LevelLog manuals
LevelLog manuals
Contents
Product manual
1 LevelLog application software
1.1Installation
1.2 Starting up
1.3 Login screen
1.4 Employ screen and Admin screen
1.4.1 Header bar
1.4.2 Functions Employ screen
1.4.3 Functies Admin screen
1.4.4 Presentation and navigation
1.5 Help texts
2 Employ
2.1 Acces rights
2.2Organisation
2.2.1 Entering information
2.2.2 Export datafile
2.3Area
2.3.1 Entering information
2.3.2 Standard parameters
2.3.3 Export datafile
2.4 Measure well
2.4.1 Entering information
2.4.2 LevelLog unit code
2.4.3 Measure process
2.4.4 Location parameters
2.4.5 PIN and PUK codes
2.4.6 Software upload
2.4.7 Reference values
2.4.8 Geo locatie
2.4.9 Data buffer
2.4.10Date/Tmed
2.4.11 Battery status
2.4.12 Hardware information
2.4.13 Readiness status
2.4.14 Define measure well
2.4.15 Set measure well
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2.4.16Adjust
2.4.17 Measured data
2.4.18 Status data
2.4.19 Logging data
2.4.20Export datafile
2.4.21 DINO number
2.4.22DINO file
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3 Admin
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4 Explanation
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3.1 Roles
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3.2 Users
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3.2.1 Entering user information 47
3.3 Software versions
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3.3.1 Software informatie invulling 50
3.4 Datafile transfer
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3.4.1 Transfer import datafile
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3.4.2 Transfer export organisation 51
3.4.3 Transfer export area
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3.4.4 Transfer export measure well52
3.4.5 Transfer export user
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3.4.6 Transfer export software
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3.5 Data compare
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3.5.1 Data compare transfer items54
3.5.2 Measure well set
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3.5.3Period
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3.5.4 Data item selection
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3.5.5Analysis
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4.2
4.3
4.4
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Database structure
File locations
Standard parameter settings
Measure process
Location parameters
Scenarios related to a LevelLog
PIN and PUK access
Content export datafile
Storage of measure data
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Installation manual
1 Introduction
1.1 Product description
1.2 Supply
Software installation manual
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2 Specification
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3 Use
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3.1Installation
3.2 Setting, adjusting and reading
3.3 Interface operation
3.4 On/off switch
3.5 LED indication
4 Maintenance
4.1Cleanign
4.2 Battery replacement
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5 Service and warranty
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6 Useful tips
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1 Initial installation
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2 Version update MDSW
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1.1 System requirements
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1.2 Installation preparations
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1.3 Installation MDSW (Windows 7 + 8) 91
2.1 Removing MDSW (Windows 7)
2.2 Removing MDSW (Windows 8)
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3 File locations
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Product manual
1 LevelLog application software
The LevelLog MDSW Application (mobile device software) enables you, using a (mobile)
device, to:
• set up a LevelLog database with organisations, areas, measure wells,
users and software and define, change and represent information for each of these
sections
• share, import and export a datafile to exchange information between various users with
various MDSW applications
• upload other software to a LevelLog, set date and time, restrict access and manage the
data buffer
• set up a LevelLog unit with a measure process and location parameters, adjust the LevelLog and perform a single measurement
• read various status data from the LevelLog and present and export them
• keep track of logging data and present and export them
• read measurement data from the LevelLog and present and export them
For some of these functions a connection with a LevelLog is required.
1.1 Installation
The LevelLog MDSW application software is available through the website www.levellog.nl.
It is suitable for desktop PC’s, laptops and tablets using:
• Windows 7 or Windows 8
• 32 bits or 64 bits processors
The installation manual and installation files of the LevelLog MDSW application can be
downloaded. To do this, follow the instructions in the MDSW Installation manual.
By activating the ‘setup’ installation file and answering the questions the LevelLog MDSW
application will be installed on the device concerned. The LevelLog MDSW application
and all related support files will be stored in the folder C:\Program Files ..\Sigmax ..\VRM
LevelLog and for the datafiles (sub)folders will be created under C:\ProgramData\Sigmax ..\
VRM LevelLog .
After successful installation a shortcut to the LevelLog MDSW application with a LevelLog
icon will appear on the desktop.
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1.2 Starting up
The LevelLog MDSW application can be started by activating the LevelLog icon on the
desktop of the device on which the application has been installed. After that the LevelLog
MDSW application will start in a new window with the Login screen, which will be full screen
size by default. The size and position of the LevelLog MDSW application window can be
adjusted.
1.3 Login screen
In the header bar of the Login screen can be activated:
• About:
Information window regarding MDSW version and contact data
• Help:
Access to the manual
• Logout:
Closing the LevelLog MDSW application
A user can get access to the MDSW application by entering a user name and password.
The most recently used user name is shown when opening the Login screen. Only with a
correct combination of user name and password the Login button will enable access. In that
case the MDSW application opens with the Employ screen. An incorrect combination will be
reported by a pop-up message after which a new attempt may be done.
Only a user with ‘administrator’ rights can assign user name and password to a user by
means of an administrative function. If a user has lost his or her password a request shall be
sent to the administrator for a new password.
Before logging in a preferred language can be selected in a menu. The selected language
will affect:
• texts in the MDSW application screens
• texts for the Help function and Manual
After changing the language a restart of the MDSW application is required by closing it in
the header bar of the Login screen and restarting the MDSW application using the LevelLog
icon on the desktop. This will be reported by a pop-up message.
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1.4 Employ screen and Admin screen
The screens have a fixed arrangement, consisting of:
• Header bar
• Column 1 (left) with fixed width
• Column 2 (middle) with fixed width
• Column 3 (right) with variable width
Column 1 (left) is mainly intended to select and navigate. Column 2 (middle) is mainly
intended to represent and select meta data. Column 3 (right) is mainly intended to enter
data, enter commands and represent detailed information.
1.4.1 Header bar
The header bar at the top side of the screen shows:
Left:
The LevelLog logo
Centre:Information regarding communication with a LevelLog (connected)
• With which LevelLog a connection has been or is being made
• Access to a log file with LevelLog communication information
Top right:
The name of the presently logged in user
Bottom right:
A number of general functions that can be selected:
• Employ: Navigate to the Employ screen
• Admin: Navigate to the Admin screen
• About: Information window for MDSW version and contact data
• Help: Access to the manual
• Logout: Closing the LevelLog MDSW application
1.4.2 Functions Employ screen
In the employ screen the authorised user can:
Related to organisations
• Define and remove organisations
• Connect a logo to an organisation
• Connect areas to an organisation
• Export to a datafile data regarding organisations, all areas and measure wells with all
belonging measured data, status data and logging data.
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Related to areas
• Define and remove areas
• Connect maps to an area
• Set standard settings for the area
• Connect measure wells to an area
• Connect and disconnect users to an area
• Export to a datafile data regarding the area and all measure wells with all belonging
measurement data, status data and logging data.
Related to measure wells
• Define and remove measure wells
• Add pictures to a measure well
• Set access rights (a.o. PIN code) for a measure well and upload them to the LevelLog
• Select different software version and send it to the LevelLog
• Read out date and time and set it on the LevelLog
• Read out information regarding hardware-version and battery condition of the LevelLog
• Set and adjust a LevelLog to a measure well
• Set the measure process for a measure well and send it to the LevelLog
• Set the location parameters for a measure well and send them to the LevelLog
• Read out the data buffer status and reset the data buffer in the LevelLog
• Perform a single measurement using the LevelLog
• Read out and represent measurement data from the LevelLog
• Read out and represent status data from the LevelLog
• Add and represent logging data
• Remove measurement data, status data and logging data from the database
• Export to a datafile data regarding the measure well with all belonging measurement
data, status data and logging data.
For many of the above mentioned functions a connection with a LevelLog is not needed.
Without connected LevelLog an authorised user has access to all measurement data, status
data, logging data and other information in the database.
A connection with a LevelLog is required to:
• Send something to a LevelLog like a software upload, a data buffer reset, setting a PIN
code, date and time, measure process and location parameters
• Read out something from a LevelLog like software version, hardware version, battery
condition, data buffer status, data status and measurement data
• Set or adjust a LevelLog, or perform a singular measurement
As soon as there is a connection with a LevelLog, there can be no other measure wells,
areas or organisations selected in column 1. It is however possible to open the admin
screen via the header bar.
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1.4.3 Functions Admin screen
In the admin screen the authorised user can:
Related to users
• Define and remove users
• Connect and disconnect areas to a user
• Assign authorisation, user name and password to a user
Related to software versions
• Define or remove software versions
• Add new software files to an MDSW application for uploading to a LevelLog later
Related to database transfer
• Import a database part with related files
• Export database parts of an entire organisation, area or measure well including all related
files
• Export a database part with user information
• Export a database part regarding software versions, including related files
These functions do not require a LevelLog to be connected.
1.4.4 Presentation and navigation
In column 1 a selection can be made for the different parts (top, centre, bottom). The
selection will be assigned a red background colour. After a selection in column 1 there will
mostly appear information related to this selection in column 2. By re-clicking a selection in
column 1 the selection will be undone.
Column 2 contains information regarding a selection from column 1. This meta-information
consist of a number of items. On the left in column 2 the title of the item is displayed and
on the right more information regarding that item is displayed. If an item in column 2 is
selected it will be assigned a red background colour, and column 3 will show more details
regarding that item, parts can be added or removed, item values can be set or changed
and/or specific functions can be activated.
To the left of an item in column 2 a white indicator shows that this file item does not
yet have an actual content. If an incorrect / improper value is entered in column 3, the
application will give a warning by means of a red text. In some situations the MDSW
application will ask the user in a pop-up window if a specific action is wanted, whether or
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not by deliberately entering a presented approval code.
For some functions that can be activated in column 3, a pop-up window is used to enter
settings, present supporting information and/or present data in the form of tables or
graphs. By double clicking a logo, map or picture in column 3 it will be displayed enlarged
in a pop-up window. All pop-up windows can be resized as you like and can be closed
using the ‘close’ button in the pop-up window or the red cross in the pop-up window
header.
Depending upon the role of the user (administrator, specialist, collector) the MDSW
application will or will not display specific information, provide access to specific sections of
the database and enable the execution of specific functions.
The function keys that require a LevelLog connection are disabled and can not be activated
if no LevelLog is connected. If there is a connection with a specific LevelLog it is not possible to navigate to information and data of another LevelLog.
A long as no executing function is activated the user can do other selections in column 1
or column 2 without any problem. It is also possible to switch freely between the employ
screen and the admin screen by making selections in the header bar.
If a LevelLog is connected while working in the admin screen, the related employ screen is
only opened after the user deliberately selects the employ screen in the header bar.
1.5 Help texts
The Help function in the header bar provides access to the complete manual of the
LevelLog and the LevelLog MDSW application. This will be in the form of a separately
opened Help window that can be closed again by clicking the red cross in the upper right
corner of the Help window.
By activating the Help function in the header bar that part of the manual will be opened
which contains an explanation of the specific function that is active. The Help function can
also be activated by clicking the question mark (?) key within a pop-up window.
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2 Employ
Access to the employ functions by selecting ‘employ’ in the header bar.
The employ functions enable you to define, remove, set, change, activate, monitor, present
and export everything related to organisations, areas and measure wells.
See: Data structure
See: Employ functions
In column 1 (top) an organisation can be selected and the definition of a new organisation
can be started. The meta-information of the selected organisation is shown in column 2
and by default the description of the organisation will show in column 3. After selection
of an item in column 2, column 3 will show specific information about that item with
possibilities to change things and/or activate functions.
In column 1 (centre) an area of the selected organisation can be selected and the definition
of a new area can be started. The meta-information about the selected area will be shown
in column 2 and by default the description of the area will show in column 3. After selection
of an item in column 2, column 3 will show specific information about that item with
possibilities to change things and/or activate functions.
In column 1 (bottom) a measure well of the selected area can be selected and the definition
of a new measure well can be started. The meta-information about the selected measure
well will be shown in column 2 and by default access to the measurement data of that
measure well will show in column 3. After selection of an item in column 2, column 3 will
show specific information about that item with possibilities to change things and/or activate
functions.
A number of functions that require a connection with a LevelLog can only be activated if a
LevelLog is connected. If a LevelLog is connected, the user has no access to the information
of measure wells other than the measure well that is connected to the LevelLog.
2.1 Access rights
Every user has reading rights for all information regarding organisations, areas and measure
wells, including measurement data, status data and logging data; however, a user acting
as a ‘collector’ has access only to the measure wells of an area that has been linked to that
user.
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The authorisations to enter, change or delete information as well as the authorisations to
use specific functions depend upon the role that has been assigned to that user, taking into
account the areas that have been linked to that user.
• Administrator:
All employ functions
• Specialist:
All employ functions of areas linked to the specialist as user, except
defining, setting and deleting of organisations, defining and deleting
areas
• Collector:
Only within areas linked to the collector as user; collecting and
monitoring status data and measurement data, executing a singular
measurement and adding and monitoring logging data, setting
date/time, reading the battery condition, access to the data buffer as
well as exporting measurement data, status data and logging data
to a datafile and importing and exporting database parts.
2.2 Organisation
Entity having one or multiple areas, each with one or multiple measure wells.
An organisation is described by organisation Information and can be assigned a logo.
If you perform administrator activities yourself, then only one organisation will suffice. If
a third party is administrator for several organisations, then multiple organisations will be
required.
2.2.1 Entering information
Function in the employ screen to:
• Define and remove organisations
• Add a logo to an organisation
• Link areas to an organisation
• Export data regarding the organisation, all areas and measure wells with all belonging
measurement data, status data and logging data to a datafile
In column 1 (top) an organisation can be selected and the definition of a new organisation
can be started. The meta-information of the selected organisation is shown in column 2
and by default the description of the organisation will show in column 3. After selection of
an item in column 2, column 3 will show specific information about that item with possibilities to change things and/or activate functions.
To define a new organisation select ‘+Organisation’ in column 1. A definition cycle will
start in column 2 that can be aborted. An organisation has been defined when at least the
‘Name’ has been set.
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Organisation information:
• Column 2 (left):
Title of the specific item
• Column 2 (right):
Available information box for the specific item
• White indicator left: Indicator to show that no information has been entered yet
Setting or changing organisation information:
• Select in column 2
• More information and entering or changing in column 3
Function keys in column 3:
• Edit:
Change the item
• Add:
Add a logo
• Approve:
Accept the changed item
• Cancel: No changes to the item
• Delete: Remove the logo or the entire organisation
Organisation information items
• Name:
• Description:
• Logo:
• Areas:
• Measurement data:
• Last update:
Name of the organisation (free text, unique, mandatory)
Additional information about the organisation (free text, optional)
Logo of the organisation ( jpg file, optional)
Areas linked to the organisation (editable, optional)
Possibility to export data to a datafile (optional)
User and date/time of last modification of one of the items
All organisation information items are editable, except for the ‘Last update’ items.
