Burst Disc

A diaphragm designed to burst at a predetermined pressure differential.

Battery Pack

The burst disc in a battery will be designed to operate at a given pressure to release the build up of gases if one or more of the battery cells fails in an uncontrolled manner. The burst disc needs to be sized for the gas flow rate and positioned such that the gas is vented to a safe location.

See also: Burst Pressure.

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Subjects: Mechanical Engineering