Rupture Discs Offer Performance In Excess Of A Quarter Million Cycles

April 29, 2010

Continental Disc Corporation recently launched the new HPX and HPX SANITARY rupture discs at INTERPHEX 2010 in New York City, New York.  The HPX rupture discs are scored reverse acting rupture discs that can be pressurized from full vacuum up to 90% or 95% of the rated (marked) burst pressure under normal operating conditions.  These high precision rupture discs offer proven performance in excess of a quarter million cycles.

The HPX and HPX SANITARY rupture discs are differential pressure relief devices that provide an instantaneous full-open, non-reclosing design for protecting equipment, vessels, systems and people from overpressure conditions.  “The high cycling aspect of these rupture discs represents high performance to the extreme.” revealed Steven Breid, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Continental Disc Corporation. “Customers can choose 90% or 95% operating ratio depending on their process’s requirements and budget.”

Both rupture discs are also highly versatile and offered in a wide range of burst pressures, materials and sizes.  The HPX SANITARY rupture disc is designed specifically for the pharmaceutical, biotech, and food and beverage industries.  With a response time in milliseconds, this rupture disc meets all ASME BPE criteria including a surface finish of 20 Ra microinch or better and a solid metal construction providing cleanability for CIP/SIP applications.  The HPX SANITARY rupture disc includes sanitary, environmentally friendly, non-toxic packaging.