Automated online documentation for flowmeters

03 June 2014

Litre Meter has introduced a new electronic documentation system that uses a combination of QR codes and mobile technology to deliver quick access to flowmeter information on the fly.

Because QR codes have greater storage capacity than a standard barcode they are ideal for product tracking, item identification, time tracking and document management.
Details of each meter which the company supplies as part of a single project – for example, all the meters supplied for a particular chemical injection skid – will be held at a unique URL. The website will include all the relevant documentation for each meter including calibration certificates, PMI certificates and material certificates as well as specifications, manuals and instructions.
The address of the website is printed on a chemical-resistant and wear-resistant label securely attached to each meter. The label also carries a QR code linking to the website which will make it easy for service personnel on site to call up all the documentation on a smart phone by simply pointing it at the label.
 "The QR code points to a unique URL for each project. It includes purchase order numbers, works orders and all the relevant product documentation. Engineers can quickly identify the exact product and materials,” said Charles Wemyss, Litre Meter CEO.  "Swift identification is vital to minimise downtime during maintenance or flowmeter replacement in order to maintain flow assurance and reduce the costs of taking production offline."

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