The original rupture disk (bursting disc) manufacturer shaping the growth of pressure relief devices for over 80 years.


The STA-SAF System

The Sta-Saf system combines six Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc) types and three safety head options that provide the user with extended service life reverse buckling disk technology in sizes from 1"/25mm to 36"/900mm at burst pressures ranging from 5 psi/0.34 bar to 2000 psi/137.9 bar.

This catalog describes the types JRS™, S-90™, RLS™, and FRS™ Rupture Disks and their Safety Head (holder) options. The most extensive size and set pressure capability is offered through these widely applied designs that are in service in well over 50,000 installations worldwide.

The most capable Sta-Saf technologies, SKR™ & Sigma™ Rupture Disks, have their own dedicated catalogs (77-4003 and 77-4011 respectively).

Standard Features of the
STA-SAF® Family

STA-SAF® Rupture Disks:

  • 90% or greater operating ratio
  • Vacuum resistant
  • Solid metal construction enabling optimum leak tightness
  • Designed for non-fragmentation
  • Recommended for isolation of pressure relief valves
  • Metal tag with product identification and traceability data, as well as code symbol stamps as appropriate

STA-SAF® Safety Heads:

  • Disk dome shielded by safety head inlet for all sizes
  • Locating pins ensure centering and correct orientation of the disk within the safety head
  • “Bite-type” seal for sizes 2”/50mm and larger to optimize leak tightness when appropriately installed
  • Flow arrow to indicate direction of flow after installation
  • Optional tell-tale connection in safety head outlet
  • Spiral groove with 125-250 AARH finish on both inlet and outlet safety head external mating surfaces to enhance gasket performance
Rupture Disk Use In Safety Head Type
S90 SRB-7RS, SRB-7FS, S90-7R
JRS SRB-7RS and SRB-7FS
FRS SRB-7RS, SRB-7FS, S90-7R
RLS SRB-7RS and SRB-7FS

STA-SAF® Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc) Material Options

Standard materials and their maximum recommended service temperatures for the Sta-Saf range of Rupture Disks are:

Material Disk Types Maximum Recommended Temperature
Nickel (alloy 200) S-90, RLS, JRS, FRS, SKR, Sigma 750° F 399° C
Monel® (alloy 400) S-90, RLS, JRS, FRS, SKR, Sigma 900° F 482° C
Inconel® (alloy 600) S-90, RLS, JRS, FRS, SKR, Sigma 1100° F 593° C
Stainless Steel S-90, RLS, JRS, FRS, SKR, Sigma 750° F 400° C
Hastelloy® C-276 (alloy C-276) S-90, RLS, JRS, SKR, Sigma 900° F 482° C
Tantalum RLS, SKR 500° F 260° C
Titanium SKR 572° F 300° C
Aluminum S-90 250° F 120° C
Fluoropolymer Film Liners (TEF) S-90, RLS, JRS, FRS, SKR, Sigma 500° F 260° C

For each material the upper temperature limit has been determined from the recommendations of material manufacturers and user experience. Rupture disk technology uses Nickel and its alloys to provide the user with a range of excellent corrosion resistance, and thermal stability particularly in the case of alloy 600.

Hastelloy is a trademark of Haynes International Inc., Monel and Inconel are trademarks of Inco Alloys International, Inc. BS&B may use equivalent materials from other sources.

Fluoropolymer film liners are available as an additional corrosion barrier with most Sta-Saf Rupture Disks. Order as "TEF LINER" when required. Liners are applied to the inlet/process side of the Rupture Disk, unless otherwise agreed.

Fluoropolymer materials are typically used (for example FEP, PFA, PTFE).

This wide material range provides the user with options in the selection of a Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc) material that is resistant to the process media. Corrosion of disk material will affect performance and may result in premature burst or leakage through the disk.

Operating Pressure Ratio

Sta-Saf reverse buckling Rupture Disks can be operated to 90% of their marked burst pressure (or to 95% of their minimum burst pressure) for burst pressures of 40 psi (2.76 bar) and higher.

For lower burst pressures, the operating pressure ratio is 90% of minimum burst pressure. For applications that demand a closer relationship between operating pressure and burst pressure, select type Sigma EXL™ (see catalog 77-4011) which can operate up to 100% of minimum burst pressure.

