Data that can improve operational insights exists throughout your operations but much of this data can only be collected manually. Traditionally, manual data is collected via paper reports. But paper based data collection, by its nature, greatly limits data adoption and integration and frequently introduces data errors. PI Manual Logger from OSIsoft gives you a flexible and affordable tool for digitally collecting manual data and seamlessly combining it with your other, automated, instrumented PI System data to expand the value and usability of all your data.
PI Manual Logger provides a comprehensive solution for collecting a full array of manual data from field inspections to lab values to safety inspections to temperatures to valve positions to barcodes and beyond.
With PI Manual Logger, all your various data collections schedules into dynamic, highly logical, tours that prompt operators to enter the right data, at the right time, and optimizes data collection routes.
Integrated SOPs, customizable instructions, and drop down selection help educate operators on what information to collect (and how) while also improving data quality.
Built-in error checks help ensure data accuracy.
PI Manual Logger can collect data via user PCs, tablets, handheld data loggers and more so each piece of manual data throughout your enterprise – from gauge readings to lab values – can be collected efficiently with the optimum tool.
Barcode/RFID scans can be recorded as data values or used to navigate data collection.
Data collection isn’t limited by network availability. With PI Manual Logger data can be collected while disconnected from the network and later delivered it to the PI Server when network access is available. .
Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), a contractor for DOE, manages the Hanford Site Tank Farms, home of the largest volume of radioactive and chemical waste in the United States. The site is under close regulatory scrutiny and must comply with strict environmental regulations. To improve its reporting capabilities and compliance efforts, WRPS needed better visibility into operations across the facilities. It chose the OSIsoft PI System™ to upgrade and integrate its legacy systems into a central automated repository, resulting in more reliable data, easier access and reporting for better-informed decision making. With a significant portion of the data needing to be manually collected, PI Manual Logger provided WRPS with a way to replace handwritten field reports and effectively capture and integrate non-automated data.