Solving the Complexity of Selecting, Sizing and Troubleshooting Rupture Disks 

Available on Demand Until May 15, 2019

Duration: 60 Minutes 
Rupture disks are safety systems and should be able to operate independently and reliably under all circumstances. In some instances, this doesn’t occur and the protection of employees and equipment are in danger. 

Learn the key areas of troubleshooting rupture disk performance; how to correctly select the right disk for your application and how to properly size a rupture disk. 

What you will learn: 

  • Advantages of using a rupture disk in lieu of a pressure relief valve or in combination
  • What are the steps in selecting the correct disk for your application
  • Methods used for accurately sizing rupture disks
  • Troubleshooting rupture disk performance
  • Advantages of rupture disk maintenance

Who should attend:
  • Plant Manager
  • Facility Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Process Engineer
  • Regulatory Manager
  • Safety Manager
  • Buyer/Purchasing Manager

Hear from these experts:

Scott Muddiman 

Scott Muddiman has over 40 years of pressure relief expertise and extensive knowledge of rupture disk design and development. Scott owned and operated, PROQUIP, a Metal Rupture Disk Company for more than 20 years. Scott joined ZOOK as President for the Metal Division in 1999 and retired from ZOOK in 2017. He currently serves as a consultant for ZOOK in the R&D of new product development and holds multiple patents for the design of rupture disks.

Cameron Holmes 
Vice President and General Manager

Cameron has over 13 years experience in the engineering and design of rupture disks. Prior to ZOOK, he was the General Manager of an Automotive Aftermarket Company, Cequent Towing Products. Cameron joined ZOOK in 2005 and is the Vice-President and General Manager of ZOOK’s Metal Division. In his role he leverages his many years of engineering and manufacturing expertise to continually lead and develop custom engineered solutions for ZOOK customers. Cameron holds a Bachelors Degree in Applied Science in Systems Design Engineering.

About ZOOK: 
ZOOK is a global market leader with over 90 years of manufacturing expertise of high quality metal & graphite rupture disks and other pressure relief products. ZOOK has global locations in the USA, United Kingdom, Canada and Malaysia, with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Canada and the US. For more information visit the company's website at


Scott Jenkins 
Senior Editor, Chemical Engineering magazine

Scott Jenkins has been an editor at Chemical Engineering since 2009. Prior to joining CE, Scott worked in various capacities as a science journalist and communications specialist, reporting and writing on a variety of sectors, including chemical processing, biotechnology, pharmaceutical manufacturing and research policy. He also has industry experience as a quality assurance chemist and research experience as a synthetic organic chemist. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, and a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

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