In those fields the related user and the date/time are completed automatically. An
organisation ‘Name’ already in use will not be accepted. An organisation, including all
related organisation information, can be removed using the function ‘delete’ followed by a
confirmation.
A logo can be added to the organisation by using the ‘add’ function and opening a jpgfile containing the desired logo. The logo is shown but will be saved only after clicking
‘approve’. A logo can be removed using the function ‘delete’.
To an Organisation no, one or multiple areas can be linked. Column 2 (right) shows the
number at the item areas, column 3 (after selection in column 2) shows all areas linked to
that organisation. Through column 3 areas can be linked to an organisation using the ‘edit’
function. Subsequently you may select the respective areas and click ‘approve’.
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2.2.2 Export datafile
The LevelLog MDSW application offers the possibility to export a selection of the measured
data, status data and logging data of all measure wells linked to an organisation to a datafile for further processing and analysis.
After selecting the item ‘Measured data’ in column 2 at organisation information, column 3
will offer the possibility (through a pop/up window) to select the information from the database of the MDSW LevelLog application to be exported to a datafile.
• Select the data to be exported in a selection menu:
• Only measured data of measure wells
• Measured data and status data of measure wells
• Measured data, status data and logging data of measure wells
• Enter a time frame:
• From:
Date + time
• To:
Date + time
• Indicate the folder and filename of the file to which the data from the database will be
exported. You can do this by clicking the empty box behind ‘File name’ after which a
window will be opened.
• Select ‘Export’. The status of the export process will be shown (busy; ready).
The data will be exported to a datafile in CSV-format. The file can be opened in
Windows and saved as for example an Excel file. In addition to the selected measured
data, status data and logging data the available meta-information will be added about
the specific organisation, the areas of that organisation and the measure wells linked to all
those areas.
See also: Contents Export Datafile
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2.3 Area
A geographical area with one or multiple measure wells linked to a specific organisation. An
area is described by area Information, has Default Settings and can be assigned maps.
To an area multiple users can be linked.
2.3.1 Entering information
Function in the employ screen to:
• Define and remove areas
• Add maps to an area
• Enter default settings for an area
• Link measure wells to an area
• Link and remove users to/from an area
• Export data regarding the area and all measure wells with all belonging measurement
data, status data and logging data to a datafile
In column 1 (centre) an area can be selected and the definition of a new area can be
started. The meta-information of the selected area is shown in column 2 and by default the
description of the organisation will show in column 3. After selection of an item in column 2,
column 3 will show specific information about that item with possibilities to change things
and/or activate functions.
To enter a new organisation select ‘+Area’ in column 1. A definition cycle will start in column
3 that can be aborted. An area has been defined when at least the ‘Name’, ‘Administrator’,
‘Default PIN code’, ‘Default Measure Process’ and ‘Default Location Parameters’ have been
set and a ‘user’ has been linked to the area.
Area information:
• Column 2 (left):
Title of the specific item
• Column 2 (right):
Available information box for the specific item
• White indicator left: Indicator to show that no information has been entered yet
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Setting or changing area information:
• Select in column 2
• More information and entering or changing in column 3
Function keys in column 3:
• Edit:
Change the item
• Add:
Add a map
• Approve:
Accept the changed item
• Cancel: No changes to the item
• Delete: Remove the logo or the entire area
Area information items
• Name:
Name of the area (free text, unique, mandatory)
• Description:
Additional information about the area (free text, optional)
• Organisation:
Name of the organisation to which the area has been linked (not editable)
• Maps:
Maps added to the area ( jpg files, optional)
• Administrator:
Name of the administrator of the area (selectable, mandatory)
• Std PIN code:
Default PIN code for that area (adjustable, mandatory)
• Std Measureprocess:Default measure process for that area (adjustable, mandatory)
• Std Locationparam.: Default location parameters for that area (adjustable, mandatory)
• Users:
Users linked to an area (editable, mandatory)
• Measure wells:
Measure wells linked to the area (editable, mandatory)
• Measurement data: Possibility to export data to a datafile (optional)
• Last update:
User and date/time of last modification of one of the items
All area information items are editable, except for the ‘organisation’ and ‘Last update’ items.
In the ‘Last update’ field the related user and the date/time are completed automatically. An
area ‘Name’ already in use will not be accepted. An area, including all related area information, can be removed using the function ‘delete’ followed by a confirmation.
To an area multiple maps can be added by repeatedly selecting the function ‘Add’ and
opening a jpg file with the desired map. The maps are shown but will be saved only after
clicking ‘Approve’. To remove a map select it first, then click on ‘Delete’ and click on ‘Approve’.
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To an area one or multiple users can be linked. A users not linked to a specific area has
no information about or access to measure wells in that area. Column 2 (right) shows the
number and column 3 (after selection in column 2) shows all users linked to that area.
Through column 3 users can be linked to or removed from an area using the ‘edit’ function.
Subsequently you may select the respective users and click ‘approve’.
To an area no, one or multiple measure wells can be linked. Column 2 (right) shows the
number at the item measure wells, column 3 (after selection in column 2) shows all measure
wells linked to that area. Through column 3 measure wells can be linked to an organisation
using the ‘edit’ function. Subsequently you may select the respective measure wells and click
‘approve’.
2.3.2 Standard parameters
For an area a number of default settings can be entered. These will be used as default
values for the settings of the LevelLogs on the measure wells belonging to that area.
When defining an area the MDSW application shows system default values; these can be
adjusted as desired by the user using the ‘edit’ function.
PIN code
System default value:
• PIN code: 0000
Measure process
The following processes can be selected:
• No measurement: the LevelLog does not perform any measurements
• Measure with intervals: the Levellog performs measurements between an adjustable
starting time and end time with an adjustable interval
• Measure with intervals during period: the LevelLog performs measurements between
an adjustable starting time and end time with an adjustable interval, during an editable
period 1, after which the LevelLog will not measure during an editable period 2, after which
measurements are resumed during period 1 etcetera, until the end time has been reached
• Test measurement: the LevelLog performs measurements between an adjustable starting
time and end time with an adjustable interval, without input securities and with a small
measuring interval
Depending upon the selection made, various related parameters can be set. A measuring
interval small than 1 minute is not accepted for standard parameters for an area. See also:
Measure process.
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System default values:
• Measure process: No measurement
• Measuring range:
• Measure interval:
• From:
• Until:
• Enable period:
• Disable period:
Standard
4 hours
Actual date; 00:00 hr
Actual date; 00:00 hr
24 hrs
24 hrs
Location parameters
During installation of a LevelLog to a measure well a number of location dependent
parameters must be set to enable correct measurements and correct level calculations.
These location parameters can be similar for a complete area, like:
• Tube diameter
• Soil composition (most frequent)
• Average year temperature over the past years
• Amplitude year temperature cycle (50% top-top)
• Week number usually having the highest temperature of the year
The latter three parameters can not easily be determined on site, so when defining a
new measure well it is wise that those parameters are represented as initial values from
the standard area values. The website www.levellog.nl provides recommendations for
appropriate values by region for these three parameters.
For the other location parameters it is best to select the system default value because they
will differ per measure well and can easily be determined on site. This concerns:
• Position of tube adapter top related to ground level
• Distance between tube adapter top and ground level
• Distance between tube adapter top and first tube perforation (unperforated tube length)
• Local soil covering
See also: Location parameters
System default values:
• Position tube adapter top:
• Distance to ground level:
• Length unperforated tube:
• Tube diameter:
• Soil covering:
• Soil composition:
Above ground level
0 cm
0m
Unknown
Light vegetation / covering
Dense sand
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• Average year temperature: 10 °C
• Amplitude year temp. cycle: 8 °C
• Week number highest temp: 30
2.3.3 Export datafile
The LevelLog MDSW application offers the possibility to export a selection of the measured
data, status data and logging data of all measure wells linked to an area to a datafile for
further processing and analysis.
After selecting the item ‘Measured data’ in column 2 at area information, column 3 will offer
the possibility (through a pop/up window) to select the information from the database of
the MDSW LevelLog application to be exported to a datafile.
• Select the data to be exported in a selection menu:
• Only measured data of measure wells
• Measured data and status data of measure wells
• Measured data, status data and logging data of measure wells
• Enter a time frame:
• From:
Date + time
• To:
Date + time
• Indicate the folder and filename of the file to which the data from the database will be
exported. You can do this by clicking the empty box behind ‘File name’ after which a
window will be opened.
• Select ‘Export’. The status of the export process will be shown (busy; ready).
The data will be exported to a datafile in CSV-format. The file can be opened in
Windows and saved as for example an Excel file. In addition to the selected measured
data, status data and logging data the available meta-information will be added about the
specific measure well, the specific areas and organisation.
See also: Contents Export Datafile
2.4 Measure well
Measuring well with a LevelLog in the specific area linked to an organisation.
A measure well is described by measure well information, including actual Settings for that
measure well, and pictures can be added to a unit. Each measure well has measure data,
Status data and Logging data.
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2.4.1 Entering information
Function in the employ screen to:
• Define and remove measure wells
• Add pictures to a measure well
• Set access rights (a.o. PIN code) for a measure well and send them to the LevelLog
• Select different software version and send it to the LevelLog
• Read out date and time and set it on the LevelLog
• Read out information regarding hardware-version and battery condition of the LevelLog
• Set and adjust a LevelLog to a measure well
• Set the measure process for a measure well and send it to the LevelLog
• Set the location parameters for a measure well and send them to the LevelLog
• Read out the data buffer status and reset the data buffer in the LevelLog
• Perform a single measurement using the LevelLog
• Read out and represent measurement data from the LevelLog
• Read out and represent status data from the LevelLog
• Add and represent logging data
• Remove measurement data, status data and logging data from the database
• Export to a datafile data regarding the measure well with all belonging measurement
data, status data and logging data.
For many of the above mentioned functions a connection with a LevelLog is not needed.
Without connected LevelLog an authorised user has access to all measurement data, status
data, logging data and other information in the database.
A connection with a LevelLog is required to:
• Send something to a LevelLog like a software upload, a data buffer reset, setting a PIN
code, date and time, measure process and location parameters
• Read out something from a LevelLog like software version, hardware version, battery
condition, data buffer status, data status and measurement data
• Set or adjust a LevelLog, or perform a singular measurement
In column 1 (bottom) a measure well can be selected and the definition of a new measure
well can be started. The meta-information about the selected measure well will be shown
in column 2 and by default a summary of the most recent status data and a simple table
with the most recent measured level data will show in column 3. After selection of an item
in column 2, column 3 will show specific information about that item with possibilities to
change things and/or activate functions.
To enter a new measure well select ‘+measure well’ in column 1. A definition cycle will start
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in column 3 for setting Identification, PIN code, measure process and location parameters
that can be aborted. For PIN code, measure process and location parameters by default the
standard settings are shown of the area to which the measure well has been linked.
A measure well has been defined when at least the ‘Identification’ has been set.
Measure well information:
• Column 2 (left):
Title of the specific item
• Column 2 (right):
Available information box for the specific item
• White indicator left: Indicator to show that no information has been entered yet
Setting or changing measure well information:
• Select in column 2
• More information and entering or changing in column 3
General function keys in column 3:
• Edit:
Change the item
• Add:
Add a picture
• Approve:
Accept the changed item
• Cancel: No changes to the item
• Delete: Remove the logo or the entire measure well
Beside the general function keys there are special function keys that will be explained at the
specific measure well item.
Measure well information items
• Identification:
• Unit code:
• Readiness:
• Measurement data:
• Status data:
• Logging data:
• DINO number:
• Geo location:
• Reference levels:
• Drilling depth:
• Filter position:
• Surroundings info:
• Well info:
• Pictures:
• Well drilling:
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measure well identification (free text, unique, mandatory)
Unique code by LevelLog (16 characters, not editable)
LevelLog readiness (defined/set/adjusted, changeable)
Read, present and export measurement data
Read and present LevelLog status data
Add, remove and present logging data
DINO location number and well number (specific, editable, optional)
Geo coordinates (GPS and RD) (specific, editable, optional)
NAP ref. of measure well and ground level (editable, optional)
Depth of measure well drilling (number, optional)
Position of filter in measure well (numbers, optional)
More information about the surroundings (free text, optional)
More information about the measure well (free text, optional)
Pictures related to measure well and/or surroundings ( jpg, optional)
Date/time of installing the measure well (editable, optional)
• Unit installation:
• PIN code:
ate/time of first setting of measure well by LevelLog (automatically)
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Setting PIN code and access limitations (editable, optional)
• Measure process: Measure process for that measure well (editable, mandatory)
• Location parameters:Location parameters for that measure well (editable, mandatory)
• Software version:Actual software version and downloaded new LevelLog software
(editable)
• Hardware version: Information about hardware items (not editable)
• Battery status:
Current battery condition (read only)
• Date/time:
Read and set Date/Time of LevelLog (adjustable)
• Data buffer status: Actual information about data buffer in LevelLog
(read only, resettable)
• Last contact:
User and date/time of last contact with LevelLog
• Last update:
User and date/time of last adjustment of one of the items
All measure well information items are editable, except the items ‘Unit code’, ‘Unit
installation’, ‘Hardware version’, ‘Last contact’ and ‘Last update’.
Item ‘Unit code’ will be completed after a first successful contact with the LevelLog.
Item ‘Unit installation’ will be completed after a first successful setting of the LevelLog.
Within the items ‘Last contact’ and ‘Last update’ the specific user and date/time will be
completed automatically.
An measure well ‘Identification’ already in use will not be accepted. A measure well,
including all related information, measured data, status data and logging data, can be
removed using the function ‘delete’ followed by a confirmation.
To a measure well multiple pictures can be added by repeatedly using the ‘add’ function
and opening a jpg file with the desired picture. Pictures will be shown but will be saved only
after ‘approve’ has been clicked. To delete a picture, select it first and then click ‘remove’
and ‘approve’.
Surroundings information, Well information, Well drilling, Drilling depth and Filter position
are optionally editable measure well information items.
2.4.2 LevelLog unit code
Each LevelLog unit has a unique unit code encrypted in its electronics. As soon as a
LevelLog is connected to a measure well in a setting cycle, this unit code is stored in the
database of that specific measure well and will be shown in column 2 under measure well
information.
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After selection of the item unit code in column 2 for a measure well, column 3 will show the
unit code with the possibility to disconnect the LevelLog from the measure well using the
function ‘Detach’.
Disconnecting a LevelLog is recommended if that LevelLog unit is removed from a measure
well and will be used elsewhere. It is wise to export the available measured data from the
LevelLog to a datafile.
A unit code consists of 16 characters. These will be added to all measured data, status data
and logging data. If several LevelLog units have been used at a specific measure well, this
can be seen from the unit codes in the information in the database.
2.4.3 Measure process
In a measure process you can define how a LevelLog shall perform its measurements, by
setting a number of parameters. The initially set values during the definition of a measure
well are obtained from the standard values from the specific area and/or system defaults.
Both during the measure well definition cycle as well as at a later stage the user may
change the measure process parameters using the ‘edit’ function in column 3.
