Hazardous Area Division 1 and Division 2 Purge Protected Monitors and Panel Computer Workstations
Hazardous Area Ergonomic LCD Workstation with Internal Purge SystemFully-Sealed 32" Hazardous Area Purge LCD Computer Workstation

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Hazardous Area Purge and Pressurized Monitors and Panel PC Workstations

VarTech's purge systems regulate and monitor a positive pressure within the sealed workstation using clean air or inert gas (nitrogen, argon). This process allows safe operation of the rugged display/computer in Div 1 or Div 2 environments by preventing the accumulation of a flammable gases and ignitable dust inside the enclosure. Using a purge and pressurization system is standard practice for explosion protection of energized HMI terminals within a hazardous area. Additionally the continuous flow of clean air or gas also reduces heat, and the build-up of moisture and corrosion inside the enclosure.

Size Resolution Brightness Touch
15" XGA 1024x768
XGA 1024x768
400 nits
1500 nits
17" SXGA 1280x1024
SXGA 1280x1024
350 nits
1000 nits
19" SXGA 1280x1024
SXGA 1280x1024
300 nits
1000 nits
21.5" FHD 1920x1080 300 nits
1000 nits
24" FHD 1920 x 1080 300 nits
1000 nits
32" FHD 1920 x 1080 400 nits
1000 nits
*ArmorTouch - Glass-on-Film Resistive Touch
Note: C1D1 Touchscreens available with ArmorTouch only
General Purpose Non-High Bright LCD
Sunlight Viewable LCD

Enclosure Construction:
Three Mechanical Designs: Ergonomic Console Workstation - Recessed Kiosk - Panel Enclosure

Fully-Sealed, NEMA 4X (IP66) 316-Stainless Steel with Anodized Aluminum Heatsink

I/O Connection Type
Conduit Hub

Display Colors

Power Input
AC Power 110/220V 1.5A

Optical Bonding (VBOND)
Cover glass, protective overlay or touchscreen laminated to the front surface of the LCD. Used for reduced solar reflectivity, and shock and vibration protection.

Integrated Keyboard
Available on Ergonomic Console Workstation and Recessed Kiosk models

Wide Operational Temperature
-20ºC to +55ºC (-4ºF to +131ºF)

Operational: 0 to 90% RH NC
Storage: 0 to 95% RH NC

Mounting Options
Pedestal mount, wallmount (w/ mounting tabs), swingarm/swivel mount

2 years

RoHS Compliant


Onboard Computer/PC
Embedded Computer or user removable PowerCube IPC

Power Input
DC Power 12-24V 10A max

I/O Connection Type
Alternate connection types available

Integrated Keyboard (available depending on mechanical design)
Industrial Silicone Rubber, Chemical Resistant Industrial Membrane

Custom powder-coats and paint finishes


Processor Memory Storage Drive Operating System
Intel J1900 Quad-Core 4GB 64GB SSD (solid state drives only) Windows 10 - 32 bit

Storage Drives

System Memory
2GB to 16GB (depending on motherboard)

Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth, WiFi

Small Form Factor PC
VarTech's PowerCube2 SFF Computer can be used lieu of an embedded motherboard.

Operating System (may be dependent on motherboard)
Windows 10 - 32/64 bit, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 7 - 32/64 bit, Linux

RS-232/422/485, USB, LAN, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort

Thin Client (ThinManager Ready enabled bios)
Intel Quad Core Processor | 4GB to 8GB memory | I/O - 1 x Power, 1 x LAN, 2 x RS-232, 3 x USB 2.0

- Selectable options are dependent on model and size


Type X - This purge system reduces the hazard of Division 1/Zone 1 to unclassified within the protected enclosure, enabling use of general purpose, non-hazardous area equipment in a Class I and Class II, Division 1 (or Zone 1) location.

Type Z - This purge system reduces the hazard of Division 2/Zone 2 to unclassified within the protected enclosure, enabling use of general purpose, non-hazardous area equipment in a Class I, Division 2 (Zone 2) location. This purge system is not for use within Class I, Division 1 (Zone 1) environments.

VarTech's industrial grade flat panel computer workstations equipped with a purge and pressurization system are best suited for use in natural gas processing and petroleum refineries, offshore drilling platforms, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing plants, and process automation industries requiring hazardous area explosion protection.

* See Accessories - Rugged Keyboard Solutions below for Integrated Keyboard Specs

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Examples of VarTech Hazardous Area Purge workstation and industrial computer designs with included plumbing/wiring.

Download VT215ESWx PDF | Download VT750ESx PDF | VT2150ESCRW2VB Flush Mount Type Z Purge

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