address : 3131 Briarcrest Dr.
Bryan, Texas 77802

phone : 1-979-776-5220

Approval date : 10/3/2011

Bryan Research & Engineering, LLC. (BR&E) is a widely recognized privately-owned provider of software and engineering solutions to the oil, gas, refining and chemical industries. Since the company’s inception in 1974, BR&E has combined research and development in process simulation with state of the art computerized engineering technology.

ProMax is the process simulator developed and marketed by BR&E. It includes advanced thermodynamic models. BR&E applied for Associate Membership in CO-LaN in support of its development projects aiming at implementing CAPE-OPEN interfaces in ProMax and related software. These development projects are of interest to a number of CO-LaN Full Members.

CAPE-OPEN related work:

ProMax is implementing sockets for Thermo 1.0, Thermo 1.1 as well as UNIT. Some Unit Operations of the ProMax library are available as CAPE-OPEN Unit Operations while the thermodynamic server of ProMax can export CAPE-OPEN Property Packages under version 1.0 or version 1.1. This was described by Michael HLAVINKA during the CAPE-OPEN session held at the AIChE 2012 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.

Michael HLAVINKA and people working for him are taking an active part in the Methods & Tools Special Interest Group activities.

Mauricio LOPEZ participated to the CAPE-OPEN 2014 Annual Meeting in Mörfelden, Germany where he demonstrated the interoperability of ProMax with other CAPE-OPEN software.

Michael HLAVINKA participated to the CAPE-OPEN 2016 Annual Meeting in Pullach, Germany and to the CAPE-OPEN 2018 Annual Meeting in Ludwigshafen, Germany. There Michael HLAVINKA presented the activity report of the Methods & Tools Special Interest Group over the period October 2017 – October 2018.

Bryan Research & Engineering was presented the CAPE-OPEN 2016 Award in October 2017.

Interoperability testing:

Bryan Research & Engineering, LLC participates to the program providing licenses of process simulation software to CO-LaN for test purposes (2012).