Differential Pressure

Rupture disks respond to differential pressure. Please take into account the service conditions at the inlet and outlet of a Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc) when completing specifications.

Burst Pressure Tolerances

All of the Sta-Saf Rupture Disks offer the same tolerance considerations when completing a specification. Whether the ASME/North American or European/ISO approach to burst pressure and tolerance is used, BS&B applies both a burst tolerance and an optional manufacturing design range.

Burst tolerance is the +/- range of pressure over which a Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc) can be expected to burst. Burst tolerance is either +/-5% of burst pressure or +/- 2 psi (+/-0.138 bar) for disks rated below 40 psi (2.76 bar).

Manufacturing design range is a range of pressure, always applied to the minus side of the user requested burst pressure for Sta-Saf Rupture Disks, that simplifies disk fabrication testing and provides economic benefit to the user where such an added tolerance can be accommodated by the application.

Manufacturing Design Range (MDR) choices are provided for all Sta-Saf Rupture Disks:

    MDR= 0: where the user requires the tightest margin between normal service pressure and burst pressure, a zero range disk shall be used.

    MDR= -5%: applied to the requested burst pressure, a -5% range allows an additional 5% tolerance applied on the minus side of the user requested burst pressure.

    MDR= -10%: applied to the requested burst pressure, a -10% range allows an additional 10% tolerance applied on the minus side of the user requested burst pressure.

Note: MDR and burst tolerance are additive. In the European/ISO case, the burst tolerance and MDR are simply combined. In the ASME case, the 'marked burst pressure' for a lot of Rupture Disks must be a value within the agreed manufacturing design range and then the burst tolerance is applied.

The two-step approach to set pressure specification:

1. Decide between ASME/North American (with or without 'UD' stamp) and European (with or without 'CE' mark) / ISO standards.
2. Select the manufacturing design range appropriate to the application and check that it is available for the disk type selected.
(0, -5 or -10%)

Pressure/Temperature Relationship

The burst pressure of all Rupture Disks is partially determined by the physical properties of the material employed. Tensile strength will vary with temperature, which leads to variation in burst pressure. Reverse buckling technology is the least sensitive to temperature variations and is used by all Sta-Saf Rupture Disks. However, for the highest accuracy of performance, BS&B certifies Sta-Saf Rupture Disks by testing at the users’ chosen burst temperature.

Where operating pressure and temperature may rise rapidly, the user should carefully select the temperature of the Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc). BS&B can provide advice for such applications. Inconel (alloy 600) provides excellent thermal stability for applications that experience a wide range of service temperatures at which over-pressure might occur.

The burst pressure of each lot of Sta-Saf Rupture Disks is tested at the users specified temperature (burst temperature). Should the disk be rated above or below ambient temperature, burst testing for product certification shall be conducted at this coincident burst temperature to ensure the best product accuracy. For applications which have operating temperatures that may exceed the burst temperature, please review with BS&B Safety Systems, Inc. or BS&B Safety Systems, Ltd.

KR: Flow Resistance Factor

Flow resistance factor "KR" may be used to determine the relieving capacity of a system when using techniques such as those described in Crane Technical Paper No. 410.

Individual KR values have been established for both gas & liquid service, where appropriate, for Sta-Saf Rupture Disks. Care must be taken to use the correct value for sizing purposes.

When KR values are marked on Sta-Saf Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc) tags, those for gas service are shown as KRg or KR (GAS), and those for liquid service are shown as KRl or KR (LIQ). When using KR value for sizing calculations, the nominal pipe size (assuming schedule 40 pipe) of the vent system is used. When using 'coefficient of discharge' sizing techniques, the Minimum Net Flow Area (MNFA) or Net Relief Area (NRA) of the Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc) device is used.

The S-90 Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc) manufactured from Inconel (alloy 600) material has the lowest available "KRg" value of 0.232. KR.

You can obtain MNFA and NRA values at our website at www.bsbsystems.com or from our sales representatives and distributors.

Installation

The Sta-Saf family of Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc) devices is designed for installation between pipe flanges. Compatibility with all international flange standards is available, including: ANSI, DIN, JIS, BS, ISO, AFNOR and UNI. Between the Safety Head and the pipe flanges an application compatible gasket is used for sealing purposes.

