O Laboratório de Fluxo da Fike é um laboratório de caracterização de fluxo de uso geral para quantificar o desempenho dos discos de ruptura, seu desempenho em combinação com uma válvula de alívio de pressão e qualquer outro dispositivo em que a capacidade de fluxo e / ou a resistência ao fluxo devam ser determinadas. O laboratório de fluxo desempenha um papel fundamental nos processos de engenharia, teste, validação e certificação, para garantir confiabilidade inigualável em todos os discos de ruptura da Fike.
Transcript, by John Lopez
The role of the Flow Lab would be to perform tests to verify compliance for regulatory agencies and performance testing our products to make sure they perform the way we designed them to perform.
Some of the tests we perform would be a burst test where we just apply pressure to the rupture disc until it bursts. Whatever stamped burst pressure we have on our disc, it needs to be plus or minus five percent. We also perform a KR test, which is also known as a flow test. And that is where we quantify the quality of the disc once it’s open. Another test that we perform on a regular basis would be a cycle test. We cyclic load the disc using pressure that simulates how the disc would perform in a real life application.
If our disc did not perform the way it intended to, it can be catastrophic in certain scenarios.
The Flow Lab contributes to saving lives by ensuring our products do everything that we say they will do. The Flow Lab is important to Fike as a whole in our willingness to tackle tough problems, look at it from different aspects and not be afraid of dealing with issues that we know are going to be a lot of work. But I think that we like the challenge.