Switchgear Overpressure Bursting Disc
February 18, 2010
Rupture disc assembly for use within switchgear housings provides safety protection. Manufacturers of switchgears use rupture discs on cabinets where conductors and contacts are insulated by pressurized SF6. Within switchgear housings, very large amounts of energy are released in the form of heat. This energy may give rise to pressure increases that can burst the enclosure unless the pressure from the heated gas is relieved. In the event of an internal arc fault, the switchgear overpressure bursting disc relieves the internal pressure before it exceeds the design limit of the compartment.
Continental Disc Corp., (816) 7921500