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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 90 of 192. 8. CONCLUSIONS The long ':.erm goal for improvement and provision of more cost effective data is best achieved with the use and development of electronic technology. This will result in an improvement in accuracy and reliability of data measurement, elimination of transcription errors and a reduction in labour intensity whil" requiring little extra effort in catering for its acquisition. A system of electronic data acquisition, processing, retention and analysis is therefore under scrutiny in order to develop a streamlined approach. This system provides digitcll data forms which allow efficient storage for the increasing data base and ease of retrieval. The data may then be directly utilised as computer input 'tlith a minimum of manipulation. A project was thus established to platform the construction 0:: a data logging and analysis system which was compatible throughout. It necessitated a three stage process including and data the development of data acquisition, data processing retention systems. The work culminated in the following specification in terms of recommended integration and operational requirements and a specification to tender for equipment supply. format, hardware The initial phase examined available electronic equipment to form an operational system facilitating the acquisition of data from test pumping situations and regional water level moni tors. Three systems were recommended for a trialling process (i) Mindata system consisting of a Hindata 3600 six input logger (4 analogue, 2 digital), Mindata pressure transducers (lxl Om and lx20m range) I Hindata barometric pressure transducer and a discharge monitor based on piezometric measurement translated to flow rate. a Torrens Logger with four (ii) Torrens system based on analogue inputs with two pressure transducers, a