Many chemical processing plants originated in the 1920s and have evolved over the years by adding new units or lines as they manufacture new products. As a result, they may have a wide variety of rupture discs, based on the prevailing technology at the time each plant addition or modification was completed.
Standardizing your installation can pay big dividends. Rupture discs have evolved greatly in the past 90 years. Newer designs provide upgraded performance and reliability, as well as health, safety and environmental compliance. A standardization and optimization process can also improve your maintenance practices and inventory control. A higher volume of one specification drives down costs.