A computer for the rig flooradmin
Computers are used in the oilfield today for numerous operations and a variety of applications. For computers to work effectively in the rigorous conditions of the oilfield environment, they must meet certain criteria. Most importantly, they must be certified for use in designated hazardous locations. In addition, they must operate in extreme temperature and weather conditions, withstand severe shock and vibration and have a display that is viewable in bright sunlight conditions. It is also important the system be user friendly and have 24/7 service and support when needed.
Laversab’s Model 2850 Class 1, Division-2 / Zone-2 computer meets all of these criteria and more. It features a dual-core Intel Atom processor and uses a solid-state drive for storage, enabling it to withstand severe vibration. The 15-inch sunlight-readable display with auto-dimming, coupled with a low reflection touch-screen, provides a clear and crisp human interface. The communication I/O includes Ethernet, long range 900MHz wireless, dual USB ports, and RS232 or 485 connections for the serial interface. An Intrinsically Safe (IS) keyboard is also available for applications where required. The Model 2850 operates on wide-ranging 90-260 VAC or 9-36 VDC power. Environmentally, it functions from -40°C to +50°C, is impervious to salt-fog, is sealed to IP-65 standards and can withstand vibration of 3G RMS. The small footprint and light weight make the Model 2850 ideal for use on the rig floor or for vehicle-mounted applications.