By Ground Water Canada
By Ground Water Canada
Grundfos has created WellConnect, an app that enables water well contractors to more efficiently manage their pump or well business by completing daily water system management tasks on one digital platform.
The app helps manage drilling logs, completion and downhole data, pump history and maintenance history, among other elements of business.
It is designed to help contractors easily manage records, securely upload and store project data in the cloud, then share this data with team members in the field or office. It integrates everything that used to be on paper and an office computer into one digital platform with five sections: Clients, Projects, Wells Map, Calculators and Pump Resources.
“We worked with well drillers and pump installers to design an easy-to-use business efficiency tool for the groundwater professional,” said Dan Story, Grundfos vice-president of sales for ground water and irrigation. “With WellConnect, contractors can digitize their installation records from their fingertips at any time of the day, whether it’s pump installations or well construction.”
The Clients section makes it simple to capture and organize customer data and files. Projects allows contractors to record well and drilling logs, then create well visualizers to show customers dynamic project illustrations. The well completion summary can be used to generate a helpful outline of application components for use in well completion reports required by state governments.
The Wells Map displays every well and pump installation completed by the contractor’s company. For added convenience, this feature can also assist in estimating a new well near an existing one by assessing geological formations, bit types, pipe, grouting, water tables, water production, time per job and additional data points. This information can be used to predict what a similar well or application requires.
The Calculators section features built-in tools that allow users to input data and quickly calculate helpful figures such as annular capacity.
The Pump Resources section provides direct access to pump specifications, the WaterPRO portal, Grundfos Technical Institute, the Grundfos Technical Hotline and other support options.
Other functions include well estimators, additional calculators and customizable data fields.
The Grundfos WellConnect app is available on Apple iOS, Google Play and PC at Grundfos.us.
Users who register for WellConnect receive a free six-month subscription. Installers who are signed up for the Grundfos WaterPRO Program receive a free company subscription. Basic Level installers have program approval through 2020. Premium Level installers have program approval through 2021.