Develops, maintains and promotes thermodynamic interface specifications

Key responsibilities

• Maintain and manage existing interface specifications (revisions to improve design, performance/speed and robustness based on user input)
• Assess and prioritize on expansions of interface specifications
• Help organizations to develop implementations of the thermodynamic standards


Sergej BLAGOV (BASF SE) and Jasper van BATEN (AmsterCHEM)

Deliverables for 2014 – 2016 (approved by Management Board on August 14, 2014)

  • Maintain existing Thermodynamic and Physical Properties interface specification documents for both v1.0 & v1.1: update of the corresponding “Errata & Clarifications” documents. Catch-up with backlog of issues raised so far (2015).
  • Suggest an end of support strategy for 1.0 (e.g. no more E&C for 1.0, no more revision of 1.0 specification document) (2016).
  • Support developers of CAPE-OPEN-based software components providing or consuming thermodynamic data. Interface implementation.
  • Complete the ongoing revision of Chemical Reactions interface specification as part of v1.1 Thermodynamic and Physical Properties interface specification.
  • Approval of the proposed revision of the Petroleum Fractions Interface specification document (after UNIT SIG provides necessary input)
  • Consolidate improvements to v1.1 towards a new 1.2 version. Interface design.
  • Provide support for proper representation of thermo interfaces in CAPE-OPEN Object Model (after M&T SIG provides necessary input). Middleware design.


Thermo SIG is meeting almost every week to work on the Chemical Reactions interface specification

Activity reports

Thermo SIG is delivering a report on its activities within the CAPE-OPEN Annual Meetings.

October 2017 – September 2018

October 2016 – September 2017

October 2015 – September 2016.

October 2014 – September 2015.

October 2013 – September 2014

October 2011 – September 2012.

Year 2006.