Depending on disc’s type, DonadonSDD can supply discs from 1/8” (3mm) up to 40” (1000mm) in diameter.
You can download here the RUPTURE DISC FORM that will guide You to collect all the data required, which can be also summarized as below specified:
There are several other factors as well, so DonadonSDD specialists are always at disposal to specify the correct disc for any application. Each and every rupture disc we design and deliver to our customers is scrupulously custom-built, so as to match the industrial plant's specific and unique needs.
Main Families: Forward / Reverse / Sanitary
The categories of rupture & bursting disks which we manufacture for our customers, are:
Concave side of the dome faces the process media and functions when the weakest portion of the disc exceeds its tensile strength. Often has a finite fatigue life at higher operating ratios because the stresses are tensile in nature.
Convex side of dome faces the process media and functions when the pressure creates an instability in the dome, resulting in buckling of the dome. Often has a longer life cycle that forward-acting designs because they are compressive and do not promote crack propagation.
Specifically designed to meet the stringent sanitary and hygienic requirements found in the biotech, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries, and within ASME, CE and 3-A standards.
DonadonSDD warrants that the products supplied are free from defects in materials or workmanship, for a period of 18 (eighteen) months from the date of the invoice, or of 12 (twelve) months from the date of installation, whatever starts first.
This warranty does not cover defects due to:
This is the pressure, requested by the customer, at which the rupture disc opens (it is always associated with a specific temperature). It is selected in such a manner, that the rupture disc opens before there is any system damage. The burst pressure is above the prevailing pressure during normal operation (also referred to as working pressure or process pressure) and below the pressure resistance (MAWP) of the respective system.
The temperature of the disc at the time it is expected to burst, and the temperature correlated to the marked burst pressure.
The pressure marked on the rupture disc’s tag, which may be shown as a:
The tolerance associated with the marked set pressure within which the disc is expected to burst. Usually expressed as +/- X% or +/- X pressure clearly marked on the tag plate.
It’s the margin between the Maximum Recommended Working Pressure and the bottom limit of the burst pressure of the disc.
The maximum operating pressure of the plant on which the disc is installed must not be greated than the value obtained by multiplying the minimum bursting pressure by the operating ratio indicated by DonadonSdd.
A pressure range within which the marked burst pressure must fall. The average of the burst tests must fall within this range. All individual test values must fall within the rupture tolerance. DonadonSDD applies always a 0% Manufacturing Range.
An exception to the normal definition of “manufacturing range.” The disc is marked at the specified burst pressure, not at the average of the burst tests. All of the burst tests must fall within rupture tolerance.
Large magnitude operating pressure fluctuations. The extreme case is full vacuum to the maximum operating ratio of the disc. The fatigue life of the disc is a function of the disc design, the magnitude of the fluctuations and the positive-to-negative fluctuations.
Generally, a function of the disc’s stress history (not necessarily the frequency of pressure fluctuations). Frequency may be relevant to the client’s ability to understand the peak pressures the rupture disc endures.
The amount of fluid flow that will pass through the device using the coefficient of discharge method.
The discharge area sized using the coefficient of discharge method (Kd = 0.62).
The de-rating factor that is applied the rated capacity of a pressure relief valve when a rupture disc device is installed upstream. If a certified value is not available a value of 0.9 may be used.
A unit-less factor that describes the resistance (velocity head loss) the rupture disc device provides to fluid flow.
The resistance factor determined by flow testing discs burst in compressible vapor. This value can be used for sizing when the disc is in contact with compressible vapor.
The resistance factor determined by flow testing discs burst in liquid test stand. This value can be used for sizing when the disc is in contact with incompressible liquid.
The resistance factor determined by flow testing discs burst both in liquid and compressible vapor. This value can be used for sizing when the disc is in contact with either compressible or incompressible fluid.
