Hazardous Area Monitors and Panel Computers

Rugged Monitors and Panel Computers for use in Hazardous Areas

Class I Division 2 Certified Monitors and Panel Computers for HMI Operations in Hazardous Areas

VarTech’s ToughStation Series offers Class I Div 2 certified fully-sealed monitors and panel computers for use in hazardous area environments. These rugged CID2 monitors and panel computers are designed for safe HMI functionality and visualization in locations where explosive or flammable gasses and vapors may exist during an abnormal occurrence such as a leak. Our CID2 industrial grade monitors and panel computers have corrosion resistant 316-stainless steel enclosures with NEMA 4X (IP66) protection against moisture and dust.  Some hazardous area locations include: petroleum refineries, gasoline storage and dispensing areas, aircraft fuel servicing areas, utility gas plants, petrochemical manufacturing, and mining.

Class I Division 2 certified panel mount monitors and panel computers are available from our DiamondVue Series, and offer the same level of hazardous area protection when properly installed in a CID2 qualified, sealed enclosure.

Purge Protected Kiosks – Division 1 and Division 2 Monitors and Panel Computers

These monitors and panel computers are purge protected and can be configured to allow safe HMI operations in Division 1 or Division 2 hazardous areas. The purge protects internal energized components from the accumulation of flammable gases and explosive elements in the atmosphere by monitoring and regulating pressurized air or inert gas within the system. This process reduces the classification within the purge protected enclosure from Division 1 (or Division 2) to non-hazardous. VarTech’s purge protected monitors and panel computers are available with Type X or Type Z purge systems which can be configured for safe operation in various hazardous area locations.

Hazardous Area Solutions Available for VarTech’s Rugged Monitors and Panel PC’s:

  • Standard and Wide Format Screens
  • Wide Operational Temperatures
  • Standard and High Bright Sunlight Readable LCD Screens
  • Standalone Video Monitors or Flat Panels with Integrated Computers
  • Hazardous Area Keyboards
  • Corrosion Resistant 316 Stainless Steel Bezels and Enclosures
  • NEMA 4X (IP66) Protection
  • Resistive and Projective Capacitive Touchscreens
  • AC and DC Power Supplies
  • Revision Controlled Components

Rugged Monitors and Panel Computers Available for use in Hazardous Locations

CID2 Fully-Sealed Monitors and Panel Computers

Class I Division 2 Monitors and Panel PCs
  • Class I Division 2 Certified against gas and vapor in abnormal conditions
  • Fully-Sealed NEMA 4X (IP66) Protection
  • Corrosion Resistant 316-Stainless Steel Enclosures
  • Shock Mounted Motherboard (PC version)
  • Sealed Captive I/O Cables
  • Non-Incendive – Incapable of cause a spark or ignition under normal conditions
  • VESA Mounting Pattern 100mm x 100mm


Class I Division 2 Certified Monitors and Panel PCs
  • Class I Division 2 Certified against gas and vapor in abnormal conidtions
  • NEMA 4X (IP66) protection at the Front Bezel
  • Corrosion Resistant 316-Stainless Steel Bezel
  • Modular Design for Easy Integration in to a Existing Systems’ Sealed Enclosure
  • Rugged Black Powder-Coat Rear Aluminum Enclosure

Purge Protected Kiosks – Monitors and Panel Computers

Div I Purge Workstations for Hazloc environments.
  • Type X Purge – Suitable for Class I & Class II, Div 1/Zone 1 or Type Z Purge – suitable for Class I, Div 2/Zone 2
  • Explosion Protection by Isolating Energized Internal Display or PC Components from Flammable Gasses or Elements in the Atmosphere
  • 3 Fully-Sealed NEMA 4X (IP66) Protected Mechanical Designs, 316-Stainless Steel Enclosures

Purge Protected Monitor and Panel Computers Workstations

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for Vartech’s new 32″ Purge Protected
Panel Computer Workstation

These fully-sealed touchscreen panel computer workstations are designed with a purge and pressurization system that can be configured to allow safe HMI visualization and machine control in Division 1 or Division 2 areas. 

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