From the worlds No.1 spark plug manufacturer you’d expect nothing but the best from their glow plugs too; and you’d be right. NGK have been relentlessly developing engine pre-heating technology since the early 1960s and the inbuilt advanced technology ensures that automotive engineers can get the most out of their engine designs and help them meet the increasing emission targets necessary to improve our environment.
Many years of glow plug experience
> 260 part numbers available for European markets
86% coverage of vehicles in operation in Europe (source: TecDoc)
In order to guarantee that the temperature necessary for self-ignition is reached even in harsh conditions, such as frost or cold-starting, additional heat must be introduced to the combustion chamber. Known as pre-glowing, this process is mastered perfectly by a glow plug. In that sense, the glow plug functions like an immersion heater, introducing electrical energy and heating it up to extremely high temperatures of up to 1350°C.