Equipment works in contact with process materials while remaining hygienic
Broken Arrow, Okla. (March 2, 2010) – Leading pressure relief manufacturer Oseco will showcase its sanitary pressure relief systems, including the PRO-S rupture disc and OSS sensor, at Interphex, booth 449. The show will take place from April 20-22 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, N.Y.
An Oseco sanitary pressure relief system with the PRO-S rupture disc and OSS sensor, featured at Interphex booth #449.
The PRO-S is a reverse-buckling rupture disc, mounted in contact with the process line. The disc is precision scored on the vent side to burst in the event of over-pressurization, eliminating injury and equipment damage. PRO-S is ideal for SIP/ CIP and other applications requiring hygienic conditions and minimal product buildup, since process materials only come in contact with disc’s smooth side.
The Oseco Sanitary Sensor (OSS) is designed to work with all Oseco sanitary rupture discs. The sensor indicates when a disc has burst using a simple, effective design for reliable performance.
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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.
Oseco’s SRC disc for pressurized rail cars.
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.
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Economical vent with built in gasket and frame protects equipment during deflagrations
Broken Arrow, Okla. (January 12, 2010) – Airborne dust in agricultural and food processing facilities can create extremely explosive conditions. Oseco offers simple, economical protection during deflagrations with the NFPA 61 compliant GLV-F explosion vent.
The NFPA 61 compliant GLV-F explosion vent from Oseco.
The GLV-F mounts on conveyors and grain elevators where dust builds up. In the event of an explosion, the GLV-F opens up to release pressure and minimize damage. The explosion vent is simple to install with a built-in outlet frame and gasket that eliminates the need to fabricate an angle iron hold down frame.
The product meets the requirements of NFPA 61 for the prevention of fires and dust explosions in agricultural and food processing facilities. The GLV-F is also available with an alarm sensor for automatic system shut-down after an explosion.
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Practical, cost-effective rupture detection eliminates expensive rewiring costs
Broken Arrow, Okla. (November 4, 2009) – Standard rupture disc sensors require replacement or expensive rewiring after one use, and are often in contact with the process flow, creating possible leak paths. To provide non-invasive and cost-effective burst detection for rupture discs, Oseco offers the Flo-Tel+™ detection system.
The Flo-Tel+ is designed to work with Oseco’s Opti-Gard™ rupture disc, offering a practical solution for rupture disc detection needs. The sensor operates on a simple reed-switch and magnet technology, fitting into the Opti-Gard holder with a magnet poised over the rupture disc. When the disc bursts, the magnet and disc arc away from the sensor, creating an open circuit signal. After rupturing, the disc is the only element that needs to be replaced, eliminating expensive sensor rewiring costs.
Since the sensor is never in contact with the process flow, there are no potential leak paths. Its non-invasive design is unaffected by downstream pressure fluctuations or corrosion.
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Opti-Gard rupture disc and Flo-Tel sensor featured at booth 921
Broken Arrow, Okla. (September 25, 2009) – Providing intelligent pressure relief and reliable rupture detection technology, Oseco will feature its Opti-Gard™ rupture disc and Flo-Tel™ sensor at The New Chem Show, booth 921. The show will take place from November 17-19 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, N.Y.
Oseco’s Opti-Gard, an ASME UD certified rupture disc, offers the highest performance characteristics available for liquid, gas or vapor applications. With a 95% operating to burst pressure ratio and a performance tolerance of 3%, Opti-Gard provides a single disc solution across a wide range of sizes and burst pressures. All Opti-Gard parts that are exposed to media flow are manufactured from either 316 Stainless Steel or corrosion-resistant Hastelloy C as standard.
The Opti-Gard uses the integral Flo-Tel non-invasive detection device to indicate to the user when the disc has ruptured. 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.
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Program delivers extruder burst plugs in half the time
Broken Arrow, Okla. (September 3, 2009) – Overpressurization in plastic extruders causes expensive equipment damage and can lead to long periods of downtime for plastics manufacturers. Oseco’s new “Stock to Dock” extruder plug program delivers overpressurization protection for plastic extruders in half the time of other providers. The program offers a 10-day lead time on all orders, allowing faster delivery and less downtime.
