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A FAIL-SAFE REPLACEMENT TOOL FOR BURSTING DISC

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033085D
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-24

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Abstract

In an embodiment, a fail-safe replacement tool for a bursting disc is provided, wherein the tool comprises a lever 10 and a set of bolts 12 that are fitted with spring washers 14. During the bursting disc removal process some of the original screws are replaced with the sprung bolts 12 and lever 10. The remaining original screws can then be removed without compromising the seals between the bursting disc and the quench vent. By pulling on the handle of the lever that pivots against a cryostat, the quench systems can quickly be opened allowing fast replacement of the bursting disc