Global CAPE-OPEN is a collaborative research project established under BE 3512 “Industrial and MaterialsTechnologies” (Brite – EuRam III), under contract BPR-CT98-9005, and endorsed by Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) as Project 98002. IMS is a Global Research and Business Innovation Program.
From July 1, 1999 till March 31, 2002
The objective of the Global CAPE-OPEN (GCO) project is to deliver the power of component software in computer-aided process engineering. The project uses CAPE-OPEN (CO) results and capitalises on further opportunities that can be gained from open standard interfaces for process simulation. The Brite-Euram CAPE-OPEN project (BE 3512) started in January 1997 for 30 months. Its partnership includes chemical and petroleum operating companies, universities, and major CAPE software vendors. CAPE-OPEN promotes the advent of open standard interfaces for process simulation, which allow simulator users to employ elements of any simulator within any other. Specifically the project develops open system communication for key simulation elements, demonstrates the effectiveness of the open system, widely disseminates the results and through this promote adoption of the open system by the major providers and usters of process simulation. CO takes the component software approach, which enables a complete simulation to be assembled using software components form a variety of sources.
- Established a set of software standards to allow various pieces of Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) software used in chemical manufacturing to communicate with each other.
- Established guidelines on how to integrate software.
- Developed software prototypes of simulation software.
- Established the self-funded CAPE-OPEN Laboratories Network (CO-LAN) to manage and advance the standards.
GROUPEMENT EUROPÉEN DE RECHERCHES TECHNOLOGIQUES SUR LES HYDROCARBURES
Avenue Napoléon Bonaparte 232
92500 RUEIL MALMAISON
Hyprotech Europe S.l.
ICI Europe Limited
Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
Norsk Hydro ASA
More details may be found in the final report (447 KB) of the Global CAPE-OPEN project.