Oseco Rupture Discs Featured on MythBusters Breaking Bad Episode

Broken Arrow, Okla. (Aug. 23, 2013) Oseco’s rupture discs have again been put to the test on MythBusters, this time as part of a special dedicated to the award-winning Breaking Bad TV show. The pressure-relief manufacturer made its sixth appearance on the hit show as the MythBusters crew tested the explosive capabilities of a chemical composition.

Breaking Bad-themed MythBusters episode

Breaking Bad-themed MythBusters episode

Oseco’s rupture discs have been featured on the Discovery Channel show since 2008 in a variety of ways that showcase the discs’ pressure safety capabilities. MythBusters puts popular myths to the test to see if they are “Confirmed,” “Plausible” or “Busted.”

The Breaking Bad-themed episode tested a scene from the show’s first season, in which chemist and burgeoning criminal Walter White slams 50 grams of a dangerous chemical to the ground while inside a deranged gangster’s hideout. The resulting blast blows out the windows and disorients but does not hurt the gangster and his henchmen.

“For this experiment we’re testing two things – both lethality and injury,” MythBusters co-host Kari Byron says on the episode. “For that, we have Oseco burst discs.” The discs were calibrated to burst at 13psi and 75psi throughout the room to see if Walter White and the other characters in the Breaking Bad episode would be hurt or die from the explosion.

MythBusters tested the scene’s science by placing Oseco burst discs around the test room to gauge if the characters would have survived such a blast. The chemical concoction did not explode when 50 grams were slammed to the ground and the myth was “Busted.” However, when blasting caps were added to the chemical mix a small explosion occurred and Oseco’s discs did their job, bursting to indicate what would have been injuries to actual people.

Previously on MythBusters, the cast used Oseco rupture discs to determine the protection everyday objects offer the human body against an explosion. MythBusters also has turned to Oseco when the show needed help measuring the protection water provides from explosions and whether a person could be exposed to a blast that would “knock your socks off” without experiencing a deadly amount of force.

Oseco rupture discs are used in many types of real-world, high-pressure industrial applications to protect people and equipment from dangerous overpressure events.

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Oseco Wins Award for Outstanding Website

Broken Arrow, Okla. (January 22, 2013) – Oseco’s website has been recognized with a top honor from the Web Marketing Association, winning an Outstanding Website award for Oseco.com. On average the site outperformed its peers in the manufacturing industry on all seven judged categories, including design, interactivity and ease of use. Oseco earned an overall score of 65 out of 70, compared to the industry average of 51 out of 70.

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“When we redesigned Oseco.com in late 2011, we wanted to create an excellent visitor experience regardless of how familiar visitors are with our product,” said Aaron Cunningham, Oseco’s brand communications manager. “The judged website functions were all things we had to take into account when we made the site.” Oseco also recently added shopping functionality at store.oseco.com.

The WMA judged more than 2,000 entries from 96 industry categories in 42 countries for its 2012 WebAward Competition. Entries were judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, ease of use and technology.

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Oseco Introduces New Web Store

Pressure-relief products now available online to U.S. customers

Broken Arrow, Okla. (December 20, 2012) – Oseco has opened an online store to offer customers in the plastic extrusion and transportation industries a fast and convenient way to order railcar rupture discs and burst plugs for plastic extruders. The shop offers a same-day lead time and quantity discounts on all items available for purchase online.

new Oseco website
The online shop, store.oseco.com, features pressure-relief products for plastic extrusion machines and transportation rupture discs that protect railcars and over-the-road tankers from overpressure. In addition to saving time and money, the online store gives customers easy access to past orders, so reprinting invoices and re-ordering supplies is easier than ever.

Oseco is offering customers free shipping on their first order by using coupon code “freeship1112.” For more information on Oseco’s full line of pressure-relief products, call 800-395-3475 or visit the company’s website at oseco.com.

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Oseco’s New Website Aids Customer Product Selection

Broken Arrow, Okla. (January 5, 2012) – Oseco’s newly redesigned website helps both new and experienced users of rupture discs and explosion vents select the right products for their needs. The new website, www.oseco.com, is the first designed by a rupture disc manufacturer to allow visitors to find a product based on their industry and application, and request a quote in the same visit.

