Logo of KBCRichard SZCZEPANSKI, Senior Advisor at KBC (A Yokogawa Company) will present at the CAPE-OPEN 2019 Annual Meeting. Richard has been involved with CAPE-OPEN since the Global CAPE-OPEN project, being instrumental in developing version 1.1 of the CAPE-OPEN Thermodynamic and Physical Properties interface specification. He has participated to many CAPE-OPEN Annual Meetings (2017, 2018), presenting on various aspects of CAPE-OPEN technology embedded in MultiFlash over the years as well more generally at KBC (2017). Richard is also an active member of the UNIT Special Interest Group.


We briefly review the current status of the Multiflash CO Thermo interface in the upcoming release of version 7.1. The plan for future versions is to replace the current COM interface with COBIA. We describe the  progress to date and the challenges along the way.