The manufacturing of the “line of weakness” that may be used to control the rupture disc’s opening characteristics or burst pressure. Various types of scoring are available and include:
Milling – localized removal of material to create a line of weakness by machining processes. May be used in conjunction with other scoring methods on thicker, forward-acting discs.
Chemical Etching – the disc surface is masked, leaving the target areas unmasked. Immersion in an electrochemical bath under a controlled set of parameters removes material from the unmasked zones to create a line of weakness.
Coining – the disc material flows around the score blade that is pressed into the material, resulting in localized thinning of the material, high residual compressive stresses, and high-stress concentration. In general, the coining process does not cut the material but often does create microscopic mechanical damage to the material.
DonadonSdd, alongside its standard range, designs and delivers each rupture disc so as to match the industrial plant's specific and unique needs of each customers, so If you can’t see anything suitable in our web-site, please contact us at +390290111001 or send a mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your individual application in more detail.
The disc will carry a TAG PLATE that displays all the relevant performance details of the disc. As an absolute minimum the disc will carry the DonadonSDD lot number, which can be traced to the test certificate and checked for the correct specification. Additional markings can be added to the disc TAG PLATES to identify its unique location within your plant.
The disc should be marked with the same Lot number for new application while the Spare Discs should be marked with the TYPE number of the holder (ex: 230) in which it should be used.
Discs are generally fitted into a holder and mounted between pipe flanges or in same cases can be mounted directly between flanges or clamp ferrules. However, they can also have screwed connections or a variety of custom-designed mounting arrangements depending on the particular application. Please refer to the specific installation instructions when fitting.
To enable correct installation within the system, each DonadonSDD holder is laser etched with a flow arrow to enable correct installation within the system.
Depending on the installation and complexity of the control system, The easiest solution is to use a rupture disc indicator (can be integrated in the bursting disc). As soon as the disc bursts, the indicator is broken too giving an open circuit signal if installed with a detection system. When a rupture disc is installed without a burst indicator, it can be checked with a visual inspection, but if this operation is not possible (because of installation site), it’s important to check that there is no flow passage.
Depending on the disc type and material used for construction, the rupture pressure will generally reduce as the temperature increases, and vice versa.
Not always. Rupture discs are safety devices used to protect pressurised systems and equipment from over pressure and/or vacuum. They are devices that perform the same basic function as safety valves. The main difference however being that they intervene as a result of the differential pressure to which they are subjected but then they cannot be re-closed (in fact, they must be replaced once opened). Safety valves and rupture discs can be used separately as primary safety devices or they can be used in combination, giving to the system benefits from the unique advantages of each individual solution but maintaining a reasonable cost.
Yes. Discs can be supplied cleaned for use in Oxygen Service (please specify on request).
No, installing product in alternative holders will invalidate the CE marking (2014/68/UE), warranty and insurance. As specified by the Pressure Equipment Directive, one manufacture’s rupture disc cannot be placed into another manufacture’s rupture disc holder.
In most cases, the holders are reusable and it is only the disc (and relevant burst indicator) which needs to be replaced.
During periodic maintenance, before installing the new rupture disc, always clean the holder surfaces and check to make sure that it’s not damaged (scratched, dented, smeared with foreign material).
To avoid plant stops, it is suggested to keep 3 spare rupture discs in stock for each installation.
No. Every Lot of discs is manufactured against specific customer order. However, we keep a wide stock of different raw materials to minimize leads times wherever possible.
Yes. The choice of material dependes of the specific operating conditions. DonadonSDD can manufacture discs in several raw materials, as: Stainless Steel, Nickel, Monel, Inconel, Hastelloy, Titanium and Tantalum.
All disc materials used are traceable and certificates in acc. With EN 10204:3.1. The Material Certificates are always supplied together with the goods without any extraprice. P.M.I. test can be provided on request.
This depends on the disc design being used. Only Family of “Reverse acting discs” will withstand full vacuum and back pressure without the need of vacuum support, but other designs may require it. Vacuum and/or back pressure conditions should be specified in the request for quotation.