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Press Release: Coastal Flow Introduces BirdDog Lease Program
Start Date: 1/12/2011
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End Date: 4/12/2011
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 P.O. Box 58965
Houston, TX 77258-8965
Phone: 281-282-0622
Fax: 281-282-0792

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Contact: John Hoffman
Phone: 800-231-9741
1 P.M. CT, January 11, 2011



Company Adds New Option for BirdDog™ Remote Data Retrieval System

HOUSTON, TX, JANUARY 11, 2011: Coastal Flow Measurement today announced its new leasing program for the company's BirdDog Remote Data Retrieval System. Through the BirdDog Lease Program, clients can now profit from the benefits of this advanced solution for collecting, processing, and electronically accessing information from remote oil & gas operational sites without the need for upfront capital investments in communications equipment, software, or other infrastructure components. The BirdDog Lease Program options, as well as the availability of custom leases, means that existing equipment such as flow computers can typically continue to be used, thereby reducing overall lease and operating costs.

There are three major BirdDog lease category options: one for which only the communications equipment is provided, a second which adds a 30 watt solar panel, and a third which also includes an ABB Totalflow microFLO model 6213 flow computer. For each of these equipment configuration categories, the BirdDog Lease Program monthly cost includes the cellular communications services as well as the standard BirdDog data collection and processing service with 4-hour polling. Other options include hourly polling, advanced alarm services, and satellite-based communications, and Coastal Flow can provide custom lease configurations to meet exact system and operational requirements.

The BirdDog system provides access to information from monitored remote locations through a convenient web interface as well as BirdDog Morning Reports that are delivered daily via e-mail. Data is collected and logged according to AGA 14.3 and stored in an API Chapter 21.1 compliant format, essential for downstream review, recalculation, volume reporting, and auditing. And the BirdDog system allows scheduling of routine data retrieval polling and automatic updates to reports and graphs for subsequent viewing and analysis. Data can be logged from electronic devices or entered by field personnel and can be formatted to present information in the manner that's most efficient, productive, and meaningful for each organization. Advanced security features permit data to be selectively viewed according to the end-user, specific parameters, and installation, which also permits the sharing of data with entitled third-parties. Alarms on exception may be sent as text messages to cell phones and pagers, or directly to an e-mail account, with a satellite-based alarm option for critical equipment or conditions which warrant immediate notifications.

More information on the BirdDog Remote Data Retrieval System and its new Lease Program is available from Coastal Flow on the web (, through e-mail (, or by phone (toll-free at 800-231-9741 or 281-282-0622).

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 worldwide, 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 Remote Data Retrieval System, offering advanced information collection, processing, and web-based delivery for supporting clients' cradle-to-grave measurement activities.
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Coastal Flow Measurement Companies
P.O. Box 58965 , Houston, TX, 77258-8965
Phone: 800.231.9741; Fax: 281.282.0792