The main purpose of the system is to: (a) computerise the laboratories improving sample analysis and overall management, (b) monitor and effluent quality, (c) ensure procedural measures (d) produce reports for regulatory compliance and (e) improve quality and ensure quick emergency action in case of contamination.
Monitoring & Control System
Logging/ Metering: The system allows for data collection in various ways, including the use of a web-portal for field data capture. The user can manage the quality, logs and maintenance records through one solution. The field crews to perform a wide variety of quality and maintenance related operational tasks as required.
Response: The system compares readings/measurements to Water Quality Standards raises alarms for various purposes and initiates predefined activities.
Data Processing: The system filters, processes raw readings and gives the user the ability to correct/ append readings and generate corrected continuous records.
LIMS (Laboratory Management Information system)
Workflows /Procedures: The system supports (1) Sample Receipt and distribution to the labs, (2) Sample-related data entry, (3) Results and Analysis-related data entry, (4) Data validation, (5) Reporting and Exporting for data
Standards: The system is configured in line with ISO 17025, focusing on the competencies of Analytical Laboratories and the traceability of data, leading to laboratories accreditation.
Functionality: Main functions include: (1) Laboratory management functionality, (2) Samples management, (3) Registering sub-samples, (4) Scheduling of sample collection, (5) Inventory and equipment management, (6) Workload management, (7) Recording and handling incidents and abnormalities, (8) Data capture of lab testing results either manually or automatically from instruments, (9) Data analysis and structuring of samples, (10) Data reporting in user or regulatory defined formats
Water Quality Monitoring System
Data entities: The system includes (1) Quality Parameters, (2) Quality Standards, (3) Standard Analyses, (4) Sampling/Monitoring Points, (5) Samples: Group of measurements taken under a specific protocol, (6) Measurements. Samples are also grouped in terms of Projects and Laboratories
Integration to Technical Systems: The system is fully integrated to the Utility’s GIS system so that all the monitoring points and quality records could be geographically referenced
Importing/Exporting Data: The system supports importing measurements in different formats and includes pre-configurable templates for easy uploading/ exporting of data.
LIMS Integration: The system can be linked with any LIMS for direct transfer of laboratory results
Quality Analysis: Functions include: (1) Information requirements and objectives, (2) Sampling programs, (3) Sampling methodology, (4) Laboratory and field analysis, (5) Quality assurance and quality control procedures, (6) Statistical analysis and interpretation, (7) Reporting and dissemination of information
Quality Operations: The operator can monitor and control the sampling post-process by instigating re-sampling on failed parameters, maintenance requests or ordering of new samples.
Data Analysis & Reporting: Includes: (1) Descriptive Statistics, (2) Analysis of data distributions, (3) Comparison to Water quality standards and indices, (4) Comparisons & associations of data sets, (5) Time series analysis, (6) Process Control Analysis, (7) Data Evaluation, (8) Incident reporting/ tracking for quality failures, (9) Industrial Effluent compliance and (10) Management Reports.