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30 Set 2014

Elfab releases White Paper on Rupture Disc Burst Detection

Process safety expert Elfab has released a White Paper on the advances in rupture disc burst detection, a discussion around the development from a traditional membrane system to a failsafe, non-invasive magnetic system.

Rupture discs have become an increasingly popular method of pressure relief in modern process plants, thanks to their ability to withstand a range of pressure and process conditions. But with ever increasing safety standards and environmental considerations having to be satisfied in a particularly challenging economic climate, the need for reliable yet cost-effective detection systems – to indicate when a disc has functioned – has become a pressing requirement. This has led disc manufacturers and customers alike to seek increasingly advanced systems that provide reliable detection without stretching budgets.

The last 50 years have seen a complete overhaul of risk and hazard management, with most companies adopting a safety culture. Environmental concerns and the drive to reach zero emissions have changed the way many 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, as plants need to quickly identify when a disc has burst…

Elfab is a leading global manufacturer of rupture discs, explosion vents and associated detection systems. Read Elfab’s full White Paper on the importance of reliable rupture disc burst detection here: Advances in rupture disc detection – from membrane to magnetic