During a recent monthly Safety Meeting, John demonstrated the well test box he created. Here's a few highlights we thought you might be interested in.
What inspired the creation of the well test box?
We wanted to build something for basic diagnosis of wells. This enables everyone to trouble shoot in a similar systematic process, using the specific site data for accurate diagnosis.
What was the most challenging aspect of creating it?
Figuring out the wiring was the most difficult aspect. We wanted to make sure it had various faults to test the different scenarios. By being able to change the many well fault troubles and by throwing a switch to simulate, we can put many training scenarios in one small testing apparatus.
Give us the basics of how it works
The plumber, using an electrical multi-meter, tests various points on the box to see if there is an error. The administrator can then turn the errors on/off so the plumber can see what the system will be like in the field.
How do you see this benefiting the plumber on the job?
You can use it as an apprentice tool or a refresher so you can identify what you are looking at on the job, and how to fix it.
How will this benefit the customer?
The plumber will better know how to troubleshoot ahead of time. This means less time spent on the job stumbling through the trouble shooting process to find a solution.
Gary using the well test box
Chris using the well test box
Gary & John using the well test box