The unique configuration of the SRB-7RS Safety Head design enables the same holder to be installed between flanges covering a range of flange specifications. For example: a single design of 1"/25mm SRB-7RS Safety Head is compatible with ANSI 150/300/600, DIN PN10/16/25/40, and JIS PN10/16/20/30/40 flanges. This will reduce the inventory of Safety Heads required by the user, and provide simplicity of common installation practices.

Code Compliance

The Sta-Saf family of products is designed to meet the requirements of the international Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc) standards.
Certification to the following codes is available:
ASME Section VIII (including 'UD' stamp) and Section III
CEN ISO 4126 part2 (pending); ‘CE’ Mark
ISO 6718, BS2915, SVTI, Stoomwezen
TUV AD Merkblatt A1
The Sta-Saf family of Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc) devices is compliant with API RP520 Part 1 recommendations.

Double Disk Assemblies

Double disk assemblies consist of three flange components, an inlet, a mid-flange and an outlet flange with a second disk between the mid-flange and outlet flange. The SRB-7RS Safety Head and the S90-7R Safety Head are available as double disk assemblies.

Applications:

1. Prevention of leakage of corrosive, toxic or expensive process materials and disk service life extension in continuous processes. The first disk isolates and protects the second disk from a corrosive process medium. Leakage caused by fatigue or corrosion through the first disk will be prevented from escaping by the second disk. Maintenance replacement can be through a planned shutdown. (Use of a tell-tale assembly between the two Rupture Disks is required.)

2. Elimination of back pressure - the second Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc) withstands the system back pressure, isolating the first disk. Any change in pressure differential across the first disk induced by back pressure is eliminated and it will rupture at its rated burst pressure. (The second Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc) may be rated at a lower burst pressure to compensate for the maximum back pressure that may coincide with a burst condition).

3. Quick Opening Valve. The volume between the two disks is pressurized. The evacuation of this pressure causes both disks to rupture virtually simultaneously providing an immediate full relief opening when the inlet pressure exceeds the disk burst pressure.

S-90™ Precision Cross-Scored
Reverse Buckling Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc)

The S-90 is a domed, solid metal, precision scored reverse buckling disk, which, upon over-pressure, reverses and opens along pre-weakened cross-score lines to provide a full relief opening.

The compression loaded S-90 disk offers an extended service life under pressure cycling conditions compared to a conventional tension loaded disk. The S-90 disk exhibits excellent fatigue resistance in cyclic pressure service, surviving 1,000,000 pressure cycles from 0-90% of its marked burst pressure.

  • Designed for non-fragmentation
  • Withstands full vacuum and back pressure equal to or less than burst pressure (higher upon request)
  • Suitable for operating pressure to 90% of the marked burst pressure and 95% of the minimum burst pressure (CEN ISO 4126-2 standard pending)
  • Gas service (acceptable for liquid service with a compressible gas/vapor pocket between the liquid and disk)
  • Damage safety ratio 1.5. An S-90 disk damaged or installed incorrectly will burst at or below 1.5 times its marked burst pressure
  • Reversal safety ratio equal to or less than 1.5. An S-90 disk and Safety Head installed upside down in the pressure system will burst at 1.5 times its marked burst pressure or less
  • Optimum fatigue resistance in pressure pulsating or cycling conditions
  • Ideal for safety relief valve isolation
  • Inconel material has the lowest published KR (Gas) of 0.232
  • Optional TEF liners to enhance corrosion resistance (on the inlet/process and/or down-stream side of the disk). Order as “TEF Liner” or identify special material requirements
Disk Material
Disk Size Aluminum (Al) Nickel Alloy 200 (Ni) Hastelloy® Alloy C-276 (Hast C-276) & 316 Stainless (316SS)
in mm Min. Max. Min. Max. Min. Max.
psig barg psig barg psig barg psig barg psig barg psig barg
1 25 75 5.17 125 8.61 125 8.62 1000 68.9 328 22.6 1000 68.9
1.5 40 54 3.72 90 6.2 90 6.21 1000 68.9 282 19.4 1000 68.9
2 50 45 3.1 75 5.17 75 5.17 1000 68.9 230 15.9 1000 68.9
3 80 36 2.48 60 4.14 60 4.14 1000 68.9 167 11.5 1000 68.9
4 100 30 2.06 50 3.45 50 3.45 800 55.2 132 9.10 800 55.2
6 150 24 1.65 40 2.76 40 2.76 800 55.2 92 6.34 800 55.2
8 200 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 35 2.41 700 48.3 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
10 250 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 30 2.07 700 48.3 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
12 300 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 27 1.87 600 41.4 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
14 350 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 25 1.72 500 34.5 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
16 400 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 23 1.59 100 6.89 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
18 450 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 22 1.52 92 6.34 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
20 500 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 21 1.45 84 5.79 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
24 600 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 20 1.38 70 4.82 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
30 750 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 20 1.38 70 4.82 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.

