Knowledge Based Library (KBL)

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Knowledge Based Library (KBL)

The latest version of Thermal Trend – Lean has a greatly improved Knowledge Based Library that is much easer to maintain and use then in previous versions.  The more straight forward perspective has been developed for the logical classification of information that is combined with Microsoft Auto Suggest feature on the Pocket PC, which provides a vey powerful tool for standardization of common terms.


Thermal Trend – Lean's Knowledge Based Library (KBL) provides for the storage and retrieval of common terminology for:

  • Locations

  • Equipment

  • Problems

  • Comments

  • Problem Causes

  • Recommendations


This allows for data to be entered once and be used over and over without the need of having to re-key in the data and provides for standards to be established for common descriptions of terms.  We have designed the user interface to allow the thermographer to easily select the most appropriate terms or descriptions that have been stored in the KBL, or quickly add new items as needed when they re-documenting a new problem.



The KBL comprises Types, Fields and the associated Comment for each as following Item (Problem) types:


  1. Thermal
  2. Baseline
  3. Visual
  4. Roof
  5. Corona
  6. Ultrasound
  7. Transformer
  8. Regulator
  9. Battery
  10. Breaker
  11. Pole Trending
  12. Inspection Notes

Fields for each item type

  • Comment
  • Probable Cause
  • Recommendation

Global Fields Included

  • Locations
  • Equipment

Adding to and Editing of the KBL

When you are going to name a location or piece of equipment  or any of the other associated fields, you can just pick form the list of existing terms that have been already added to the KBM or if you do not see the correct term then you can enter the correct description and press the " + " button next to the field and the new description will be automatically added to the drop-down list for use the next time.


Many times the description is very close to what you wish to use, so you can just pick from the list the description that best matches your needs and just edit the specific details that need to be changed.


If you wish to review the lists of descriptions then all you have to do is select the "Comments" button from the Site tab and a window will appear that allows you to select from the KBL any of the associated descriptions that appear in the drop-down lists and you can add to them, edit them or delete them as necessary.


This ability to work the the KBL and add or edit the descriptions is on both the Pocket PC version and the Desktop version allowing you access to all of the information when and where you need it.



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