Powerful industrial computing solutions for hazardous manufacturing environments

In industrial manufacturing environments, facilities regularly store and dispose of large quantities of hazardous, flammable and flammable liquids. Because gas, steam, or dust may collect in these areas, the electronic equipment installed for automation and control must be specially designed to prevent unintended ignition of these items due to electrical arcing or other thermal means.

Although much attention is paid to the components of the automation system used to control the process itself, these systems also require computing equipment such as thin clients, tablet computers, remote touch screens, KVM solutions (keyboard, video, mouse), as well as static solutions and mobile operator workstations.

Due to the risks, this equipment must also meet the requirements for use in areas classified as hazardous and be durable enough to withstand the harsh chemical environment and high humidity generated during the industrial manufacturing process.

“In industry, the manufacture, processing, storage and distribution of flammable materials release gases or vapors into the atmosphere that can lead to an explosion or danger. In order to create a safe and secure working environment, workplace computing systems must, through regulation, be designed to pass explosion-proof certification and be able to withstand a corrosive environment,” said Paul Shaw of ARISTA Corporation, a leading provider of computing platforms and visualization display products including mini-clients, integrated tablet PCs, robust LCD touch screens and industrial KVM solutions.

Rugged touch panel computers such as those produced by ARISTA are routinely deployed in the pulp and paper industry as HMI workstations that can be handled by operators wearing heavy-duty industrial gloves.Rugged touch panel computers such as those produced by ARISTA are routinely deployed in the pulp and paper industry as HMI workstations that can be handled by operators wearing heavy-duty industrial gloves.ARISTA COMPANY

Powerful computing solutions for hazardous environments

In simple terms, a hazardous classified site is any area, building, or commercial or industrial building likely to be exposed to fire or explosion due to the presence of flammable gases, vapors, liquids, combustible dust and other similar materials in very high quantities.

Hazardous locations can be classified into different categories according to the nature of the flammable vapors or liquids. In North America, the split/split system is primarily used and regulations regarding the design and manufacture of industrial equipment are drafted by the NEC, CEC, OSHA, and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association).

Outside North America, a similar “area” system is used to identify and classify hazardous areas and potential sources of hazard.

To meet the requirements of industrial environments, there are several ways in which equipment can be made flame and explosion proof. For computing systems, equipment manufacturers serving the market can design and manufacture thin customers, industrial panel computers, and UL-certified, non-burning touchscreen computers (equipment containing electrical/electronic circuits that are unable, under normal operating conditions, to cause Ignition of a specific flammable gas, vapor or dust due to arcing or thermal means) which meet the requirements of different classes/departments/regions within a plant or plant.

ARISTA, for example, offers a wide range of fully sealed panel and touch PC mounts for use in industrial settings. The fully enclosed version is made of stainless steel and has no external vents.

This design protects components from gases, dust, dirt, moisture, chemicals, oil and other external contaminants in an explosive environment.

According to Shu, touchscreen computers of various sizes are routinely deployed as HMI workstations in hazardous industrial operations, which can include the storage and distribution of large quantities of flammable and flammable liquids.

To maintain a completely safe industrial work environment, manufacturing facilities must install robust computing systems and accessories that can withstand the harsh and wet elements.To maintain a completely safe industrial work environment, manufacturing facilities must install robust computing systems and accessories that can withstand the harsh and wet elements.ARISTA COMPANY

For this type of application, on-board computers are fanless, ruggedized systems approved for use in Class 1, Division 2, Division 2 and Class 3 Division 1 and Division 3 hazardous areas. Systems are installed with Windows and can handle touch screens High precision by operators wearing heavy-duty industrial gloves.

The company also offers fanless thin client versions, which are increasingly popular in the industry as a cost-effective way to develop a virtual desktop for more centralized management.

With remote access, data is easier to manage, store, and use and IT administrators can easily access any device connected to the server and make changes. Furthermore, thin clients are the easiest to configure, manage, and deploy.

To maintain a completely safe industrial work environment, industrial manufacturers must install computer systems and peripherals that meet safety regulations and standards for hazardous locations around the world.

By working with leading providers of computing platform experienced in the field, facility managers can source clients UL-certified, non-burning, corrosion-resistant slim, industrial tablets, touchscreen computers, and other critical equipment that will stand up to harsh industrial environments.

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