The ignition phenomenon of gases—part I: the experimental analysis—a review

  • Wojciech Uchman Institute of Power Engineering and Turbomachinery Silesian University of Technology
  • Sebastian Werle Institute of Thermal Technology Silesian University of Technology


Ignition has a significant impact on the efficiency of the combustion process. Spark ignition is the most commonly usedmethod and is characterized by two important parameters: minimum ignition energy and quenching distance. This paperpresents a review of various ways ahead in experimental investigation in the area. We focus on the conditions influencingthe experiments and estimation of the minimum ignition energy. The main issues in previous experimental studies are:construction of the ignition apparatus, spark energy estimation and the statistical nature of the phenomenon. A summary ofthe research conditions data is presented.


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How to Cite
UCHMAN, Wojciech; WERLE, Sebastian. The ignition phenomenon of gases—part I: the experimental analysis—a review. Journal of Power Technologies, [S.l.], v. 98, n. 2, p. 171–182, july 2018. ISSN 2083-4195. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 07 oct. 2022.
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