Igniters and flame detectors

Igniters are required for ignition of fuel gas or vapor streams to operate industrial equipment, water heaters, clothes dryers, cooking stoves, etc.

Kanthal wire provides the spark for ignition while operating at high temperature within the flame stream providing reliability and long life. Kanthal wire is also used in flame detection, checking for the presence of a flame to provide control and safe operation.

Recommended alloys

Kanthal
FeCrAl alloys

Max. continuous operating temp.
ºC (ºF)
Resistivity at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ω mm2/m (Ω/cmf)
Kanthal APM (wire) 1425 (2600) 1.45 (872)
Kanthal A-1 (wire) 1400 (2550) 1.45 (872)
Kanthal AF (wire) 1300 (2370) 1.39 (836)
Kanthal D (wire) 1300 (2370) 1.35 (812)
Kanthal D (ribbon) 1300 (2370) 1.35 (812)
Kanthal
NiCr alloys
Max. continuous operating temp.
ºC (ºF)
Resistivity at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ω mm2/m (Ω/cmf)
Nikrothal 80 (wire) 1200 (2190) 1.09 (656)
Nikrothal 80 (ribbon) 1200 (2190) 1.09 (656)
NRX 600 (wire) 1150 (2100) 1.00 (602)
Nikrothal 60 (wire) 1150 (2100) 1.11 (668)
Nikrothal 70 (wire) 1250 (2280) 1.18 (704)

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