SOURCE: Coastal Flow Measurement

Coastal Flow Measurement

December 20, 2011 15:00 ET

BirdDog™ Meets Bullhorn®: Two Systems Merge for Superior Remote Data Collection and Alarms for Oil & Gas Assets

Coastal Flow Measurement and American Innovations Announce Collaboration

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Dec 20, 2011) - Coastal Flow Measurement, a premier oil & gas measurement and testing firm, and American Innovations, a leading provider of products and services for pipeline industries, today announced their collaboration to combine two best-in-class remote monitoring systems -- BirdDog™ Remote Data Retrieval and Bullhorn® Remote Monitoring -- to measure data and report on alarm conditions for oil and gas assets.

The BirdDog system utilizes the latest generation of communications equipment and technologies to collect data and monitor field operations. By coupling the Bullhorn and BirdDog systems, Coastal Flow will offer robust alarming capabilities to customers in addition to data collection. Bullhorn will send alarms securely via satellite or digital cellular networks when equipment reaches pre-programmed parameters such as a high or low tank level. BirdDog system users can view their data and alarms in customized web page layouts, and advanced security features permit data to be selectively viewed and shared.

By using these systems for remote monitoring, companies can obtain measurement data and address critical issues efficiently, without the cost of building and maintaining a complex SCADA system.

"Coastal Flow Measurement is excited to partner with American Innovations, an organization which shares our focus on the oil & gas industry and our commitment to excellence in customer service. Their Bullhorn® Remote Monitoring products and services are an especially strong complement to our BirdDog™ Information Systems by further enhancing our ability to acquire data and deploy alarms in remote locations," said John Anerousis, Chief Business Development Officer for Coastal Flow.

"Coastal Flow and AI both recognize that it is imperative for oil and gas companies to get data and information on critical events reliably and quickly in order to protect their assets, employees and the environment," explained Ed Kruft, VP of Marketing for American Innovations. "Bullhorn and BirdDog make it possible to do this cost-effectively, without a complicated installation."

About American Innovations
American Innovations (AI) provides oil and gas companies with critical knowledge and decision support for assets and infrastructure via corrosion protection and integrity management services. The company supplies products and services to automate the collection, storage, and reporting of equipment and pipeline compliance data. Bass Engineering, a subsidiary of American Innovations, offers Cathodic Protection engineering services. American Innovations product lines include: Pipeline Compliance System (PCS), Allegro Field Data PC®, Bullhorn® Remote Monitoring, MicroMax® Current Interrupters, and Integrity Management via Risk Intelligence™ Software and Integrity & Compliance Services.

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, a rapidly expanding organization that provides a broad range of liquid measurement products and services, including custody transfer measurement as well as meter proving and calibration; Flow-Cal®, the international leader in advanced software and services for electronic flow measurement; Coastal Flow Gas Measurement, including its Energy Labs and Field Services divisions, the recognized experts in seamlessly providing value-added measurement services from field operations to final accounting; and BirdDog™ Information Systems, offering advanced remote data collection, processing, and web-based delivery for supporting clients' cradle-to-grave measurement activities.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    John Anerousis
    Coastal Flow
    800-231-9741

    Anna Wilson
    American Innovations
    512-249-3400 x3489

    P.O. Box 58965
    Houston, TX 77258-8965
    Phone: 281-282-0622
    Fax: 281-282-0792