Oseco’s extruders plugs are installed through the extruder barrel with the rupture disc end flush with the inside barrel wall, just before melted plastic is forced through the screen pack. This area of the extruder barrel can experience pressures greater than 5000 psi. Should pressure inside the barrel exceed a predetermined amount, the plug will open up and safely vent the molten plastic.
The “Stock to Dock” extruder plug program offers 1.81-inch screwdriver head, and 3 and 6-inch machined hex head burst plugs in a wide range of burst pressures. All burst plugs bodies are constructed of stainless steel and have a ½ inch-20 UNF standard thread. Custom burst plugs are available in additional sizes and burst pressures with an available CE mark for European use.
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New Gasket Lined Vent designed specifically to meet NFPA 61 and 68 standards
Broken Arrow, Okla. (April 22, 2009) – Leading rupture detection manufacturer, Oseco, will feature its new Gasket Lined Vent (GLV) explosion vent at the National Fire Protection Association Expo, booth 1438. The show will take place from June 8-10 at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago, Ill.
Oseco’s GLV is a unique, gasket lined explosion vent designed specifically for use on vertical bucket elevators to comply with NPFA 61 and 68. It offers intelligent pressure relief for any application involving combustible dust, where there is a risk of explosion. Utilizing an integral gasket/ sealing membrane, it provides an economical alternative to expensive explosion venting.
The GLV is available in sizes 12” x 18” and larger with an operating pressure of 0.5 to 1.0 psig, per the NFPA standard.
Hands-on demonstrations of the GLV, as well as Oseco’s full line of explosion vents, will be available for visitors.
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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.
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Precision rupture panel prevents product buildup and contamination
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (June 5, 2008) – To provide precision pressure relief for applications where hygiene and sanitation are concerns, Oklahoma Safety Equipment Co., Inc. (Oseco), a leader in pressure relief innovation, introduces the MVRB (Metal Vent Reverse Buckling) rupture panel.
The MVRB can avert catastrophic explosions caused by overpressures in dust collectors, conveyor systems, dryers and other equipment requiring precise pressure relief. Its smooth surface prevents product buildup and contamination, making it well-suited for hygienic and sanitary services. The non-fragmenting design increases process safety in the event of panel rupture. The MVRB is compatible with a wide range of environments, performing consistently in high temperature applications up to 700ºF.
The MVRB is designed for high operating ratio applications in the power generation, pharmaceutical, transportation and chemical markets. It is the only rupture panel available that has a 90% operating ratio – a design feature that is essential in demanding applications in order to avoid premature panel rupture. With reduced nuisance failures, the panel life of the MVRB is longer than that of typical panels.
The round panels are constructed from stainless steel, nickel inconel or monel, and are available in diameters from 12 to 36 inches. The MVRB should be installed using a custom designed rolled angle ring configuration. Custom sizes, materials, and panels designed to withstand vacuum are also available upon request.
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (February 15, 2007) – One of Oseco’s best-selling pressure relief product ranges is the versatile line of FAS bursting disks. The company is now manufacturing a 24″ FAS, which is their largest forward-acting scored disk offered.
In the past, large disk applications had limited options and often needed disks from different product lines, requiring more work for engineers. With the addition of the large 24″ disk customers can cover many of their disk needs with the same product line, for easier specification.
The 24″ FAS is non-fragmenting, keeping disk pieces from entering a piping system in the event of a disk burst. The disk can withstand full vacuum and will operate at up to 90% of the stamped rating and still provide excellent service life. In addition, the disk performs well in static and high-cycling services. The scored portion of the disk is placed away from the process, preventing product buildup and making it ideal for sanitary applications.
Though proper installation is an important factor in disk performance, the 24″ FAS will activate at or below the rated burst pressure even when damaged or installed incorrectly, making it fail-safe. The user-friendly, non-torque sensitive design eliminates the need for pre-torqued rupture disk holders.
This latest addition to the FAS line, which is available in a wide range of sizes from 1″ up to the new 24″, allows customers and engineers to choose from an increased range of disks that suit many needs within a single facility. It is available in Hallestoy, 316 Stainless Steel, Nickel, Inconel and Monel; other materials are available upon request.
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