HOUSTON, Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coastal Flow Liquid Measurement, Inc. (Houston, TX), in alliance with Flow Management Devices, LLC. (Phoenix, AZ) and Applied Metrology Resources, LP (Houston, TX), today announced the launch plans and schedule for TruProof, an innovative and exceptionally accurate solution for advanced meter proving that will be especially beneficial for hydrocarbon gas and liquid measurement.
The result of more than 10 years of comprehensive R&D, and with a focus on reducing errors associated with manufactured pulse technologies produced by signal delay, the TruProof technology dramatically improves the accuracy and repeatability of meter proving. Software based on this methodology employs time correlation to synchronize a meter's output signal with the comparative prover volume measured during the meter proving process.
An eponymous microprocessor-based device which incorporates the TruProof technology is planned for commercial release during the fourth quarter of 2013. This rugged and highly portable hardware will integrate with existing proving systems — such as the state-of-the-art provers manufactured by Flow Management Devices, as well as industry-leading meter performance software PROVEit® from Flow-Cal, Inc. (Houston, TX) — to bring these technical advances, including time correlation, to mainstream industrial meter proving. Coastal Flow Liquid Measurement will be Master Distributor for TruProof and a North American sales representative, while Flow Management Devices will be a worldwide OEM sales representative. The three-company alliance will also be developing channels for TruProof international sales.
Mr. Galen Cotton, a highly experienced instrumentation industry executive, formerly a partner and senior manager with Caldon (later acquired by Cameron) and other major firms, and now principal with Applied Metrology Resources, expressed his unqualified support forTruProof when describing its technical development. Mr. Cotton said, "The three organizations involved in the development of TruProof's leading-edge technology are all leaders in their respective flow measurement industry segments, and each contributed considerable technical resources for TruProof's development. The fruits of those labors will undoubtedly have a significant impact on industrial flow measurement, in general, and custody transfer applications, in particular."
More details on TruProof are available from Mr. Stephen Whitman of Coastal Flow (TruProof@coastalflow.com) or Mr. Alex Ignatian of Flow MD (TruProof@flowmd.com), as well as on the web (www.TruProof.com).
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 hydrocarbon 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, 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.
About Flow Management Devices
Phoenix, Arizona based Flow Management Devices, LLC (Flow MD), a privately owned engineering and manufacturing company, is among the fastest growing companies in the U.S. The management at Flow MD has over 30 years of combined experience in the design and manufacture of Small Volume Provers as well as fluid measurement devices and systems. More information regarding Flow Management Devices and their products is available on the web at www.flowmd.com or by phone at 602-233-9885.
About Applied Metrology Resources
Houston, Texas based Applied Metrology Resources, a well-respected measurement consultancy to the oil and gas industry, provides a broad range of technical services, from fundamental research to operational assessments, training, and troubleshooting.
CONTACT: Stephen K. Whitman 800-231-9741