Portable rupture disc installation aid receives ATEX approval

Industry first product now suitable for instrinsically safe environments

Cincinnati, OH (August 19, 2008) – Elfab, Europe’s leading manufacturer of rupture discs, now marketing its products in the USA, has been awarded ATEX approval for its rupture disc installation aid, Test-Tel™. Test-Tel™ is designed to confirm correct disk installation, as well as ensuring the proper fitting of the industry’s leading ATEX-approved detection system, Flo-Tel™+.

Test-Tel ATEX

Test-Tel™ is a low-cost portable tool that can eliminate the risk of poorly fitted rupture disks or incorrectly wired detection systems. With a range of test options, including disk status check, detection check and battery check, Test-Tel™ is a first in the rupture disk industry.

Test-Tel™ was developed by Elfab to meet its customers’ ever-demanding needs and is a welcome product in an industry where safety is the foremost concern. And now, with ATEX zone 0 and intrinsically safe approvals, the product is safe to use even in the most explosive operating conditions. Simple to use, Test-Tel™ is proving advantageous at the rupture disk installation stage, ensuring a proper first-time approach that saves customers time and refitting costs. For maintenance managers, Test-Tel™ ensures accurate burst control and continuous device function, allowing for foolproof non-invasive checking of alarms.

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