US Patent numbers: 4441350, 4481850 and other international patents apply. TEF liners available at all burst pressures. For burst pressures below S-90 minimums use the JRS, FRS, SKR or Sigma type disks. For pressures above the S-90 maximums use the RLS disk or the S90-HP (contact BS&B Safety Systems Inc. or BS&B Safety Systems Limited for details). Hastelloy is a trademark of Haynes International Inc., Monel and Inconel are trademarks of Inco Alloys International, Inc.

Disk Material
Disk Size Inconel® Alloy 600 (Inc) Monel® Alloy 400 (Mon)
in mm Min. Max. Min. Max.
psig barg psig barg psig barg psig barg
1 25 150 10.3 1000 68.9 150 10.3 1000 68.9
1.5 40 110 7.58 1000 68.9 110 7.58 1000 68.9
2 50 90 6.21 1000 68.9 90 6.21 1000 68.9
3 80 72 4.96 1000 68.9 72 4.96 1000 68.9
4 100 60 4.14 800 55.2 60 4.14 800 55.2
6 150 48 3.31 800 55.2 48 3.31 800 55.2
8 200 42 2.89 700 48.3 42 2.89 700 48.3
10 250 36 2.48 700 48.3 36 2.48 700 48.3
12 300 33 2.28 600 41.4 33 2.28 600 41.4
14 350 30 2.07 500 34.5 30 2.07 500 34.5
16 400 28 1.93 180 12.4 28 1.93 180 12.4
18 450 26 1.79 160 11.0 26 1.79 160 11.0
20 500 24 1.65 142 9.79 24 1.65 142 9.79
24 600 22 1.52 118 8.14 22 1.52 118 8.14
30 750 20 1.38 80 5.52 20 1.38 80 5.52

US Patent numbers: 4441350, 4481850 and other international patents apply. TEF liners available at all burst pressures. For burst pressures below S-90 minimums use the JRS, FRS, SKR or Sigma type disks. For pressures above the S-90 maximums use the RLS disk or the S90-HP (contact BS&B Safety Systems Inc. or BS&B Safety Systems Limited for details). Hastelloy is a trademark of Haynes International Inc., Monel and Inconel are trademarks of Inco Alloys International, Inc.

RLS™ Precision Circular-Scored
Reverse Buckling Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc)

The RLS is a Precision Circular-Scored Reverse Buckling Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc). When over-pressurized, this domed, solid metal, reverse buckling disk reverses and opens along a pre-weakened circular score line on the down-stream side of the disk. A patented hinge welded to the disk facilitates relief opening along the score line and retains the disk’s central petal preventing fragmentation even at high burst pressures.

