Explosion-Proof Product Design
What it Explosion-Proof Product Design Technology?
It is required by law and legislation by countries around the world 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 where flammable gases or vapors, flammable liquids, combustible dust, or ignitable fibers or flying are present. At oil and gas production operations and facilities, these hazards and dangers are commonplace. Flammable or explosive substances may be present in some varying quantity 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.
Winmate has the quality management system certificate from UL and CSA notify the body and eligible to produce Zone 1 and Zone 0 Ex-safety products.
Sam Liao, CTO, Winmate Inc.
Factory Certified by UL and CSA Quality Management System
Winmate factory is UL and CSA certified with the Quality Management System.
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 a remote rig and pipeline locations.
For the classification of the equipment, Winmate generally uses both the North American National Electric Code (NEC) and the European ATEX directive.
NEC and IEC Certifications NEC (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, the combustible dust of ignitable fibers or flyings. NEC classified hazardous locations in three ways; type, condition, and nature.
IEC (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.Table 1. NEC and IEC comparison table.
Intrinsic Safety Schematics Design
Intrinsic Safety Schematic Design
The schematic design of the electronic system must ensure that the temperature under all fault conditions can never rise to a value which may cause the ignition of explosive gasses. Our engineers design the intrinsic safety schematics for explosion-proof product line.
Intrinsically safe design means that the 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 the 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 exclusion of 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.
Winmate Explosion-Proof Products
Our explosion-proof rugged computing solutions designed for nearly any oil and gas application. Our products are tough enough to withstand the most extreme conditions. You can use our products for data collection, personnel monitoring process automation, and many other tasks. Our explosion-proof industrial computers and rugged tablets are designed to integrate seamlessly into your workflow.
Rugged panel PC and HMI
High-resolution display with optical bonding and multitouch screen for comfortable operations and intuitive user control.
Rugged, flexible, and intrinsically safe mobile tablet. Perfect assistant to any field service works in hazardous locations.
DIN-rail box PC
Robust and compact box PC for data collection and monitoring from meters and sensors deployed on the field.