Thermo Special Interest Group met on June 6, 2023 from 10 am till noon (Central European Summer Time).

AmsterCHEM (represented by Jasper van BATEN), BASF (represented by Sergej BLAGOV), KBC (represented by Richard SZCZEPANSKI), University of Cape Town (represented by Klaus MÖLLER), Michel PONS (Consultant as Chief Technology Officer).


Thermo SIG reviewed the comments made since the previous meeting to section 5.2.4 of the Thermodynamic and Physical Properties interface specification. The section was further re-structured to better highlight the different aspects covered on the behaviour expected from Material Objects on support of Physical Properties, on basis conversion and on phase presence. The many comments made over the last few days led to significant rewriting at several places to ensure a more immediate understanding of the listed requirements.

While much expanded from its original version, section 5.2.4 does not introduce any breaking change in the specification. Rather it states explicitely what was mostly implicit in the specification and it is also in line with most, if not all, current implementations.

Next conference call is scheduled for June 13, 2023.


Picture of Sergej BLAGOV, BASF (2018)Picture of Jasper van BATEN (AmsterCHEM)Any CO-LaN Member interested in the Thermo SIG activities is welcome to join this Special Interest Group. Contact the co-leaders of the SIG for further information: Sergej BLAGOV at BASF () and Jasper van BATEN at AmsterCHEM (). The Thermo SIG is looking for additional parties, well versed into any aspect of thermodynamics applied to process simulation and willing to contribute to the maintenance and development of CAPE-OPEN interface specifications related to thermodynamical aspects.