Oseco’s new website lets visitors choose products by their application.

Oseco’s new website lets visitors choose products by their application.

The new website organizes Oseco’s full range of rupture discs and explosion vents into industry and application groups. Visitors can select their industry or application, and see a list of recommended products. In instances where there are many options, the site will narrow the selection based on additional visitor criteria. The new site also includes a section to highlight Oseco’s custom engineered pressure relief devices.

Visitors can schedule a lunch & learn for on-site rupture disc and explosion vent training, or request a quote with 24 hour response time (or by Monday afternoon for weekend submissions).

The redesign was created with the user in mind, to make the experience as visitor friendly as possible. Since launching the website, Oseco has recorded a 53% increase in the time visitors spend on the site, and a 43% increase in average page view per visitor.

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Oseco’s Industry Best Rupture Discs at The Chem Show

Broken Arrow, Okla. (October 5, 2011) – Oseco will feature its highly efficient FAS (Forward Acting Scored) and PRO+ (Precision Reverse Operating) rupture discs at The Chem Show, booth 729. The show takes place November 1-3 at the Javits Center (New York, N.Y.).

Oseco’s FAS and PRO+ discs, on display at The Chem Show booth 729.

Oseco’s FAS and PRO+ discs, on display at The Chem Show booth 729.

The FAS and PRO+ have the industry’s best KR values, a measurement used to determine the frictional flow loss through a rupture disc and holder. The FAS has the lowest available KR of any forward acting rupture disc, and PRO+ offers a best-in-class KR for reverse buckling discs. The low KR values of the two discs guarantee an efficient flow, less pressure drop and faster emergency pressure relief. Both discs are commonly used for safety relief valve isolation and are designed to be non-fragmenting.

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Oseco’s Highly Efficient Rupture Discs Featured at ChemInnovations 2011

Broken Arrow, Okla. (August 18, 2011) – Pressure relief specialist Oseco will display its best-in-class FAS (Forward Acting Scored) rupture disc at ChemInnovations 2011, booth 3301. The show will take place from September 13-15 at the George R. Brown Convention Center (Houston, Texas).

Oseco will feature its FAS rupture disc at ChemInnovations booth 3301.

Oseco will feature its FAS rupture disc at ChemInnovations booth 3301.

Oseco’s FAS rupture disc is a fail-safe, non-fragmenting rupture disc commonly used for safety relief valve isolation. It features the industry’s best KR or flow coefficient value, which ensures efficient flow, less pressure drop and faster emergency pressure relief. The FAS is available in corrosive resistant materials and capable of withstanding temperatures up to 900° F, making it ideal for performance in harsh conditions.

The company will also display its full line of rupture discs and explosion vents, for use in protecting people and equipment from explosions caused by over-pressurization.

For more information on Oseco’s line of pressure relief devices, visit booth 3301.

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Explosion Protection from Oseco at NFPA 2011

Company to announce change to vent stocking program at booth 485

Broken Arrow, Okla. (May 20, 2011) – Delivering protection against dangerous over-pressurization in industrial processes, Oseco will feature its line of explosion vents at the National Fire Protection Association’s 2011 Conference and Expo.  The show will take place from June 12-14 at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, Mass.  Customers can learn more about Oseco’s explosion vents, and get information on dramatic changes to Oseco’s explosion vent stocking program at the company’s booth 485.

Oseco’s explosion vents on display at NFPA booth 485.

Oseco’s explosion vents on display at NFPA booth 485.

Oseco’s explosion vents are designed to vent deflagrations that occur as a result of combustible dust.  Common applications at risk of dust explosions include baghouses, dust collectors, bulk storage units, conveyance systems and ductwork.  As the NFPA and OSHA continue to enforce the regulations set forth in NFPA 68, it is imperative that processes involving explosive dust are properly vented in case of an explosion.  Oseco’s explosion vent stocking program focuses on common sizes and applications to help customers’ plants quickly and easily comply with NFPA and OSHA regulations.  The program features a lead time of only three days on orders of Oseco’s most widely used explosion vents.

