Acura Embedded Systems offers Class I Division 2 certified fully-sealed monitors and panel PCs for use in hazardous area environments. These rugged enclosed panel PCs & monitors by Acura are designed for safe human-machine interface (HMI) visualization and operations in locations where flammable gasses or explosives and vapors might exist if an abnormal occurrence such as a leak happens. Some hazardous area locations include: petroleum refineries, utility gas plants, petrochemical manufacturing, gasoline storage and dispensing areas, mining, and aircraft fuel servicing areas.
Our range of Class 1 Div 2 industrial-grade Panel PCs has corrosion-resistant 316-stainless steel enclosures and NEMA 4X (IP66) protection against moisture & dust; this makes them best in class. Moreover, our best in class Series of rugged displays, Class I Division 2 certified panel mount monitors and panel PCs offer the same level of hazardous area protection when installed correctly in a CID2 qualified, sealed enclosure. More importantly, AcuPanel 12 and RoughNeck 15 are fully sealed, and can be installed outdoors as they are waterproof and dust resistant. Customers strongly recommend AcuPanel Haz-Loc series in Oil and gas, mining, and Petro-Chemical industries.
Purge Protected Division 1 & Division 2 Monitors Panel PCs
These monitors & Panel PCs are purge protected and correctly configured to allow safe HMI visualization and machine control in Division 2 areas. The purge system basically works by protecting internal energized components from the accumulation of explosive elements and flammable gases in the atmosphere by monitoring and regulating pressurized air or inert gases within the system.
Furthermore, this process reduces the classification within the purge protected enclosure from Division 2 to non-hazardous divisions. Monitors and panel PC workstations by Acura Embedded Systems are purge protected and are available with Type X or Type Z purge systems. Plus, they can be configured for safe operation in various hazardous area locations.
More about Class 1 Division 2 –
- First of all, flammable gases or combustible liquids that generate flammable vapors are handled, processed, or used. But still, they typically reside inside a container or a sealed system, only coming in contact with atmospheric air during abnormal operations or in case the equipment or system fails.
- Concentrations of gases or vapors are usually kept low using mechanical ventilation, but such concentrations can rise to an ignitable level if the ventilation system were to fail.
Lastly, the hazardous locations and explosive environments are adjacent to a Class 1 Div 1 location. Therefore, ignitable concentrations may be present, unless they are kept low by ventilation systems with proper safeguards against failure.