Index Jump to Jump to • Product Identification • Product Set-up • Data Logging Procedures • Data Analysis • Troubleshooting Jump to Jump to Jump to
Revolutionary Change • Replaces the DL2001/2002 • Improved user interface (MS Windows) • Wireless connectivity • Compact design • 2 versions available • New reduced pricing Return to Index
Product Overview – Standard Offering The DataLogger® Unit The Pocket PC
Product Overview – Ruggedized Offering The DataLogger® Unit The Ruggedized Pocket PC
Operator’s Manual • An Operator’s Manual is shipped with each unit. • Carefully read this manual and heed all instructions before operating this unit.
The Standard DataLogger® Complete Package The standard DataLogger® is shipped is a yellow plastic case and is shipped with the following components: • - Connecting Fitting Kit • 1 – MFC00113 Elbow • 1 – MFA00204 Adapter • 1 – MFA00205 Adapter • 1 – MFB00201 Swivel Connector • 1 – MFH00048 Quick Disconnect Adapter • Pocket PC Manufacturers Manual • SD Card (loaded in Pocket PC) • Ear Bud headset - Pocket PC & Wrist Strap - DataLogger® - 2 “D” cell batteries - Pressure Transducer - AC Adapter (charger) - USB Cable (connect Pocket PC to a computer) - SD Card Reader - USB Cable (connect card reader to a computer)
Plastic Carrying Case Operators Manuals (both McElroy & OEM) SD Card Reader Connector Cables (USB) & AC Adapter (Charger) Connection Fittings Batteries Pressure Transducer Pocket PC DataLogger®
The Ruggedized DataLogger® Complete Package The standard DataLogger® is shipped is a yellow plastic case and is shipped with the following components: • - Connecting Fitting Kit • 1 – MFC00113 Elbow • 1 – MFA00204 Adapter • 1 – MFA00205 Adapter • 1 – MFB00201 Swivel Connector • 1 – MFH00048 Quick Disconnect Adapter • Ruggedized PC Manufacturers Manual - Ruggedized PC - DataLogger® - 2 “D” cell batteries - Pressure Transducer - AC Adapter (charger) - USB Cable (connect Ruggedized PC to a computer)
Plastic Carrying Case Operators Manuals (both McElroy & Recon) Connector Cables (USB) & AC Adapter (Charger) Connection Fittings Batteries Pressure Transducer Ruggedized Pocket PC DataLogger®
BasicsGetting Started with the Pocket PC A. Check to ensure the battery is installed (Std unit only) Remove the battery cover from the back of the pocket pc, insert the battery and replace the battery cover B. Charge the Pocket PC > Always do this! Connect the AC adapter (charger) to the Pocket PC, plug the charger into a 110V ac outlet and allow to fully charge, it takes about 4 hours C. Power on Press the Power Button to turn on the unit Return to Index
BasicsGetting Started with the DataLogger® • Install the batteries in the DataLogger® Remove the battery cover from the top of the DataLogger®, insert the 2 “D” cell batteries and replace the battery cover • Press the Multifunction Switch to turn the DataLogger on
DataLogger® LED Status Indicators Once the batteries are installed and the multifunction switch is pressed 2 led lights will illuminate Blue • Flashing indicates the Bluetooth® is ready to communicate with the Pocket PC • Steady indicates the Bluetooth® has established communication with the Pocket PC Tri-Color • Amberwill only stay on less than 2 seconds, indicating power-up initialization state • Flashing Green indicates normal operation mode • Flashing Red indicates data logging mode (active data transfer)
Pressure Transducer Connection • The Pressure Transducer is connected to the DataLogger® via a cable. • The Pressure Transducer taps into the hydraulic system of the fusion machine using the supplied connection fittings and quick disconnect
McElroy DL3-PPCData Logging Software Program • Factory set-up, so it’s ready to log data • Provides a user (MS Windows “like”) interface and joint reporting storage capability • Uses an removable Secure Digital (SD) card for data redundancy on the standard Pocket Pc • Uses an Compact Flash (CF) card for data redundancy on the Ruggedized Pocket Pc
Pocket PC Date and Time Settings • The date and time must be checked and correctly set to ensure accurate records of fusion joints: • Turn on the Pocket PC • Tap Start > Settings • Tap the System tab • Tap Clock & Alarms • Select the appropriate time and/or date field and adjust the values until they are correct • It is a good habit to periodically check the time and date to ensure they are correctly set (double tap the time display) Display Screen B. Display Screen C. Display Screen D. Display Screen E. Display Screen F.