If no LevelLog is connected, the entered adjustments will be stored in the database
temporarily. As soon as the specific LevelLog is connected, the MDSW application will show
the actual values from the LevelLog (status information) and the proposed new values
(temporary database) after which the user may choose which settings shall be applied. Only
after a confirmation the measure process of the LevelLog will be set.
Measure process
The following processes can be selected:
• No measurement: the LevelLog does not perform any measurements
• Measure with intervals: the Levellog performs measurements between an adjustable
starting time and end time with an adjustable interval
• Measure with intervals during period: the LevelLog performs measurements between
an adjustable starting time and end time with an adjustable interval, during an editable
period 1, after which the LevelLog will not measure during an editable period 2, after
which measurements are resumed during period 1 etcetera, until the end time has been
reached
• Test measurement: the LevelLog performs measurements between an adjustable starting
time and end time with an adjustable interval, without input securities and with a small
measuring interval
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Measure interval
Can be set in hours + minutes + seconds. Is not applicable if the measure process is set
at ‘no measurement’. Normally an interval can be chosen between 1 minute and several
hours, depending upon the aim of the measured data sequence. If after selecting ‘Measure
with intervals’ or ‘Measure with intervals during period’ a measure interval is set between
5 seconds and 1 minute, the MDSW application will propose a maximum measuring time. A
warning will be shown for this.
From and Until
A date (day - month - year) and a time (hours + minutes + seconds) can be set. Is not applicable if the measure process is set at ‘no measurement’. A maximum allowable measuring
time applies for measure intervals smaller than 1 minute.
Enable period and Disable period
To be set in hours. Is only applicable if the measure process is set to ‘Measure with intervals
during period’. Within the measuring time (from to until) enable and disable periods can
alternate; measurements are performed in enable periods only.
Measuring range
Select from:
• Economic
• Standard
• Maximum
For level measurements at relatively small depths it is recommended to select ‘economic’.
Only if measurements have to be performed at very large depths the selection should be
‘maximum’. The selection will influence battery life, but not the measuring accuracy.
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Feasible measuring ranges per tube diameter:
Tube diameter
Economic
Standard
Maximum
25 mm
15 m
20 m
25 m
32 mm
18 m
25 m
30 m
40 mm
22 m
35 m
40 m
50 mm
25 m
40 m
50 m
63 mm
30 m
45 m
60 m
2.4.4 Location parameters
When installing a LevelLog to a measure well a number of location dependent parameters
must be set to ensure correct measurements and correct level calculations. The initially set
values during the definition of a measure well are obtained by the LevelLog MDSW application from the standard values from the specific area and/or system defaults. Both during the
measure well definition cycle as well as at a later stage the user may change the measure
process parameters using the ‘edit’ function in column 3.
If no LevelLog is connected, the entered adjustments will be stored in the database temporarily. As soon as the specific LevelLog is connected, the MDSW application will show the
actual values from the LevelLog (status information) and the proposed new values (temporary database) after which the user may choose which settings shall be applied. Only after a
confirmation the measure process of the LevelLog will be set.
The location parameters are location and measure well dependent data that are of importance for proper measurements and for accurate and reliable level calculations. These
parameters must be set correctly when installing a LevelLog to a measure well; if necessary
use the proposed default values.
For the first three adjustable location parameters the MDSW application will show a pop-up
screen with further information.
Position tube adapter top
Select from:
• Above ground level (1A)
• Below ground level (1B)
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Reference point is the top side of the (orange) tube adapter flange. When using a LevelLog
in a street well the selection will usually be ‘Below ground level’ and for application in a protective tube in the open field it will mostly be ‘Above ground level’. For level measurements
with tubes in surface water or completely above the ground it is recommended to always
select ‘Above ground level’.
Distance to ground level (2)
To be set in whole or parts of centimeters (xx,xx cm). This concerns a precise input of the
distance between the top of the (orange) tube adapter flange and the local ground level.
The position and distance of the tube adapter flange top with respect to ground level is of
importance for determining the level with respect to ground level and making corrections
to calculate the true level. For level measurements with vertically positioned tubes in surface water or entirely above the ground it is recommended to (minimally) enter the length
of the tube.
Length unperforated tube (3)
To be set in whole or parts of meters (xx,xx m). This concerns an input of the distance
between the top of the (orange) tube adapter flange and the position of the first tube
perforation; the length of the unperforated tube. If value ‘zero’ is set then possible tube
perforations are not taken into account. A long as the water level does not reach the highest positioned filter it will be no problem.
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Tube diameter
The most commonly used tubes have an (outer) diameter of 25 mm, 32 mm, 40 mm,
50 mm or 63 mm. For a correct measurement and precise level calculation it is important to
select the correct tube diameter range.
Select from:
• 22-28 mm
• 29-36 mm
• 37-45 mm
• 46-55 mm
• 56-65 mm
• Unknown
If diameter range ‘unknown’ is set at a LevelLog, measurements will take place but it is
possible that not all measurements are successful and the calculated level will be less
accurate than if the applied tube diameter had been set.
Soil covering
When calculating the level the type of soil covering is taken into account.
Select from:
• Heavy vegetation / covering (e.g. a forest or covered setup)
• Light vegetation / covering (e.g. a perk with bush)
• No vegetation / covering (e.g. a town square)
Soil composition
When calculating the level the (main) soil composition is taken into account.
Select from:
• Loose sand
• Wet sand
• Dense sand
• Clay
• Wet clay
• Loam
• Wet loam
• Wet marl
• Wet marsh
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Average year temperature
When calculating the level the average year temperature is taken into account over the past
few years in the area with the measure well used by the LevelLog.
To be set in whole or parts of degrees Celsius (xx,xx °C).
Amplitude of average year temperature cycle
When calculating the level the amplitude (50% top-top) is taken into account of the average year temperature cycle of the area with the measure well used by the LevelLog.
To be set in whole or parts of degrees Celsius (xx,xx °C).
Week number with highest temperature
When calculating the level the week number is taken into account that usually has the
warmest day of the year of the area with the measure well used by the LevelLog.
To be set as an integer.
Information sources
The latter three parameters can not easily be determined on site, so it will be best to use
values that apply to the whole area. The website www.levellog.nl contains recommendation
for suitable values per region for these three parameters.
2.4.5 Use of measure well PIN and PUK codes
Access to a LevelLog for setting, adjusting and readout can be secured using a PIN code;
this security can be activated and deactivated. The PIN code consists of 4 digits.
By default a LevelLog is set at PIN code <0000> which enables free access to the LevelLog.
When defining a measure well the default PIN code for the area is shown and during the
definition of a measure well the set PIN code will be sent to the LevelLog after confirmation.
For each contact of the LevelLog the MDSW will check, together with the LevelLog software, if the PIN code in the LevelLog matches the PIN code for that measure well in the
database of the used MDSW application. In case of a mismatch the MDSW application will
ask for the correct PIN code in a pop-up screen. This can be repeated 3 times, after which a
PUK code is required to unlock the security.
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A soon as there is a connection to the specific LevelLog the user will see, after selection of
the PIN code item in column 2, the PIN status in column 3 and, depending upon the actual
situation, a number of possible functions:
• Function ‘PIN Status’: Readout of the PIN status with:
• PIN code activated:
Yes / No
• Access authorised:
Yes / No
• PIN code locked:
Yes / No
• PUK code locked:
Yes / No
• Number of PIN code attempts remaining:
x
• Number of PUK code attempts remaining:
x
• Function ‘New PIN’: Assigning a new PIN code by entering the old PIN code, entering the
new PIN code twice and confirming this by selecting ‘Apply’
• Functions ‘PIN on’ and ‘PIN off’: Respectively activating / deactivating the PIN security by
entering the current PIN code and confirming this by selecting ‘Apply’
When changing the PIN code to 0000 then PIN=Off (not active) will be set simultaneously.
When changing the PIN code to any code other than 0000 then PIN=On (active) will be set
simultaneously.
It could happen that nobody recalls the correct PIN code for a LevelLog on a Measuring
well. After 3 false PIN code input attempts the application will offer the possibility to enter a
PUK code to unlock the security and a new PIN code can be set. The PUK code consists of 8
to 10 digits and can be requested by authorised persons at the supplier (see www.levellog.
nl) by supplying the serial number and the LevelLogs Unique Code consisting of 16 characters as mentioned in the measure well information.
2.4.6 Software upload
The LevelLog uses embedded software. At its original supply the LevelLog has been
equipped with software. Using the MDSW application it is possible to upload new LevelLog
software to the unit. This can only be done if one or more LevelLog software versions are
available in the database of the MDSW application.
Under ‘measure well information’ column 2 shows at ‘Software version’ the last known
LevelLog software version. If a LevelLog is connected then after selection of the software
version item in column 2 the actual software version will be read from the LevelLog and
shown in column 3.
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Authorised users can use column 3 to select another software version and upload it into the
LevelLog if a unit has been connected. Available functions are:
• ‘Read’: The MDSW reads the software version from the LevelLog and shows it in column 3.
• ‘Edit’: A menu appears in column 3 with all software versions known and available in the
database of the MDSW application. The user can make a selection in this menu.
• ‘Update software’: The selected software version will, after a confirmation, be sent to the
LevelLog after which the LevelLog unit will be restarted. This may take several seconds.
After uploading a software version into a LevelLog it is recommended to wait until the
LED on the LevelLog stops blinking. Subsequently automatically the correct organisation,
the area and the measure well will be selected and column 2 will show the measure well
information.
See also: Control software versions; Control transfer export software version; Control
transfer import datafile
2.4.7 Reference values
In The Netherlands the NAP is used as reference. Using the MDSW application a measure
well can be assigned:
• NAP value of tube adapter top
• NAP value of local ground level
Under ‘measure well information’ at the right of column 2 it is indicated if reference values
have been set. When selecting the Reference level item in column 2 the user will be shown
the current NAP reference values (if available) in column 3. Using the ‘edit’ and ‘approve’
functions one or both NAP Reference values can be entered or changed.
The NAP value of the tube adapter top is used to calculate the NAP value of the
groundwater level when composing an Export Datafile. Without input of a NAP value for
the measure well a value ‘zero’ will be used for the NAP value of the water level.
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NAP well
NAP well
NAP ground level
NAP ground level
NAP well
NAP ground level
NAP level
NAP level
NAP level
2.4.8 Geo location
To each measure well the users can assign Geo location coordinates using the MDSW application. Two methods can be used:
• GPS coordinates
• RD coordinates
When using one method, automatically the coordinates of the other method will be
calculated and added. Under measure well information it is indicated on the right side of
column 2 if Geo coordinates have been entered.
When selecting a Geo location item in column 2 the presently available coordinates are
shown in column 3. Using the ‘edit ‘ and ‘approve’ function of a method both coordinates
can be set or changed after which the coordinates of the other method will be calculated
and stored. If the user supplies incorrect information the MDSW application will note that
and request to change the input. Incorrect input will not be accepted.
Input
• GPS Latitude:
• GPS Longitude:
• RDX:
• RDY:
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ddd mm ss.nnnN or ddd mm ss.nnnS
ddd mm ss.nnnE or ddd mm ss.nnnW
000000 till 280000
300000 till 625000
2.4.9 Data buffer
The LevelLog has a data buffer for storing status data and measured data. The data buffer
has the capacity to store measured data of 3006 measurements. The data buffer can be
reset and the status of the data buffer can be read and shown.
If a LevelLog is connected and under ‘measure well information’ in column 2 the item ‘Data
buffer status’ is selected, this status will be read and shown.
• Used positions:
xxxx of total 3006
• Read position:
xxxx on <date> <time>
• Level of selective replacement:x
Using the function ‘read actual’ the user can reread the data buffer status from the LevelLog.
Using the function ‘clear’ the user can, after a separate confirmation, reset the data buffer.
When during measuring all available data buffer positions have been used, the LevelLog
will continue to measure and log data. An already used part of the data buffer will be made
available in such a way that of the oldest measured data only one of two subsequent data
records will be overwritten so that some information from that period will remain available.
The level of selective replacement is indicated in the data buffer status:
0 = no replacement
n = number of cycles of selective replacement
2.4.10 Date/Time
The LevelLog uses an internal clock with date and time. This is a.o. used to calculate
groundwater levels and to connect status data and measured data to a time stamp. It
makes use of standard time UTC (Universal Time Coordinate). When installing a LevelLog
the MDSW application will send the actual date / time from the (mobile) device to the
LevelLog. Automatically a conversion will take place from the local date/time to the
standard UTC.
When a LevelLog has been connected the user can read the date / time and adjust it
if required. When selecting under ‘measure well information’ the item ‘Date / Time’ in
column 2 the MDSW application will read the date/time from the LevelLog and show it in
column 3, simultaneously with the actual date/time of the (mobile) device.
Using the function ‘read actual’ the date/time can be reread from the LevelLog and shown.
Using the function ‘automatic’ the date/time in the LevelLog will be synchronised with the
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date/time of the (mobile) device after a confirmation by clicking ‘apply’. It is also possible to
set the date/time of the LevelLog manually by using the function ‘manual’ after which the
date and time can be entered so that, after confirmation by clicking ‘apply’, the LevelLog
will be set with a UTC that has been derived from that date/time.
When presenting measured data, status data and logging data in column 3 the MDSW
application shows the local date and time. The Export Datafile stores the standard UTC date
and time as time stamp.
2.4.11 Battery status
The LevelLog uses a 3.5V replaceable battery. To get an indication of the battery status this
can be read from the LevelLog and shown.
Under measure well information in column 2 the most recent battery status is mentioned. If
a LevelLog is connected you can select the item Battery status and the battery status will be
read and shown in column 3.
It will show:
• The last read battery status
• A graph showing the most recent battery statuses (from the status data)
By selecting the function ‘read actual’ the user can reread the battery status and refresh the
presented information in column 3.
The graph shows the automatically scaled battery condition in time. By double clicking the
graph it will be enlarged in a separate pop-up window. Within that window a period can
be indicated of which the available battery data from the database shall be shown, so that
after ‘refresh’ it can quickly be judged if the battery should be replaced.
2.4.12 Hardware information
The LevelLog has a number of properties that can be useful for service purposes. This
information is read and stored in the status data by the MDSW application during
communication with the LevelLog. All values are set during manufacturing and supply of
the LevelLog. The user can not edit this information.
Under ‘measure well information’ in column 2 the Hardware version is shown after a communication with the LevelLog has occurred. When selecting the item ‘Hardware version’ in
column 2 more information will be shown in column 3:
• Hardware version: HW: vx.x.x
• Pulse shift:
PS:(+/-)x
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• Boot loader version: BL:BLxx vx.x.x
• Building date:
BD:<date><time>
In case of any problems using the LevelLog this information may be asked for.
2.4.13 Readiness status
A LevelLog linked to a measure well knows three stages of readiness. It is shown in column 2 under ‘measure well information’ at the item ‘Readiness’.
Defined
A LevelLog is defined when the measure well has been stored in the database with an
Identification. Adding a new measure well can be done by selecting ‘+measure well’ in column 1 after which a definition cycle will start in column 3. It is not required that a LevelLog
is connected. If a LevelLog is connected which is unknown to the MDSW application, the
definition cycle will automatically start.
