ATEX Safety and Standards
Oil rigs and remote pipeline locations are some of the most dangerous and challenging work environments anywhere. When looking for electronics to support these environments, devices must meet three essential requirements:
Provide advanced system monitoring even in the most challenging conditions
Accurately identify and track assets and communicate data from remote sites
Withstand the highest scrutiny of certification and inspection Because the conditions are risky for personnel and equipment, reliable and accurate monitoring is crucial to maintaining safe operations.
In addition, computers at these working locations must also keep detailed data on, for example, petroleum exploration and transportation. To meet the safety qualification, Winmate offers ATEX and Class 1 Division 2 (CID2) certified solutions for maintaining safe operations and collecting detailed, sensitive data in the remote rig and pipeline locations.
Petroleum Exploration and Production - Upstream Processes Traditional complex function sleek through dangerous HMIs developed for the electricity industry consist of measurement-while-drilling (MWD), flourishing logging, downhole function, twist command, and arrow boring. However, harmful processing innovation permits designers and drivers accessibility to monitor essential efficiency information and equipment management in rough operating ailments. For this cause, functions generally decide for sleek, lightweight dangerous personal computers and displays that can easily be quickly installed to use additional management, closer to the size devices and punch websites.
Key Factors to Consider
distribution, storage, blending, inventory management, and additive injection services for the end-users of petroleum products. Like the function of hazardous technology in the upstream processes, operations in the midstream sector utilize the same rugged computers to monitor performance and control processing technology for all of these processes and environmentally challenging applications, including tanker ships, pipelines, and storage facilities. For example, a typical application for fully rugged computers monitors and manages fuel flow in channels for the midstream sector. With reliable technology that gives easy access to flow metrics and pipeline performance, operators can quickly detect and respond to critical issues, such as leaks. Petroleum Refining - The sector depends on harmful place category bodies to illustrate the unsafe situations of exact locations and, thereby, guarantee the tools may safely and securely perform in those circumstances. Northern American possesses the NFPA distinction body, and also Europe keeps the IECEX ATEX Directive that illustrates the settings and the risk-free installment and company methods to sustain the very little threat of power problems.
For the oil as well as gasoline business, the very most appropriate categories for unsafe HMIs are actually as complies with: For frequent functioning functions where there are combustible attentions of combustible gasoline or even water vapors are generally current, the dangerous computer system has to be checked as well as authorized for IECEX Zone 1 atmospheres or even Class I, Division 1 atmospheres. In each midstream and complex industry, dangerous computer systems possess an essential duty to keep procedures and not jeopardize break down functional damages or even blast.
The oil and fuel market demands modern technology and exclusive electrical wiring and power parts that reduce electric breakdown or even blasts to protect people and equipment. This industry-specific crafted style for the source establishment allows unsafe PPCs to work efficiently and correctly in regions where combustible fuels, dirt, or even water vapors might exist. For the oil and gas industry, the most relevant classifications for hazardous HMIs are as follows:
For regular working operations where there are ignitable concentrations of flammable gasses or vapors are typically
Quality Management System
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Product Testing & Certifications
To meet the safety qualification, Winmate offers ATEX and Class 1 Division 2 (CID2) certified solutions for maintaining safe operations and collecting detailed, sensitive data in the remote rig and pipeline locations.
For the equipment classification, Winmate generally uses both the North American National Electric Code (NEC) and the European ATEX directive.
Safety and Standards
(National Electric Code)
|According to OSHA, NEC defines hazardous locations as those areas where fire or explosion hazards may exist due to flammable gases or vapors, flammable liquids, combustible dust, or ignitable fibers or flyings. NEC classified hazardous locations in three ways; type, condition, and nature.|
(International Electrochemical Commission)
|IEC defines the flammable gases and vapors, and then flammable dust, each of this type are assigned into three different zones, and each zone then requires equipment built for category I, II or III.|