McElroy DL3-PPC Program To initiate the DL3-PPC program: • Start > Program • Start > McElroy DL3-PPC • The McElroy DL3-PPC program starts by displaying the DataLogger® logo screen A B C Return to Index
Use of the DataLogger®to Log a Joint • Attach the DataLogger® to the Machine • Use the connector kit provided to attach the DataLogger® to the hydraulic system of the machine • Power-up the DataLogger® • Power-up the Pocket PC (iPAQ or Recon) • Use the DataLogger® to measure the heater temperature • Aim the DataLogger® at the heater plate, press the black button and move the DataLogger® toward the heater until the 2 red dots merge into one
Preparing the Pocket PC to Log a Joint • Tap the Menu button located in the lower left-hand corner of the screen • Tap the Log/Status menu item to open the Log/Status dialog box
Preparing the Pocket PC to Log a Joint • The Log/Status dialog box Provides status info including PPC battery level, DataLogger ® battery status, pressure transducer and temperature readings and logging status • Tap the Connect button to initiate a connection with the DataLogger® before continuing
Preparing the Pocket PC to Log a Joint • The Check DataLogger dialog box is displayed • Make sure the DataLogger is turned on • Tap OK to continue • Tap the device that you wish to connect to (MDL3-0001) • The PPC will connect with the device selected
Preparing the Pocket PC to Log a Joint • Tap in the ID Field to input the Machine ID (serial # will work) • Tap in the Model field to select the Machine Model (drop box) • Tap Next to continue to the Operator Screen • Tap in the Operator ID# field to enter Operator number • Tap in the Job# field to enter the Job Number • Tap Next to continue to the Pipe Screen
Preparing the Pocket PC to Log a Joint • Tap in the appropriate field to select pipe material, size and wall thickness from the drop down boxes • Tap in the Interfacial Pressures fields to enter the appropriate pressures • Tap the Next button to continue to the Notes (optional) dialog box
Preparing the Pocket PC to Log a Joint • Tap the Next button to continue to the Drag Pressure dialog box • Tap in the Drag Pressure and enter the drag pressure or tap next to accept the default value of 30 PSI • Tap the Next button and a dialog box will display the recommended gauge pressures
Using the DataLogger to Measure and Record Heater Temperature • Tap the Next button to continue to the Heater Temperature dialog box • To measure heater temperature, hold the top of the DataLogger® about 4 inches for the heater plate, pointing the temp sensor at the heater plate. Press and hold the DataLogger® switch, which turns on the guidance lasers. Adjust until the 2 laser beams converge to a single point. Use the PPC screen to read the temperature
Using the DataLogger to Measure and Record Heater Temperature • Notice the temp box flashesto indicate recorded temperature • Once the temp is stable, release the DataLogger® multifunction switch to record the temperature.
Using the PPC to Initiate the Data Logging Process • Tap the START button on the Pocket PC to initiate the data logging process • Note: The is a slight delay (3-5) seconds as the software sets up the procedure. Watch the PPC and wait for the STOP WATCH to begin before closing the carriage on the heater
Using the PPC to STOP the Data Logging Process • Follow the prescribed methods to heat, fuse and cool the pipe. • Once the pipe fusion processes are complete; Tap the STOP button on the PPC to complete the data logging process. Note: Always stop logging before opening the carriage. Otherwise, an unintended change in pressure will be introduced at the end of the joint report graph
Downloading the Joint Report into the Pocket PC • Once you have confirmed the STOP command, a dialog box will appear that shows that “Logging stopped” • Next the program will automatically begin the process of downloading the joint report into the PPC. Note: Do not turn-off the DataLogger® or the Pocket PC until the download is complete.
Reading and Analyzing Data 1a. 1b. • The joint report will be displayed upon the completion of the download. • 1a and 1b presents information related to the joint, e.g. date, joint number, operator, etc. • 2 presents the front end plot which shows the shift-sequence into the soak cycle. The summary plot shows the entire fusion process from end-to-end. 2. Return to Index
Reading and Analyzing Data Joint Made Using Improper Procedure • The Front-end Plots shows the result of a fusion that was made incorrectly. The plot highlights the occurrence of a bad shift sequence. The plot indicates that the pressure dropped off too slowly • The Summary Plot shows that the rest of the processes followed were OK. Unfortunately the joint is bad due to the incorrect shift sequence, it will need to be cut out
Reading and Analyzing Data Joint Made Using Proper Procedure • The Front-end Plot shows the result of a fusion that was made correctly. The plot indicates that the pressure dropped off Correct • The Summary Plot shows that the rest of the processes followed were OK.
Trouble Shooting • Bluetooth Connection • iPAQ power-up • DL-3PPC Program Return to Index
Com-Port Setting • If the PPC indicates that Bluetooth is turned on; you should check these setting to ensure that the communications between the PPC and the DataLogger is set to the correct COM port (COM6)
Trouble ShootingThe Bluetooth® Radio Communications Check to see if the Pocket Pc Bluetooth® radio is turned on... The HP iPAQ rx 3115 Pocket PC has a Blue LED on the top left corner, it should be lit and the wireless icon should appear in the lower right corner of the screen (circled in red). If the Bluetooth® radio is not on perform the following steps: A. Tap Start > iPAQ Wireless B. Tap on the Bluetooth® icon to turn it on C. The operation is complete, Bluetooth is turned on Display Screens Display Screens
Bluetooth Off Return to “Trouble Shooting BT” slide A B
Steps To Follow ToRestore the McElroy DL3-PPC Program a. • Tap on Start to display the main menu • Install the DL-3 PPC application (program) • Tap Programs tab > File Explorer • Tap on the Pocket PC Icon next to My Documents (Green Arrow) • When the drop down menu appears, tap on My Device • Tap on the SD Card or Storage Card • Tap on the PPC Setup Files folder • Tap on the DL-3 PPC Setup file to install the program • The setup program will run automatically and display the installation progress Display Screen Display Screen b. c. Display Screen d. Display Screen e. Display Screen f. Display Screen
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Return to “Date & Time” slide First Tap Start. B.
Return to “Steps” slide c. & d.