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Oil and Gas Exploration, Drilling, Refining, Compression

Embedded PC Control for Oil and Gas Exploration, ATEX, Zone 1, Zone 2 Azonix Corporation is a major provider of hazardous-area computing solutions in the oil and gas industry. Our products and services target the upstream exploration process, typically as part of rig-floor surface equipment or land-base skids and truck-mount displays.

Within the supply chain map, our customers tend to be the service companies who serve the drilling contractors and production platforms. We have been servicing the oil and gas industry since 1993, maintaining product leadership while releasing over eight different configurable platforms of hazardous-area computer solutions. All Azonix oil and gas customers reap the benefits of decades of experience in the industry, constantly refining our rugged computer equipment.

Our rugged and intrinsically safe devices are optimal for directional drilling, MWD/ LWD, cementing, fracing, coil tubing, BOP, mud logging, choke control, casing and production monitoring. The Product Portfolio showcases our ProPanel® brand computers, displays and data acquisition systems as well as Intrinsically Safe Barriers for Ethernet and wireless radio networking devices.

AZONIX EXPERTISE

Azonix produces extremely rugged hazardous-area (Zones 1 and 2, Class 1 Div 2 (C1D2), ATEX/NEMA Certified, etc.) electronic equipment for mission-critical applications. These rugged pc and display products are totally sealed, with minimal internal temperature rise, can be used outdoor in direct sunlight at a wide temperature range, are shielded against EMI/ RFI, and withstand high shock and vibration.

With our hazardous-area design expertise, we create products are small in size and low in weight, including transportable models, truck-mounted computers, mobile computers and rugged laptops/notebooks, to address productivity and agronomical demands in the oil and gas industry. Azonix has a strong relationship with various certification agencies, enabling us to get quick turn-around with product approvals. Our engineering group has vast experience in designing customized intrinsically safe circuitry commonly used in this industry.

Azonix operator interface and display technology helps pc-compatible systems penetrate into point-of-attack areas such as rig floor and drill sites, bringing data acquisition and control to operations previously unavailable.

Making it Rugged - Design Challenges


In order to mitigate the primary cause of all system failures, heat, Azonix engineers specify high efficiency power supplies, low power LED backlit LCDs and low power CPUs. These highly releiable designs are then modeled in thermal management software to ensure the heat dissipation meets all environmental criteria. Our engineers work closely with our customers ensuring all critical requirements are achieved per demand of the rig floor environment.
  Our design review process ensures that the materials, tolerances and manufacturing practices will produce the highest reliability in our products as intrinisic safety and ruggedizations is our core competency. This is also validated during our prototype build and test phase. In addition, reliability predictions are made in accordance with MIL-HDBK-217. With a design focus for obsolescence management, our products typically have a field life of eight to ten years. The design team's focus on low MTBF is critical in the design process. Our product development process includes several levels of reviews where peers scrutinize each others work and cross-functional teams evaluate the development process in all areas including design margin. Finally, in addition to in-house testing, we utilize certified third party labs to validate that the components and assembled units meet all relaibility criteria.




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