Oseco’s New SRC Rupture Disc Improves Pressurized Railcar Safety
Scored railcar disc won’t leak at high pressures where traditional composite discs fail
Broken Arrow, Okla. (February 16, 2010) – Pressurized rail cars are at constant risk of explosion due to improper or changing pressurization. Offering an improvement over traditional, failure prone composite discs, Oseco has released the new SRC (scored railcar) rupture disc. The SRC meets AAR standards and protects against rail car explosions.
The SRC is a precision scored disc, which fits standard threaded or bolted railcar safety vents. The disc will burst and safely equalize pressure if the car’s internal pressure ever builds or drops to a dangerous level, eliminating the danger of explosion.
Composite discs traditionally used by pressurized tank car users and manufacturers utilize a PTFE Teflon sealing membrane, which is susceptible to damage and pinholes that can cause leaks. Available in Inconel or Stainless Steel for corrosive applications, the SRC disc features a solid metal design that completely eliminates the fragile PTFE seal and locks out damage-causing foreign materials, even when subjected to constant pressure for extended periods.