Diablo Analytical has released Version 188.8.131.52 of the EZReporter Software. This is a major release that includes the following significant enhancements:
[ALL] = Applies to all modules
[NGA] = Natural Gas Analysis/Liquids Modules
[RDB] = Results Database Module
[MOD] = Modbus Module
- [NGA] Added GPA 2198 Fidelity Plots to NGA/NGL Editions. The configuration editor has a new “Fidelity Report” option under “Natural Gas Analysis” to allow you to create or customize the report. In addition a new tab has been added to the left side of the “Sample Results” tab on the main window that displays the Fidelity Plot, Fidelity results, and Fidelity data.
More Information: EZReporter can produce fidelity plots as described in the GPA 2198-16 standard. A Fidelity Plot is a plot of the Log10 of the Molecular Weight vs the Log10 of the Response Factor for a series of components. Typically plots are made of C1-nC5, N2-C1-CO2, and iC4-iC5-C6+, although there can be other valid series. The plots of these series should be linear. Significant non-linearity, outliers, or changes in slope for a particular series may indicate a problem with the calibration/reference standard or the GC method or calibration.
- [MOD] Enabled installation of the Modbus module. You must select “Customized Setup” during installation, and then check the “Modbus Slave Server” option.
More Information: The EZReporter 4.0 Modbus Module is an optional module that adds Modbus TCP Slave functionality to any of the EZReporter 4.0 editions. Most numeric results that are calculated and reported in the edition of EZReporter you are running can be assigned to a Modbus register for a Modbus Master to read.
- [ALL] Components, Custom Sample Information Fields, and Calculated Results are now all referenced internally and in export template variables and formulas using a unique 4-digit ID number that is assigned when the item is first created and added to a particular configuration file. This allows you to rearrange the order of the components, sample information fields, and calculated results in the configuration editor and rename components without impacting variables in export templates, formulas, internal calculations, etc. In order to accomplish this, the format of the configuration file had to be updated. Configuration files will be updated automatically the first time you load them (a backup of the old file is saved in the backup folder).
- [ALL] A new “Complete” installer is available that includes connectors for all supported chromatography data systems and associated help and reference manuals.
A complete list of fixes and enhancements is provided in the release notes.
Installing this Release
If you are running version 184.108.40.206 or later, you can download and install the correct version of the software using the “Check for Updates” option of the “Help” menu.
Otherwise, simply download and run the installation program from the download page.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you download the installer that includes support for the chromatography data system you are using.
NOTE: The “web” version of the installer can be used to upgrade an existing installation even if the computer doesn’t have Internet access.
Your current version of EZReporter will be uninstalled and the new version installed automatically. Your license status will be preserved.
Software Support/Maintenance Subscription
This is a free upgrade if your software support subscription has not expired. You can view the status of software support in the License Status window (click “Help > License Status”). If software support has expired then you will either need to extend your support subscription or upgrade depending on when your support subscription expired. Contact Diablo Analytical for information on extending software support, or upgrading your license.
About Diablo EZReporter Software
The Diablo EZReporter software is a flexible, advanced, post-run data analysis and reporting solution for any instrument that can be controlled by a supported chromatography data system. The EZReporter Natural Gas Analysis and Natural Gas Liquids Editions are state-of-art solutions for natural gas analysis and natural gas liquids/extended reporting.
For more information: Diablo EZReporter Software
The price to upgrade to EZReporter 4.0 from earlier versions of EZReporter and BTU Calculator will depend on 1) the number of licenses, 2) the edition you are upgrading from and upgrading to, and 3) the number of instruments you want to license.
For Additional Information:
Contact Diablo Analytical if you have any questions about EZReporter 4.0.