Oseco Announces New Vice President of Sales, Darren Doyle

Doyle to grow customer base in North and South American rupture disc markets

Broken Arrow, Okla. (September 23, 2010) – Leading rupture disc manufacturer, Oseco, has named Darren Doyle its new Vice President of Sales.  In his new position, Doyle will work with Oseco’s internal and external sales teams to serve existing customers and seek new opportunities in North and South America.

Oseco Vice President of Sales, Darren Doyle.

Oseco Vice President of Sales, Darren Doyle.

Doyle joins Oseco after 17 years with Hilti GB Ltd. (Manchester, UK) and Hilti North America Inc. (Tulsa, Okla.), a supplier of construction tools and fasteners, where he was most recently Vice President of Trade Marketing responsible for driving the voice of the customer into the organization.  He has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Lancashire (Lancashire, UK).

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Oseco Features Pressure Solutions at ChemInnovations 2010

Opti-Gard pressure relief system available for demonstration at booth #304

Broken Arrow, Okla. (September 15, 2010) – Pressure relief expert Oseco will exhibit its Opti-Gard system at the ChemInnovations 2010 Conference and Expo, October 19-21 in Houston, Texas.  The Opti-Gard pressure relief system, along with Oseco’s full line of rupture discs and explosion vents, will be available for demonstration at Oseco’s booth #304.

Oseco’s will feature the Opti-Gard system at ChemInnovations 2010, booth #304.

Oseco’s will feature the Opti-Gard system at ChemInnovations 2010, booth #304.

The Opti-Gard system protects personnel and equipment from over-pressurization situations.  If internal system pressure reaches a dangerous level, the disc will burst to safely vent the pressure and minimize damage.  Opti-Gard’s Flo-Tel+ sensor then notifies the user that the disc has burst.

Opti-Gard offers the highest performance characteristics available for liquid, gas and vapor applications.  All parts are manufactured from either 316 Stainless Steel or Hastelloy C as standard.  A single disc design ensures that user stock levels are kept to a minimum.

The Opti-Gard’s integral Flo-Tel+ non-invasive detection device is reusable and only requires a one-time installation, unlike traditional gasketed detectors.  Since the Flo-Tel+ is isolated from downstream pressure fluctuations or aggressive media, it will not cause unnecessary downtime through false “failure” indication.

“By leveraging the exceptional performance characteristics of the new Opti-Gard design along with the non-invasive Flot-Tel+ sensor, customers are able to run their processes to the highest levels of productivity without worrying about inaccurate burst detection due to chemical attacks on the sensor membrane,” said Oseco’s VP of Engineering, Mark Holt.

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Three Day Lead Time With Oseco’s Explosion Vent Stocking Program

NFPA 68 and OSHA approved vents with inlet gaskets included

Broken Arrow, Okla. (June 2, 2010) – Featuring industry-best lead times and significant cost savings, intelligent pressure relief specialist Oseco has introduced its new Explosion Vent Stocking Program.  The program features Oseco’s most widely used explosion vents with a lead time of only three days.

Oseco’s MV, RNDCC and CRVC (clockwise from top left) are available through the Explosion Vent Stocking Program.

Oseco’s MV, RNDCC and CRVC (clockwise from top left) are available through the Explosion Vent Stocking Program.

The new Explosion Vent Stocking Program provides a range of vents for numerous applications.  Vents available through the program include Oseco’s MV (Metal Vent), MV-S (Sanitary Metal Vent), CRVC (Composite Vent) and RNDCC (Round Crowned Vent).

The MV’s all metal design uses a stainless steel controlling membrane with no visible holes or slits, making it ideal for use where product build-up may be a concern.  For sanitary applications, the MV-S is FDA approved.  The CRVC domed vent is excellent for use in high cycling applications.  The RNDCC is a damage resistant panel for use with round ductwork, capable of withstanding full vacuum without the need for frame support bars.

All vents are provided with gaskets on the inlet side, and meet the requirements of NFPA 68 and the OSHA Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program.  Optional burst detection systems and installation frames are available.

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Oseco’s Explosion Vents Featured at NFPA Show

Vents help food processing and agricultural facilities remain OSHA and NFPA compliant

Broken Arrow, Okla. (May 13, 2010) – Leading pressure relief manufacturer Oseco will feature its full line of explosion vents at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2010 Conference and Expo, June 7-10 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.  Oseco’s explosion vents, including the new GLV-F, will be available for hands-on demonstration at the company’s booth, #1658.

Oseco’s will feature its full line of explosion vents, including the GLV-F (pictured) at the NFPA 2010 conference, booth #1658.

Oseco’s will feature its full line of explosion vents, including the GLV-F (pictured) at the NFPA 2010 conference, booth #1658.

The GLV-F explosion vent mounts where dust builds in conveyors and grain elevators.  Should a deflagration occur, the vent opens up and releases pressure to minimize damage.  An optional sensor is available, which detects when an explosion occurs and either shuts the system down or sounds an alarm to notify personnel.  The GLV-F has a built-in outlet frame and gasket to ease installation, eliminating the need to fabricate an angle iron hold down frame.  The product meets NFPA 61 standards for the prevention of explosions in agricultural and food processing facilities.

Oseco’s full line of explosion vents meets OSHA and NFPA 68 standards for venting explosions and deflagrations.  Explosion vents are an accepted method of compliance with inspection guidelines outlined by the OSHA Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program.

