ABB has acquired Spirit IT to add a new line of high-performance liquid flow computers, SCADA and custody transfer solutions to its own measurement business for the oil and gas industry.
Netherlands-based Spirit IT designs and sells liquid flow measurement and supervisory solutions for use in oil and gas applications.
Its liquid flow computers and software deliver greater accuracy and control for well-pad automation, transportation and custody transfer applications.
Spirit IT’s employees will join the global Measurement Products business unit in ABB’s Process Automation division. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed but the transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014.
“The addition of Spirit IT’s products to ABB’s Measurement Products portfolio will enable us to offer a more comprehensive automation solution for liquids and gas,” said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABB Process Automation division. “The Spirit IT portfolio adds the liquid measurement component to ABB’s industry leading gas measurement and automation product line.”
“ABB offers tremendous opportunity for Spirit IT’s flow computer technology to reach a wider range of applications in the global market,” said Harry Kok, President, Spirit IT.