Opti-Gard™ Rupture Disk for Chemical and Petrochemical Process Industries
Oseco’s Opti-Gard optimizes process management
Broken Arrow, Okla. (December 16, 2008) – Offering significant financial and operational benefits for the chemical and petrochemical process industries, Oseco announces the Opti-Gard™ pressure-management system. The Opti-Gard System comprises a reverse-acting bursting disk, a single-design holder with multi-flange compatibility and an industry-leading non-invasive detector.
With tolerance of only 3% across a wide range of burst pressures and a 95% operating ratio, Opti-Gard offers the highest performance characteristics available for liquid, gas or vapor applications. All Opti-Gard parts that are exposed to media flow are manufactured from either 316 Stainless Steel or corrosion-resistant Hastelloy C as standard. A single design for both disk and holder ensures that user stock levels are kept to a minimum.
Opti-Gard’s disk has a performance tolerance of plus or minus 3% down to 65 psig, a 40% improvement on established industry values. This allows the optimization of process pressures with the added benefit of a reduction in disk inventory up to 60% in some cases.
The Opti-Gard uses the integral Flo-Tel™ non-invasive detection device. Unlike traditional gasketed detectors, Flo-Tel is reusable and only requires a one-time installation. Since it is isolated from downstream pressure fluctuations or aggressive media, it will not cause unnecessary downtime through false “failure” indication.