Global Processing

Rupture panel for hygienic and sanitary operations

June 5, 2008

To provide precision pressure relief for applications where hygiene and sanitation are concerns, Oklahoma Safety Equipment Co., Inc. (Oseco) introduces the MVRB (Metal Vent Reverse Buckling) rupture panel. The MVRB can avert catastrophic explosions caused by overpressures in dust collectors, conveyor systems, dryers and other equipment requiring precise pressure relief. Its smooth surface prevents product buildup and contamination, making it well-suited for hygienic and sanitary services. The non-fragmenting design increases process safety in the event of panel rupture. The MVRB is compatible with a wide range of environments, performing consistently in high temperature applications up to 700 degrees F. The MVRB is designed for high operating ratio applications in the power generation, pharmaceutical, transportation and chemical markets. It is the only rupture panel available that has a 90 percent operating ratio – a design feature that is essential in demanding applications in order to avoid premature panel rupture. With reduced nuisance failures, the panel life of the MVRB is longer than that of typical panels. The round panels are constructed from stainless steel, nickel inconel or monel, and are available in diameters from 12 to 36 inches. The MVRB should be installed using a custom designed rolled angle ring configuration. Custom sizes, materials, and panels designed to withstand vacuum are also available upon request.