Ultra Opti-Gard (UOP)

Ultra Opti-Gard (UOP)

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Elfab’s Ultra-High Pressure Opti-Gard Disc specifically designed for mud pump systems

As part of Elfab’s leading Opti-Gard range, Ultra OP is a high-pressure rupture disc solution, specifically designed to protect the mud pump from potentially damaging over-pressurisation situations in aggressive drilling applications.

The mud pump is a crucial piece of machinery in the process of drilling for oil, any stoppage of the pump caused by failure of a key component can result in costly downtime. Rupture discs are a cost effective alternative to valves in such applications due to their high-performance characteristics and quick replacement times; ensuring costly downtime is kept to a minimum.

The Ultra OP rupture disc combines accurate burst pressure protection with technically superior performance characteristics. This holderless design, compatible with all manufacturers mud pump relief systems, enables rapid change out times where high-performance uptime is essential due to the severe operating conditions and costs of the drilling routine; making this solution a valid and cost-effective alternative to valves.

Simple Rupture Disc replacement in aggressive drilling applications

Pump savers require reliable and fail-safe pressure relief systems to avoid sudden failure and potential costly downtime in the event of damage to the pump during the drilling operation. Ultra OP uses leading reverse acting rupture disc technology, reducing the impact of premature burst due to fatigue.

High pressure, reverse-acting discs, such as Elfab’s Ultra OP, comprise a single metal membrane, making them virtually maintenance free. Boasting simple, fail-safe installation, this innovative design makes the task of replacing a disc, in the event of disc burst, a simple and rapid procedure that doesn’t require a team of people or special tools for completion.

Variety of sizes and burst pressure ranges available

Available in a range of sizes and materials from 25-100mm, Ultra OP offers reliable rupture disc burst capability up to 600barg. Ultra OP is a non-fragmenting design ensuring no potential damage to the pump saver in the event of disc burst.

It features a 5% tolerance and a 90% operating ratio across the range, making this rupture disc a reliable solution in even the most aggressive drilling applications. Unlike valves, where parts can easily be damaged; switching to rupture discs will not only improve investment and cost of the project but also improve overall production efficiency. Maintenance, change-out and downtime of valves within this particular application can amount to tens of thousands of pounds an hour making a rupture disc a valid alternative to the traditional solution.


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