Engineered Products Extensive Bursting Disc Engineering Expertise


Fike has an extensive line of  bursting discs. But when your situation demands a different approach, our experienced engineers and technical staff are ready. Our attention to detail and willingness to explore each application’s unique requirements has led to many satisfied customers … and a long list of innovative, patented products. 
Flexibility of design, a wide range of materials and extensive bursting disc engineering expertise make Fike uniquely capable of building the precise products for your sealing, venting, small space, pressure relief valve protection or other special requirements. Fike begins by gathering as much information as possible about your bursting disc application needs. Our engineers consider all of the performance factors, including type of pressure relief application, operating conditions, inlet/outlet configurations, bursting disc specifications and special processes. Critical factors from bursting disc burst pressures to response time and leakage requirements are all examined to meet your specific needs.

Due to the critical nature of some applications, special testing procedures and equipment can be used to accurately simulate your bursting disc application conditions. Fike has a comprehensive program of destructive and non-destructive tests, and utilises its own ASME Certified Flow Characterisation Lab to test and certify your custom products.

Custom Bursting Disc Performance Capabilities:

  • Burst Pressures: 0.03 – 6895 BARG depending on size, flow requirements and material
  • Back Pressure: Several times the rated burst pressure
  • Operating Temperature: -195°C – 538°C with special heat reduction
  • Burst Tolerance: ± 2% to ± 5%
  • Non-Fragmentation
  • Critical Leakage: Most do not exceed 1 X 10-8 cc Helium/sec
  • Operating Pressure: As high as 95% of the disc rating


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