MSI - Wiki

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

MLogger 2.9.6 WITS Modes

E-mail Print PDF

The MLogger 2.9.6XXX has several WITS modes that can be selected from MPlot/MControl. This document contains a description of each WITS mode and some information about how it works and what it does.

This document supercedes and extends the previous WITS document, "info: MLogger Wits Info"

The WITS modes that the MLogger offers are:

  • Streaming WITS:  Totco/Epoch (Streaming), Petron WITS: This is our most common WITS mode. It accepts 01XX, 02XX, and 08XX WITS packets (sent together or separately). For those WITS types, tags XX08 and higher are received & processed. The sent WITS includes current chromats, with new calculation/normalization applied. Also, in this WITS mode, the WITS data is rebroadcasted (including the current chromat data) as 1 WITS packet out the "other" COM port.
  • Interrogative WITS: Pason Workstation (Interrogative): This is our other common WITS mode. It sends lag depth and total gas to the EDR and receives the response if any. It accepts 01XX, 02XX, and 08XX WITS packets (sent together or separately). For those WITS types, tags XX08 and higher are received & processed. The sent WITS includes current chromats, with new calculation/normalization applied. Also, in this WITS mode, the WITS data is rebroadcasted as 1 WITS packet out the "other" COM port.
  • Pason Server: This WITS mode has not changed from previous versions. We recommend that customers do not use this WITS mode. The MLogger sends lag depth and total gas, and some chromats (but this does NOT have the new Chromat calculation/normalization code) to the Pason EDR, and receives the response if any. From the response the MLogger receives and processes only these WITS tags: 0108 (bit depth), 0110 (hole depth), 0123 (SPM 1), 0124 (SPM 2).
  • UDP WITS: This WITS mode has not changed from previous versions. We recommend that customers do not use this WITS mode. However it should work the same as it always has in previous versions.
  • WITS Self Test: This WITS mode has not changed from previous versions. Note that the WITS rebroadcaster is turned off when this WITS mode is selected, because both COM ports are required for the self test.
  • Mechanical Mode WITS: As of MLogger 2.9.6005, if you select Mechanical Input for the MLogger (instead of WITS or Bristol), the MLogger will write WITS packets out both COM ports at the time interval specified in wits_rebroadcast_lockout.ini (default is 2 seconds in the config file). The WITS packet contains hole depth, bit depth (0 if off bottom), lag depth, total gas, pump strokes 1&2, and chromats normalized to total gas.

The above WITS modes are the only ones that can be selected using MPlot/MControl.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 August 2012 18:03