Coastal Flow Measurement Formally Launches LACT-Pro(R) Controller & BirdDog(TM) Ticketing Service

HOUSTON, May 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Coastal Flow Measurement family of companies today announced the formal launch of LACT-Pro, its innovative LACT unit controller. When combined with the firm's advanced information collection, processing, and web-based delivery systems, the LACT-Pro® Controller & BirdDog Ticketing Service provides comprehensive operational controls and instantaneous electronic ticketing. The LACT-Pro controller has been designed for automating and regulating the loading and transfer of crude oil, condensate, and other hydrocarbon liquids, with configuration settings to manage LACT, ACT and tank-based transfer operations.

Coastal Flow's LACT-Pro Controller is available in a variety of cabinet and installation configurations.

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LACT-Pro's ruggedized construction, low power requirements, and microprocessor-based operation make it ideally suited to a broad range of installations, from remote production areas to gathering locations. With its unique, highly flexible hardware architecture, the controller can be expanded to add a wide variety of secure communications and data exchange functionality, with firmware updates remotely flashed whenever available. The unit's touch-screen interface, with simple setup and operation, as well as its unparalleled I/O provisions, offers broad options for precisely meeting unique system and site requirements.

By leveraging active bidirectional communications, another LACT-Pro feature, systems may be instantaneously alerted whenever a transfer has been completed, triggering full data collection as well as electronic ticket creation and distribution…a much more reliable and energy-efficient process than constant polling. LACT-Pro also generates native Flow-Cal® TFX files for direct import into the FLOWCAL Enterprise Liquids module, and the BirdDog IS Mobile iOS app provides convenient anytime-anywhere LACT-Pro data access.

Steve Whitman, President of Coastal Flow, said that "LACT-Pro represents a genuine breakthrough in the control, monitoring, and ticketing of crude oil transfers. From the purpose-built motherboard and firmware design to its dynamic communications capabilities, this controller is truly the next generation of technology. When combined with the BirdDog Ticketing Service, electronic delivery tickets are instantaneously generated, distributed, and webized for easy access and full audit trail purposes. Once the industry fully understands and appreciates the significant benefits of this new system, we anticipate LACT-Pro quickly becoming the gold standard for managing and monitoring crude oil movements."

More information and technical details on the LACT-Pro Controller and BirdDog Ticketing Service are available at or by phone at 800-231-9741 or 713-477-1956.

About Coastal Flow

The Houston, Texas based Coastal Flow Measurement family of companies continues to grow dramatically and now ranks among the largest energy measurement services and software providers in the world. Its operating companies include: Coastal Flow Liquid Measurement, the industry leader in custody transfer meter proving and small volume prover services; Flow-Cal®, the international leader in advanced software and services for electronic flow measurement; Coastal Flow Gas Measurement, including its Energy Labs, Field Services, and iMeasurement® Services, the recognized experts in seamlessly providing value-added hydrocarbon measurement services from field operations to final accounting; and BirdDog Information Systems, offering advanced remote data collection, processing, and web-based delivery.

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CONTACT: Andy Cherry Phone: 800-231-9741

Source:Coastal Flow Gas Measurement, Inc.