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Oseco’s Discs Test Myths on MythBusters

Rupture discs used by TV show to put popular movie myth to the test

Broken Arrow, Okla. (April 1, 2010) – MythBusters has once again turned to rupture disc manufacturer Oseco for help in busting a myth.  This time, the TV show used Oseco’s rupture discs to test the protection that water provides from explosions.

Mythbusters use Oseco rupture disc to test a movie-inspired myth.

MythBusters use Oseco rupture discs to test a movie-inspired myth.

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 entitled “Dive to Survive,” the show’s cast attempted to determine the truth behind a movie-inspired myth that a person can dive beneath water to avoid injury from a nearby explosion. 

The show used Oseco rupture discs that were calibrated to burst at 13 psi, which is the force required to cause harm to the human body.  The discs were placed on buoys floating five, 10, 20 and 50 feet from an explosion set on the surface of a lake to measure the force of the resulting shockwave.  Each buoy had three rupture disc rigs set at five feet above water and five and 10 feet below water.  Three increasingly powerful explosions, culminating in the detonation of 50 pounds of TNT, were set off at the planned epicenter and the post-explosion conditions of the discs were recorded.

The MythBusters noted that, even with the most powerful explosion, both underwater discs on the buoy floating 50 feet away from the explosion were intact, while the above water disc on same buoy had ruptured.  The show analyzed these results and determined that water does have a shielding effect, thus classifying this myth as “Plausible.”

Besides its standard range of disc sizes, Oseco offers custom manufacturing such as the specially designed rupture discs used on the show.  Oseco staff was on-site during the shoot to provide engineering expertise and ensure that the equipment was installed and operating properly.

Oseco R&D Manager Alan Wilson (far left) and Engineering Manager Christopher Driesel (far right) assist MythBusters cast testing a movie myth.

Oseco R&D Manager Alan Wilson (far left) and Engineering Manager Christopher Driesel (far right) assist MythBusters cast testing a movie myth.

This most recent episode is Oseco’s third appearance on the show. In its MythBusters debut, the company’s bursting discs demonstrated that an underwater explosion would generate enough force to kill a swimmer 75 feet away, proving the end of the movie Deep Blue Sea was impossible in real life.  Oseco’s discs were also used to prove that if exposed to a force that would “knock your socks off,” the person wouldn’t survive the force of impact.

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Oseco on TV Show Mythbusters this Wednesday Night

Oseco is making yet another appearance on the tv show Mythbusters. The episode, entitled “Dive to Survive,” 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 “Plausible” or “Busted.”  In Oseco’s first Mythbusters appearance, their bursting discs demonstrated that an underwater explosion would generate enough force to kill a swimmer 75 feet away, proving the end of the movie Deep Blue Sea was impossible in real life.  Oseco’s discs were also used to prove that if exposed to a force that would “knock your socks off”, the person wouldn’t survive the force of impact.

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Oseco Showcases Explosion Vents at Powder & Bulk Solids Show

Full line of explosion vents including GLV-F on display at booth 2442

Broken Arrow, Okla. (March 22, 2010) – Intelligent pressure relief specialist Oseco will feature its full line of explosion vents at the International Powder & Bulk Solids show, May 4-6 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.  Oseco’s explosion vents, including the new GLV-F, will be available for hands-on demonstration at the company’s booth 2442.

Oseco’s full line of explosion vents, including the GLV-F (pictured) featured at booth #2442.

Oseco’s full line of explosion vents, including the GLV-F (pictured) featured at booth #2442.

The GLV-F explosion vent mounts on conveyors and grain elevators where dust builds up.  In the event of a deflagration, the GLV-F opens up to release pressure and minimize damage.  The vent features a built-in outlet frame and gasket for easy installation, eliminating the need to fabricate an angle iron hold down frame.  The GLV-F meets NFPA 61 standards for the prevention of explosions in agricultural and food processing facilities.

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Oseco Features Sanitary Pressure Relief Systems at Interphex, Booth 449

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.

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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Oseco Products Make Repeat Appearance on TV Show MythBusters

Precision rupture discs used to test a common myth

Broken Arrow, Okla. (October 19, 2009) – Intelligent pressure relief manufacturer Oseco has once again teamed up with the TV show MythBusters to test a common myth. The show used Oseco equipment while testing the plausibility of the popular phrase “knock your socks off.”

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MythBusters tests the reality of movie stunts and urban myths when conducted under real-world conditions. Oseco equipment was featured in the episode entitled, “Knock Your Socks Off,” which tests if someone can actually be knocked out of their socks without experiencing a deadly amount of force. Rigs with mannequin feet wearing socks were set up at varying distances from 500 pounds of explosives. The show placed Oseco rupture discs on each rig that were calibrated to burst at exactly at 100 psi, which is the amount of force it would take to kill a human being.

After the blast went off, the cast judged if the socks were knocked off of any rigs with rupture discs that had not burst. They determined that it was impossible for a human to experience enough force that would “knock your socks off” without lethal effects.

This was the second episode of MythBusters that used Oseco’s equipment to help bust myths. The first, entitled “Phone Book Friction” tested a movie stunt scene found in the shark horror film, Deep Blue Sea. In it, the characters used an explosive harpoon on their genetically engineered shark nemesis, while the main character floated in the water a mere 75 feet away. The cast members employed Oseco’s rupture discs to check if the character would have been able to withstand the shock wave from such an explosion in real life.

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Oseco Displays Pressure Relief and Rupture Detection at Chem Show

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.

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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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