Voices: Dave Perkon

Dave Perkon is technical editor for Control Design. He has engineered and managed automation projects for Fortune 500 companies in the medical, automotive, semiconductor, defense and solar industries.

Simplify hazardous-area HMI design

Engineering types may enjoy acquiring and studying all the standards needed to deploy an HMI in a hazardous area, but sometimes it's better to let others do the footwork

By Dave Perkon, technical editor
Oct 6, 2019

Fire and explosions are major concerns in industrial plants where flammable gases, liquids, vapors or combustible fibers or dust are present normally or under abnormal conditions. Field devices such as illumination, sensors, solenoids and actuators used in these locations must be properly rated and labeled.

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