Thermo SIG (the Special Interest Group that develops, maintains and promotes the CAPE-OPEN thermodynamic interfaces) met today from 10 am till noon (Central European Time).


Response to comments received on draft version of the Chemical Reactions interface specification


BASF (represented by Sergej BLAGOV), AmsterCHEM (represented by Jasper van BATEN), Shell (represented by Mark STINJMAN), University of Cape Town (represented by Prof. Klaus MÖLLER),  Michel PONS (Consultant as Chief Technology Officer)


The team progressed on modifications and responses to comments received from Linde Engineering.

Comments were addressed within sections 3.5.11, 3.6 and 4.1. Section 3.5.11 is the section given reaction engineering background on the concept of apparent composition, while section 3.6 provides an outline of what follows in the document. Section 4.1 presents  the overall design in the chapter describing what is a centralized server of chemical reactions.

In section 4.1, the description of a Chemical Reaction Package Manager was changed to “A Chemical Reaction Package Manager is a single software component that exposes multiple Chemical Reaction Packages. The Chemical Reaction Package Manager is responsible for instantiating Chemical Reaction Packages on request and may allow packages to be edited and/or created.

In the previous wording, there was an ambiguity about the possibility for a Chemical Reaction Package Manager to manage Chemical Reaction Packages from different vendors. We hope that the text above removes the ambiguity.


Picture of Sergej BLAGOV, BASF (2018)Picture of Jasper van BATEN, AmsterCHEM. 2020Any 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 (sergej.blagov at and Jasper van BATEN at AmsterCHEM (jasper at 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.