Certified Hazardous Area, Non-Purge Panel Mount Computers and Fully Enclosed Workstations for Class 1 Division 2 areas.

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Explosion Proof, Hazardous Area, Class 1 Division 2 LCD Computers & Panel PCs

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These hazardous area workstations and LCD computers are non-purged systems certified by Met Lab which insure intrinsic safety in areas where explosive or flammable gasses or vapors could possibly exist in the air during an abnormal occurance such as a leak.

To allow for operator interface in hazardous (HazLoc) environments, specially designed hazardous area computers or monitors must be utilized. Hazardous environments usually contain amounts of explosive gases during an abnormal circumstance.

The function of VarTech Systems hazardous area computers is to provide computer controls or information while preventing or containing an explosion. This can be accomplished by protecting the operator interface system from its environment, or protecting the environment from the operator interface system. VarTech’s hazardous area Class 1 Division 2 certified computers, Panel PCs and Fully-Enclosed LCD Touch Screen PCs, must comply with some of the most stringent safety guidelines defined by worldwide regulatory agencies.

When in a Hazardous working environment, you should never underestimate the importance of your equipment. In many cases the information which computers hold is invaluable and therefore ensuring that you use Hazardous Area Computers is vital. Hazardous Area Computers are used in a vast variety of industrial sectors and with various different applications; from the factory floor of an oil refinery to the control room of a gas plant, these computers play integral parts in many companies. Safety is of the utmost importance in a work place and VarTech’s Hazardous Area Touchscreen LCD Computers will ensure not only the protection of the computer itself, but also that they will not cause conditions which can ignite an unstable Division 2 environment.

No matter what industry you are in, it is common knowledge that having efficient equipment can be the difference between failure and success. Particularly in industrial sectors, the reliance on Hazardous Location Computers (HazLoc) can be of paramount importance especially as it allows for operator interface in hazardous situations. They play an essential role in allowing normal computer control and the collection of information whether is sustaining the operating interface during an explosion or just generally maintaining a safe intrinsic environment.

The major differences between computers in hazardous work environments and a normal one would be the ruggedness, reliability and meeting to the requirements of the Class 1 Division 2 Directives. Working in areas such as petrochemical plants and off shore oil rigs is very risky as the threat of sparks setting off an explosion is very high. Not only these applications but as well industries dealing in pharmaceutical and paint are also deemed “hazardous”. These industries require the highest grade of safety. The migration of computers onto the plant floor is continuing at a record pace. The price/performance of a standard PC when coupled with new plant floor software packages and networking capabilities have moved PC's onto the plant floor for functions such as supervisory control and data acquisition. However, manufacturing plants and process areas are traditionally not the cleanest nor the most environmentally controlled environments for PC's to operate in. As a result, Division 2 HazLoc certified NEMA 4 and 4X rated (IP65 and IP66) Panel PCs and fully-enclosed touch screen LCD computers are available from VarTech Systems. A name you can trust, a difference you can see.


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Industries Served
  • Oil and Gas
  • The hazardous area Class 1 Division 2 LCD rig floor computers are engineered to withstand the harsh environments presented by oil drill rigs in situations such as hydraulic fracturing or fracking, directional drilling, hydrocarbon well logging or mud logging, catalytic cracking and crude oil / petroleum refinery. Mud pulse measurement-while-drilling (MWD) applications are also ideal for these all-in-one computers. The ToughStation C1D2 All-in-One Computers are versatile and compact; mounting easily in many locations on drilling and service rigs.
  • Mining
  • ToughStation hazardous area LCD computers and workstations are designed for the extreme conditions of underground mining including but not limited to distribution mining as well as production mining. ToughStation hazardous area LCD computers are built to resist the rugged conditions as well as shock and vibrations inherent in Strip Mining, Surface Mining, Open-pit mining and mountaintop removal applications.
  • Chemical Processing
  • Non-incendive, these certified NEMA 4X (IP66) enclosed LCD computer workstations as well as Panel PC computers can serve in both chemical engineering and processing industry areas involving vapor recovery, corrosive chemical solvents, plastic or polymer production and fixed bed reactors. They are certified for Class 1 Division 2 areas where gas or ignitable vapors may be present.
  • Food Processing
  • Non-incendive construction makes the ToughStation hazardous area LCD computers and Panel PCs ideal for use in food processing applications where corrosive cleaning elements and wash-down monitors and computing is necessary.

These Vartech products have been tested, examined, by Met Laboratories and found to comply with the applicable requirements of UL60950-1/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, First Edition: Safety of Information Technology Equipment, Rev. July 7, 2006, UL1604, Third Edition, Rev. February 3, 2004: Electrical Equipment for Use in Class I, Division 2, and Class III Hazardous (Classified) Locations, CSA C22.2 No. 213- M1987, First Edition, Reaffirmed 1999: Non-incendive Electrical Equipment for Use in Class I, Division 2 Hazardous Locations.




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