burst disk

burst disk

[′bərst ‚disk]
(aerospace engineering)
A diaphragm designed to burst at a predetermined pressure differential; sometimes used as a valve, for example, in a liquid-propellant line in a rocket. Also known as rupture disk.
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The PFM line is being implemented on all units to include the internal burst disk component.
This bottle did not just fail the test, it ruptured a burst disk inside the oven at a temperature of 65[degrees]C (one degree before the computer would have turned off the fan and heater).
The shows that the burst disk on "b" was the disk, which fractured.
An analysis of the accident revealed that the most likely cause was the ignition of aluminum or aluminum-magnesium dust or flakes, which were produced by the impact of the fragments of the burst disk against the surrounding aluminum rings.
Properly designed spin test facilities use a containment cylinder that is not attached to the vacuum chamber, but rather is free to rotate when impacted by fragments of the burst disk.
The burst disk withstands a maximum pressure of 10 MPa ( | 100 atm).
In the event of a chemical overreaction-"It gets away from us sometimes," Larbey said with a chuckle-so-called burst disks rupture, allowing the empty tanks to fill with the toxic overbrew.
He told him and the guard advised that the burst disks had just ruptured.