Set
A LevelLog is set when, using the definition cycle or separately it has been arranged that:
• a PIN code has been sent to the LevelLog, and
• the date-time has been synchronised, and
• the LevelLog measure process has been set, and
• the LevelLog location parameters have been set.
This is only possible if a LevelLog is connected and the current readiness state is at least ‘defined’. It is possible using the function ‘Set’ to (re)define an already defined or set LevelLog.
In that case the definition cycle will start in column 3.
Adjusted
A LevelLog is adjusted if an adjustment cycle has been successfully completed. That is only
possible if a LevelLog is connected and the current readiness state is at least ‘set’. Using the
function ‘Adjust’ it is possible to (re)adjust an already set or adjusted LevelLog. In that case
the adjustment cycle will start in column 3.
After successfully defining the LevelLog it is ready to perform and store measurements. For
performing accurate measurements it is recommended to also adjust the LevelLog correctly.
By means of white indicators at the left of column 2 the MDSW application shows that
those specific items need further input or attention. E.g. the item ‘Readiness’ will have a
white indicator as long as the readiness state is not yet ‘adjusted’.
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2.4.14 Define measure well
Defining a measure well means that within the database of the MDSW application a measure well is created and that an identification and measure well information is added to it.
Defining a measure well is done using the definition cycle (a multi step wizard) after:
• ‘+measure well’ is selected without connection to a LevelLog, or
• if a LevelLog is connected which is unknown to the MDSW application
Next a definition cycle is started under the measure well item ‘Readiness’ to define the
measure well, during which will be asked to:
• enter an Identification: the user may e.g. use the text on the LevelLog label for this
• enter a PIN code for that LevelLog: the MDSW application shows the standard PIN code
for that area
• enter the measure process for that LevelLog: the MDSW application shows the
standard settings for the measure process of that area
• enter the location parameters for that LevelLog: the MDSW application shows the standard settings for location parameters of that area
During the above mentioned steps you may choose to accept the proposed default values
or to enter your own values. After each step you’ll have to confirm your choice. The definition cycle of a measure well can be aborted at any moment.
As soon as during the definition cycle of a measure well at least a valid Identification has
been entered and confirmed, the new measure well will be added to the database. Items
which have not been completed / confirmed keep a white indicator in column 2. Under ‘Measure well information’ in column 2 the items ‘Readiness’, ‘Measure process’ and
‘Location parameters’ will be set to ‘defined’ and the software version and PIN code will be
assigned the entered values.
At the end of the definition cycle for a measure well the question will be asked whether to
continue with a setting cycle for the LevelLog unit:
• If NO, the definition cycle will end and in column 2 and column 3 you may enter or adjust
other measure well information items. Or you may choose to start another function. At
any later moment it is possible to select the specific measure well; because the measure
well is then already ‘defined’ the setting cycle for the measure well will start.
• If YES, then the setting cycle for a measure well will start under the item ‘Readiness’. For
this it is required that a LevelLog is connected.
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2.4.15 Set measure well
Setting a measure well means that the LevelLog of that measure well will be set by the
MDSW application using the desired parameters to assure correct functioning. Setting a
measure well is only possible if a LevelLog is connected and the specific measure well has
been defined in the MDSW database. It is not necessary that the LevelLog is installed on a
measure well.
Setting is done using an input cycle (a multi step wizard) if:
• the user, in column 2 under selection ‘Readiness’ activates the function ‘Set’ in column 3,
or
• at the end of the definition cycle for a measure well the user chooses to start the setting
cycle, or
• a LevelLog is connected having a unit code which is not yet in the database and the user
has selected one of the already defined measure wells, or
• a LevelLog on a measure well is replaced and the users wants to adopt the settings and
information.
Next, under measure well item ‘Readiness’, an input cycle will be started to set a LevelLog of
the specific measure well with the following steps:
• The PIN status is shown and a PIN code can be entered / changed for which the current
PIN code must be known (default = 0000).
• Date/Time is shown and synchronised with the date/time of the mobile device.
• The Measure process is shown as available in the MDSW database and present in the
LevelLog. A selection will be asked, after which the measure process parameters can be
adjusted and confirmed.
• The location parameters are shown as available in the MDSW database and present in the
LevelLog. A selection will be asked, after which the location parameters can be adjusted
and confirmed.
• The data buffer status will be shown and the data buffer may be emptied if desired.
During above mentioned steps the presented values may be adopted or adjusted. After
each step you’ll have to confirm your choice. The setting cycle of a measure well can be
aborted at any moment.
A measure well and related LevelLog will, under ‘measure well information’ in column 2,
be set to readiness stage ‘Set’ if the MDSW application has sent a measure process and
location parameters to the LevelLog. Under ‘Measure well information’ in column 2 the
items ‘Measure process’ and ‘Location parameters’ will also be changed to ‘Set’ as soon as
each of these have been sent to the LevelLog. The items software version and PIN code will
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be assigned the entered values.
At the end of the setting cycle for a measure well the question will be asked whether to
continue with an adjustment cycle for the LevelLog unit:
• If NO, the setting cycle will end and in column 2 and column 3 you may enter or adjust
other measure well information items. Or you may choose to start another function. At
any later moment it is possible to select the specific measure well.
• If YES, then the adjustment cycle for a Measure well will start under the item ‘Readiness’.
All steps of an setting cycle for a measure well with LevelLog (PIN code, software version,
Date/Time, Measure process, Location parameters, Data buffer) can be activated by the
user at any other moment by selecting the specific item in column 2 and giving additional
input using column 3.
2.4.16 Adjust
Adjusting a measure well means calibration of the LevelLog of that measure well by the
MDSW application to assure an accurate calculation of the groundwater level at that
location. Adjusting a measure well is only possible if the specific measure well has readiness
stage ‘Set’ or ‘Adjusted’. Also without adjustment the LevelLog can perform measurements.
For correct adjustment the LevelLog must be installed on a measure well on location and a
precise (manual) measurement must be done of the water level at the moment of adjustment. If it is not possible to determine the water level accurately, it is better not to perform
the adjustment procedure.
Adjustment is done using an input cycle (a multi step wizard) if:
• the user, in column 2 under selection ‘Readiness’ activates the function ‘Calibrate’ in
column 3, or
• at the end of the setting cycle for a measure well the user chooses to start the adjustment
cycle.
Next, under measure well item ‘Readiness’, an input cycle will be started to adjust a LevelLog of the specific measure well with the following steps:
• A check is done if:
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• Very recently and very accurately the groundwater level with respect to the tube
adapter top has been measured (manually)
• Subsequently the LevelLog unit has been repositioned correctly onto the measure
well, has been activated (power-on), and a connection has been made to the mobile
device.
• The LevelLog unit has obtained the environmental temperature.
If YES the cycle will be continued. If NO the cycle will be aborted.
• The MDSW application checks the PIN code and reads the status data from the LevelLog,
including the set location parameters. If the PIN code in the database does not match the
PIN code in the LevelLog, then the user will first have to enter the correct PIN code.
• The location parameters are shown as present in the LevelLog. These location parameters
can be edited or confirmed.
• The adjustment cycle is performed. On the top side of the screen appears:
Uncalibrated LevelLog measurement: Level = xxx,x cm Temperature = xx,x dgrC
Accurate manual measurement:
Level = ........ cm
The user is asked to enter the value of the manual measurement (in tenths of cm) and
confirm it by activating the ‘Calibrate’ function to continue the adjustment cycle. If the
entered value deviates too much from the value as measured by the LevelLog, the
MDSW application will send a warning and a new manually measured value can be
entered.
Subsequently the LevelLog will start a number of measurements and shows the calculated levels:
Calibrated LevelLog measurement: Level = xxx,x cm
The adjustment cycle ends if the last measured value deviates less than 5 mm from the
entered value. If too many measurements are required for this, the MDSW application
will give a notification and offer the possibility to repeat the adjustment cycle by
entering an accurately manually measured value.
After each step you’ll have to confirm your choice or input. The adjustment cycle of a
measure well can be aborted at any moment.
As soon as a successful adjustment has been performed, the measure well with related
LevelLog will obtain the readiness stage ‘Adjusted’. If later other location parameters are
sent to the LevelLog, the readiness stage will be changed to ‘Set’ and possibly a new
adjustment will be required.
2.4.17 Measured data
Measured data are available of measure wells with connected LevelLog units. As soon as
a LevelLog unit has been installed it will start performing measurements according to the
set measure process, and measured data will be stored in the data buffer of the LevelLog.
Using the MDSW application the user can read these measured data from the LevelLog and
add them to the database. A measurement record in the database comprises:
• Groundwater level w.r.t. the tube adapter top (mm)
• Groundwater level w.r.t. the ground level (mm)
• Temperature of the LevelLog unit (°C)
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• Measured reflection time (msec)
• Number of measurement repetitions
Each status record in the database is assigned, apart from the measure well identification
and unit code of the LevelLog, also the date/time (in standard UTC) of readout. When
exporting measured data to a datafile also the NAP level (m) of the groundwater is added.
When presenting status data the MDSW application shows the local date/time.
As soon as a connection has been established to a LevelLog unit or after selecting the item
‘measured data’ in column 2 of the measure well information, column 3 will show a summary of the most recent status of the LevelLog unit with a.o. the software version, hardware
items, data buffer status and battery status. Besides that, the MDSW application shows in
column 3 a simplified table containing the last known groundwater levels.
Using function keys the user may activate the following functions:
• Perform and present a singular measurement (a connection is needed)
• Selective reading of measured data from the LevelLog into the database of the MDSW
application (a connection is needed)
• Present a selection of measured data from the database in a table
• Present a selection of measured data from the database in a graph
• Remove a selection of measured data from the database
• Export a selection of measured data + status data + logging data from the database to a
datafile
Singular measurement
After activating the function ‘Singular measurement’ the LevelLog will, independently
from the actual measurement process, perform a measurement and present the results in
column 3:
• Date/time:<date><time>
• Level wrt tube adapter top: xxxx mm
• Level wrt ground level:
xx,xx m
• Temperature unit:
xx,xx °C
• Reflection time:
xx,xxx msec.
This function can only be activated if a LevelLog is connected. Measured data will not be
stored in the data buffer (LevelLog) or in the database (MDSW application).
Present last 10 measurements
After selecting the function ‘Last 10 measurements’ the MDSW application shows in
column 3 a simplified table with the 10 most recent measured data {Date/Time + Tube
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Level Tube (cm) + Ground Level (m) + Temperature (°C) + NAP level (m)}. The NAP Level
value is shown only if a NAP reference value has been set. Furthermore column 3 shows
a summary of the last known status of the LevelLog unit, including the software version,
hardware items, data buffer status and battery status.
Read measured data
After selecting the function ‘Read measured data’ a pop-up window appears in which the
user can indicate:
• Method of readout:
• only unread data
• measured data from a specific period, stating the desired period
• all available measured data
• Whether or not to make read data buffer positions available for reuse.
This function is only possible if a LevelLog unit is connected. When reading out unread
measured data the related data buffer positions will always be made available for reuse. For
the other two read methods the user may adjust the proposed choice for whether or not
making the data buffer positions available for reuse.
After clicking ‘confirm’ the readout will start. In column 3 its progress will be displayed: Storing status database, Storing measured data in database, Ready. Once the measurements
have been read column 3 shows:
• The result of the readout action: Total number of read measurement records; Already
existing records in the database; Newly added records in database
• A summary of the most recent status of the LevelLog unit including the software version,
hardware items, data buffer status and battery status.
• An automatically scaled graph of the last known groundwater levels relative to the tube
adapter top.
Table
After activating the ‘Table’ function a separate pop-up window will appear with a table in
which the results of the Measuring well identification are listed ordered by date/time with
the most recent at the top. Within the pop-up screen, the user will have the possibility to:
• Enter a time period:
• From:
Date + time
• Till:
Date + time
• Use the ‘Refresh’ function to refresh the table containing measured data as available in the
database for the specified period. .
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The pop-up window can be resized as needed, and you can scroll horizontally and
vertically within the table.
The table shows the following measured data side by side:
• Identification measure well
• Time stamp:
<date><time> (local)
• Tube level: xxxx (mm)
• Ground level:
xx,xx (m)
• NAP level:
xx,xx (m)
• Temperature:
xx,xx (°C)
• Reflection time:
xxx,xxx (msec)
• Repeats:x
The number of repetitions indicates how often a measurement has been redone before it
was successful. If no successful measurement is performed within three attempts the LevelLog will abort that measurement and note 255 at repetitions.
Graphic
After activating the ‘Graphic’ function a separate pop-up window appears with a graph with
which measured data can be presented. Within the pop-up screen, the user will have the
possibility to:
• Select the measured value: (‘Tube level’ will always be shown)
• Tube level (mm)
Distance between tube adapter top and groundwater level
• Ground level (m)
Position of groundwater level below ground level
• Temperature (°C)
• Reflection time (msec)
• Enter a time period:
• From:
Date + time
• Till:
Date + time
• Use the ‘Refresh’ function to refresh the graph containing measured data as available in
the database for the specified period.
The pop-up screen can be adjusted as needed in size. The axes are automatically scaled.
The time axis of the graph can be zoomed in, zoomed out and shifted. The graph function
can also be activated by double clicking the graph in column 3.
Delete
After activating the ‘Delete’ function a separate pop-up screen offers the user the possibility
to select a period of which the measured data should be deleted from the database. After
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clicking ‘Approve’ the user will receive information about the number of records to be deleted. Only after entering a confirmation code the measured data from the specified period,
including all related information, will be deleted from the database.
Export
After selecting the ‘Export’ function a separate pop-up window offers the user the possibility to select the information to be exported from the database of the MDSW LevelLog
application to a datafile.
• Select the data to be exported using a menu:
• Only measured data
• Measured data and status data
• Measured data, status data and logging data
• Enter a time period:
• From:
Date + time
• Till:
Date + time
• Specify a folder and file name of the file to which the data from the database are to be
exported. Do this by clicking the empty box behind ‘Filename’ after which a selection
window will open.
• Click on ‘Export’. The export progress status will be shown (busy; ready)
The data will be exported to a datafile in CSV-format. The file can be opened in
Windows and saved as for example an Excel file. In addition to the selected measured data,
status data and logging data the available meta-information will be added about the specific measure well, the specific areas and organisation.
See also: measure well Export Datafile
2.4.18 Status data
Of measure wells with a connected LevelLog unit status data are available. During communication with the LevelLog the MDSW application records these in the database. A user
can also use the application to request the MDSW application to read status data from the
LevelLog unit. A status record in the database comprises:
• Software version + Hardware items + Data buffer status + Battery status
• Measure process parameters
• Location parameters
Each status record in the database is assigned, apart from the measure well identification
and unit code of the LevelLog, also the date/time (in standard UTC) of readout. When
exporting measured data to a datafile also the NAP level (m) of the groundwater is added.
