INVENSYS OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT has acquired Spiral Software, a company based in Cambridge that provides integrated solutions ranging from crude assay management to refinery supply chain optimisation. Spiral’s crude oil knowledge management tools help companies track the quality of feedstocks and predict their refining behaviour. Integrated refinery planning and scheduling help optimise production plans based on real-time crude demand and market pricing, as well as refinery capacity and supply chain constraints.
Ravi Gopinath, president of IOM’s software business, said: “With this acquisition, we are able to offer the only full-span optimization solution on the market today, one that will help our customers reap cost savings and margin improvements that could total millions of dollars each year.”