Class 1 Division 2
Rugged Industrial Computers for Environments at Risk of Fire or Explosion
Integration of computing power into areas of a corporation or organization deemed a hazardous location (HazLoc) are becoming commonplace but require specially certified and tested devices. Flammable gases, flammable liquid–produced vapors, combustible liquid–produced vapors, combustible dusts, or ignitable fibers/filings present in the air are all elements, at sufficient quantity, that can ignite. Electrical equipment that must be installed in such classified locations must be specially designed and tested to ensure it does not initiate an explosion.
Class I, Division 2 parameters:
(1) in which volatile flammable liquids or flammable gases are handled, processed, or used, but in which the liquids, vapors, or gases will normally be confined within closed containers or closed systems from which they can escape only in case of accidental rupture or breakdown of such containers or systems, or in case of abnormal operation of equipment; or
(2) in which ignitable concentrations of gases or vapors are normally prevented by positive mechanical ventilation, but which might become hazardous through failure or abnormal operation of the ventilating equipment; or
(3) that is adjacent to a Class I, Division 1 location, and to which ignitable concentrations of gases or vapors might occasionally be communicated unless such communication is prevented by adequate positive pressure ventilation from a source of clean air, and effective safeguards against ventilation failure are provided.
An industrial refinery, chemical plant, coal mine, and launch pad are all good examples of environments that would require a Class 1 Division 2 device. Glacier Computer offers customers an array of Class 1 Division 2 computers that bring a level of unmatched durability and ruggedness to the environment. We offer both rugged tablet computers as well as rugged laptops and convertibles to support your mobile Class 1 Div. 2 distributed computing requirements.
Glacier represents several rugged tablet computers and rugged laptops that meet Class 1 Div 2 requirements. These units are all tested to ANSI standards that assure safe operation within a customer’s unique volatile environment.
Rugged tablets include the Xplore XC6 and B10. Each of these units are extremely rugged, Windows-based units and ship with three year warranties. The Getac F110 is an 11.6” rugged tablet that comes with a three-year bumper to bumper warranty. For customers in need of a more traditional laptop form factor, the Getac X500 and B300 are top rugged laptops that ship with five-year bumper to bumper warranties standard. And finally, for applications where a user might benefit by both a tablet and laptop, the Getac V110 is the industries’ top Class 1 Div 2 convertible.