McElroy is pleased to bring wireless capability to the DataLogger® 5, which gives pipe fusion operators the ability to upload data to the DataLogger Vault™, where it can be reviewed and analysed in real-time from anywhere in the world.

Fusion data can now be uploaded instantly from the field via Wi-Fi or cellular and reviewed and analysed the same day. Fusion operators no longer have to physically connect the DataLogger to a PC to extract the information, a process that some operators may delay for days or even weeks after the fusion joints are made which is usually too late to easily address any potential concerns.

"Data logging is being required on more and more jobsites to verify pipeline integrity. We are happy to offer tools that allow fusion operators to do this as easily and efficiently as possible," said McElroy CEO Chip McElroy.

The wireless feature takes advantage of in-field connectivity to provide many benefits such as expedited work flow, real-time oversight on-the-job and real-time joint analysis.

McElroy launched the latest-generation DataLogger 5 and the DataLogger Vault software application last year to provide users with the most up-to-date quality assurance tools.

The DataLogger records and documents the key parameters of the pipe fusion process. In addition to full support for Wi-Fi and cellular networks, its features include GPS stamping, barcode scanning and a five megapixel camera.

The vault is a free online application offered to anyone who rents, owns or uses a McElroy DataLogger version three, four or five. It allows users to view and analyse joint data from almost any device and is sorted by jobsite, device serial number, operator ID, machine ID or machine model.