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March 1, 2009

Getting the Most Out of Your Rupture Disc

For optimum rupture-disc performance, pay attention to installation, operation and maintenance

Dean Miller, Fike Corp.

Rupture disc devices provide overpressure protection for a variety of storage and process vessels and equipment. The objective of the rupture disc is to maintain a leak-tight seal and be a passive bystander until called upon to relieve excess pressure. While this is generally the case, there are times when rupture disc performance can be adversely affected through various installation, operation and maintenance practices....

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