  • Gas and full liquid service
  • Designed for non-fragmentation
  • Withstands full vacuum and back pressure equal to or less than burst pressure (higher upon request)
  • Suitable for operating pressure to 90% of the marked burst pressure and 95% of the minimum burst pressure (CEN ISO 4126-2 Standard pending)
  • Damage safety ratio 1.5. A damaged RLS disk will burst at or below 1.5 times its marked burst pressure
  • Optimum fatigue resistance in pressure pulsating or cycling conditions
  • Recommended for safety relief valve isolation
  • Optional TEF liner on the process and/or down-stream side of the disk. Order as “TEF Liner” or identify special requirements
Disk Material
Disk Size Tantalum Nickel Alloy 200 Hastelloy® Alloy C-276 & 316 Stainless
in mm Min. Max. Min. Max. Min. Max.
psig barg psig barg psig barg psig barg psig barg psig barg
1 25 125 8.62 2000 137.9 125 8.62 2000 137.9 175 12.07 2000 137.9
1.5 40 85 5.86 1800 124.1 85 5.86 1800 124.1 145 10 1800 124.1
2 50 70 4.83 1800 124.1 70 4.83 1800 124.1 115 7.93 1800 124.1
3 80 55 3.79 1600 110.3 55 3.79 1600 110.3 75 5.17 1600 110.3
4 100 45 3.10 1050 72.4 45 3.10 1050 72.4 65 4.48 1050 72.4
6 150 35 2.41 650 44.8 35 2.41 650 44.8 45 3.10 650 44.8
8 200 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 35 2.41 400 27.6 45 3.10 400 27.6
10 250 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 35 2.41 250 17.2 45 3.10 250 17.2
12 300 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 35 2.41 150 10.34 45 3.10 150 10.34
14 350 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 35 2.41 130 8.96 45 3.10 130 8.96
16 400 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 25 1.72 110 7.58 35 2.41 110 7.58
18 450 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 25 1.72 90 6.21 35 2.41 90 6.21

US Patent number: 4,404,982 and other international patents.The hinge attached to the disk is 316SS. TEF liners available at all burst pressures. For burst pressures below RLS minimums use JRS, FRS, SKR, Sigma or S-90 type disks. Hastelloy is a trademark of Haynes International Inc., Monel and Inconel are trademarks of Inco Alloys International, Inc.

Disk Material
Disk Size Inconel® Alloy 600 Monel® Alloy 400
in mm Min. Max. Min. Max.
psig barg psig barg psig barg psig barg
1 25 150 10.3 2000 137.9 150 10.3 2000 137.9
1.5 40 105 7.24 1800 124.1 105 7.24 1800 124.1
2 50 85 5.86 1800 124.1 85 5.86 1800 124.1
3 80 65 4.48 1600 110.3 65 4.48 1600 110.3
4 100 55 3.79 1050 72.4 55 3.79 1050 72.40
6 150 40 2.76 650 44.8 40 2.76 650 44.8
8 200 40 2.76 400 27.6 40 2.76 400 27.6
10 250 40 2.76 250 17.2 40 2.76 250 17.2
12 300 40 2.76 150 10.34 40 2.76 150 10.3
14 350 40 2.76 130 8.96 40 2.76 130 8.96
16 400 30 2.07 110 7.58 30 2.07 110 7.58
18 450 30 2.07 90 6.21 30 2.07 90 6.21

US Patent number: 4,404,982 and other international patents.The hinge attached to the disk is 316SS. TEF liners available at all burst pressures. For burst pressures below RLS minimums use JRS, FRS, SKR, Sigma or S-90 type disks. Hastelloy is a trademark of Haynes International Inc., Monel and Inconel are trademarks of Inco Alloys International, Inc.

JRS™ Solid Metal
Reverse Buckling Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc)

A domed, solid metal low-pressure reverse buckling disk, the JRS reverses on over-pressure and opens by cutting along a teeth ring attached to the atmospheric side of the disk. A hinge integral to the teeth ring on the downstream side of the disk retains the disk’s central petal preventing fragmentation.

