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Safe Hazardous Area HMIs, Computers, and Monitors

VarTech Systems' hazardous area HMIs, computers, and monitors are found frequently in the industries of manufacturing and energy production, especially oil and gas. Among our product lines, we offer C1D1 and C1D2 certified HMIs which comply with ATEX and IECEx standards.

Safety Always Comes First at VarTech

When it comes to hazardous location work environments, we spare no expense in ensuring that our certified industrial-grade units meet safety standards. At our manufacturing facility in North Carolina, every unit is tested by our engineers before being shipped to customers.

Among our DiamondVue and ToughStation lines include C1D1 and C1D2 area-ready computers, monitors, and HMI kiosks ready for extreme environments.

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C1D1 HMI Systems

Paragraph: In the extreme Class 1 Division 1 environment, safe equipment and processes are of paramount value. Where ignitable concentrations of flammable vapors and gases are present, a Hazardous Area HMI is necessary. These dangerous environments' regulations and standards require technology such as computers and monitors to have purge systems and pressurization in the case of an explosion.

ToughStation Purge-Protected Computers and Monitors

With specifications engineered for the highest level of protection, our purge-protected large-format ToughStation is certified to meet the specific requirements of C1D1 and C1D2 environments. The unit itself is nonincendiary in the event of a fire or explosion. Its fully sealed enclosure is available in aluminum or stainless steel and offers NEMA 4 and NEMA 4X ingress protection, respectively.

Offering a Type-X or Type-Z purge, depending on the enclosure's material, our hazardous area computers and monitors are used for operating and monitoring machinery and processes in the harsh environments of oil and gas production and petrochemical manufacturing. Available with or without touchscreens, they can function as a human machine interface or remote terminals. The available display sizes for the purge-protected ToughStation are 32" and 43".

C1D2 HMI Systems

Though less extreme than a C1D1 environment, C1D2 areas require fully sealed HMIs. In such as hazardous location, flammable gases and liquids are confined, but pose a grave risk in the event that they escape their containment systems.

Our ToughStation and DiamondVue product lines include fully sealed C1D2 certified computers and monitors with screen sizes ranging from 10.4" to 24."

Both our C1D1 and C1D2 units have optional upgrades in the case that they will offer effective solutions in extreme temperatures, whether heat or cold. Extreme temperature upgrade packages can allow our HMIs to function in temperatures ranging from -20° Celsius to 60° Celsius (-4° Fahrenheit to 140° Fahrenheit).

HMI Kiosks for Hazardous Areas

OurC1D1 and C1D2 area ToughStation HMI kiosks are a reliable, safe solution for operating and monitoring systems. When human operators are required to control or monitoring processes in hazardous areas, they can rest assured that our HMI products allow them to safely monitor and operate their machinery.

Touchscreen Controls

Our hazardous location computers and monitors have options to include three types of touch technology: resistive touch enhanced, capacitive, and PCAP (projected capacitive). Based on the needs of your application, the ability to operate our human machine interfaces while wearing protective gloves is a configurable option.

Fully Sealed Keyboards

In addition to computers and monitors, our units have optional rugged keyboards that are fully sealed and ready for hazardous locations, including C1D1 or C1D2 areas.

Industries Using our Hazardous Area HMIs

Oil, Natural Gas, and Energy Production

Ready for the outdoors with NEMA enclosures, IP protection, and options for sunlight readability, our units are safe computing solutions for natural gas and oil drilling, including C1D1 environments where flammable gas or vapors are present.

Safe Computers for Manufacturing Environments

Our computers and monitors are designed to protect workers in factory environments, including chemical manufacturing areas. When your company needs safe, reliable and powerful industrial computers for C1D1 and C1D2 areas, you can rest assured that VarTech's products will be ready for hazardous areas in accordance with safety standards and regulations.