When presenting status data the MDSW application shows the local date/time.
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After selection of the item ‘Status data’ in column 2 of the measure well information,
column 3 will show a summary of the most recent status with a.o. the software version,
hardware items, data buffer status and battery status.
Using function keys the user may activate the following functions:
• Read actual status data from a LevelLog (a connection is needed)
• Read last 20 status data from a LevelLog (a connection is needed)
• Present a selection of status data from the database
• Delete a selection of status data from the database
• Export a selection of status from the database to a datafile
Read actual
After selecting the ‘Read actual’ function, all current status data are read from the LevelLog
stored in the database. Column 3 shows a summary including the software version, hardware items, data buffer status and battery status. This function can only be activated if a
LevelLog unit is connected.
Read last 10
After selecting the function ‘Read last 10’ the last 10 used location parameter sets recorded
by the LevelLog are read and stored in the database. A pop-up window presents their
contents. This function can only be activated if a LevelLog unit is connected.
Display
After selecting the ‘Display’ function a separate pop-up window appears containing a table
showing all status data with measure well identification ordered by date/time with the most
recent at the top. Within the pop-up screen, the user has the possibility to:
• Enter a time period for the measured groundwater levels:
• From:
Date + time
• Till:
Date + time
• Use the ‘Refresh’ function to refresh the table containing status data as available in the
database for the specified period.
The pop-up window can be resized as needed and allows horizontal and vertical scrolling.
The table shows side by side the following LevelLog Status data:
• Identification measure well
• Time stamp:
<date><time> (local)
• Hardware version:
vx.x.x
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• Software version:
• Battery status:
vx.x.x
V
• Data buffer status: <total><used><unread><reuse>
• Puls shift:
PS(+/-)x
• Boot loader version:
BLxx vx.x.x
• Building date:
BD<date><time>
• Measure process
• Start measurements:
<date><time>
• End measurements:
<date><time>
• Interval measurements:
hrs:min:sec
• Measuring range
• Active Period:
hours
• Inactive Period:
hours
• Position ground level
• Distance ground level:
cm
• Length unperforated tube: m
• Tube diameter: mm
• Soil covering
• Soil composition
• Average year temperature: °C
• Amplitude year temperature: °C
• Week number highest temp Delete
After activating the ‘Delete’ function a separate pop-up screen offers the user the possibility
to select a period of which the status data should be deleted from the database. After
clicking ‘Approve’ the user will receive information about the number of records to be
deleted. Only after entering a confirmation code the status data from the specified period,
including all related information, will be deleted from the database.
Export
After selecting the ‘Export’ function a separate pop-up window offers the user the possibility to:
• Enter a time period:
• From:
Date + time
• Till:
Date + time
• Specify a folder and file name of the file to which the data from the database are to be
exported. Do this by clicking the empty box behind ‘Filename’ after which a selection
window will open.
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• Click on ‘Export’. The export progress status will be shown (busy; ready)
The data will be exported to a datafile in CSV-format. The file can be opened in
Windows and saved as for example an Excel file. In addition to the selected status data the
available meta-information will be added about the measure well, the specific area and
organisation.
See also: Content Export Datafile
2.4.19 Logging data
To each measure well a logbook is linked in which a user (and the MDSW application)
can enter relevant information. A logbook record consists of free text and the MDSW
application adds to each record the date/time, the name of the user, the measure well
identification and the unit code of the LevelLog.
After selection of the item ‘Logging data’ in column 2 of the monitoring well information,
column 3 will show a list with the date/time of all previously entered logging data. The most
recent is on top and the contents of that logbook record are shown. In case of multiple
records it is possible to scroll through the list. After clicking on a different date/time, the
contents of the selected record will be shown.
In the database and the export file, the default UTC date/time is recorded, but the MDSW
application shows the local date/time. The user can use the available functions to ‘Add’
or ‘Delete’ a record, ‘Display’ multiple records and ‘Export’ part of the logging data to a
datafile.
Add
The ‘Add’ function allows the user to create a logging record using free text. After clicking
‘Approve’ the record will be stored with the current date/time, user name, measure well
identification and unit code of the LevelLog.
Delete
After activating the ‘Delete’ function a separate pop-up screen offers the user the possibility
to select a period of which the logging data should be deleted from the database. After
clicking ‘Delete’ the user will receive information about the number of records to be
deleted. Only after entering a confirmation code the logging data from the specified period,
including all related information, will be deleted from the database.
Display
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After activating the ‘Display’ function a separate pop-up window enables the user to enter
a period (date/time twice) of which the logging data shall be shown. After confirmation the
logging data will be presented in a table, with the most recent at the top. Each logbook
record contains the date/time of entry, the user who has entered it and the contents of the
logbook record.
Export
After selecting the ‘Export’ function a separate pop-up window offers the user the
possibility to:
• Enter a time period:
• From:
Date + time
• Till:
Date + time
• Specify a folder and file name of the file to which the data from the database are to be
exported. Do this by clicking the empty box behind ‘Filename’ after which a selection
window will open.
• Click on ‘Export’. The export progress status will be shown (busy; ready)
The data will be exported to a datafile in CSV-format. The file can be opened in
Windows and saved as for example an Excel file. In addition to the selected logging data
the available meta-information will be added about the measure well, the specific area and
organisation.
See also: Content Export Datafile
The MDSW application itself creates logbook records:
• From the moment a measure well has been successfully defined
• From the moment a LevelLog is connected to or disconnected from a measure well
• From the moment someone makes a connection to the LevelLog unit
2.4.20 Export datafile
The LevelLog MDSW application offers the option to export a selection of the measured
data, status data and logging data of a measure well to a datafile for further processing and
analysis.
After selecting the item ‘Measured data’ in column 2 of the measure well information the
user can activate the function ‘Export’ in column 3 after which a pop-up window provides
to possibility to select the information to be exported from the database of the MDSW
LevelLog application to a datafile.
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• Select the data to be exported in a menu
• Only measured data of measure wells
• Measured data and status data of measure wells
• Measured data, status data and logging data of measure wells
• Enter a time period:
• From:
Date + time
• Till:
Date + time
• Specify a folder and file name of the file to which the data from the database are to be
exported. Do this by clicking the empty box behind ‘Filename’ after which a selection
window will open.
• Click on ‘Export’. The export progress status will be shown (busy; ready).
The data will be exported to a datafile in CSV-format. The file can be opened in
Windows and saved as for example an Excel file. In addition to the selected measured
data, status data and logging data the available meta-information will be added about the
measure well, the specific area and organisation.
See also: Content Export Datafile
2.4.21 DINO number
The DINO number is used to create a standardized (by the Dutch TNO institute) DINO file
with groundwater level data. Only with a correct DINO number the MDSW application can
create a DINO datafile.
The DINO number has two parts:
• DINO location code
• Type location: 1 letter
• Mappage:
2 digits + 1 letter
• Number:
4 digits
• DINO well number:
• Well number: 3 digits
B (=measure well)
01-- 66 + A --G
0001 -- 9999
000 -- 999
Example: B39C0365001
At measure well information an assigned Dino number will be displayed in column 2.
When selecting the DINO number item in column 2 the user will be shown the actual DINO
number (if available) in column 3. Using the ‘edit’ and ‘approve’ functions the DINO number
can be entered or changed. The MDSW will indicate wrong information with a request to
change the input. An incorrect DINO number is not accepted.
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2.4.22 DINO file
With the LevelLog MDSW application it is possible to store the groundwater level data in a
standardized (by the Dutch TNO institute) DINO file. The data of the groundwater level w.r.t.
the tube adapter top (in whole centimetres) is entered in the DINO file.
After selecting the item ‘Measured data’ in column 2 of the measure well information
the user can activate the function ‘DINO file’ in column 3 after which a pop-up window
provides the possibility to select the information to be exported from the database of the
MDSW LevelLog application to a DINO file.
1. Enter a time period:
• From:
Date + time
• Till:
Date + time
2. Specify a folder to which the data from the database are to be exported in a DINO file.
Do this by clicking the empty box behind ‘Filename’ after which a selection window will
open.
3. Click on ‘Export’. The export progress status will be shown (busy; ready).
The name of the DINO file is fixed and is determined from the DINO location number and
well number as set before in the measure well information. Without this information the
MDSW application is not able to create a DINO file in which the groundwater level values
are stored in a standardized way.
See also: Content DINO file
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3 Admin
Access to administrative functions by selecting ‘Admin’ in the header bar.
Within the MDSW application there are three administrative functions:
• User mngt:
To define users and give them authorisations
• Software mngt:
To administer and make available software for the LevelLog
• Datafile transfer:
To import or export (parts of ) a datafile
• Data compare:
To compare the data of a selected set of measure wells
Select a function in column 1 (top).Then options appear in column 1 (centre).
By clicking the selected function in column 1 (top) again, access is provided again to the
other administrative functions.
3.1 Roles
Administrator:
Specialist:
Collector: All admin functions
Software admin and datafile transfer (import + export area + export
measure well), if linked as a user to the specific area
Datafile transfer (import + export area + export measure well), if
linked as a user to the specific area
3.2 Users
Administrative function to define users and authorised them. Possibilities to change entered
information and add or remove users.
Select in column 1 (centre):
• An already defined user
• Defining a new user
After selecting a user column 2 will show the already available user information for that
user. By selecting an item in column 2, further information is shown in column 3 and of
some items the contents may be changed. Information about ‘last update’ (user + date/
time) is completed automatically.
Entering a new user can be done by selecting ‘+User’. In column 3 an input cycle starts
that can be aborted. A user is defined when ‘Name’, ‘Role’, ‘User name’ and ‘Password’
have been set. Separately ‘Contact info’ and ‘Description’ can be entered and ‘Areas’ can be
linked to the user.
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3.2.1 Entering user information
User information:
• Column 2 (left):
Title of the specific item
• Column 2 (right):
Available information box for the specific item
• White indicator left: Indicator to show that no information has been entered yet
Setting or changing user information:
• Select in column 2
• More information and entering or changing in column 3
Function keys in column 3:
• Edit:
Change the item
• Approve:
Accept the changed item
• Cancel: No changes to the item
• Delete: Remove the user
User information items
• Name:
• Contact info:
• Role:
• User name:
• Password:
• Description:
• Areas:
• Last update:
Name of the user (free text, unique, mandatory)
Contact information (free text, optional)
Choose from ‘Administrator’, ‘Specialist’, ‘Collector’ (mandatory)
Name for MDSW access (free text, unique, mandatory)
Code for MDSW access (free text, mandatory)
Additional user information (free text, optional)
Areas linked to a user (editable)
User and date/time of last modification of one of the items
All user information items are editable, except for the ‘Last update’ items. A ‘Name’ or ‘User
name’ already in use will not be accepted. A user, including all user information, can be
removed using the function ‘delete’ followed by a confirmation.
Only the right combination of user name and password will allow a user to access the
MDSW. A password is not displayed. If a user has forgotten the password a request shall be
sent to the administrator for a new password.
To a user no, one or multiple areas can be linked. A user not linked to a specific area has
no information about and no access to measure wells in that area. Column 2 (right) shows
the number, and column 3 (after selection in column 2) shows all areas linked to that user.
Through column 3 areas can be added to / removed from a user using the ‘edit’ function.
You may then select the respective areas and click ‘approve’.
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3.3 Software versions
Administrative function to manage and make available software versions for LevelLog.
Information supplied earlier can be changed, software versions can be added or deleted.
Select in column 1 (centre):
• One of earlier defined software versions
• Define a new software version
After selecting a software version in column 1, column 2 will show already available
information of that software version. By selecting an item in column 2, further information
is shown in column 3 and of some items the contents may be changed. Information about
‘last update’ (user + date/time) is completed automatically.
Entering a new software version can be done by selecting ‘+Software’. In column 3 an input
cycle starts that can be aborted. A software version is defined when ‘Version’ and ‘File’ have
been identified. Separately ‘Description’ can be completed.
After making the software version available an authorised user can upload the software into
a LevelLog by selecting the specific organisation, area and measure well and activating the
function ‘load software’.
3.3.1 Entering software information
Software version information:
• Column 2 (left):
Title of the specific item
• Column 2 (right):
Available information box for the specific item
• White indicator left: Indicator to show that no information has been entered yet
Setting or changing software version information:
• Select in column 2
• More information and entering or changing in column 3
Function keys in column 3:
• Edit:
Change the item
• Approve:
Accept the changed item
• Cancel: No changes to the item
• Delete: 48
Remove the software version
Software version information items
• Version:
• Description:
• File:
• Last update:
• Last update:
Identification of the software version (free text, unique, mandatory)
More information about the software version (free text, optional)
Filename of a software version for the LevelLog (editable)
User of last modification of one of the items
Date/time of last modification of one of the items
All software version information items are editable, except for the ‘Last update’ items.
A ‘Version’ already in use will not be accepted. A software version, including all related
information, can be removed using the function ‘delete’ followed by a confirmation.
After selecting ‘file’ in column 2, in column 3 under ‘Filename’ the file can be indicated with
the specific software version for a LevelLog. After clicking ‘Approve’ this file will be linked to
the MDSW application and in column 2 (right) it will show that it is available for upload to a
LevelLog.
3.4 Datafile transfer
Administrative function to import or export (parts of ) a database. This way data exchange
between MDSW applications can take place and MDSW applications can be provided an
initial and completed database.
Select a sub-function in column 1 (centre):
• Import datafile
• Export organisation
• Export area
• Export measure well
• Export user
• Export software
In column 3 the import or export can be specified.
For the export sub-functions in column 1 (bottom) it can be selected what to export: which
organisation, which area, which measure well, which software version, which user. Then
column 2 will show available meta-information about that organisation, that area, that
measure well, that software version or that user.
In columns no selections or changes can be done.
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When selecting the sub-function import datafile, column 2 remains empty.
Datafile export parts
Part
Organisation
Area
Meas. well
Software
User
File
X
X
X
Version
Sw
Sw
Sw
User
Ur
Ur
Ur
Organisation
X
Or
Or
Area
X
X
Aa
Meas. well info
X
X
X
Logos
X
Or
Or
Maps
X
X
Aa
Pictures
X
X
X
Meas. data
X
X
X
Yes
Status data
X
X
X
Yes
Logging data
X
X
X
Yes
X
X
X: Always completely into datafile
Yes:On request only specified period data or everything
Sw: Only SW versions linked to the organisation / area / unit
Or: Only organisation / logo linked to that area or unit
Aa: Only the area / maps linked to that unit
Ur: Only the users linked to the specific area or unit
A transfer datafile consists of:
• an SQL datafile (‘filename’)
• file folders with linked logos (‘filename’-logos), maps (‘filename’-maps), pictures
(‘filename’-pictures) and software (‘filename’-software)
The transfer datafile and the related file folders must be in the same folder that you can
choose.
