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DataLogger® Fusion Joint Data
Collection & Analysis

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Data Collection Has Never Been More Important.

New regulations continue to emerge that require better record keeping and increased accountability for those creating and managing pipeline infrastructures. Adopting the proper data logging tools now can keep you ahead of the regulatory curve.

Incorporating data collection into your pipe fusion operations is a smart move. A consistent routine of data collection can provide assurance that fusion joints are safe and sound before they go in the ground, potentially avoiding costly expenses to extricate and repair questionable joints.

Secure storage and easy accessibility of data is also key. Should a need ever arise, good record keeping can show that industry standards have been properly followed. Beyond the jobsite, proper data collection and analysis can provide new insights into your fusion operation.

As A Contractor...

gain a competitive edge and win more contracts by adding data collection devices to your work flow. Sharing fusion data reports can demonstrate the quality of your work and verify that each fusion joint in the pipeline adheres to industry standards and is ready for service.

As A Pipeline Owner or Engineer...

requiring that a data collection device be used on your pipeline project is crucial. Data records can provide a comprehensive, historical record of each fusion joint on the entire pipeline. Analysis of that data can offer assurance that the pipe was installed to industry standards before it goes in the ground.

DataLogger® 5

Engineers, pipeline owners and contractors are quickly recognizing the importance of documenting the pipe fusion process. Not only does it provide for increased accountability, but it can be a comprehensive, archival record of the entire job.

The new DataLogger 5 from McElroy captures the most information relevant to your job such as GPS locations, jobsite photos and barcoded details from pipe and fittings along with the ability to upload the collected data from the field via wireless connections to the DataLogger® Vault™.

GPS Tagging

Wireless Upload*

5MP Camera

Barcode Scanner

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Gain Greater Insights Into Your Fusion Operations.

Good data, along with proper analysis, is the key to better understanding your business. By collecting and analyzing data from your fusion jobsite, you can gain new insights into your overall operations.

A simple analysis done in-field or off-site can help provide assurances that each fusion joint was made using proper procedures and meets industry standards. Data can improve overall jobsite efficiencies and evaluate individual operator productivity and performance. Fusion joint records can also include GPS data to provide for easier traceability.

Understanding and using the information gained from logging your fusion activities can significantly improve your bottom line. Finding new ways to manage, view and sort that data, and discovering new metrics to track will only improve your decision making and overall jobsite performance. All this together adds real value to you and your customers.

Securely store fusion joint reports

Easily organize and analyze fusion joint data

Accessible anywhere you have access to the Internet

Compatible w/ DataLogger 3, 4 and 5 joint reports

DataLogger® Vault

The new DataLogger Vault from McElroy allows users to safely and securely store fusion joint records in the cloud. Details are easily sorted for in-depth analysis of every fusion joint from a jobsite and are accessible from anywhere there is a connection to the Internet. The new DataLogger Vault is compatible with fusion joint reports from DataLogger 3, 4 and 5 units. The information gathered from DataLogger joint reports can be used to validate that fusion joints completed are sound and ready for service. Review of FusionGuide™ graphs can quickly confirm if key parameters of the fusion process adhere to supported standards.

With more data comes greater opportunity to improve your business operations. Data collected and analyzed in DataLogger Vault can aid in identifying costly errors BEFORE the pipeline is buried. In-depth record exploration can assist in identifying training needs, monitoring machine usage and estimating maintenance needs and more.

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Video Tutorials

Straight forward videos for common DataLogger Vault tasks


Get answers to your DataLogger and DataLogger Vault questions

The DataLogger Vault is an online application that allows users to store, review, and analyze fusion joint data from McElroy DataLogger models 3, 4, and 5.
Log in/register at vault.mcelroy.com, or just click the link below.

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The DataLogger® Vault™ accepts joint reports created by the DataLogger 3, DataLogger 4 and DataLogger 5.
  1. Sign in to your DataLogger® Vault™ account.
  2. Select Upload Joint Reports in the menu bar at the top left.
  3. On the “Upload Joint Reports” screen that appears, click Add Files in the bottom left hand corner.
  4. Navigate to the folder where you have saved your joint reports. If at first you don't see your files, make sure the drop down box in the bottom right hand corner of the screen is set to view ‘All Files' (see below).

