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 ESP 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 ESP-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 ESP-RIFTS records should include.

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ESP Failure Nomenclature Standard

The ESP Failure Nomenclature Standard defines a common terminology for classifying, recording and storing ESP failure information.
It was created by the JIP to develop consistency in failure analysis performed with data gathered by different operating and service companies.

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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.