11.0 - Chart Results
Figure 167: Chart results
Innova Engineering comes with a chart viewer which has the same user interface regardless of what type of chart is being viewed. The functions for the chart can be accessed from the context menu (by right clicking on the chart area), from the edit menu or by clicking on the relevant tool bar button.
The visual style of the chart is saved when the chart is closed.
Figure 168: Chart toolbar
The chart functions are described below:
Save Template – Save the visual Style of the chart to a .ctf file which can be used as a template for charts in other projects.
Open Template – Open a .ctf file and load the charts visual style to that of the template.
PDF Chart – Print the chart to a PDF file with header and footer
Screen Reader – Displays the current chart co-ordinates of the mouse cursor in a small table at the top right of the chart
Figure 169: Screen Reader
Chart Properties – Brings up the chart properties dialog which allows all aspects of the chart to be customized.
Figure 170: Chart customization dialog
Export Chart – Brings up a dialog which allows the user to export the chart to a file or the clip board.
Figure 171: Export Dialog
Add Label to Chart – If this option is selected, when the chart area is clicked a label will be added at the cursor point. The text for the label should be entered in the dialog which appears.
Figure 172: Add data label
Labels On / Off – Show / Hide data labels and tether lines on chart
Edit Data Labels – Brings up the edit data labels dialog, which allows the user to set the co-ordinates of the label as well as the text and the label style and size. If tether lines are enabled and a label is dragged a tether line will also be drawn. Both ends of the tether line can be moved as desired by dragging with the mouse. The colour of the labels can also be set using the colour picker.
Figure 173: Label Properties
Display BHA: If a snapshot chart is selected this option allows the user to display the BHA on the chart.
Figure 174: Show BHA on Snapshot Chart
If a drillers view is selected the BHA and hole geometry are displayed as a table
Figure 175: Show BHA on Drillers Chart
Show Casing: Adds the casing and open hole depth to the plots
Figure 176: Show Casing on plots
Show Hide Gridlines: Turns Gridlines on and off on the plot.
Add additional series: Brings up the “add additional series” dialog. This is where the drilling data can be plotted as well as the pipe yield data, and pump liner limits.
Figure 177: Add additional series dialog
Click on the series which you wish to add and click on the arrow button to move it in to the displayed list box. Do the opposite to remove a series.
Show / Hide Series: Brings up a dialog which allows the user to define which chart series are currently visible.
Figure 178: Series show / hide
Reset Chart: Returns the chart to its original state. This will remove all user defined formatting.
View Data Table: Brings up the data the chart is created with in a tabular format
Buckling Analyser: This option is only available when in the “Tension On Bottom” and “Tension Off Bottom” snapshot charts. This shows values for rotating on bottom and sliding (tension on bottom chart) and rotating off bottom and slacking off (tension off bottom chart).
Figure 179: Buckling Analyser
Helical Buckling Length: The cumulative amount of helical buckling in the string.
- Sinusoidal Buckling Length: The cumulative amount of sinusoidal buckling in the string.
- HEL Index: The Helical Index is a unitless value which represents the amount of Helical Buckling for any specific operation. The higher this value, the more helical buckling is present.
- SIN Index: The Sinusoidal Index is a unitless value which represents the amount of Sinusoidal Buckling for any specific operation. The higher this value, the more sinusoidal buckling is present.
- Depth: The bit depth for the snapshot calculation.
- WOB: The weight on bit used for the calculation.
Ton Mile Calculator: This option is only available when in the “Drillers Hookloads Chart”.
Figure 180: Ton Mile Calculator
Trip In Data: Option to choose from Rotating off Bottom, or any of the Slack of weights
- Trip Out Data: Option to choose from Rotating off Bottom, or any of the pick-up weights
- Depth: The depth at which the calculation is run.
- Ton Miles (Round Trip): The calculated Ton Miles to get from Surface to the selected depth, and then back to surface again.
Show Hide Series Labels: This option toggles the series labels on and off, the default being off.
Shade Buckling: Will apply a block of colour to fill the graph to the left of the buckling lines.