In a transfer export function, the user must specify:
• the folder where the transfer files need to be
• ‘filename’ for the transfer datafile
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Period
In a transfer import function, the user must select:
• the folder where the transfer files are stored
• ‘filename’ for the transfer datafile
3.4.1 Transfer import datafile
The files to be imported must be put in advance at C:\Programdata\Sigmax..\VRMLevelLog\Transfer (or another folder of your choice) with the file containing the datafile
(‘filename’) and the folders for related logos (‘filename’-logos), pictures (‘filename’-pictures),
maps (‘filename’-maps) and software (‘filename’ software). Only files can be imported that
have been created with a data export function of the LevelLog application.
After selecting ‘Import database’ in column 1 (centre), in column 3 the folder and file name
can be indicated of the datafiles to be imported. After activating the ‘import’ function,
the contents of that file will be merged with the information already present in the current
database.
During merging new file records will be added and existing records will be modified if the
imported data is more recent. For information items of organisation, area, measure well,
user and software the last update date/time is regarded, and for measurement data, status
data and logging data the associated date/time is regarded. New logos, maps, pictures and
software files are added and existing ones replaced.
3.4.2 Transfer export organisation
Select in column 1 (bottom) the organisation(s) whose database parts should be exported.
Exporting an organisation to a datafile means that also all areas linked to that organisation
and all wells linked to those areas and all measured data, status data and logging data
belonging to those wells, including all related files with logos, pictures and maps will be
exported .
In column 3 can be selected:
• Export of all available data
• Export of data over a specified period (date and time)
After that, in column 3 the folder and filename can be specified for the transfer files in
which the exported part of the database is to be inserted. After activating the ‘export’
function the datafile (‘filename’) will be created as well as the folders with the related logos
(‘filename’-logos), pictures (‘filename’-pictures) and maps (‘filename’-maps).
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3.4.3 Transfer export area
Select in column 1 (bottom) the area(s) of which parts of the database are to be exported.
Exporting an area to a datafile means that also all measure wells belonging to that area
and all measured data, status data and logging data belonging to those wells, including all
related files with logos, pictures and maps will be exported.
In column 3 can be selected:
• Export of all available data
• Export of data over a specified period (date and time)
After that, in column 3 the folder and filename can be specified for the transfer files in
which the exported part of the database is to be inserted. After activating the ‘export’
function the transfer datafile (‘filename’) will be created as well as the folders with the
related logos (filename’-logos), pictures (filename’-pictures) and maps (filename’-maps).
3.4.4. Transfer export measure well
Select in column 1 (bottom) the measure well(s) of which parts of the database are to be
exported. Exporting a measure well to a datafile means that also all measured data, status
data and logging data belonging to that well, including all related files with logos, pictures
and maps will be exported.
In column 3 can be selected:
• Export of all available data
• Export of data over a specified period (date and time)
After that, in column 3 the folder and filename can be specified for the transfer files in
which the exported part of the database is to be inserted. After activating the ‘export’
function the transfer datafile (‘filename’) will be created as well as the folders with the
related logos (‘filename’-logos), pictures (‘filename’-pictures) and maps (‘filename’-maps).
3.4.5 Transfer export user
Select in column 1 (bottom) the user(s) of which parts of the database are to be exported.
Exporting a user to a datafile means that also all related information will be exported.
After that, in column 3 the folder and filename can be specified for the transfer files in
which the exported part of the database is to be inserted. After activating the ‘export’
function the transfer datafile (‘filename’) will be created.
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3.4.6 Transfer export software
Select in column 1 (bottom) the software version(s) of which parts of the database are to be
exported. Exporting a software version to a datafile means that also all related information
and software files will be exported.
After that, in column 3 the folder and filename can be specified for the transfer files in
which the exported part of the database is to be inserted. After activating the ‘export’
function the transfer datafile (‘filename’) will be created as well as the folder with the related
software (‘filename’-software).
3.5 Data compare
This feature allows a user to compare measured data obtained from different measure wells
and present them simultaneously in a graph on the screen. It is also possible to capture
those measured data and export them to a data file for further analysis.
Each data compare set can be separately determined and stored.
A data compare set consists of:
• a name and a description
• a number of selected measure wells
• a time period between a start date/time and an end date/time
• a selected data record, to be selected from several options
In column 1 (centre) can be selected:
• one of the already predefined data compare sets
• defining a new data compare set
After selecting a data compare set in column 1, column 2 shows the already available
information from that data compare set. By selecting an item in column 2, more information
will be shown in column 3 and of some items the content can be changed. Information
about ‘last update’ (user + date/time) is automatically completed.
To add a new data compare set select ‘+ Data compare’. An input cycle will start in
column 3 that can be aborted. A data compare set is defined when ‘Name’, ‘Description’,
‘measure well set’, ‘Period’ and ‘Data selection’ have been entered. Then the user can start
an ‘Analysis’ sequence, in which the measured data of the selected wells are presented
simultaneously with the possibility to store them in a datafile.
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3.5.1 Data compare information items
Data compare information:
• Column 2 (left): title of the item
• Column 2 (right): the available information about the item
• White indicator left: attention to indicate that the item has no content
Completing or changing data compare information:
• selection in column 2
• more information and completion or change in column 3
Function keys in column 3:
• Edit:
change the item
• Approve:
accept changed item
• Cancel:
no changes to item
• Delete:
delete data compare set
Data compare information items:
Name: Identification of data compare set (free text, unique, mandatory)
Description: More information about the data compare set (free text)
Measure well set: Possibility to select measure wells for the data compare set
Period: Possibility to indicate a period for the data compare set
Data selection: Possibility to select the desired data record
Analysis: For the presentation of a graph and exporting the data
Last update: User of last update of one of the items
Last update: Date/time of last update of one of the items
All information items can be activated, except the ‘Last update’ items. An already used
name for a data compare set is not accepted. A data compare set with all the associated
information can be deleted by activating the ‘Name’ item in column 2 and selecting the
function ‘delete’ and a confirmation.
3.5.2 Measure well set
Column 2 (right) shows the number of wells included in the data compare set. After
activating the item in column 2, column 3 will show a table with the already selected
measure wells and a number of function keys.
After activating the function key ‘Edit’, column 3 will show a list with all measure wells of
areas to which that user is linked. Of each measure well the identification name and area
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name (between brackets) are shown. Previously selected wells are at the top of the list and
have been sorted. Now you can:
• add another measure well to the data compare set (by ticking the check box)
• deleting a measure from the data compare set (by unselecting the check box)
• change the order in the presentation (using the ‘+’ and ‘-’ keys)
After activating the function key ‘Approve’ the selected wells will be included in the data
compare set.
3.5.3 Period
Column 2 (right) indicates whether or not a time period for the data compare set has been
defined. After activating the item in column 2, column 3 will show the previously defined
period by a date and time for start and end times and a number of function keys.
Select the function key ‘Edit’ to change the period.
• From:
date + time
• Until:
date + time
After clicking ‘Approve’ the defined period will be included in the data compare set.
3.5.4 Data item selection
Column 2 (right) shows which data item has been selected for the data compare set. After
activation of the item in column 2, column 3 will give the possibility to select a different data
item. After having made the selection and clicking ‘Approve’ the selected data item is stored
in the data compare set.
Possible Data items:
• Tube level: • Ground level: • Temperature: • NAP level: • Slope: Ground level w.r.t. the tube adapter top (cm)
Groundwater level w.r.t. ground level (m)
Temperature of the LevelLog unit (°C)
Groundwater level w.r.t. NAP (m)
Calculated value of two consecutive measure well values (cm/hr)
If no NAP value has been specified for a measure well then no NAP levels will be calculated.
The slope will have a value if there are two consecutive correct measurements.
Slope = (Tube level 2 - Tube level 1) / (time stamp 2 - time stamp 1).
The slope will get the time stamp of the first Tube level value.
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3.5.5 Analysis
After activating the item ‘Analyse’ in column 2, a pop-up window appears with a graph
in which the data of the created data compare set are presented. The graph shows the
specified data item over the defined period of all measure wells in the measure well set. The
various measure wells are shown on the top right next to the graph, in the order as defined
in the measure well set.
The pop-up screen can be adjusted in size as needed. The axes are automatically scaled.
The time axis of the graph can be zoomed in, zoomed out and shifted. Depending upon
the number of selected wells, the period chosen and the measurement interval that is used
for measuring, it may take several minutes before the plot has been constructed.
Within the pop-up window, the user will have the possibility to:
1. Select another data element (bottom right, next to the graph)
• Tube level (cm): Distance between tube adapter top and groundwater level
• Ground level (m): Groundwater level below ground level
• Temperature (°C): Temperature of the LevelLog
• NAP level (m): Groundwater level w.r.t. NAP
• Slope (cm/hr): Ascent or descent rate of the groundwater level
2 Specify a time period: (on the left below the graph)
• From:
date + time
• Until:
date + time
By clicking function button ‘Refresh’ the contents of the graph can be refreshed after a data
item and/or period have been changed.
After clicking the function button ‘Export’ a pop-up window appears in which the user can
store the data item values of the data compare set in a data file (CSV format) by specifying
a folder and file name. The file can be opened in Windows and be saved as for example an
Excel file.
The file is structured as follows:
• Title line: indicating the data item and the unit of the values
• measure well line:
• Data lines:
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listing the identification names of the measure wells concerned
date/time and for each measure well the value of the data item
4 Explanations
4.1 Database structure
Organisation
Entity that has one or multiple areas, each with no or more measure wells. If you perform
administrator activities yourself, then only one organisation will suffice. If a third party is
administrator for several organisations, then multiple organisations will be required. An
organisation is described by organisation Information and can be assigned with a logo.
Area
A geographical area with one or multiple measure wells linked to a specific organisation. An
area is described by area Information, has Default Settings and can be assigned maps.
To an area multiple users can be linked.
Measure well
Measuring well with a LevelLog in the specific area linked to an organisation.
A measure well is described by Measure Well Information, including actual Settings for that
measure well, and pictures can be added to a unit. Each measure well has Measure data,
Status data and Logging data.
Measured data
Set of readings, each with its own time stamp, which have been read obtained from the
LevelLog of a Measuring well.
Status data
Sets of status information, including the Settings and each with its own time stamp, which
are read from a LevelLog of a measure well during communication with a LevelLog and
when settings are changed.
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Logging data
Information related to a monitoring well stored by the MDSW application or a user.
User
Person authorised to use the LevelLog MDSW application. A user is described with user
Information. There are three types of users: Administrator + Specialist + Collector. The type
determines the authorisation to use certain functions of the LevelLog application. A user
can access the LevelLog application using his/her own user name and password assigned
by an administrator. A user can be linked to multiple areas.
Software version
There are one or more software versions that can be loaded from the MDSW application
into a LevelLog.
Each record of the measurement data and status information is given its own time stamp
by the LevelLog. Each record in the logging data contains for each addition a time stamp
and a reference to the user. After each change of information regarding organisation, area,
measure well, user and software version, the following is recorded as part of the information: the user who implemented the change + date/time of that change.
Logos, maps and pictures
Jpg files can be used for this. In the file properties the ‘Read Only’ status should be turned
off to avoid problems during the transfer of database parts.
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Software versions
User
Logbook
Organisation
Logos
Area
Maps
Measure well
Pictures
Measurements
Status
When starting the LevelLog MDSW application with an empty database, then automatically
will be created:
• An organisation named ‘Organisation A’
• An area called ‘Area A’ as part of ‘Organisation A’ with default settings for PIN code, measure process and location parameters
• A user named ‘User A’ linked to ‘Area A’ with a role (‘Administrator’) and access codes for
user name (‘User A’) and the password (‘1234’)
At first use the user can change the names and codes (preferred) or delete these records
later, after other similar records have been created or imported. However, there shall always
remain at least 1 organisation + 1 area + 1 user (with administrator role) in the database.
When importing database parts:
• For organisation, area, measure well, user and software version, the information is used
with the latest time stamp
• In Measurement data, Status information and Logging data all records are merged, each
with their original time stamp, and records with equal time stamps will be overwritten
• For logos, maps, pictures and software files are all available data are merged
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4.2 File locations
The LevelLog MDSW application with all related support files will after installation on tablet,
laptop or PC be placed in the folder C:\Program Files..\..\VRM LevelLog. A shortcut to the
LevelLog MDSW application will be placed on the desktop with a LevelLog icon.
The datafiles for the LevelLog MDSW application are in the folder C:\ProgramData\..\VRM
LevelLog with sub-folders:
• Database: For the database
• Software:
For the LevelLog software files
• Logos:
For the logos
• Maps:
For the maps
• Pictures:
For the pictures
• Transfer:
For the import and export transfer files (optional)
• Logs: For the logbook file (optional)
If while using the LevelLog MDSW application logos, maps, pictures and/or software versions are added, these files will be copied to the respective folders in the application data.
To these locations will be referred from the database.
4.3 Standard parameter settings
After commissioning of the LevelLog MDSW application, the database contains
• 1 organisation (‘Organisation A’)
• 1 area (‘Area A’), linked to organisation A
• 1 user (‘User A’), linked to area A, with user name ‘User A’, password ‘1234’ and role
‘Administrator’
Each new area will be assigned system default values:
• PIN code:
0000
• Measure process:
• Measure process:
No measurement
• Measuring range:
Standard
• Measure interval:
4 hours
• From:
Actual date; 00:00 hr
• Until:
Actual date; 00:00 hr
• Enable period:
24 hrs
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• Disable period:
24 hrs
• Location parameters
• Position tube adapter top:
• Distance to ground level:
• Length unperforated tube:
• Tube diameter: • Soil covering:
• Soil composition:
• Average year temperature:
• Amplitude year temp. cycle:
• Week number highest temp:
Above ground level
0 cm
0 m (no)
Unknown
Light vegetation / covering
Dense sand
10 °C
8 °C
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The user can change the proposed default area settings in the definition cycle of an area
or later. These changed values will from then on be used as the default starting values for
(new) measure wells in that area.
4.4 Measure process
Using the measure process you can define how a LevelLog shall do measurements. This can
be set by entering a number of parameters.
Measure process
The following processes can be selected:
• No measurement:
The LevelLog does not perform any measurements
• Measure with intervals:
The Levellog performs measurements between an adjustable starting time and end time
with an adjustable interval
• Measure with intervals during period:
The LevelLog performs measurements between an adjustable starting time and end time
with an adjustable interval, during an editable period 1, after which the LevelLog will not
measure during an editable period 2, after which measurements are resumed during period
1 etcetera, until the end time has been reached
• Test measurement:
The LevelLog performs measurements between an adjustable starting time and end time
with an adjustable interval, without input securities with a small measuring interval
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Measure interval
Can be set in hours + minutes + seconds. Is not applicable if the measure process is set
at ‘no measurement’. Normally an interval can be chosen between 1 minute and several
hours, depending upon the aim of the measured data sequence. In between the LevelLog
will be put in an energy-efficient mode to save the battery.
For special flow measurements it is possible to select a measure interval between 5 seconds
and 1 minute. In that case the LevelLog will not be put in the energy-efficient mode and for
‘Measure with intervals’ and ‘Measure with intervals during period’ the maximum measure
period (difference between from and until) will be limited to a specified maximum which
depends upon the set measure interval. The user will be shown a notification for this.
