SOURCE: Aegex Technologies

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June 02, 2016 03:30 ET

Aegex Intrinsically Safe Tablet Now Certified for Mining

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - June 02, 2016) -  Aegex Technologies LLC has added a mining certificate to its portfolio of global certifications for safe use in the world's most hazardous industrial operations.

The Aegex10 Intrinsically Safe Tablet is the only Windows 10 tablet that is globally certified for the world's most explosive industrial environments, where high concentrations of flammable gases, vapors, dusts or fibers are likely to occur in normal operation, such as in oil and gas, chemical manufacturing, and other industries. Specifically, the tablet is approved for ATEX and IECEx Class 1 Zone 1, UL913 Class I, II and III Division 1 a-g and CSA 22.2 part 157 areas of hazardous locations. The Aegex10 is intrinsically safe, meaning it is designed to be incapable of generating energy sufficient to ignite a spark.

The Aegex10 has achieved a new certificate for safety in mining, which was granted by a certification body according to IECEx 60079 requirements and the ATEX directive. ATEX is the European Regulatory Framework for Manufacture, Installation and Use of Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres. IECEx standards apply to the use of equipment in areas where a potential may exist of fire or explosion.

This mining certification approves the Aegex10 for use in mining operations where methane and coal dust may be present, specifically for I M2 Ex ib I Mb. Aegex10 tablets are now certified for mining operations throughout Europe, as well as international locations governed by IECEx, the International Electrotechnical Commission System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres.

"Mining is an important industry in many parts of the world. This additional certification for the Aegex10 Intrinsically Safe Tablet gives mining operators in Europe, Africa, Asia and elsewhere the ability to not only maintain real-time communications with their crews but to also access the data they need to make their operations safer and more efficient," said Endre Surinya, Aegex's director of product development and engineering.

About Aegex Technologies, LLC 

Aegex Technologies provides intrinsically safe mobile communications solutions for hazardous locations in the oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, public safety, utilities and other markets where volatile atmospheres are present. Aegex's unified mobile platform enables enterprises to customize our Windows 10 intrinsically safe 10.1-inch tablets with enterprise-class software and industry-specific applications to offer real-time enterprise mobility for all personnel in multiple zones of hazardous locations. 

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  • Leigh Villegas
    Corporate Communications
    Aegex Technologies, LLC
    +1 (470) 242 4000
    press@aegex.com