Pressure relief devices that maintain a hygienic atmosphere within the process environment is vital for pharmaceutical applications. Elfab has designed a range of rupture disc (bursting disc) solutions to meet these demanding sanitary requirements and ensure that the process remains sterile.

A common solution for applications requiring a hygienic solution is Elfab’s Ferrule Opti-Gard™ rupture disc (bursting disc), which has a smooth uninterrupted surface finish to prevent build-up of contaminants and maximize stream sterilization (SIP) and clean-in-place (CIP) procedures. The specially-designed rupture disc offers a 95% operating ratio and 3% tolerance and represents the most technically advanced sanitary solution in its field.

Elfab’s range of graphite rupture discs are also used within the pharmaceutical industry as pressure relief, as they offer a low pressure non-corrosive solution. Whatever your requirements, Elfab can advise you on the most appropriate product for your unique application.

Environmental concerns and the drive to reach zero emissions have changed the way many pharmaceutical plants are run, particularly as unregulated leakages have implications beyond simply the environment: fines, sanctions and proposed government taxes on emissions could all have considerable financial repercussions. As a result, the need for burst detection alongside rupture discs has become vital in this sector, as plants need to quickly identify when a disc has burst. The integral Flo-Tel™ actuator fitted as standard to Elfab’s Ferrule Opti-Gard™ rupture disc offers the added benefit of non-invasive, ATEX approved burst detection through the Flo-Tel™ system.

Working to the highest possible standards, Elfab protects people, plant and processes in the Pharmaceutical industry across the globe. Its wide range of international approvals and accreditations and awards reiterate Elfab’s consistently high production standards.

Contact Elfab to discuss your pharmaceutical pressure relief requirement in more detail.