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Thermo Fisher Scientific launches new LACT Control System

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Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced the launch of the Thermo Scientific AutoLACT (lease automatic custody transfer) flow computer control system, which is designed to facilitate the transfer of liquid hydrocarbon from storage tanks or trucks to refineries or centralised processing facilities while accurately recording data for each transaction.

The AutoLACT system features flow computer capabilities of the Thermo Scientific AutoPILOT Pro, as well as an integrated human machine interface (HMI) that is designed to ensure operators capture each transaction in the system for true accountability.

“Hydrocarbon liquid transporters must precisely measure and account for the amount of liquid they are responsible for transferring,” said Benjamin Fuentes, Flow Computer Product Line Manager, Environmental and Process Monitoring for Thermo Fisher Scientific. “We designed the AutoLACT system for precise measurement in a single, secure unit, which simplifies installation and operation and benefits both the transporters and the destination facilities.”

Other features of the Thermo Scientific AutoLACT also include:

  • Touchscreen capabilities that allow transporters to comply with API 6.1 (Metering assemblies lease automatic custody transfer – LACT System).
  • Technology to meet API 21.1 custody transfer requirements.
  • An optional printer for immediate receipt printing needs.
  • Additional security measures, including the ability to validate the identity of the driver and a grounding check to facilitate adherence to proper safety protocols.

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