GD Series or Graphite Rupture Disc

GD Series or Graphite Rupture Disc


Made from phenolic resin-impregnated graphite, Fike Graphite rupture discs offer excellent corrosion resistance.

  • No holders (mounts between companion flanges) for easy installation
  • Easily customizable to the customer’s exact specifications
  • For GD Discs in vacuum service (GDV), a vacuum support will be required if the burst pressure is less than 20 psig (1.38 barg).
  • GDI SERIES (inverted) rupture discs typically are supplied in higher burst ratings and are produced for Class 150, Class 300 and equivalent flange ratings.
  • GDL SERIES rupture discs extend corrosion resistance to highly oxidizing agents, halogens and virtually all other corrosives (except free fluorine), and are suitable for specified temperatures up to 430°F (220°C) without insulation.
  • GDHT, GDIHT, GDLHT SERIES Insulated discs accommodate specified temperatures up to 700°F (300°C). They utilize fibrous silica and alumina, which is not suitable with liquid applications, and can be attacked by hydrofluoric and phosphoric acids and concentrated alkalis.


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Size Range 0.50 in to 24 in DN15 to DN600
Burst Pressure Range 0.25 psig to 1000 psig 0.02 barg to 69 barg
Burst Pressure Tolerance ± 0.75 psig for burst pressures < 5 psig
± 1 psig for burst pressures > 5 psig and < 15 psig
± 2 psig for burst pressures > 15 psig and < 40 psig
± 5% for burst pressures > 40 psig
± 0.05 barg for burst pressures < 0.34 barg
± 0.07 barg for burst pressures > 0.34 barg and < 1.03 barg
± 0.14 barg for burst pressures > 1.03 barg and < 2.76 barg
± 5% for burst pressures > 2.76 barg