Within the demanding and harsh environments commonplace on the rigger floor, Human to Machine Interface (HMI) technology has placed an emphasis on innovations with regard to resilience and environmental resistance over technological performance or processing capability. With this said, the recent push for safety and operational efficiencies has led to HMI technology becoming more capable, powerful, and portable around the rig environment, so much so that the term “HMI” is becoming antiquated in oil and gas operations. HMI’s are now becoming synonymous with Industrial Panel Computers (IPCs), which are replacing the HMIs of the last two decades with the power of high-performance computing and advanced touch screen technology.
In this white paper, we will explore the following topics:
1. Industrial HMI Interface
2. Industrial Design
3. Processor Performance