Environmental, Health & Safety :: Plant & Personnel Safety
March 1, 2009
Combining Rupture Disks with Safety Relief Valves
A rupture disk serves as a barrier, protecting the safety relief valve from process media. This barrier extends the life of the relief valve and prevents leakage to the atmosphere
Geof Brazier, BS&B Safety Sytems, LLC
Protecting process systems from overpressurization is vital throughout the chemical process industries (CPI). Both safety relief valves and rupture disks are commonly used for this purpose. Sometimes the combination of a relief valve with a rupture disk can add service life to the relief valve and prevent process leakage, which is important from safety, conservation and financial standpoints....
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