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® BurstCheck Line of Rupture

Disc Burst Indicators D4038

Rupture discs are often used to isolate pressure relief This is but one application for burst indication de-
valves. This removes valves from contact with harsh pro- vices, others include:
cess conditions and helps prevent fugitive emissions. In • Annunciation of a burst disc or vent in a remote area
this application, the ASME code, Section VIII, Div. 1, • Safety warning (horns, flashing lights, etc.)
requires that the space between the disk and the valve • Process control via link to PLC or DCS
must be provided with a suitable telltale assembly ca- Fike has a wide range of rupture disc burst indication de-
pable of detecting a rupture or pin hole leak. vices, use this selection guide to determine the best one
for your application.

Rupture Disc Burst Indicator Selection Guide


Burst Burst
Check Check Plus BC2 BCH

Liquid or gas
Yes Yes Yes2 Yes
service

Process temp. 400OF 400OF 500OF 350OF

Explosion proof No NEMA 7,9 No No

Intrinsically safe Yes1 N/A Yes1 Yes1

Weatherproof NEMA 4 NEMA 4, 4X, Yes Yes


12, 13

SRV isolation Yes Yes No3 No3

Pressure 10 - 1000 psi 10 - 300 psi 10 - 1450 psi 10 - 140 psi


extremes2
SRX, SRL,
Disc type All All Poly-SD, SR-H
MRK, HO, P

Size All All .5 - 24” 1.5 - 4”

1 When properly installed with an appropriate intrinsic barrier and in accordance with local and national electric codes.
2 Pressure limits may be a function of size and media. Consult factory for other pressures.
3 Will not detect pinhole leakage through the disc.

® 704 S. 10th Street • Blue Springs, Missouri 64015-4263 U.S.A.


January, 2000
(816) 229-3405 • Telefax (816) 228-9277
Home Page: http://www.fike.com • e-mail: fmpsales@fike.com Revised Issue
BurstCheckTM (BC) and BurstCheck PlusTM (BCP)

BurstCheck Plus Specifications


Hazardous Area Rating
UL listed Class I, Groups B, C, and D; Class II, Groups
E, F, & G, Div. 1 & 2 and Class I, Group A, Div. 2
(NEMA 7 & 9)
Contact Arrangement
SPDT (Form C) Hermetically sealed
Contact Electrical Rating
120 VAC + 10% @ 2 amperes resistive load
24 VDC + 10% @ 2 amperes resistive load
Seal
Switch hermetically sealed from process
Environmentally sealed NEMA 4, 4X, 12, 13
BC burst indicator Materials of Construction
316 SST housing and wetted parts
Description Inconel 600 diaphragm
BurstCheck and BurstCheck Plus install between a rup- Activation Pressure (300 PSI/20.7 BAR max.)
ture disc and a safety relief valve. They provide positive Set point @ 6 PSIG/.41 BAR
indication of any pressure build-up due to leakage through Housing Proof Pressure
the disc, or disc burst due to overpressure. 720 PSIG/49.7 BAR
Because their contacts are either normally open or Process Temperature Range
normally closed, BurstCheck and BurstCheck Plus can -40oF to 400oF/-40oC to 204oC
be wired in a “fail-safe” configuration for continuous Ambient Temperature Range
supervision of intact circuitry. -40oF to 200oF/-40oC to 93oC
BurstCheck is designed as a single unit and incor-
porates a 1/2" conduit connection. The internal sensor BurstCheck Specifications
is constructed of 303 stainless steel with a Viton® pres- Contact Arrangement
sure sensing diaphragm. SPDT
BurstCheck is suitable for intrinsically safe appli- Contact Electrical Rating
cations when properly installed with an appropriate in- 120 VAC @ 5A
trinsic barrier and in accordance with local and national Intrinsic Safety
electric codes. The BC is intrinsically safe for Class I, Groups A, B, C,
BurstCheck Plus is designed as a single unit and and D when connected through a CSA certified shunt
incorporates a UL listed hazardous area junction hous- diode safety barrier. Intrinsic Safety Barrier available
ing. (See specs for ratings.) The internal sensor is dou- from Fike, P/N 02-8353.
bly hermetically sealed and constructed of 316 stain- Seal
less steel with an Inconel 600 pressure sensing dia- Environmentally sealed (NEMA 4)
phragm. False alarms from temperature variations are Materials of Construction
prevented due to internal pressure compensation. High impact plastic
Both units are supplied with a stainless steel pipe 303 SST wetted parts
nipple for standoff mounting. Viton diaphragm
Activation Pressure
Set point @ 6 PSIG/.41 BAR
Housing Proof Pressure
1000 PSI/68.95 BAR
Process Temperature Range
0oF to 400oF/-18oC to 204oC
Ambient Temperature Range
0oF to 165oF /-18oC to 74oC
BurstCheck 2TM (BC2)

