Data Collection Standards
Participants collect data from their operations and store the data in various tracking systems, such as paper files, spreadsheets, and databases. The Standards and Practices listed below provide guidelines for collecting data that will ensure that data is consistent among the Participants.
Minimum and General Data Sets
For each PCP installation, information can be collected for a large number of parameters describing the installation, such as the characteristics of the equipment, the operating conditions, and the equipment run-time.
The Minimum Data Set defines the minimum list of parameters necessary for a record in PCP-RIFTS to be considered complete. The General Data Set, which includes the Minimum Data Set, defines a reasonably broad list of the parameters that, desirably, all future PCP-RIFTS records should include.
PCP Failure Nomenclature Standard
The PCP Failure Nomenclature Standard defines a common terminology for classifying, recording and storing PCP failure information.
It was created by the JIP to develop consistency in failure analysis performed with data gathered by different operating and service companies.
Pump Inspection and Reporting Recommended Practices
The Pump Inspection and Reporting Recommended Practices document provides standardized inspection and reporting procedures for pump inspections.
The goal is to make it easier for Operators to compare pump inspection information gathered by different pump Vendors.
Elastomer Classification and Characterization Recommended Practices
The Elastomer Classification and Characterization Recommended Practices document provides a common terminology for the classification and characterization of PCP elastomers.
Data Collection Process
The above Standards are a part of a larger data collection process that includes the Data Input Sheet, data processing routines, and numerous qualification routines.