The borehole sampling system assists in recording and managing operator
measurements using a handheld computer. Field measurements are recorded in the
device and transparently uploaded into an industrial-strength database when the
device is returned to the office.
Typical applications include
- Tracking underground plume dispersion
- Groundwater monitoring
- Leak Detection and Reporting
- Manual meter reading and data acquisition
Hallmarks of the system are its simplicity and ease-of-use.
- Uses on-board barcode scanner for quick and accurate determination of the
- Keypad entry - no requirement to remove gloves to use a pen
- Doesn't require wireless LAN
- Automatically uploads data to a master database (Oracle, SQL Server) when
placed in cradle.
- Automatically updates itself with new reference data - sampling locations,
- Automatic escalation if sampling round not completed in time.
- Automatically emails a summary of out-of-band results at the completion of a
- Alerts field operator at the point of data entry if results are suspect.
- Tracks progress during a sampling round, avoiding double-entry and missed
- "Real-world" pragmatism - handles re-entered data, marking data points as
questionable, manual selection of sampling location.
The borehole sampling system can be adapted to a wide range of field
measurements and auxiliary devices. Typical adaptations would include
hydrocarbon sensors for leak detection and reporting applications and RFID
scanners. The field measurement system can be integrated with statistical
analysis tools, which in turn can feed back alarm limits into the field device
for sophisticated field-level alarming.