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Oseco Helps MythBusters Determine “What is Bombproof?”

Rupture discs test plausibility of a common movie scene

Broken Arrow, Okla. (April 21, 2011) – Leading rupture disc manufacturer Oseco has helped the cast from the TV show MythBusters test the feasibility of a popular movie myth.  In its fifth appearance for a myth entitled “What is Bombproof?” the show used Oseco’s rupture discs to determine the protection everyday objects offer the human body against an explosion.

An Oseco rupture disc rig hides behind a car to help the MythBusters determine “What Is Bombproof?”

An Oseco rupture disc rig hides behind a car to help the MythBusters determine “What Is Bombproof?”

The Discovery Channel’s MythBusters puts myths found in urban legend and movies to the test under real world conditions, to see if they are “Confirmed,” “Plausible” or “Busted.”  In the latest episode, the show placed Oseco rupture discs behind wooden tables, cars, dumpsters and brick walls to test how well these objects could shield the discs, and thereby a human from a blast.  The myth comes from a common movie scene, where characters dive behind everyday objects and are protected from a nearby explosion.

The MythBusters cast used discs calibrated to burst at 13psi and 75psi, which are the amounts of force the human body can endure before experiencing injury and certain death.  First, discs were placed at intervals around a charge of 3lbs of C4 plastic explosive to establish injury and death zones at 20 and 10 feet from the epicenter without protection.

Having control data, the cast then tested wooden tables, cars, metal dumpsters and brick walls.  Each object was placed at 10 and 20 feet from a 3lbs charge of C4, with an Oseco rupture disc shielded behind the object. In a surprising conclusion, the cast confirmed that all objects prevented the blasts’ shockwaves from causing injury at 20 feet and death at 10 feet.  The most effective barrier, the brick wall, was able to protect against both death and injury at 10 feet.  However, the MythBusters did note that their experiments did not take the damage caused by flying shrapnel into consideration.

In the past, the MythBusters cast has turned to Oseco when they needed help measuring the destructive effects of explosions.  In previous episodes, Oseco’s discs were used to determine the protection water provides from explosions, and to test whether a person could be exposed to a blast that would “knock your socks off” without experiencing a deadly amount of force.

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Oseco Featured on Mythbusters Wednesday Night

Broken Arrow, Okla. (April 18, 2010) – Pressure relief specialist Oseco will be making its fifth appearance on the TV show Mythbusters. The episode, entitled “Running on Water,” airs this Wednesday night at 8 CDT on the Discovery Channel.

Mythbusters puts movie stunts and urban myths to the test in real world conditions, to see if they are “Confirmed”, “Plausible” or “Busted.”  In the past, the show has turned to Oseco’s rupture discs whenever they needed help measuring the force generated from an explosion.  In Oseco’s next appearance, its discs will be used in a segment called “What is Bombproof?” to determine the protection that everyday barriers, such as cars and concrete walls, offer to the human body against explosions.

Oseco will issue a full release with more details after the episode airs.

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Sanitary Pressure Relief Systems from Oseco at Interphex

PRO-S system on display at company’s booth 1833

Broken Arrow, Okla. (March 14, 2011) – Oseco will feature its PRO-S sanitary pressure relief system at Interphex 2011, from March 29-31 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (New York, N.Y.).  The system will be on display at the company’s booth 1833.

Oseco PRO-S sanitary pressure relief system

Oseco PRO-S sanitary pressure relief system

The PRO-S utilizes a reverse-buckling rupture disc, engineered so that its smooth side faces the product flow to minimize product buildup and blockage.  The disc is precision scored on the vent side to burst in the event of over-pressurization, avoiding injury and equipment damage.  The PRO-S disc requires no special liners or coatings, and operates smoothly in hygienic-controlled, FDA-sensitive environments at up to 90% of its burst pressure.  The disc features burst pressures as low as 16 psig, making it ideal for pharmaceutical and biochemical manufacturing applications. 

The PRO-S system includes the Oseco Sanitary Sensor (OSS), which alerts the user when a disc has ruptured.  Using a simple, effective method of detecting when a disc has burst, the OSS can be used to activate a variety of alarms, including computer controlled systems.

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