After a Work Order is completed, meter readings are required for all meters, associated with the Work Order’s current Maintained Number, that appear in the Runtime Interval rules in the Preventive Maintenance Scheduling Definition
window. However, you can enter stand-alone meter readings at any time.
To enter a stand-alone meter reading:
1. Navigate to the Meter Readings window.
Note: To enable the Preventive Maintenance Scheduler process, an initial meter reading needs to have already been entered. This may have been performed by entering an initial reading during the Meter’s definition.
2. For optimal performance, select an Item Type. Valid values are Asset or Rebuildable. This field works in conjunction with the Maintained Number field.
3. Select a Maintained Number.
If you had populated the Item Type field with Asset, the Maintained Number list of values contains all Asset Numbers. If you had populated Item Type with Rebuildable, the Maintained Number list of values contains all Serialized Rebuildables.
4. Enter a Reading Date date. You can optionally select a past date to view past meter readings. You cannot enter a future date.
5. The Maintained Group value automatically defaults as the Maintained Group associated with the Maintained Number entered in step 3.
6. Choose Find to display meter reading data for this Maintained Number. Meter readings with a Reading Date falling within the meter effective dates appear in the Meter Readings region.
7. Within the Meter Readings region, select the Current tab to add meter reading data.
8. You can enter a Value for new meter readings. The Change field indicates the difference between the last reading and the current reading. It defaults when the Value field is populated.
9. The Change field indicates the difference between the last reading and the current reading. The Change value is used to calculate the Life To Date Reading, within the Latest tabbed region.
10. The Direction field is not updateable. The information defaults from the meter definition.
11. If you select the Reset check box, you are resetting the Current meter value to any value that you enter in the Value field. For example, if a motor needs to be replaced, you can reset the meter reading value of the pump, associated with
the motor. The Value field is mandatory, and the Change field is disabled.
12. Select the Latest tab. The Life To Date field displays the accumulated meter readings, which is usually the same as the current meter reading. The Current meter reading and Life To Date meter reading are only different if you have previously reset the Value within the Current tabbed region.
For example, before the reset, both the Current meter reading and the Life To Date meter reading were 17,000. You then reset the Current meter reading to 3,000. The Life To Date meter reading continues to increase from 17,000, while the Current meter reading increases from 3,000.
The system uses the Life To Date meter reading to calculate the Usage Rate.
13. Select the Comments tab to enter any necessary comments.
14. Optionally, choose Readings History to view all meter readings for the selected meter and current Maintained Number. This helps to make logical decisions when entering meter readings. For example, you can view the last meterreading, enabling you to make a logical choice when entering the next meter reading.
15. You cannot alter the existing meter reading record. Optionally, choose Disable to disable an existing meter reading. The disabled reading is saved for viewing, but is not used in Preventive Maintenance Scheduling.
16. Choose Close to return to the Meter Readings window.