CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, U.S. — REMBE recently introduced its  single-layer IKB reverse acting rupture disc.

The original form of the single-layered reverse acting rupture disc was developed more than 30 years ago based on the principle of mechanical scoring.

Twenty-five years ago, REMBE decided on a different route when it introduced the KUB rupture disc since traditional scoring technology wasn’t the best solution for many applications, REMBE said.  Building on long-standing KUB rupture disc technology, REMBE now specializes in laser-sublimation and IP-technology. Both of these processes provide the foundation for the advanced IKB reverse acting bursting disc.

Based on sublimation technology, material transition from a solid to gaseous condition, the opening characteristics and the relief area of the IKB bursting disc are pre-defined. The rupture disc’s material characteristics and its microstructural properties are not altered and the IKB does not fragment, the company said.

Through the patented IP-process, kinetic energy is stored in the IKB rupture disc. When the burst pressure is reached, IKB transforms this energy and instantaneously gives full bore opening as the energy is released. This technology allows for a REMBE rupture disc that entirely eliminates the need for pre-weakened scores or space-consuming downstream knives, resulting in extreme reliability and durability, REMBE said.

The IKB can be deployed in sterile applications within the food industry and biotechnology, in pressurized facilities in the pharmaceutical industry and in process equipment found in the chemical and petrochemical industry. The REMBE IKB reverse acting bursting disc offers protection for safeguarding pressure apparatus such as tanks, piping and reactors, and may be deployed for many purposes, the company said.