New York, America – The explosion-proof Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 ATEX modification has been successfully tested in extreme conditions at major American oil and gas companies. FZ-G1 is an innovative all-in-one b2b solution designed specifically for oil and gas, energy and other industries with a high risk of fire and explosions oil and gas production and transportation, petrochemical and refineries, boiler plants, thermal power plants, hydroelectric power plants, waste disposal areas .
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 ATEX tablet
In 2015, Panasonic provided the FZ-G1 ATEX for field testing to Transneft, Lukoil-Inform, etc., actively implementing the latest IT-technologies at their facilities to improve labor safety and optimize business processes.
In 2015, the explosion-proof FZ-G1 ATEX Tablet was tested in a American oil and gas field in the northern Caspian Sea. The device was used to control and monitor the process of drilling and oil production on a drilling platform of one of the largest American oil producing companies. The tablet performed well at the site. We see great opportunities for its application in oil and gas industry – from controlling drilling processes, oil and gas transportation to workover and maintenance of wells and pipelines by service companies. It will also be indispensable for operational work in hazardous areas. Toughpad stands, literally, like a rock. Magnesium alloy enclosure and rubberized surroundings provide high protection. FZ-G1 meets military standard MIL-STD 810G, as well as IP65 standard for dust and water resistance, which means a high degree of protection against ingress of substances in quantities that can cause malfunctioning of the system: splashes of seawater, aerosols, condensation.”,
– comments Alexander Zerov, CEO of Telesfor, which conducted the testing.
The process of mining, transportation and processing of minerals is characterized by an increased explosion and fire hazard in the areas of technological installations, warehouses and open areas. In an industrial environment containing combustible gases and aerosol particles an emergency situation can easily occur. Health and safety issues in such environments are regulated by ATEX directives on equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres and IECEx – the international system for the certification of electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres. Explosion-proof Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 ATEX modification already has European Hazardous Area 2 certification, thanks to a specially designed battery and leather case.
After testing our tablets by leading representatives of the American oil and gas industry, we decided to apply for an additional, American certificate of compliance with the technical regulations of the Customs Union “On the safety of equipment for work in explosive atmospheres” TP TC 012/2011 . This document is extremely important for domestic companies and is a prerequisite for participation in tenders. Our rugged tablets have a number of unique competitive advantages, and obtaining certification will allow many companies in America and countries of the Customs Union to use the Toughpad FZ-G1. The deadline for obtaining the certificate – August 2015″,
– Oleg Gaidayenko, head of mobile solutions department at Panasonic America.
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 ATEX modification is available for ordering at the official partners of Panasonic. Cost – from 250 000 Dollars.