AspenTechSince January 2005, Aspen Technology Inc. has granted free licenses of some of its software products to CO-LaN: Aspen HYSYS, Aspen HYSYS Thermodynamics COM Interface, Aspen Plus and Aspen Properties. CO-LaN uses these licenses for internal benchmarking purposes, namely to test the quality and compliance of the CAPE-OPEN interfaces associated with the above listed AspenTech’s products.

Aspen Technology has renewed the same licenses on March 16, 2011. Aspen Plus implements a CAPE-OPEN thermodynamic socket under version 1.0 of the CAPE-OPEN standards while Aspen Properties may be used as a CAPE-OPEN thermodynamic plug. Aspen Plus also features a CAPE-OPEN Unit Operation socket. Aspen Hysys, which displays also a CAPE-OPEN Unit Operation socket, implements sockets under version 1.0 and version 1.1 for the CAPE-OPEN Thermodynamic interfaces. Aspen HYSYS Thermodynamics COM interface enables the use of the Aspen HYSYS thermodynamic server as a CAPE-OPEN thermodynamic plug.

CO-LaN thanks Aspen Technology for its continuous support of CAPE-OPEN interoperability testing.