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 and monitors 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 fully sealed computers, Panel PCs and Fully-Enclosed LCDs and Panel Mount Displays 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 or displays is vital. Hazardous Area Computers and Monitors 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 and displays play integral parts in many companies. Safety is of the utmost importance in a work place and VarTech’s Hazardous Area Touchscreen LCD Computers and Monitors 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 (HazLoc) Computers and Displays 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, fully-enclosed LCD computers, Panel Mount LCDs, and Fully Sealed Monitors are available from VarTech Systems. A name you can trust, a difference you can see.