Sample Points & Collection Tasks

Oilography™ manages sample collection scheduling by either individual points or as a collection task. Each sample may be assigned a collection interval and samples due or overdue for collection are identified by the program.

Often a large facility will establish a group of samples which are to be collected on the same interval and are physically or functionally related. In Oilography™, these groups are called tasks.

Tasks may be based on functional areas:
  • Utilities
  • Production line 1
  • Production line 2
  • Packaging

Or based on strategic intervals such as:
  • Monthly samples
  • Quarterly samples
  • Bi-annual samples

An Oilography™ task will auto generate based on the assigned schedule. Once a task is started, the user may track the progress of sample points in the task as:
  • Sampled
  • At lab
  • Received
  • Reviewed
  • Skipped

Click Report Icon to review data report.

Once all samples points have been reviewed or skipped, the task may be closed and a task summary report is generated.

Sample Collection

Oilography™ provides a list of samples to be collected. Oilography proves a temporary alias for each sample point such as A1, A2... which may be written on the bottle. Oilography will also provide a printed bottle label that contains a barcode to simplify lab data entry.

Once samples are collected, the "Collected" status is shown for the task in the progress screen.

Samples at Lab

Oilography™ provides a list of all samples at the lab that do not have a completed analysis report.

Plant/Consultant Review

When each sample's analysis is completed by the lab, the results are automatically transmitted to Oilography™. Oilography may be setup where all samples returned are presented as unreviewed, or the user may specify that normal samples do not require a plant review while samples in alarm will be posted for review.

Analysis Results & Reports

The analysis report allows comments to be entered by the lab or the plant analyst. Each comment allows the attachment of a linked document. This feature permits the addition an analysis test such as ferrography reports and photographs.

Printing & Emailing Reports

After samples have been sumbitted to Oilography™, the results can easily be printed or emailed individually. Users can also print and email a group of reports after performing a search.

Printing Reports:

From the Control Panel, click the Report Icon . The report will open in a seperate window. Follow the browser print options to complete the print.

To print a group of reports, the user must preform a search. From the search result window, click the in the upper right corner of the search window. (see figure below)

Email Reports:

Click the Email Icon . Fill out the required information fields. User can choose to email a Tango™ version or a PDF version of the Report. To email a group of reports, the user must preform a search. From the search result window, click the in the upper right corner of the search window. (see figure below)

Integration with Tango™

Oilography™ may be combined with the Tango™ Reliability Information Management system to provide integration with other condition monitoring technologies, problem reporting, work order tracking, and equipment specific histories. Integrating Oilography™ with Tango allows your oil analysis program to become an integral part of a plant-wide condition based maintenance program.