Capturing field measurements on paper can be messy and arduous. If you’re like me, your handwriting is terrible, the results are illegible, which leads to difficulty reading the form when you’re back in the office.
By plugging your field measurement data into a mobile app, you will evade this issue completely. The time spent interpreting your handwriting will be better spent doing tasks that are less administrative and critical to your job. To help you capture data effectively, Obzervr uses a couple of different field measurement types commonly seen on conventional paper forms. They are:
Field measurement types
- Numeric range – enter a number to the field measurement. You will notice that the number will turn green if your value is in the preconfigured acceptable range and red is outside the range. A red value is an exceedance and will alert the Obzervr Manager. This is an intuitive way for you to know if the measure you’ve just recorded is within a normal range. By providing a range of acceptable field measurement, it prompts users to check their measurement or act proactively. These field measurements use a Unit of Measurement (UOM), upper and lower boundary value. i.e. pH (from 1 – 14) or 240V AC UPS Inverter 11BRU10 (from 0 – 100%)
- Tiles – select the box to choose your answer i.e. Underfloor area ventilation fans running. i.e. OK or NOT OK.
- Drop downs – select your answer from the list of options i.e. Reason field measures not taken.
- Date – add a date for the field measurement i.e. Installation date
- Time – add a time for the field measurement i.e. SCADA panel time
- Notes – write a description for your observation i.e. Local Bore Name or Property Name
- Signature/Drawing – useful for instances where you need to sign-off that you’ve completed the work i.e. Control room sign-off
- Photos – located in the header of the all the field measurements. Check out ‘Take Photos with Obzervr Capture’ for more information.
- Comments – located in the bottom corner of all field measurements
- Date and timestamp – located at the bottom of the field measurement to record when the measurement is captured. If you make a change to the field measurement, the new date and time will be recorded.
Add field measurements
Is your list missing a field measurement? You can add a field measurement to the list by selecting the green plus button (on Android). This will allow you to add a pre-configured field measurement to your list.
Take a look at the video below to get a full idea of all the field measurements at your disposal and how to use them on a Windows 10 device:
And that’s how you capture field measurements with Obzervr!