The Methods & Tools Special Interest Group met today from 5 pm till 6:45 pm Central European Time.


Issues discovered in CAPE-OPEN TLB/PIA distribution 2.1.1, review of support tickets pertaining to COBIA Phase II

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (represented by Bill BARRETT), AmsterCHEM (represented by Jasper van BATEN), Bryan Research & Engineering (represented by Michael HLAVINKA), Michel PONS (contractor to CO-LaN as Chief Technology Officer).


In the course of COBIA-based developments, AmsterCHEM identified several minor issues in COBIA code. These issues have been documented in support tickets and resolved. It is assessed that there is no need yet to issue a new release of COBIA Phase II deliverables.

Several issues have been identified in the latest (version 2.1.1) distribution of the CAPE-OPEN Type Libraries / Primary Interop Assemblies. Recommendation is made to create a new release resolving these issues (missing event in Flowsheet Monitoring, uninstallation problems). This recommendation will be discussed with the Interoperability Special Interest Group to figure a way, in terms of budget and resources available, to deliver this new version as soon as possible.


Picture of Bill BARRETT (US EPA representative) in December 2018Contact Bill BARRETT (representative of US Environmental Protection Agency, leader of the Methods & Tools Special Interest Group) should you wish to join the Methods & Tools Special Interest Group. Its charter is: “Improve integration, and expand utilization of Computer-Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) applications within the enterprise through identification and resolution of existing cross-cutting issues with the CAPE-OPEN platform, develop mechanisms for use of CAPE within other application domains, and incorporate advances in information technology into the CAPE-OPEN platform.”