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 section 4.1. They led Thermo SIG to clarify the functionality proposed by each of the interfaces described in chapter 4. Additional precisions were also provided for the concept of Reactor, a Unit Operation that deals with Chemical Reactions. The fact that a Reactor accesses Chemical Reactions through a Material Object was especially mentioned.


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.