Analysis and Repair Functions for Meter Readings

This document describes the recalculation and simulation functionality in 'Model/Site Individual. Open Op History' (MOS270), 'Serialized Item. Display Install History' (MOS266), and 'Equipment/Ser Item. Open Meter Reading' (MMS241) that can be used to correct corrupt meter readings on:

Faulty meter readings can be caused by various actions and scenarios such as mistakes made when specifying readings in 'Equipment. Report Meter Reading' (MOS160) or 'Operational Log. Open' (FLS001), system issues, or power outage.

Outcome

Erroneous or corrupt meter readings for the operational unit and its installed components are recalculated and updated.

If the errors also occurred in installation, removal or service history, the meter readings are corrected and recalculated along with all related values.

Before you start

Erroneous or corrupt meter readings have been found for the operational unit or its installed components.

Limitations

Meter reading corrections applied in these ways do not impact MCO or rental meter based invoices. If applicable, they must be corrected manually.

Follow these steps to recalculate new meter value

Follow these steps if one of these prerequisites are fulfilled:

  1. Select F15='Recalculate' at the operational unit level in (MOS270), to display a pop-up selection window where you can specify a start date and time to indicate when the meter readings were accurate. This can range from the previous week to several years in the past.

  2. If required, restrict the recalculation to only include a specific operation cycle type, such as 'F' records from flightlog or 'C' records for correction. This is useful if only certain types should be recalculated and the corrections deleted or cleared.

  3. Select a specific meter if required. If left blank the meters from 'Item. Open' (MMS001/J) are recalculated in addition to all meters that are calculated based on those. If other meters should be recalculated, they must be manually specified individually.

  4. Starting from the record before the specified start date and time, all reported meter values in 'Model/Site Individual. Open Op Cycle Readings' (MOS271) is then added to the last correct new meter value and updates each later record for 'New meter value' in (MOS271).

  5. The result is a correct total on the last record in (MOS271) which then updates 'Since new' in 'Equipment/Ser Item. Open Meter Reading' (MMS241).

Follow these steps to simulate and update meter readings

Follow these steps if a mismatch has occurred between the database meter values and the correct values. In this case, simulation and update of the applicable tables in M3 BE is required.

  1. Use sorting order 6 in 'Serialized Item. Display Install History' (MOS266) and F15='Simulate values'.

    The sorting order includes fields from (MMS241) in the header and several columns in the list view to display the simulation results.

    When using F15, the system searches for a start value for the component in 'Equipment. Update History' (MOS290).

    If not found, the component is assumed to be new and the start value is 0.

  2. These actions are then performed:

    • The 'Sim' columns are populated with the start value, starting from the first installation.
    • A search is made in (MOS271) for the operational unit and these actions are performed, going through each installation record:
      • The meter readings at the installation date and time are returned.
      • The meter values for the operational unit at the removal date and time are returned.
      • The duration for the operational unit is calculated and added to the component value at installation, resulting in the meter value at removal for the component.
  3. If the simulated values are correct, select F17='Update' to update the 'Serialized Item. Display reading Ins/Rem' (MOS267) values at install and, if applicable, removal.

    If the component remains as installed, that is, no removal record after the last install exists, fields 'At install op unit' and 'At install component' in (MMS241) are updated as the final step.

Follow these steps to change faulty meter value on a single time reporting transaction

Note that several options are available to correct this, depending on the reporting method used, whether later transactions are reported, and the report type used.

Follow these steps if a faulty meter value was specified during normal reporting of meters, or if a value has become corrupt:

  1. If a faulty meter reading is reported, either related option 11='Correction' in (MOS271) or MOS160MI, transaction CorrMeterRead, can be used to update the faulty value. The steps then differ depending on the report type:

    1. If report type 0 (new total) is used, the 'New meter value' field is editable. Note that only those records up to the next report date and time are updated as the next report may be correct.

      All calculated meters are also updated based on the changed meter if applicable. For example, hours multiplied by 2, if hours are updated.

    2. If report type 1 (latest usage) is used on the meter, the 'Meter value cycle' field is editable.

      The 'New meter value' is updated for this record, all later records in (MOS270) and (MOS271), and finally the current 'Since new' value in (MMS241) for the operational unit.

      All calculated meters are also updated based on the changed meter if applicable. For example, hours multiplied by 2, if hours are updated.

    As there may be installations, removals, and services performed based on the faulty meter reading, function program (MOS928) is used to correct it. This updates (MOS267) for installations and removals and also updates (MOS180) and (MMS242) for the service history records of the operational unit and all installed components affected.

Correcting a faulty meter value for an installed component in (MMS241)

If a faulty meter value exists in (MMS241) for the 'Time at installation component' or 'Time at installation operational unit' field, it can be edited using related option 15-'Correction'.

Security should be set on this option.

The E-signature functionality in M3 BE is available in (MMS241) to be able to trace corrections. Setup for this is required in 'E-signature. Open' (SES410). Use F14='Generate data' to retrieve (MMS241) to the list. Activate the e-signature functionality with status 20 and define that it is only needed on the first panel.

Use related option 11-'E-signature Object' in 'E-Signature Object. Open' (SES411) to define which fields should trigger the E-signature.

Use related option 11-'Signatory' in 'E-Signature Object. Connect Signatory' (SES415) to define who is authorized to sign for this correction.

When activated, the standard E-signature functionality is used for the related option 15-'Correction'. You must sign for the correction and history records are saved.

Note:  Only the information in (MMS241) is updated by this function. No history records or other related records are updated. However, regeneration of service requirements planning is triggered.

Exception workflow

The preferred option is for faulty reporting to be corrected immediately using related option 11='Correction' in (MOS271). If meter readings and the new total is corrupt it is important that the repair functions are used in the correct sequence, which is:

  1. Select F15='Recalculate' in (MOS270) and specify the start date and time to indicate when the meter readings were accurate.

  2. Select F15='Simulation' in (MOS266) to simulate the meter readings for each component.

  3. Select F17='Update' in (MOS266) to use the simulated values to update the values at installation or removal, or both.

The 'Reset approval' and 'Approval' in (MOS180) can then be performed based on the corrected meter values. This updates (MOS180) and (MMS242).

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