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)

The Thermo SIG was started on September 16, 2002 with Werner MERK (Dow) leading the SIG.

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.