Energy & Utilities Solution
Field service workers face various challenges working in remote locations and unfamiliar environments, and every minute of downtime results in lost revenue. Access to critical information and wireless communications are top priorities for workers to provide fast service. Winmate provides rugged mobile solutions that are capable of increasing productivity in the field. Our rugged mobile solutions are built to withstand the rigors of the harshest environments and are designed to improve field workers' efficiency and productivity. Durable mobile computers provide workers with access to information anytime, no matter where the task brings them. Wireless connectivity, data collection, and data transfer features allow workers to keep in touch with the operations control all day long.
Our rugged mobile computers include:
- The latest Android™ or Windows® operating system
- Advanced data collection options
- Durable design
Winmate's rugged mobile computers are built to last, reducing the total cost of ownership over time. Retailers, manufacturers, logistics companies, and field service organizations all choose Winmate mobile computers daily to improve daily operations.
Extreme operating environmentEquipment should provide advanced system monitoring even in the most challenging conditions: potential explosive atmospheres, varying temperature, explosion to water, and rain.
Remote locationsThe devices must accurately identify and track assets and communicate data from remote sites to enable real-time data monitoring and communications.
Environmental regulationsAll the devices for oil & gas applications must withstand the highest scrutiny of certification and inspection.
It is required by law and legislation by countries worldwide that electrical equipment must be designed and manufactured for safe use in environments or atmospheres that may be potentially flammable or explosive. These hazardous areas are defined as flammable gases or vapors, flammable liquids, combustible dust, or ignitable fibers or flyings. At oil and gas production operations and facilities, these hazards and dangers are commonplace. Flammable or explosive substances may be present in varying quantities at all times, so fire and explosion protection and safety certifications for all electrical equipment used in these operations are mandatory.
Winmate has technology know-how for the production and development of explosion-proof devices.
Intrinsic Safety Schematic Design
The electronic system's schematic design must ensure that the temperature under all fault conditions can never rise to a value that may cause the ignition of explosive gasses. Our engineers design the intrinsic safety schematics for the explosion-proof product line.
Intrinsically safe design means that ignition of a hazardous atmosphere (explosive gas or dust) cannot occur. This is achieved by ensuring that only low voltages and currents enter the hazardous area and that no significant energy storage is possible. Tout thermal design also prevents device's from overheating.
No-Air Potting Process
Potting is a process of filling a complete electronic assembly with a solid or gelatinous compound for resistance to shock and vibration and excluding moisture and corrosive agents. Winmate performs no-air potting of electronic components in-house. Potting prevents the substrate from failing in harsh environments or from vibrations or other potentially-damaging uses.
Safety and Standards
Quality Management System
Winmate factory is UL and CSA certified with Quality Management System.
Product Testing & Certifications
To meet the safety qualification, Winmate offers ATEX and Class 1 Division 2 (C1D2) 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.|