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Approval date : 28/8/2002

PSE is committed to open systems, and this is reflected by the uniquely-open architecture of its software products. Senior PSE personnel have been instrumental in the CAPE-OPEN initiative from the beginning, and PSE vision is fully aligned with CAPE-OPEN’s aims and approach. gPROMS supports the CAPE-OPEN thermodynamics socket which allows CAPE-OPEN compliant physical properties packages such as Aspen Technology’s Properties Plus and Infochem’s Multiflash to be accessed from within gPROMS models.

Moreover, PSE’s gO:CAPE-OPEN (gPROMS Object for CAPE-OPEN) software automatically packages any gPROMS model as a CAPE-OPEN unit operation object. gO:CAPE-OPEN allows detailed models of complex reactors and separators to be embedded within CAPE-OPEN compliant flowsheeting tools, such as Aspen Technology’s Aspen Plus and Aspen Hysys packages, without the need for any code development. The models can be of arbitrary complexity, for example making use of gPROMS’ powerful capabilities for describing and solving models involving properties distributed over 1, 2 or more spatial dimensions, and also distributions of other quantities such as particle size or molecular weight.

Professor Costas PANTELIDES has been the representative of Process Systems Enterprise Ltd in CO-LaN since PSE Ltd joined CO-LaN in 2001.

CAPE-OPEN related activities:

On October 2, 2001, Costas PANTELIDES presented on CAPE-OPEN at the Expert Group Meeting gathered by ICS-UNIDO in Trieste, Italy on the role of process simulation in providing sustainable processes.

On December 4, 2001, Process Systems Enterprise Ltd was elected to CO-LaN Board of Directors as representative of Group B of Members (software vendors).