Aspen Plus solves the critical engineering and operating problems that arise throughout the lifecycle of a chemical process, such as designing a new process, troubleshooting a process unit or optimizing operations of a full process like an Acrylic Acid plant. The process simulation capabilities of Aspen Plus enables engineers to predict the behavior of a process using basic engineering relationships such as mass and energy balances, phase and chemical equilibrium, and reaction kinetics. With reliable thermodynamic data, realistic operating conditions and the rigorous Aspen Plus equipment models, they can simulate actual plant behavior.
Aspentech states that Aspen Plus V8 supports as follows CAPE-OPEN version 1.0 Interfaces:
- CAPE-OPEN Unit Operation Socket – sequential modular
- Allows any CAPE-OPEN Unit to be used in an Aspen Plus Simulation
- CAPE-OPEN Thermodynamics Socket
- Allows CAPE-OPEN Property Packages to be used to provide property calculations in Aspen Plus simulations.
- CAPE-OPEN Reactions Interfaces
- A partial implementation to allow Unit Operations to access Reaction schemes
Using CAPE-OPEN interfaces of Aspen Plus:
- University of Utah (MATLAB Unit Operation): Corredor, E. C., Chitta, P., & Deo, M. D. (2019). Techno-economic evaluation of a process for direct conversion of methane to aromatics. Fuel Processing Technology, 183, 55–61.
- Université de Lorraine (MEMSIC):
- Álvaro A. Ramírez-Santos, Christophe Castel, Eric Favre (2017), Utilization of blast furnace flue gas: Opportunities and challenges for polymeric membrane gas separation processes, Journal of Membrane Science, 526, pp. 191–204.
- Ramírez-Santos, Á. A., Bozorg, M., Addis, B., Piccialli, V., Castel, C., & Favre, E. (2018). Optimization of multistage membrane gas separation processes. Example of application to CO2 capture from blast furnace gas. Journal of Membrane Science, 566, 346–366.
- Jozsef GASPAR, Philip Loldrup FOSBØL (2016), Simulation and multivariable optimization of post-combustion capture using piperazine, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, vol. 49, pp. 227–238.
- Karthik Subramanyan, Urmila Diwekar, Stephen E. Zitney (2011), Stochastic modeling and multi-objective optimization for the APECS system, Computers & Chemical Engineering, Volume 35, Issue 12, pp. 2667-2679.
- Fermeglia, M., Longo, G. and Toma, L. (2009), Computer aided design for sustainable industrial processes: Specific tools and applications. AIChE J., vol. 55, pp. 1065–1078.
- Michel Pons (2004), Example of use of CAPE-OPEN at ATOFINA, 1st CAPE-OPEN US Conference, August 24, 2004, Cincinnati, Ohio.