Process systems on oil rigs are islands of automation. These individual automation solutions may be provided by a single original equipment manufacturer, or more often, by multiple OEM suppliers with expertise in that particular piece of equipment. The information from these systems may be monitored from a drillers console or doghouse, or directly on the drilling platform.

VisuNet XT is a completely enclosed HMI that outperforms the abysmal conditions aboard open sea and land drilling rigs. A virtually indestructible display for monitoring and control, it is suitable for the rig floor or anywhere an extremely rugged panel PC is required. It features a wide operating temperature range, global approvals ATEX Zone 2 / IEC Ex Zone 2 / Class I, Div. 2, and a high-bright LED display. The rugged enclosure with high LRV epoxy coating utilizes the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processors, solid state drives, glove friendly touchscreen, and several networking options.


  • ATEX Zone 2 / IEC Ex Zone 2 / Class I, Div. 2 /Class I, Zone 2
  • Rugged cast aluminum enclosure
  • Field maintainable
  • Extended temperature range, -40 degrees C to +65 degrees C
  • 15 in. (38.1 cm) or 19 in. (48.3 cm) LED high-bright, optically bonded LCD
  • Passive liquid cooling; completely sealed unit dissipates heat without the need of cooling fans

VisuNet HMI Workstations & Components (PDF, 3.1 MB)

Extreme Rig Monitoring - VisuNet XT (PDF, 275 KB)

Rugged HMI for the Oil & Gas Industries (PDF, 1.89 MB)

From fossil fuel extraction to transport, storage, and refining, our workstations are designed for stand-alone operation displaying:

  • Mud logging
  • Sludge suppression
  • Top drive control
  • Leakage detection
  • Separator systems
  • Compressor controls
  • Condition monitoring
  • Chromatograph readout
  • Drillers console
  • Blowout prevention
  • Safety systems
  • Mud shakers
  • Choke control
  • Christmas tree
  • Wellhead three-phase separation
  • Video monitoring