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Certifications

Continental Disc Corporation's 50-year commitment to quality is reflected in the certificates and licenses that have been awarded to our quality system, our manufacturing processes, and to our products. In many cases, Continental Disc Corporation was the first rupture disc manufacturer to be cited, and we have led the way by participating in setting the standards that define our industry.

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ISO 9001:2008 & AS9100:2009
CERTIFIED QUALITY SYSTEM
Continental Disc Corporation's quality management system has been certified by TÜV SÜD AMERICA Inc. to be in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009. Continental Disc was first certified in 1992.



CE MARK
Stamped products conform to the essential requirements of the European Pressure Equipment Directive, 97/23 EC.

  • EC Type - Examination (Module B)


ASME CODE SYMBOL STAMP
Products bearing the UD Stamp are certified by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors to be in accordance with the requirements of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 1.



3A SANITARY STANDARDS STAMP
The 3A symbol indicates that the products conform to the 3A sanitary standards, serial #60-01, of the International Association of Milk, Food, and Environmental Sanitarians, Inc.


ATEX DIRECTIVE COMPLIANT
The B.D.I. Alarm Strip and the MTB-700 Alarm Monitor have been certified for use in "potentially explosive atmospheres" according to the requirements of the European Union, ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU. Click each name below to download the respective certification.

IECEx


IECEx Certificate of Conformity



KOSHA (Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency) Rupture Disc Safety Certification
This certification is mandatory for all safety related products being imported into South Korea.



CHINA MANUFACTURE LICENSE
Continental Disc Corporation has been audited and granted a manufacturing license for rupture discs for import into the People's Republic of China.


NADCAP ACCREDITATION FOR WELDING
Nadcap is the National Aerospace and Defense Contractor Accreditation Program. The program is administered by the Performance Review Institute, an affiliate of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). This accreditation is also recognized in Europe under the auspices of the International Aerospace Quality Group.

EAC logo

EAC (Eurasian Attestation of Conformity) - Customs Union Certificate

CDC Rupture Disc Official Certificate - Our rupture disc models (HPX, STD, CDC, CDCV, Enviroseal, MicroX, RCS, ULTRX, LOTRX, SRA, ICON, HPX-Ta, Cal-Vac, Pos-a-set, PC-sert, Grafsert) are certified to the Customs Union Technical Regulation 032/2013 on the Safety of High Pressure Equipment. This document certifies the compliance of the rupture disc products with the requirements of the Customs Union.

CDC BDI-FLX Official Certificate - Our Universal Burst Disc Indicator (BDI) and the BDI-FLX are certified to the Customs Union Technical Regulation 012/2011 on the Safety of Equipment in Hazardous Environments. This document certifies the compliance of the BDI and BDI-FLX with the requirements of the Customs Union.



CANADIAN REGISTRATION (CRN)(ASME RUPTURE DISC DEVICES)



UL/cUL Certificate for Compliance





Warranty / Guarantee Certificate

Warranty / Guarantee Certificate




REACH CONFORMANCE

(Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals). Continental Disc Corporation certifies that the processes used to manufacture Rupture Disc Devices do not use any chemicals that are considered hazardous by the European Reach regulation.




CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE (NIST)





CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE (COSHH)





CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE (RoHS)





CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE (Packaging Material)





CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE (Dodd-Frank Act)



       

Functional Safety and the Safety Integrity Level (SIL)

Functional safety is a concept applicable across all industry sectors. It is fundamental to the enabling of complex technology used for safety-related systems. It provides the assurance that the safety-related systems will offer the necessary risk reduction required to achieve safety for the equipment.

The oil and gas industry, nuclear plants and the machinery sector, to name but a few, all rely heavily on functional safety to achieve safety for the equipment giving rise to the hazards. 

The standards IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 define four different levels which describe the measures for ensuring risk reduction capability of components.  These four safety levels are the so-called Safety Integrity Level (SIL).

Continental Disc Corporation’s entire line of HPX rupture discs have been assessed by Intertek Consulting Services per the requirements of IEC 61511 and determined to have an equivalent SIL rating of 4. Our Burst Disc Indicator products, BDI and BDI-FLX, have also been assessed per IEC 61508 with an equivalent SIL rating of 4.


When you need Performance Under Pressure, count on Continental Disc!