Standardization can provide benefits throughout your operation from the design engineers who create the rupture discs’ data sheets to the inventory managers who have to maintain obsolete inventory and hundreds of duplications in the warehouse. As a buyer of safety relief devices, have you ever thought that this procedure seems to be time-consuming and that there must be some way of standardizing the purchasing of these devices? The answer is yes!
To help you, we’ve come up with a list of pros and cons for standardizing rupture discs to help you decide if it is right for your facility.
Why Standardize Now?
- Eliminate duplication of similar items in inventory.
- A higher volume of one standardized inventory item. Drives cost down!
- More cycles. Designed and tested for 5 million cycles from full vacuum to maximum operating pressure.
- Fewer maintenance issues. The familiarity of one common holder/disc. Decreases installation problems while improving maintenance practices.
- Inventory control. Reorganizing and upgrading inventory, in the long run, may reduce excess inventory.
- Code compliance. All rupture discs and future discs can now be in compliance.
- Time consuming.
- Survey. Who is going to spend the time collect all the information on my inventory and holders?
So, as you can see above, there is a strong argument for standardization. Below is an example of an excellent product that could make standardization easier for you.
Continental Disc's HPX
With the HPX, the end user can replace inefficient products such as the bladed disc, while providing a solid metal design that is easier to seal. In addition, the HPX design can withstand 5 million cycles from full vacuum to the maximum operating pressure (test performed on an HPX 316S).
Continental Disc’s HPX can provide the versatility required for multiple applications:
- Sizes 1 to 12” flanged and 1-4” sanitary
- Burst Rating- nearly double the range of most alternatives
- Operating/Burst Ratio of 90 and even up to 95%
- Materials- all standard plus tantalum
- Used with gas and liquid applications
- Highest performance
- Lowest Kr factors in the industry
- Only high-performance disc with combination capacity factors
To learn more about Continental Disc’s HPX and rupture disc standardization contact our flow and safety experts today!