PAD – Pressure Actuated Devices For Deep Hole Drilling Tools and Offshore Drilling


With decades of experience in rupture disc technology, Fike has developed a Pressure Activation Device (PAD) to address the growing need within oil exploration and recovery applications. This rupture disc device is offered in two configurations — the PAD-A for pressure activation from the annulus and the PAD-IBP for pressure activation from within the oil field equipment tubing or drill string.

Cost-effective and dependable, the Fike Pressure Activation rupture disc Devices offer a number of benefits:

  • Eliminates shear pin devices
  • Burst tolerances as low as ±2% for high accuracy
  • Easy installation and removal
  • 90% operating ratio
  • Wide range of in-stock burst pressures
  • Positive sealing capability
  • Compact one-piece design


  • Drilling
  • Cementing
  • Drill stem testing
  • Mud pumps
  • Zone isolation
  • Setting tools
  • Pump trucks
  • Completion
  • Perforating
  • Gravel pack
  • Stimulation
  • High pressure test units
  • Compressors
  • Wellhead protection
  • Separators
  • Heater treater
  • Dehydration systems
  • Filtration systems
  • Production tubing drains
  • Subsea
  • Storage tanks
  • Pipeline pumps