From and Until
A date (day - month - year) and a time (hours + minutes + seconds) can be set. Is not applicable if the measure process is set at ‘no measurement’. A maximum allowable measuring
time applies for measure intervals smaller than 1 minute.
Enable period and Disable period
To be set in hours. Is only applicable if the measure process is set to ‘Measure with intervals
during period’.
Measuring range
Select from:
• Economic
• Standard
• Maximum
For level measurements at relatively small depths it is recommended to select ‘economic’.
Only if measurements have to be performed at very large depths the selection should be
‘maximum’. The selection will influence battery life, but not the measurement accuracy.
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Feasible measuring ranges per tube diameter:
Tube diameter
Economic
Standard
Maximum
25 mm
15 m
20 m
25 m
32 mm
18 m
25 m
30 m
40 mm
22 m
35 m
40 m
50 mm
25 m
40 m
50 m
63 mm
30 m
45 m
60 m
Accuracy
< +/- 0,5 cm
< +/- 0,5 cm
< +/- 0,5 cm
4.5 Location parameters
The location parameters are location and measure well dependent data that are of
importance for proper measurements and for most precise and reliable level calculations.
These parameters must be set correctly when installing a LevelLog to a measure well; if
necessary use the proposed default values.
Position tube adapter top
Select from:
• Above ground level
• Below ground level
Reference point is the top side of the (orange) tube adapter flange. When using a
LevelLog in a street well the selection will usually be ‘Below ground level’ and for
application in a protective tube in the open field it will mostly be ‘Above ground level’.
For level measurements with tubes in surface water or completely above the ground it is
recommended to always select ‘Above ground level’.
Distance to ground level
To be set in whole or parts of centimeters (xx,xx cm). This concerns a precise input of the
distance between the top of the (orange) tube adapter flange and the local ground level.
The position and distance of the tube adapter flange top with respect to ground level is of
importance for determining the level with respect to ground level and making corrections
to calculate the true level. For level measurements with vertically positioned tubes in
surface water or entirely above the ground it is recommended to (minimally) enter the
length of the tube.
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Length unperforated tube
To be set in whole or parts of meters (xx,xx m). This concerns an input of the distance
between the top of the (orange) tube adapter flange and the position of the first tube
perforation; the length of the unperforated tube. If value ‘zero’ is set then possible tube
perforations are not taken into account. If the water level reaches a perforation there will be
signal loss which will limit measuring range. By entering the blind tube length the LevelLog
will take this into account and make extra efforts to increase the feasible measuring range.
Tube diameter
The most commonly used tubes have an (outer) diameter of 25 mm, 32 mm, 40 mm,
50 mm or 63 mm. For a correct measurement and precise level calculation it is important to
enter the correct tube diameter range.
Select from:
• 22-28 mm
• 29-36 mm
• 37-45 mm
• 46-55 mm
• 56-65 mm
• Unknown
If diameter range ‘unknown’ is set at a LevelLog, measurements will take place but it is possible that not all measurements are successful and the calculated level will be less accurate
than if the applied tube diameter had been set.
Soil covering
When calculating the level the type of soil covering is taken into account. It affects warming
of the soil. Select from:
• Heavy vegetation / covering (e.g. a forest or covered setup)
• Light vegetation / covering (e.g. a perk with bush)
• No vegetation / covering (e.g. a town square)
Soil composition
When calculating the level the (main) soil composition is taken into account. It affects the
heat transfer in the ground. Select from:
• Loose sand
• Wet sand
• Dense sand
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• Clay
• Wet clay
• Loam
• Wet loam
• Wet marl
• Wet marsh
Average year temperature
When calculating the level the average year temperature is taken into account over the past
few years in the area with the measure well used by the LevelLog.
To be set in whole or parts of degrees Celsius (xx,xx °C).
Amplitude of average year temperature cycle
When calculating the level the amplitude (50% top-top) is taken into account of the average year temperature cycle of the area with the measure well used by the LevelLog.
To be set in whole or parts of degrees Celsius (xx,xx °C).
Week number with highest temperature
When calculating the level the week number is taken into account that usually has the
warmest day of the year of the area with the measure well used by the LevelLog.
To be set as an integer.
Information sources
During the installation of a LevelLog to a measure well the following data are known or can
be easily determined:
• Position of tube adapter top related to ground level
• Distance between tube adapter top and ground level
• Distance between tube adapter top and first tube perforation (unperforated tube length)
• Tube diameter
• Local soil covering
• Soil composition (most frequent)
The following data vary by region and will be the same for a particular area. The website
www.levellog.nl provides recommendations for appropriate values by region:
• Average year temperature over the past years
• Amplitude year temperature cycle (50% top-top)
• Week number usually having the highest temperature of the year
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4.6 Scenarios related to a LevelLog
No LevelLog connected
Scenario A: Scenario B:
measure well known in database:
Normal situation. After selecting the specific measure well in column
1, column 2 will show the measure well information and column 3
will show the most recent measured data.
Define new measure well in database:
Normal situation. After selecting ‘+measure well’ in column 1,
column 2 will show default settings for measure well information and
in column 3 a measure well definition cycle will start during which
relevant information and parameters can be entered. The MDSW
application will take as a starting point the default settings for the
area in which the measuring well is to be installed.
LevelLog connected, unique code known in database
Scenario C:
Scenario D:
Scenario E:
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LevelLog on measure well with readiness stage ‘set’ or ‘adjusted’:
Normal situation when a LevelLog on a measuring well is operational
and a connection is made. The MDSW application searches the
associated measure well, reports the organisation, area and measure
well in column 1 and shows the measure well information in column
2. Column 3 shows several actual status data from LevelLog and the
last known measured data from the database. The user can a.o. read
out the measured data and present and/or export these.
LevelLog on measure well with readiness stage ‘defined’:
Abnormal situation that can occur if a LevelLog still has to be set
while there has already been contact with it. The MDSW application
searches the associated measure well, reports the organisation,
area and measure well in column 1 and shows the measure well
information in column 2. In column 3 the user can select the item
‘Readiness’ to activate the setting cycle for entering the relevant
information and parameters and sending it to the LevelLog. The
MDSW application will take as a starting point the information
specified in the definition cycle of the measure well and/or the
default settings for the area in which the measure well is to be
installed.
LevelLog linked to multiple measure wells in the database:
Abnormal situation that can occur if a LevelLog has been installed
on another measure well before. In this case, the MDSW application
shows the measure well identifications and asks the user to make
a selection. Then the application continues with scenario C. It is
also advised to disconnect the LevelLog unit in the database from
other measure wells. This can be done through the measure well
information item ‘Unicode’.
LevelLog connected, unique code unknown in database
The user will be shown a menu in column 3 with four selectable situations. Depending on
the selection the user is asked to provide further selections and input:
• Initial installation of new LevelLog on measure well and measure well already defined in
database
• Initial installation of new LevelLog on measure well and measure well is not yet known in
database
• Existing and working LevelLog but LevelLog is not yet known in the database
• Replacing of old LevelLog by a new LevelLog on a measure well known in the database
and making use of setting data from the previous LevelLog on that measure well
Below the four possibilities:
Scenario F:
Initial installation of a LevelLog on already defined measure well:
Normal situation if the measure well has been defined in advance
(via scenario B) and a new LevelLog is connected. The user is asked
to select the organisation, area and measure well in column 1, after
which the MDSW application will link the LevelLog to the selected
measure well. Then a setting cycle is started, with the possibility to
also do the adjustment cycle. As a starting point for the parameters
to be set the earlier set values or the default settings of the area are
taken.
Scenario G:
Initial installation of a LevelLog a monitoring well still to be defined:
Normal situation if the measure well has not been defined in
advance and a new LevelLog is connected. The user is asked to
select the organisation, an area and ‘+measure well’ in column 1.
Then a measure well identification must be provided after which the
application will start a setting cycle, with the possibility to also do the
Scenario H:
adjustment cycle. As a starting point for the parameters to be set the
earlier set values or the default settings of the area are taken.
Existing and operational LevelLog, but not yet known in the
database:
Abnormal situation that can occur if the (operational) LevelLog is
not yet known in the (new) database. The user is asked to select
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the organisation, an area and ‘+measure well’ in column 1. The
application will then start the measure well definition cycle and the
actual values for the settings will be taken from the LevelLog into
the database. No adjustment cycle will follow, but in column 2 the
measure well will be marked as ‘set’ (measure process, location
parameters, readiness).
Scenario I : Replacing an old LevelLog by a new LevelLog on the same measure
well:
Abnormal situation if a (previous) LevelLog must be replaced by a
(new) LevelLog on the same measure well which is already known in
the database and of which the information and settings should be
adopted. The user is asked to select the organisation, an area and
the specific measure well in column 1. After confirmation, the unit
code of the new LevelLog will be linked to the selected measure
well. The application will continue with the setting cycle in which the
actual values for the measure process and the location parameters
of the measure well are sent from the database to the new LevelLog.
The measure well is marked with readiness stage ‘set’ and the user
may optionally start an adjustment cycle.
Using a known LevelLog on another measure well
Scenario J:Knowingly moving a LevelLog from one measure well to another:
In this case it is recommended to first read the data of the first measure well from the LevelLog and store them in the database. Then
disconnect the LevelLog of the measure well by selecting the unit
code item in column 2. Now it is possible to install the LevelLog to
another measure well according to scenario F or G. If the LevelLog
is not disconnected from the previous measure well it can not be
installed on a different measure well using the same database.
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4.7 PIN and PUK access
Access to a LevelLog can be secured by a PIN code consisting of 4 digits. By default the
LevelLog PIN code is set to 0000, allowing full access to the LevelLog.
Through the MDSW application a user can assign a PIN code to a connected LevelLog by
entering the new PIN code and the current PIN code using the ‘Change PIN’ function. This
way it is also possible to change an existing PIN code.
When changing the PIN code to 0000 then PIN=Off (not active) will be set simultaneously.
When changing the PIN code to any code other than 0000 then PIN=On (active) will be
set simultaneously. Access security can also be activated using the ‘PIN on’ function and
deactivated using the ‘PIN off’ function and entering the current PIN code of a connected
LevelLog.
The current PIN code is stored in the measure well information in the MDSW database.
When a LevelLog is connected the MDSW application checks whether the PIN code in the
database matches the PIN code in the LevelLog. A user can use the ‘PIN Status’ function to
check if his/her own PIN code does or does not match the one in the LevelLog and whether
access security of the LevelLog has been activated.
If the PIN code in the MDSW database differs from the PIN code in the LevelLog and access
security is active, the MDSW application will ask the user to enter the correct PIN code before allowing access the LevelLog. This could happen if multiple users with different MDSW
application files have access to a particular measure well or if a user starts working with a
new database.
It could happen that nobody recalls the correct PIN code for a LevelLog on a Measuring
well. After 3 false PIN code input attempts the application will offer the possibility to enter
a PUK code to unlock the security and a new PIN code can be set. The PUK code consists
of 8 to 10 digits and can be requested by authorised persons at the supplier (see www.
levellog.nl) by supplying the serial number and the LevelLogs Unique Code consisting of 16
characters as mentioned in the measure well information.
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4.8 Content export datafile
With the LevelLog MDSW application it is possible to export data from the database to a
datafile and to share these data with others, analyse measured data and/or use these data
in a GIS file. Using the MDSW application a user can specify a free file name and folder
where this file will be saved. The data will be exported to a datafile in CSV format. This file
can be opened and saved in Windows as for example an Excel file.
From the LevelLog MDSW application the user can select which data from which period will
be exported to a datafile:
• Scope:
• From measure well: only the related measure well
• From area: all measure wells of that area
• From organisation: all measure wells of all areas of that organisation
• Data:
• Only measured data of measure wells
• Measured data and status data of measure wells
• Measured data, status data and logging data of measure wells
• Period:
• From: Date + time
• Until:
Date + time
In addition to the selected measured data, status data and logging data the available meta-information will be added about the specific measure well, area(s) and organisation.
Order and contents of data in the datafile
Organisation information:
• Titles
(1 line) (4 items)
• Content
(1 line) (4 items)
Area information:
• Titles
(1 line) (6 items)
• Content
(1 line) (6 items)
Measure well information:
• Titles
(1 line) (22 items)
• Content
(1 line) (22 items)
Status data: (optional)
• Titles
(1 line) (24 items)
• Content
(xx lines) (24 items)
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Logging data: • Titles
• Content
Measured data:
• Titles
• Content
(optional)
(1 line) (5 items)
(xx lines) (5 items)
(1 line) (9 items)
(xx lines) (9 items)
Organisation information
Organisation + description + last update (UTC date/time) + last update (user)
Area information
Area + description + organisation + administrator + last update (UTC date/time )
+ last update (user)
Measure well information
Organisation + area + identification + unit code + readiness + location latitude + location
longitude + location RDX + location RDY + reference level tube (nap) + reference level
ground (nap) + drilling depth + filter position + well drilling date + LevelLog unit installation date + last contact (UTC date/time) + last contact (UTC date/time) + last update (UTC
date/time) + last update (user) + description measure well + surroundings info
Logging data
In lines below each other in order of UTC time stamp: identification measure well + unit
code LevelLog + time stamp (UTC date/time) + user + logging comment
Status data
In lines below each other in order of UTC time stamp: identification measure well + unit
code LevelLog + time stamp (UTC date/time) + software version + hardware version /
pulseshift + battery status + data buffer status + measure process + from time measurements+ until time measurements + interval + measuring range + enable period + disable
period + position tube adapter top related to ground level + distance to ground level +
length unperforated tube + tube diameter + soil covering + soil composition + average
year temperature + amplitude year temperature cycle + week number with highest temperature + adjustment correction
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Measured data
In lines below each other in order of UTC time stamp: identification measure well+ unit
code
LevelLog + time stamp (UTC date/time) + tube top level (mm) + ground level (m)
+ NAP level (m) + temperature (°C) + reflection time (msec) + number of retries
The status data include the software and hardware versions of the LevelLog and the settings
of the measure process and the location parameters at a specific moment. The UTC time
stamp is indicated in seconds but usually presented in minutes in a file. For special flow
measurements the time can be presented in seconds by changing the property of the
related fields in the Excel file.
4.9 Storage of measured data
The information about measured data can appear at several locations and in different
forms.