BC2 Specifications
Listing
CSA certified
Sizes
1/2 thru 24”
ANSI, DIN, JIS, etc.
Contact Arrangement
Normally closed
Intrinsic Safety
The BC2 is intrinsically safe for Class I, Groups A, B,
C, and D when connected through a CSA certified shunt
diode safety barrier. Maximum resistance across the cir-
cuit prior to rupture is 2.0 OHMS. Intrinsic Safety Bar-
rier available from Fike, P/N 02-8353.
Electrical Rating
BC2 burst indicator 24 VAC/DC @ 50mA
Materials of Construction
Description Indicator circuit: Copper foil laminated between Kapton®
The BC2 is a rupture disc burst indicator that uses a break Membrane: PTFE Teflon with Nylon connector (4” & up)
in electrical continuity to signal the burst of a rupture disc. Support Frame: 316 SST
Upon disc rupture, a thin Teflon® membrane is bulged into Gasket: Compressed arimide fiber in nitrile binder
a flexible circuit, causing the circuit to be physically bro- Process Temperature Range
ken. This open circuit condition can be used to activate 0°F to 500°F
alarms, bells, remote annunciators or interfaced with pro- Ambient Temperature Range
cess control systems. This provides process operators with 0°F to 150°F
immediate annunciation of an overpressure event so that Wiring
appropriate measures can be taken. Two conductor 20 AWG with shield and 20 AWG drain
The circuit conductive loop is protected with Kapton®, Blue PFA jacket
providing excellent corrosion resistance. Cable Connection
The BC2 comes with 18" of 20 AWG cable equipped
NOTE: While similar in appearance, the BC2 is not a rup- with a 3 pin quick disconnect weatherproof receptacle.
ture disc and cannot be used as such. A lead cable can be purchased in lengths of 10’ and 25’
with quick disconnect plug to connect to customer moni-
toring systems.
BurstCheck HygienicTM (BCH)

BCH

BCH burst indicator

Description Schematic of BCH with SR-H rupture disc


The BCH Burst Indicator is specifically designed for
use with the SR-H Hygienic service rupture disc. It Specifications
provides instantaneous notification of rupture disc Disc Compatibility
activation. Upon disc rupture, the BCH’s thin Teflon® SR-H
seal is bulged into a flexible circuit, causing the Listing
circuit to be physically broken. This open circuit CSA
condition can be used to activate alarms, bells, Intrinsic Safety
remote annunciators or interfaced with process The BCH is intrinsically safe for Class I, Groups A, B,
control systems. This provides process operators with C, and D when connected through a CSA certified shunt
immediate annunciation of an overpressure event so diode safety barrier at levels of 50 mA @ 24 VAC/DC.
that appropriate measures can be taken. In addition, a Maximum resistance across the circuit prior to rupture is
model providing leak indication may be available for 1.0 OHMS. An intrinsic Safety Barrier is available from
your application, please consult the factory. Fike, P/N 02-8353.
The circuit conductive loop is protected with Operating Temperature Range
Kapton®, providing excellent corrosion resistance. Viton Gasket: -15OF to 350OF (-26OC to 177OC)
The flexible circuit is physically attached at two Silicone Gasket: -40OF to 350OF (-40OC to 177OC)
locations and is broken in a predetermined pattern. EPDM Gasket: -40OF to 300OF (-40OC to 149OC)
This eliminates the possibility of the conductive loop Cable Connection
remaining intact after disc rupture. The BCH comes with 18" of 20 AWG cable equipped
The BCH is installed downstream of the SR-H with a 3 pin quick disconnect weatherproof receptacle.
rupture disc. A lead cable can be purchased in lengths of 10’ and 25’
with a quick disconnect plug to connect to customer monit-
NOTE: While similar in appearance, the BCH is not oring systems.
a rupture disc and cannot be used a such. The BCH Materials of Construction
will not withstand positive or negative pressure on Indicator circuit: Copper foil laminated between Kapton®
the downstream side. Diaphram: PTFE Teflon®
Support frame: 316 SST
Gasket: FDA approved silicone, Viton®, or EPDM

All specifications subject to change without notification. BurstCheck, BurstCheck Plus, BCH, and BC2 are trademarks of Fike Corporation. Kapton is a registered trademark of DuPont
Corporation. All other product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

FORM NO. D4038-3 100 Copyright © 2000 by Fike Corporation All rights reserved PRINTED IN U.S.A.