Explosion Protection Versatile Rupture Discs

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Pressure management specialist Elfab demonstrates the versatility of rupture discs at Achema 2012: The company’s stand will feature an interactive model that gives an insight into the various industry sectors in which rupture discs play a crucial role.

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Elfab demonstrates rupture disc versatility at ACHEMA 2012
Elfab demonstrates rupture disc versatility at ACHEMA 2012
(Picture: Elfab)

Having identified a particular sector, visitors can select that sector on the adjacent touch screen to access the relevant presentation. Efab has experience in a wide range of industries and applications where pressure control and explosion protection technology is needed, as the company's products are used in applications from launch systems in space rockets to air bags in cars, and cryogenic systems in body scanners.

The English company currently exports 70 per cent of its production worldwide, mainly for customers in the chemical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, and food processing industries. Only recently the company had introduced a new range of electron beam welded rupture disc plugs, specifically designed for high-pressure applications up to 800barg, as well as the Opti-Gard reverse-acting rupture disc with a 95 percent operating to burst pressure ratio and a three percent performance tolerance.

Achema: Hall 9.1, Stand A52