Authors: Jean-Pierre BELAUD and Michel PONS
Affiliations: INPT-ENSIACET 118 route de Narbonne, 31077 Toulouse Cedex 4, France and ATOFINA Centre Technique de Lyon BP 32 F-69492 Pierre-Bénite Cedex, France
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Abstract: “Traditionally simulation environments have been closed monolithic systems and the resulting bottlenecks in interoperability, reuse and innovation have led to the search for a more open and interoperable solution. The CAPE-OPEN (CO) effort, launched in January, 1997, is a standardisation process for achieving true plug and play of process industry simulation software components. The resulting CO standard is now being widely disseminated to the chemical engineering community. It relies on a technology that integrates up to date concepts from the software field such as a component-based approach. A number of software components based on this technology have been developed and are already available. Thanks to this new generation of CAPE tools, it is expected to reach cheaper, better and faster design, operation and control of processes. The CAPE-OPEN Laboratories Network (CO-LaN) consortium is in charge of managing the lifecycle of the CO standard.”
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