service customer’s experience. Unison’s fully certified CF34-8C/E configuration includes induction-fused glass seals, pioneered by Unison, to resist today’s extreme combustor pressures. Proprietary alloys reduce terminal arching and pitting to increase igniter and lead life. Optimized tip geometry configuration and material composition resist typical spark erosion to assure greater durability and lower operating costs. Combined anti-wear, thermal and non-stick finishes then result in an igniter that takes heat and vibration in stride, even under continuous sparking conditions.