• In the data buffer of the LevelLog unit
• In the database of the MDSW application
• Temporarily as information in a table or graph of the MDSW application
• In an export datafile
• In an import / export transfer file
Data buffer LevelLog
• Can be reset by the user in the MDSW application
• By doing measurements the measured data are added to the data buffer
• If the data buffer is full, the oldest measured data will alternately be replaced by new data
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Import
Export
Measurements
LevelLog
databuffer
Reset buffer
Read
MDSW
database
Delete record
Delete measure well
Transfer
file
Present
Table and
graph
Export
Data file
Delete area
Delete organisation
MDSW Database
• By reading a LevelLog, measured data is added to the file in which equal, already present
measured data will be overwritten
• The data can be accessed from the database by the MDSW application and presented in
a graph and/or a table
• The measured data can be copied from the database by the application MDSW and
exported to a datafile
• The user can use the MDSW application to delete one or more records of the measured
data of a measure well from the database
• By deleting a measure well, area or organisation from the database, also all available data
regarding the respective measure wells will be deleted from the database
• By exporting a measure well, area or organisation the measured data of the respective
wells will be copied to a transfer file
• When importing a transfer file with measure wells, areas or organisations the measured
data of the respective wells are added to the database, in which equal, already present
measured data in the database will be overwritten
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Installation manual
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1 Introduction
1.1 Product description
The LevelLog water level indicator is used to to measure the water level in measure wells. The
LevelLog measures the distance between the top of the adapter and the water level using
acoustic signals. The calculation of the water level takes into account the acoustic properties
of the measure well and the actual temperature development during the measurement. The
LevelLog is suitable for tubes with external diameters of 25 to 63 mm and can be detachably
mounted on standard tube fittings with 1 ‘or 1.5’ thread.
The LevelLog can be set, adjusted and read using a Windows PC, laptop or tablet that can be
connected to the LevelLog by a USB cable and which has the associated LevelLog application
software installed. The LevelLog has a data memory with a storage capacity of 3000 measurements. Stored measurements will be retained when the LevelLog is switched off, when
the battery is replaced or when a firmware upgrade is executed. The LevelLog features a high
quality battery which in case of typical use (2 measurements per day) will last for 10 years of
measurements. The sampling period and frequency can be adjusted.
Advantages of the LevelLog
• Prevents contamination problems, because there is no contact with the groundwater
• Easy to install and to (dis)connect to wells with various diameters
• Simple manual check measurements can be performed
• Minimum and maximum groundwater levels do not have to be taken into consideration
• The same unit can be used on all tube diameters from 20 cm up to the maximum range
• The measured water level is readily available with an accuracy of +/- 5 mm and a resolution
of 1 mm
• No air pressure measurements and compensation calculations required
• Easy setting, adjustment and reading with a laptop or tablet (no special training required)
• In case of data memory overflow the LevelLog continues measuring and oldest measurement results will be alternately replaced by new results
• Suitable for street pit and protective pipe for groundwater measurements, and can also be
used to measure open water level changes
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 Attention
Perforations in a measure well (above the groundwater level) can limit the measuring range
of the LevelLog if the LevelLog is not set correctly and/or the perforated area above the
ground water level is too large.
1.2 Supply
• LevelLog
• LevelLog swivel lid
• LevelLog adapter
• USB cable
• Manual
Separately available:
Tube flanges for tube outer diameters Ø 25, 32, 33, 40, 50, 60, 63 with 1’ or 1,5’ BSP outer
thread.
1,5’
1’
in the box
Software for the LevelLog unit and the LevelLog Applicatie Software is available through
www.levellog.nl.
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2 Specifications
Scope Measuring range *
Measuring accuracy **
Measuring resolution
measure well diameter from 25 to 63 mm
• For Ø 25 a range of 20 meters
• For Ø 32 a range of 25 meters
• For Ø 40 a range of 30 meters
• For Ø 50 a range of 40 meters
• For Ø 63 a range of 50 meters
+/- 0,5 cm
1 mm
Battery type Battery life
Lithium 3.6V, 8.5 Ah
Depending upon frequency and measuring distance;
at least 30.000 measurements
Dimensions Weight
Material 90 x 90 x 125 mm
270 gram
ABS / PC
Water resistance IP-X6 (upright 30 cm under water for max. 1 hour)
Data memory
3000 measurements
Measurements
Measuring frequency and measuring period are adjustable
* Range can be checked by doing a test measurement
** The LevelLog has been optimised for autonomous measurements. Fluctuations in the
supply of a connected mobile device may lead to small measurement inaccuracies.
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3 Use
3.1 Installation
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installation
1. Check if the street pit or protective pipe offers enough space to install the LevelLog with
adapter and tube flange. If necessary shorten the measure well.
2. Install the flange with 1’ or 1,5’ thread onto the measure well top. For optimal measurement results the flange should be pushed into the tube as far as possible.
3. Tighten the orange LevelLog adapter so that it clamps onto the tube flange.
4. Determine if the tube adapter top is above or below ground level and measure using a
tapeline the distance between the tube adapter top of the LevelLog and ground level.
Note down this information that you will need for setting.
Measure using a level ribbon as accurately as possible, the actual water level from the tube
adapter top of the LevelLog. Make a note of the measured value that you will need for
adjusting.
5. Click the LevelLog to the adapter and check if the LevelLog stands up straight.
6. Remove the swivel lid from the LevelLog.
7. Switch on the LevelLog by pressing the on / off switch. The LevelLog is now ready for
setting and adjusting.
Ater installation the LevelLog can be set and adjusted using the USB cable and a laptop or
tablet equipped with the LevelLog application software.
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3.2 Setting, adjusting and reading
connecting to mobile device
1. Remove the LevelLog swivel lid.
2. Connect the LevelLog to a mobile device using a mini USB cable.
3. Follow the instructions as given by the LevelLog application on the device.
4. After use, disconnect the LevelLog and put the swivel lid back on.
5. Operation can be checked using a small magnet (see page 10).
 Attention
The LevelLog is designed for installation in a street pit with bottom or a protective pipe. The
LevelLog housing is waterproof and can withstand flooding of the street pit (30 cm) for a
certain period of time (1 hour). The street pit with bottom or protective cover protects the
LevelLog against other environmental influences such as mud, rain and wind and animals. It
is recommended to close the street pit or protective tube with a lock.
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 Attention
The water resistance of the LevelLog is gone when the swivel lid is removed. Prevent rain
water from falling onto the inner cover after removing the swivel lid. The measuring unit can
simply be disconnected for setting or reading. This does not necessarily have to be done at
the measurement location. Remove any drops on the inside cover with a dry cloth before
closing the swivel lid.
 Attention
For the calculation of the tube depth the LevelLog makes use of the current ambient temperature. For this purpose the LevelLog has an internal temperature sensor.
If the LevelLog is moved from a cold to a warm environment (or vice versa) it requires
some time to adapt to the new temperature (ΔT = the initial temperature difference).
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ΔT
Required time
5 °C
15 minutes
10 °C
25 minutes
20 °C
30 minutes
 Attention
It is recommended not to use the LevelLog in situations where the sun can heat the unit by
radiation. In that case the measuring results will be less accurate. It is advised to shield from
direct sun radiation or other external sources of heat or cold.
3.3 Interface operation
On top of the LevelLog you will find:
• On/off switch
• Contactless (magnet)switch
• LED status indicator
• Mini USB port
• Label hook
• Label with serial number
3.4 On/off switch
If LevelLog is turned off, the measurement data will be kept as well as all settings. After
switching the LevelLog back on, it will continue the measurements in accordance with the
previously set measure process and other parameters.
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top view user interface
3.5 LED indication
When switching on the LevelLog, activating the contactless switch and when making
a connection to a laptop or tablet the LED status indicator will give a few short signals.
The meaning of these signals is:
LED indicator scheme
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To save energy, the indication is displayed only briefly. The indication can be repeated by
switching the LevelLog off and on or by activating the contactless switch with a magnet.
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4 Maintenance
4.1 Cleaning
In normal use, in a street pit or protective pipe, the LevelLog requires no maintenance. If by
flooding of a street pit the LevelLog has been temporarily under water, the LevelLog and
adapter need to be cleaned. Mud residue can interfere with the operation of the LevelLog.
The LevelLog is best cleaned with a well wrung damp cloth. For cleaning use a normal,
non-aggressive detergent. Avoid a copious amount of water in the measuring head. The
LevelLog adapter can be rinsed under a tap.
4.2 Battery replacement
1
2
3
4
Remove the inner lid of the LevelLog using a hand screwdriver.
Do not use an electric screwdriver for opening and closing the
cover because it may irreparably damage the plastic housing,
so that the inner lid will possibly not close properly anymore.
Note that when changing the battery only use is made of a
lithium 3.6 V, 8.5 Ah battery with cable and connector. This
battery is available at VRM.
1. Remove the LevelLog swivel lid (1)
2. Switch off the LevelLog
3. Unscrew the 3 screws of the inner lid (2)
4. Remove the inner lid (3)
5. Carefully loosen the battery connector (4) on the circuit
board. The circuit board does not need to be taken out of
the housing for this
6. Remove the battery
7. Install the new battery and connect the connector to the
circuit board. The connector can be mounted in only one
way.
8. Screw the inner lid tight (note the notch)
9. Switch on the LevelLog and mount the swivel lid
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5 Service and warranty
VRM warrants this product for 1 year. This warranty covers all serious defects of the unit that
are assignably material or workmanship based. Warranty is not applicable to the battery of
the LevelLog. Warranty occurs by delivery of a replacement product, at our option, if the
following conditions are met:
• The unit has been handled properly and according to the recommendations in the manual.
• Neither the purchaser nor a third party have attempted to repair the unit.
This manufacturer’s guarantee does not relate to the existing liability of the dealer / seller.
In case of failure send the defective device, with a description of the fault, postage free to:
VRM
Antwoordnummer 1365
7300 VB Apeldoorn
The Netherlands
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6 Useful tips
• Place the LevelLog in a lockable street pit or protective cover.
• Shorten the measure well if there is insufficient space for the LevelLog in the street pit or
protective cover.
• At installation, position the tube flange up to the raised edge on the measure well.
• Avoid heating of the LevelLog by direct sun radiation or other heat sources.
• In bad weather conditions remove the LevelLog from the adapter for reading or setting
at a sheltered location.
• At every inspection, check that the ventilation holes in the LevelLog adapter are clean
and open.
• After inspection of the measure well or use of the LevelLog ensure that the LevelLog is well
clicked onto the adapter and the swivel lid on the LevelLog has been tightened.
• Prior to performing an adjustment cycle, it is recommended to let the LevelLog adjust to
the ambient temperature (approx. 30 min).
• If a precise manual reference measurement can not be performed, it is recommend not
to adjust the LevelLog.
• The LevelLog can be switched off temporarily, and will continue to perform measurements
according to the previously set measure process.
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Software installation manual
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1 Initial installation
1.1 System requirements
The program MDSW (software for the LevelLog) has been developed for computers with
Windows 7 or 8, both 32-bits and 64-bits.
1.2 Installation preparations
The installation files come in a ZIP-file (for example: ‘VRM_MDSW_version1.zip’). Navigate to
this file in the Windows Explorer.
If 7-Zip has been installed on your computer1: right click the zip-file and select in the menu
of ‘7-Zip’ ▶ ‘Extract Here’
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If 7-Zip has not been installed, possibly similar software is available to unpack the zip-file.
In case of doubt contact your system administrator.
The contents of the zip-file will then be added to a subfolder in the same directory.
In the newly added subfolder ‘VRM_MDSW_versie1’ you will find all files required for installation or update of the MDSW application.
Note: do not change anything in this folder till after a successful installation. For the operation
of a successfully installed MDSW these files are no longer needed.
1.3 Installation MDSW application (Windows 7, Windows 8)
Install the application following the steps described below. Depending on your user rights on
the computer, you may be asked for permission to continue in between the steps. Answer
these questions with ‘Yes’.
The screenshots are based on Windows 7; in Windows 8 the screens are identical, but will
have the looks of Windows 8. Below is an example of a Windows 7 and a Windows 8 screen
side by side.
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The installation starts with the components that the MDSW application requires:
• Microsoft SQL Server Compact;
• Microsoft .NET Framework.
If these components have already been installed, the related installation steps will be skipped
and the MDSW application will be installed directly.
The installation steps:
1. In the Windows Explorer find the file ‘setup.exe’ of the MDSW version to be installed.
2. Right click this file and select ‘Run as administrator’. Successively a number of screens
appear which ask to accept the terms of the installation.
3. Click ‘Accept’.
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4. Click ‘Accept’.
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5. Click ‘Accept’. The installation of software required to run MDSW2 will be started now.
Progress is shown by bars.
6. The installation of the MDSW can start now.
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2
Microsoft .NET, SQL. These will only be installed if they are not already installed on the specific computer.
7. Click ‘Next’.
8. Leave the standard settings unchanged and click ‘Next’
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9. Click ‘Next’.
10. After completion of installation you will see below message.
11. Click ‘Close’. On the desktop an icon has been added to start the application.
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12. Dubbelclick the icon to start the application.
13. After a new installation you can log in using the standard username ‘User A’ and password
‘1234’. After an update (see chapter 2) the usernames and passwords that were already
valid before the update can still be used to log in.
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2 Version update MDSW application
In order to carry out an update, first the current version must be removed. Note: stored data
are not deleted, and are available in the application again after the full update has been
performed. Follow below steps to remove the current version.
2.1 Removing MDSW application (Windows 7)
Remove the application following the steps described below. Depending on your user rights
on the computer, you may be asked for permission to continue in between the steps. Answer
these questions with ‘Yes’.
1. Open the ‘Control Panel’ of the computer.
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2. Select ‘Uninstall a program’ (under Programs).
3. Select ‘VRM LevelLog’ and click ‘Uninstall’ in the menu bar.
4. Click ‘Yes’; the current version will be uninstalled.
5. Now install the new version as described in Section 1.3.
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2.2 Removing MDSW application (Windows 8)
Remove the application following the steps described below. Depending on your user rights
on the computer, you may be asked for permission to continue in between the steps. Answer
these questions with ‘Yes’.
1. Open the ‘Control Panel’ of the computer.
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2. Select ‘Uninstall a program’ (under Programs) and select ‘VRM LevelLog’
3. Select ‘Uninstall’ in the menu bar. Possibly a warning appears.
4. Click ‘Yes’.
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5. Click ‘Yes’ (the computer may ask for permission to uninstall: if so, select ‘Yes’). The current
version will be uninstalled.
6. Now install the new version as described in Section 1.3.
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3 File locations
An installed MDSW application uses the following locations to store data:
Main directory for data (access to alle system users) is
C:\ProgramData\Sigmax Mobile Solutions B.V\VRMLevelLog
Specific folders:
• Database: C:\ProgramData\Sigmax Mobile Solutions B.V\VRMLevelLog\Database
• Logos: C:\ProgramData\Sigmax Mobile Solutions B.V\VRMLevelLog\Logos
• Log files: C:\ProgramData\Sigmax Mobile Solutions B.V\VRMLevelLog\Logs
• Maps: C:\ProgramData\Sigmax Mobile Solutions B.V\VRMLevelLog\Maps
• Pictures: C:\ProgramData\Sigmax Mobile Solutions B.V\VRMLevelLog\Pictures
• Software: C:\ProgramData\Sigmax Mobile Solutions B.V\VRMLevelLog\Software
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Notes
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Notes
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Contact details VRM
Visitor address Oude Apeldoornseweg 36
7333 NS Apeldoorn
The Netherlands
Postal address
Postbus 98
7300 AB Apeldoorn
The Netherlands
T +31 (0)55 533 54 66
F +31 (0)55 533 54 88
E info@vrm.nl
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