  • Designed for non-fragmentation
  • Withstands full vacuum and back pressure equal to or less than burst pressure (higher upon request)
  • Suitable for operating pressure to 90% of the marked burst pressure or 95% of the minimum burst pressure (CEN ISO 4126-2 Standard pending)
  • Suitable for operating pressure of 90% of the minimum burst pressure for burst pressures below 40 psi (2.76 bar)
  • Gas service (acceptable for liquid service with a compressible gas/vapor pocket between the liquid and disk)
  • Recommended for safety relief valve isolation
  • Damage safety ratio 1.5. A damaged JRS disk will burst at or below 1.5 times its marked burst pressure
  • Optimum fatigue resistance in pressure pulsating or cycling conditions
  • Optional TEF liner on the process side of the disk. Order as “TEF Liner” or identify special requirements
Disk Material
Disk Size Nickel Alloy 200 Inconel® Alloy 600 Monel® Alloy 400
in mm Min. Max. Min. Max. Min. Max.
psig barg psig barg psig barg psig barg psig barg psig barg
1 25 22 1.52 125 8.62 22 1.52 150 10.34 22 1.52 150 10.34
1.5 40 20 1.38 90 6.21 20 1.38 110 7.58 20 1.38 110 7.58
2 50 18 1.24 75 5.17 18 1.24 90 6.21 18 1.24 90 6.21
3 80 16 1.1 60 4.14 16 1.1 72 4.96 16 1.1 72 4.96
4 100 14 0.97 50 3.45 14 0.97 60 4.14 14 0.97 60 4.14
6 150 12 0.83 40 2.76 12 0.83 48 3.31 12 0.83 48 3.31
8 200 12 0.83 35 2.41 12 0.83 42 2.89 12 0.83 42 2.89
10 250 12 0.83 30 2.07 12 0.83 36 2.48 12 0.83 36 2.48
12 300 12 0.83 27 1.86 12 0.83 33 2.28 12 0.83 33 2.28
14 350 9 0.62 25 1.72 9 0.62 30 2.07 9 0.62 30 2.07
16 400 7 0.48 23 1.59 7 0.48 28 1.93 7 0.48 28 1.93
18 450 6 0.41 22 1.52 6 0.41 26 1.79 6 0.41 26 1.79
20 500 5 0.34 21 1.45 5 0.34 24 1.65 5 0.34 24 1.65
24 600 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
30 750 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
36 900 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.

US Patent numbers: 4236648 and other international patents. TEF liner available for disk sizes 2” and larger. JRS teeth ring attached to the disk is 316SS. Other materials upon request. Minimum burst pressures are applicable at all temperatures, maximum burst pressures are at 72°F (32°C). For burst pressures below JRS minimums use the FRS type disk. For Pressures above the JRS maximums use disk types S-90, RLS, SKR, and Sigma. Hastelloy is a trademark of Haynes International Inc., Monel and Inconel are trademarks of Inco Alloys International, Inc.

Disk Material
Disk Size 316SS Hastelloy® Alloy C-276
in mm Min. Max. Min. Max.
psig barg psig barg psig barg psig barg
1 25 24 1.65 180 12.41 24 1.65 180 12.41
1.5 40 22 1.52 150 10.34 22 1.52 150 10.34
2 50 20 1.38 120 8.27 20 1.38 120 8.27
3 80 18 1.24 80 5.52 18 1.24 80 5.52
4 100 16 1.1 70 4.83 16 1.1 70 4.83
6 150 14 0.97 50 3.45 14 0.97 50 3.45
8 200 12 0.83 42 2.89 12 0.83 42 2.89
10 250 12 0.83 36 2.48 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
12 300 12 0.83 33 2.28 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
14 350 9 0.62 30 2.07 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
16 400 7 0.48 28 1.93 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
18 450 6 0.41 26 1.79 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
20 500 5 0.34 24 1.65 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
24 600 5 0.34 22 1.52 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
30 750 5 0.34 14 0.97 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
36 900 5 0.34 14 0.97 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.

US Patent numbers: 4236648 and other international patents. TEF liner available for disk sizes 2” and larger. JRS teeth ring attached to the disk is 316SS. Other materials upon request. Minimum burst pressures are applicable at all temperatures, maximum burst pressures are at 72°F (32°C). For burst pressures below JRS minimums use the FRS type disk. For Pressures above the JRS maximums use disk types S-90, RLS, SKR, and Sigma. Hastelloy is a trademark of Haynes International Inc., Monel and Inconel are trademarks of Inco Alloys International, Inc.

FRS™ Precision Circular-Scored
Reverse Buckling Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc)

A domed, low-pressure frustum-shaped, reverse buckling disk, the FRS reverses on overpressure and opens along a pre-weakened circular score line on the downstream side of the disk. The circular score line has an interupted “hinge” segment which retains the disk’s central petal and prevents fragmentation.

