Flow-Cal, Inc. has released FLOWCAL Enterprise Version 10.0. This latest release introduces the next generation user interface (UI) and the first phase of enhancements to aid upstream and midstream companies in meeting new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) compliance requirements.
First launched in 1995, FLOWCAL Enterprise was developed as a corporate solution to help oil and gas companies manage the enormous amounts of data collected from flow computers and other EFM devices. With Version 10, FLOWCAL is beginning the transition to a more modern interface and development platform, while still maintaining the sophisticated features used to automate and streamline measurement operations.
Considerable research has gone into the new design to simplify the application interface and create a more efficient workflow. The launch of FLOWCAL 10 includes a new main menu and a customizable dashboard that prominently displays commonly used features. The new FLOWCAL design will be implemented throughout other areas of the application over multiple releases.
Flow-Cal has also made significant investments in the application architecture, embracing more modern technology to streamline development efforts. Ultimately, the investments made with FLOWCAL 10 will be reciprocated across the entire Flow-Cal product line.
"FLOWCAL 10 is a milestone for us, in that we're laying the foundation for the future of Flow-Cal's applications," says Flower Pledger, Flow-Cal's Vice President of Product Management. "We have been developing Enterprise for more than 20 years and have extensive calculations and code built in. With the new architecture and tools in place for FLOWCAL 10, we are able to develop in a more modular fashion to simplify workflows but not lose any of the sophistication."
In addition to the technology and UI improvements, FLOWCAL 10 provides several enhancements to help operators comply with recent changes to BLM regulations. FLOWCAL 10 includes new fields such as FMP Number, Lease, CA and PA numbers, volume tiering designations and heating value uncertainty, as well as gas quality enhancements and numerous updated reports. Through a phased approach, FLOWCAL 10 will continue to deliver additional features to help identify, track, and generate reports related to BLM meters.