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April 2013 - Shell Press Release

Shell purchases WiseTools INView and INAudit, part of the WiseTools Productivity Suite, for its world-wide Downstream operation.

Shell Downstream is made up of a number of businesses that turn crude oil into a range of refined products which are moved and marketed around the world for domestic, industrial and transport use. These include fuels, lubricants and bitumen.  They also trade crude oil, oil products and petrochemicals primarily to optimize feedstock for their Manufacturing business and to supply their Marketing business.

The WiseTools Productivity Suite includes INView©INAudit©, INSpec© and INFront©.  These products significantly enhance SmartPlant Instrumentation software productivity.

INView© is a web-based application which provides plant maintenance and project managers with an easy and secure browser view of their SmartPlant Instrumentation database.  INView© uses simple search options to view and print tags and datasheets (both current and archived), panel strip, I/O and loop reports. Also view:

- Loops
- Device and FF Device Loop Diagrams
- Datasheets, Current and Archived
- Attached Documents
- Calculations
- Alarms and Trips
- Calibration Values
- Segments
- Hook-ups

INView© does not require an SPI license; simply a connection to the SPI database.  Supports SPI v7, v8, v9 and v10 and engineering and owner operator modes.

INVConfig© is a utility that accompanies INView© and is used to create configuration files which customize the INView© program for a specific instrumentation database. Configuration files are created for each domain in a database.

INAudit© is a web-based application that offers SmartPlant Instrumentation users; plant maintenance, instrumentation leads and project managers with an uncomplicated method of auditing their SPI database to identify inaccurate, incomplete and corrupt data – all without logging into SPI.  INAudit© interrogates the Instrument Index, Datasheets, Process Data, Wiring, Segments, Loops, I/O, General Statistics and Standards and generates reports summarizing its findings.  These reports can be exported to Excel.  

INAudit© does not require an SPI license. Supports SPI v7, v8 and v9 and engineering and owner operator modes.


INAConfig© is a utility that accompanies INAudit© and is used to define auditing rules and exceptions and the parameters required to perform an audit of the SPI database.

For details about the WiseTools Productivity Suite of products and our range of SmartPlantApps, please direct your enquires to:

International – 011.1.403.233.8015
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