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Since the early 2000s the production business has trended towards employing preventive maintenance methodologies in manufacturing regions in order to keep a competitive advantage. Industries have utilized a process called "state monitoring" to recognize critical equipment parameters such as vibration, temperature and visual inspection characteristics such as flows and abnormal sound to predict and prevent mechanical failure. This procedure moves the idea of care from a strategy of "fail and fix" into an optimal approach of "predict and prevent". This strategy "saves time, money and resources" by providing companies with a conditioned-based status of crucial operational equipment, and consequently promotes optimum repair, downtime and shut-down planning. To correctly capture condition-based equipment information, a data asset collection process is used. This system usually contains a front-end mobile device such as a handheld and also a backend data storage method: i.e. SQL database server. As a result of hazardous environments present in many operational areas of manufacturing plants, the handheld devices used by field operators to capture data need to be intrinsically sealed to prevent explosions. This intrinsically safe characteristic is known in industry as "Class I Division(Div.) 1" and until recently was confined to rugged smaller handheld type devices. Within the last year, manufacturers in the petroleum sector have developed and licensed intrinsically safe covers for both android and iPad pills. This growth has opened a new avenue for condition-monitoring information collection together with pills, which provide several benefits over the typically lower acting handhelds. These advantages include a larger scree...