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Oseco Featured on Discovery Channel’s MythBusters

July 14, 2014

Oseco, a leader in the pressure relief device industry, made its seventh appearance on the Discovery Channel TV show, MythBusters, July 10 when its products were used to put a “Hollywood movie explosives myth” to the test.

“Being featured on MythBusters gives our customers and prospective customers a chance to see our product in action,” said Aaron Cunningham, brand and digital channels manager for Oseco.

MythBusters uses elements of scientific method to test the validity of myths, rumors, and urban legends to determine if they are “confirmed,” “plausible” or “busted.” In past episodes, the MythBusters team has used Oseco’s pressure relief products to determine if explosions in varying scenarios can be survived. They use the safety feature of Oseco discs, calibrated to burst at a specific pressure, essentially as a measuring device to tell if an explosion is of a deadly caliber.  

In the July 10 “Fire in the Hole” episode, the MythBusters crew tested the Hollywood myth of a movie character finding a bomb and stashing it in a nearby household item to survive the blast.

Oseco’s rupture discs were highlighted on the show and used to measure the shock wave of one pound of C4 explosive placed inside four different items – a filing cabinet, a bed, a water-filled fish aquarium, and a trash truck – to determine if each item could contain the bomb’s blast enough for a person to “survive.”

After conducting several impressive explosions and checking to see if Oseco’s rupture discs had broken from the blast’s force, the MythBusters team was able to determine the Hollywood movie myth was “Plausible” – the blasts from the bomb placed in the bed, the fish tank, and trash truck were survivable.

“Our product protects people from the dangers of over-pressurization and are custom built to burst at specific pressures,” said Cunningham.

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