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Electronic Data Collection and Analysis System



Electronic Data Collection and Analysis System


Yin Foo, Des; Foley, Margaret


E-Publications; PublicationNT; E-Books; Report ; 39/1992




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Power and Water Authority

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Technical Report WRD92039 Viewed at 15:07:17 on 29/07/2010 Page 73 of 192. (tv) staffing . .1\. staffinQ need in addition to the current levels in the groun:i'water monitoring and test pumping areas is identified in the workshop/testing area. However, this need is considered only to be on an intermittent basis and may be met by integrating ex:Lsting instrument workshop staff or deployment of other staff within the organisation. The need will also depend on the network size (for remote site logging) and ultimately the performance of the equipment. (v) cost In terms of hardware, the equipment required in the short term includes seven Cherryville loggers with 11indata transducers. Fi ve loggers are recommended for remote site system evaluation and two for test pumping observation bores. An approximate cost of purchasing seven wi thtransducecrs is $18,000, and the installing five in the field is $3,000. costs associated with workshop Cherryville loggers additional cost of establishment and documentation of procedures will involve an estimated 400 man hours equivalEmt to a cost of $16,000. The cost of maintenance of this equipment is estimated to be in the order of 10% of its capital value on an annual basis. In terms of the recolTI.lllended (interim) suite of equipment, this represents approximately ~;2300 annually. 4.4.": Training The following aspects should be considered in establishing a programme of staff training. (i) Subject Matter Experience orientated with personnel involved in this and other computer data collection projects has indicated that computing knowledge is essential in order to facilitate accurate and :::eliable data retrieval. An understanding of compu.ting protocol (eg. DOS) v/ill enhance the development of confidence to utilise the available equipment and enable in