  • Lowest burst pressure in the Sta-Saf range
  • Available Materials: 316 Stainless Steel, Nickel (alloy 200), Inconel (alloy 600), and Monel (alloy 400)
  • Gas and full liquid service - order as type FRL™ for liquid
  • Designed for non-fragmentation
  • Withstands full vacuum and back pressure equal to or less than burst pressure (higher upon request)
  • Suitable for operating pressure to 90% of the marked burst pressure and 95% of the minimum burst pressure (CEN ISO 4126-2 Standard pending)
  • Suitable for operating pressure of 90% of the minimum burst pressure for burst pressures below 40 psi (2.76 bar)
  • Damage Safety Ratio of 1 or less. A damaged disk will burst at its marked burst pressure or lower
  • Recommended for safety relief valve isolation
  • Optional TEF liner on the process or downstream side of the disk. Order as “TEF Liner” or identify special material requirements

Monel and Inconel are trademarks of Inco Alloys International, Inc.

Disk Size Burst Pressure @ 22°C/72°F
min max
in mm psig barg psig barg
1 25 13.5 (36) 0.93 (2.5) 150 10.34
1.5 40 11.5 (16) 0.79 (1.1) 70 4.83
2 50 11.5 (14) 0.79 (1.0) 50 3.45

US patent number 4,526,303 and 5,082,133 other international patents apply. For burst pressures above the FRS maximums use the JRS, S-90, RLS, SKR, and Sigma type disks. (Bracketed) minimum burst pressures are with TEF liner. For operating temperatures over 350° F, consult BS&B Safety Systems, Inc. or BS&B Safety Systems, Ltd.

Burst Alert™ Sensors & SmartDisk™ System

Burst Alert Sensors are installed downstream of the Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc) device and provide a convenient means of generating an electrical signal when appropriately integrated into plant control systems, or connected to the BS&B Safety Systems Burst Disk Monitor. The Burst Alert Sensor is a “membrane switch” that changes from closed circuit to open circuit when the upstream Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc) (or relief valve) opens. Consult BS&B for proper sensor selection and specification. (Refer to catalog 77-1012 for more information.)

Safety Heads
SRB-7RS™, S90-7R™ and SRB-7FS™

  • Three asymmetric locating pins ensure centering and correct orientation of the disk within the Safety Head
  • A "bite-type" seal for sizes 2" (50mm) and larger engages with the disk flange creating a metal-to-metal 'bubble tight' seal
  • Disk dome protected by Safety Head inlet
  • Maximized flow with full circular opening
  • Flow arrows indicate direction of flow
  • Special configurations available

S90-7R™ Pre- Assembled Safety Head

Locates inside the studs between two companion flanges.

Offers pre-assembly of S-90 or FRS disks into the Safety Head before installation into the pressure system.

Disks cannot be reinstalled into the pressure system with a pre-assembled Safety Head. The disk would not seat within the Safety Head in the same manner each time risking leakage and compromising service life.

Standard Materials:
316 Stainless Steel and Carbon Steel.

Size Type S90-7R Safety Head Flange Rating Face-to-Face Dimensions
in mm ANSI DIN JIS in
1 25 150 10/16 10/16 1.250
1 25 300/600 25/40 20/30/40 1.250
1 25 900/1500 1.750
1.5 40 150 10/16 10/16 1.250
1.5 40 300/600 25/40 20/30/40 1.250
1.5 40 900/1500  - 1.440
2 50 150 10/16 10/16 1.250
2 50 300/600 25/40 20/30/40 1.250
2 50 900/1500 1.620
3 80 150 10/16 10/16 1.376
3 80 300/600 25/40 20/30/40 1.500
3 80 900 1.750
4 100 150 10/16 10/16 1.719
4 100 300 25/40 20/30/40 1.719
4 100 600 1.719
6 150 150 10/16 10/16 2.500
6 150 300 25/40 20/30/40 2.500
6 150 600 - - 3.125
8 200 150 - - 3.375
8 200 300 - - 3.375
10 250 150 - - 6.000
10 250 300 - - 6.000
12 300 150 - - 5.688
12 300 300 - - 5.500
14 350 150 - - 5.625
14 350 300 - - 5.625
16 400 150 - - 6.375
16 400 300 - - 7.125
18 450 150 - - 7.500
18 450 300 - - 7.500
20 500 150 - - 6.250
20 500 300 - - 8.625
24 600 150 - - 7.000
24 600 300 - - 7.750
30* 750 - - - 12.000
36* 900  - - - 15.000

*30” and 36” torque value applies to MSS SP-44 Class 150 flanges
Hastelloy is a trademark of Haynes International Inc., Monel and Inconel are trademarks of Inco Alloys International, Inc.

