Hydrocarbon Measurement of Oil and Gas Applications with the AutoSERIES of Flow Computers

More control for processing hydrocarbon products

With the move toward digital oil fields, it is now apparent that in order to maintain a competitive edge we must look to instruments that provide not only reliable data but also connectivity and automation functionality. A large focus is on increasing output and reducing production/processing costs in hydrocarbon measurement and success requires instruments with more ability to gather accurate measurements.

Gathering and relaying field data to control rooms creates robust and critical data systems. With our AutoSERIES of flow computers the connection from field to the control room and everything in between can be made with confidence and reliability.

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Petroleum and natural gas workflows

Petroleum and natural gas workflows

Exploration and production

The upstream oil and gas sector encompasses both the exploration and production of hydrocarbon products. Upstream includes the extraction of oil, gas, and water from underground formations in a cost-effective manner. Typical applications include plunger lift, gas lift, separator control, well testing, and automation.

Upstream oil and gas exploration and production

Minimizing production costs and increasing production via enhanced oil recovery (EOR) are critical parameters in the upstream oil and gas sector. Intelligent, customizable, and easy-to-implement solutions are needed in order to maximize operations monitoring.

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The Thermo Scientific AutoXP Gas and Liquid Flow Computer provides ultimate flexibility by providing a unit that can be used as a single-run flow computer or smart multi-variable transmitter. The AutoXP can be configured for both gas and liquid applications utilizing today’s most common primary devices, all while meeting Class I Div 1 requirements.

  • Rugged, robust unit for well testing
  • Ease of connectivity out in the field via Bluetooth
  • Preprogrammed functions simplify automation
  • Through glass keypad interface for enhanced worker safety
  • Designed to meet Class I Div 1 requirements

Easily integrate the Thermo Scientific AutoPILOT PRO Multi-Run Hydrocarbon Flow Computer into SCADA networks to facilitate data access. The AutoPILOT PRO scales from a simple, single-run measurement application to a multi-run unit with plunger control capabilities, gas lift function, and customizable user interface.

  • Configurable MODBUS® Protocol mapping
  • Increase capacity with modular expansion boards
  • Eight plunger methods available
  • Simple connectivity to other instrumentation such as tank levels and gas chromatographs (GCs)

Gathering and processing

The midstream oil and gas sector refers to the gathering, processing, and storage of natural gas, crude, or refined petroleum products. Pipelines and other means are used to gather crude oil and natural gas from production sites to processing plants and to downstream customers. Typical applications include custody transfer, storage, gas control, system balance, and automation.

gathering, processing, and storage of natural gas, crude, or refined petroleum products

Successfully managing lost and unaccounted (L&U) levels is a key driver in midstream applications. Instruments that offer effective means of balancing your gathering system will provide accurate, repeatable measurements and will have advanced analytics capabilities.

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The AutoXP Gas and Liquid Flow Computer provides ultimate flexibility by providing a unit that can be used as a single-run flow computer or smart multi-variable transmitter. The AutoXP can be configured for both gas and liquid applications utilizing today’s most common primary devices all while meeting Class I Div 1 requirements and API 21.1 (custody transfer standard).

  • Custody transfer compliant
  • Bluetooth connectivity eliminates cables
  • Through glass keypad interface enhances worker safety
  • Designed to meet Class I Div 1 requirements
  • Easily integrate with existing equipment
  • Modbus mapping emulates Rosemount 3095 MultiVariable™

Increase productivity and efficiency using the Thermo Scientific AutoEXEC 32-Run Expandable Gas and Liquid Flow Computer. It is the industry's flow computer that measures natural gas and petroleum liquids simultaneously. Rugged and easy to use, the AutoEXEC calculates flow at a rate of up to 10 times per second on four to 32 runs to reduce capital expenditures.

  • Full spectrum of API and AGA calculations ensuring reliability of measurement data
  • Preconfigured functions such as station control and valve control for quick startup
  • API 21.2 Custody Transfer Compliance for liquids
  • Simultaneously measures natural gas and petroleum liquids

Intelligently and reliably provide measurement and operational control of widely used LACT skids with the Thermo Scientific AutoLACT Flow Controller. Designed on the proven technology of the Thermo Scientific AutoPILOT PRO, which has been accurately transferring product from production site to truck, pipeline, or storage tank. 

  • Reliable and dependable
  • Bilingual HMI interface
  • Run tickets stored electronically or printable onsite
  • Lower cost of ownership through accurate measurements

Refining, petrochemical, energy

The downstream oil and gas sector covers the refining of petroleum crude oil, the processing and purifying of raw natural gas, and the distribution and commerce of petroleum products or natural gas. Typical applications include custody transfer, tank level, flow control, and plant balance.

downstream oil and gas production

Accurate, reliable measurements are critical to realizing maximum profitability of the petroleum or gas product. Instruments that provide precise and repeatable measurements out of the box, as well as units that ensure worker safety, are key factors when considering a solution in the downstream sector.

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The AutoXP Gas and Liquid Flow Computer provides ultimate flexibility by providing a unit that can be used as a single-run flow computer or smart multi-variable transmitter. The AutoXP can be configured for both gas and liquid applications utilizing today’s most common primary devices all while meeting Class I Div 1 requirements.

  • Custody transfer compliant
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Through glass keypad interface
  • Designed to meet Class I Div 1 requirements

Increase productivity and efficiency using the AutoEXEC 32-Run Expandable Gas and Liquid Flow Computer. It is the industry's first flow computer that measures natural gas and petroleum liquids simultaneously. Rugged and easy to use, the AutoEXEC calculates flow at a rate of up to 10 times per second on four to 32 runs to reduce capital expenditures.

  • Complicated AGA and API equations solved rapidly and accurately
  • Preloaded default configuration
  • API 21.2 Custody Transfer Compliance for liquids

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