A new tablet-based assessment approach is being developed to help meter inspectors conduct higher quality assessments. Training to support the new approach is also being provided, with the first training session already attracting participants from around the world.
“The new approach will not only improve the quality and consistency of meter inspections in the field, it will also help extend NEL’s international reach in flow measurement consultancy,” says Alick MacGillivray, Senior Consultant.
In developing the new assessment approach, staff at NEL developed digital, interactive checklists that are displayed on a tablet PC. These will be used by local TÜV SÜD staff for flow measurement inspection activities in different parts of the world, including the Middle East and Far East. The development of the new approach has been driven by the need to improve how flow measurement inspections are done.
The inspection and auditing of instrumentation is an important component in maintaining the quality of measurement systems. As an aid to performing a comprehensive inspection, many organisations make use of measurement checklists for each recognised meter type. NEL’s new tablet-based method will replace the outmoded approach of using a clip-board and pencil whilst also adding enhanced functionality and ease of use.
The training of the first batch of users is due to take place in the middle of the year. The training will comprise a two-week course that will be a balance of class-room-based and practical training in meter assessments. Ten people will be trained, with participants from a variety of countries and regions, including Malaysia, Spain and the Middle East. NEL will also provide on-going technical support to inspection staff.
For more information, contact Alick MacGillivray.