SRB-7RS™ Pre-torqued Safety Head

The original pre-torqued Safety Head, the SRB-7RS allows proper clamping of a Rupture Disk (Bursting Disc) to be completed in the workshop before installation between companion flanges. A disk installed in a pre-torqued type SRB-7RS Safety Head may be taken out of service, inspected, cleaned (if appropriate) and reinstalled provided the cap screws are not loosened and the torque value is maintained.

Locates inside the studs between two companion flanges.

A J-bolt ensures the Safety Head is fitted in the required direction between companion flanges by engaging a blind hole drilled on the inlet companion flange perimeter. The J-bolt provides a constant visible signal of correct installation.

Multiple pipe flange compatibility, the SRB-7RS fits pipe flanges conforming to a wide range of International Standards, including ANSI, DIN, BS, AFNOR, UNI and JIS.

Fluoropolymer coated capscrews (blue color) for enhanced corrosion protection are recommended, while standard carbon steel cap screws are available.

Standard Materials:
316 Stainless Steel and Carbon Steel. Also available (Monel®) Alloy 400, (Inconel®) Alloy 600, (Hastelloy®) Alloy C, 316L Stainless Steel, Titanium and (Hastelloy®) Alloy C-276.
Hastelloy is a trademark of Haynes International Inc., Monel and Inconel are trademarks of Inco Alloys International.

US Patent 4751938 and other international patents apply.

Size Type SRB-7RS Safety Head Flange Rating Face-to-Face Dimensions
in mm ANSI DIN JIS in
1 25 150 10/16 10/16 1.480
1 25 300/600 25/40 20/30/40 1.480
1 25 900/1500  -  - 3.000
1.5 40 150 10/16 10/16 1.680
1.5 40 300/600 25/40 20/30/40 1.680
1.5 40 900/1500  - 2.600
2 50 150 10/16 10/16 1.880
2 50 300/600 25/40 20/30/40 1.880
2 50 900/1500  - 3.375
3 80 150 10/16 10/16 2.170
3 80 300/600 25/40 20/30/40 2.170
3 80 900 3.500
4 100 150 10/16 10/16 2.880
4 100 300 25/40 20/30/40 2.880
4 100 600  - 2.500
6 150 150 10/16 10/16 3.624
6 150 300 25/40 20/30/40 3.624
6 150 600 3.062
8 200 150  - 3.750
8 200 300  - 3.750
10 250 150  - 4.313
10 250 300  - 4.313
12 300 150  - 4.625
12 300 300 5.250
14 350 150  - 5.250
14 350 300  - 5.875
16 400 150  -  - 6.375
16 400 300  -  - 7.125
18 450 150  -  - 7.375
18 450 300  -  - 7.875
20 500 150  - 8.437
20 500 300  - 8.625
24 600 150 10.250
24 600 300 10.750
30* 750 12.000
36* 900  - 15.000

*30” and 36” to fit MSS SP-44 Class 150 flanges.

SRB-7FS™ Pre-Torqued Safety Head

Full-bolted option sharing the design features of the type SRB-7RS Safety Head. The type SRB-7FS Safety Head installs between companion flanges with the studs passing through bolt holes in the perimeter of the holder.
Recommended for RTJ, tongue and groove flange facings, or for a Safety Head in Nickel Alloy 200 or Tantalum (above 1 1/2", 40mm size).

Standard Materials:
316 Stainless Steel and Carbon Steel. Also available in Nickel Alloy 200 and Tantalum.

Products, specifications and all data in this literature are subject to change without notice. Questions regarding product selection and specifications for specific applications should be directed to BS&B Safety Systems, Inc. or BS&B Safety Systems Ltd.

All sales are subject to BS&B Safety Systems, Inc. or BS&B Safety Systems, Ltd. standard terms and conditions of sale. Nothing herein should be construed as a warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.