Pioneer in the Silicon Carbide Hot Surface Ignition Industry
How We Started
The first silicon carbide double helix gas igniter was developed by the Carborundum Company in the late 1960s. After Graphite Sales Inc. bought the silicon carbide/hot igniter business from the Carborundum Company in 1997, Surface Igniter, LLC was established.
Hot surface ignition was introduced as an ignition source for gas clothes dryers in the ‘70s, but its use quickly became widespread throughout the gas industry. After more than four decades, it is still the most dependable and cost-effective gas ignition method.