  5. Select all files in the folder and click Open.
  6. The joint reports selected will show up in your upload screen which should now look similar to the following. Click the Start Upload button to begin uploading to the DataLogger Vault.
  7. Once the files have finished uploading, you can exit the screen using the X in upper right hand corner.
  8. You are now ready to use the DataLogger Vault to view and analyze your joint data (note, you may need to click the Home button or refresh your page first to see your newly uploaded joint data)
Yes you can! Tagging joint records allows you to quickly locate the specific joint data from a particular job site, machine, or technician. You can also set up specific tags for joints that may need to be reviewed, or joints that need further inspection before being buried.
Of course! DataLogger Vault was created to ease the process of storing and maintaining joint record data. Filtering can be by machine, operator, job site, date, or even custom tags that you've created yourself.
Yes, your data is on secured servers that are actively monitored, maintained, and backed up. Technical details regarding to data security are available upon request.
The DataLogger Vault represents a significant advancement in the tools available for storing and reviewing fusion joint data and offers a variety of benefits including:
  • Secure storage — All joint data is stored securely online. This protects users against issues that can easily occur with local storage such as hardware failures, lost or stolen laptops, etc.
  • Remote Access — Since the application and the data are available securely online, you can access your data from almost any Internet-connected device with a web browser. One benefit to this is that an operator in one location can upload data to the Vault where it can be immediately reviewed by an inspector or other person in a separate location.
  • Automating grouping — When joint data is uploaded to the Vault, it's automatically grouped by serial number, machine ID, machine model, operator ID, and job ID. This makes it easy to review a set of joint data even though it may have come from be from different DataLoggers, operators, etc.
  • Selective filtering — You can also create and save filters that make it easy to group and review joint data by elements such as pipe material, pipe size, your custom tags, etc.
  • Custom tagging — Joint records can also be given custom tags within the Vault to allow for grouping unique to each user. For example, a Vault user can use the custom tagging to group together joints for a particular line or to easily identify joints that need further review.
Desktop software that runs on Microsoft Windows® is available so you can review DataLogger 3 and 4 joint records that are stored locally or on a connected network. DataLogger 5 joint data can be reviewed on the DataLogger device or in the Vault.

The DataLogger Vault provides a host of new and or significantly improved features and benefits compared to the desktop software and since the Vault is Internet based, it is compatible not only with Windows based PCs/tablets/phones but also Apple Macintosh computers, Android based tablets and phones and iOS based tablets and phones.
No. Anyone who needs to store, review, or analyze DataLogger joint data can create an account and use the Vault. So even if you typically rent DataLoggers or work as an inspector or in some other capacity where you receive joint data from others, you can take full advantage the features and benefits of the DataLogger Vault.
There no cost to create an account or to use the DataLogger Vault.

Product manuals are always available in the Parts Finder, but you may also get it here.


Software for DataLogger 4

McElroy Software for Windows PC

DL4c v1.0.8 (msi)

Microsoft Downloads

ActiveSync (Windows XP)
Mobile Device Center (32-bit Windows Vista/7/8.x)
Mobile Device Center (64-bit Windows Vista/7/8.x)
Description of Windows Mobile Device Center

McElroy Software for Trimble Nomad

DL4m v1.1.6 (CAB)
Microsoft .Net CF v3.5
Firmware Image (v0.8)

Software for DataLogger 3

McElroy Software for Windows PC

DL3-XP version 0.3.0

Windows Mobile and Pocket PC Update

DL3-PPC v0.2.5 (EXE) - Update from Computer

DL3-PPC v0.2.5 (CAB) - Update from Pocket PC

DL3-PPCcs v0.21 (CAB) - Simplified Chinese Update from Pocket PC

HP iPAQ Images

rx3115 v024 | Instructions
hx2190b v025 | Instructions
DL3-PPCcs v0.21 | Instructions
Troubleshooting Notes

Trimble/TDS Recon Images

Rec6 v025 (Trimble Recon)
Rec5 v025 (Recon X)
Rec4 v025 (Recon)
recon6cn v021 (Chinese)
Troubleshooting Notes

Datalogger Firmware

DL10001-v2.0 (Wired DL3)
DL5701-v2.0 (Wireless DL3)
DL5703 (Power Control)

Software for DataLogger 2

PC9800 Software
DLG v3.06

Instructions: download and run the above program to extract (or unzip) the setup file. The default unzip setup folder is C:\D3setup. Please read the README.TXT file in the setup folder before installing. You may want to print out a copy of the readme.txt file to follow the step-by-step instructions.

Operator's manual (PDF)

Software for DataLogger 1

PC9000 Software
DLG v2.05

Instructions: download and run the above program to extract (or unzip) the setup file. The default unzip setup folder is C:\D2setup. Please read the README.TXT file in the setup folder before installing. You may want to print out a copy of the readme.txt file to follow the step-by-step instructions.

Operator's manual (PDF)