McElroy has released the DataLogger 6 update 1.15, which allows users to document and analyse more data from their job sites.
Version 1.15 features McElroy Optimized Cooling for the reduction of minimum cool time through a new, ASTM F2620 compliant formula. It also enables the capture of pressure tests in the field.
The company partnered with the University of Tulsa on procedures for cooling, the longest step in the fusion process, to determine the appropriate amount of time it takes to cool the centre of the pipe, as well as conducting its own extensive testing.
McElroy chief innovation officer Jim Johnston said: “As a manufacturer, we have always looked at ways to optimize our equipment and now we’re optimising the fusion procedure itself.”
McElroy Optimized Cooling minimises the cool time using a formula that tracks the ambient temperature, pipe temperature, weather conditions, heat soak time and pipe wall thickness for each joint. This procedure results in time savings for the entire fusion process by saving days or weeks on the job.
Johnston said: “This will be very useful for our customers who value productivity and would like to increase their output.”
Most pressure tests carried out in the field are either monitored and recorded manually or use antiquated technologies. The DataLogger 6 features a guided workflow for documenting pressure test details, as well as a digital graph of the process. These test reports will also be stored along with all of the joint reports from job sites in the McElroy Vault. The complete report for the job is kept safe and backed up.