Fast Delivery - Normal delivery is 2-3 weeks. Emergency delivery can be ONE DAY! HERO
maintains stock items for fast assembly and shipment. Our goal is to make you look like a HERO!
High Quality - We don't cut corners with material or fabrication quality. American
made with American know how. Our shop has thousands of pilot systems. They work. We guarantee it.
Best Value - Flare pilots are the wrong place to cut corners. If the pilot fails, the
entire flare fails. There are no better pilots for the price than HERO flare pilots.
Where To Use HERO HES Flare Pilots
Business End of Flare Pilot
HERO flare pilots are specifically designed for production field and gas plant flares. The robust design
and simple operation make them ideal for remote unmanned locations. These pilots replace traditional flame front
generator pilots and all of the problems associated with FFG systems. However, there should be a plan to access the
pilot if maintenance is required.
Optional Flame Front Generator (FFG) / Retractable Pilots
For certain applications, we recommend a backup flame front generator ignition system or a retractable pilot.
Consider these options if the flare meets one of the following criteria:
More than 120 ft high. Taller flares are more difficult to access.
Inaccessible for more than three years. Some flare systems are only offline every 5-8 years. A backup
ignition system is recommended for these applications.
Offshore platform. Corrosive and salt water environments need special materials.
For the vast majority of production field and gas plant flares, the HERO HES Pilot is the perfect choice!
Specific Features and Benefits
Offshore Flare Control Panel
Complete System - Each HES pilot system includes the pilot and control panel. The pilot
assembly includes the High Energy Sparker and thermocouple for pilot flame monitoring. The control panel contains
the spark controller and temperature switch in a NEMA 4X box.
Pilot Stays Lit - This pilot won't go out! The internal sparker is always active. Every
3-4 seconds, the pilot spark activates even if the pilot is lit.
No Compressed Air Required - Unlike traditional flame front generators, the HERO pilots do
not require any compressed air.
Flame Front Generator Panel -
Multiple Fuels - The HERO flare pilot can operate on any clean, dry fuel gas. Natural gas,
wellhead gas or propane are common pilot fuels. Natural gas consumption is 70 scfh at 5 psig.
Meets EPA Regulations - 40CFR60.18 has specific requirements for pilot ignition systems.
Most states have adopted these regulations without alteration. HERO pilots meet the EPA regulations for flame
stability and pilot monitoring.
Easy to Install - HERO pilots can be mounted on any flare tip. We include mounting
brackets and prewire the electrical devices to a common junction box. We can even supply the interconnecting wire,
conduit and fuel gas tubing.
HERO HES Flare Pilot Flame
Shop Tested Control System - You want it to work the first time; and so do we. HERO wires each pilot, thermocouple and
control panel together and verifies that it works before it leaves our shop. Wire ends are labeled for convenient
Electricity is Optional -
The standard HES pilot uses 120V power. Options include solar powered systems and battery backups. The flare can
run for 10 hours on a fully charged battery.