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, the section that deals with the overall design in the chapter describing what is a centralized server of chemical reactions.

Description of the mandatory or optional nature of each interface on any Chemical Reaction Server was improved as well as the functionality brought by each interface. In order to facilitate reading and understanding the specification, a new glossary entry was introduced: Chemical Reaction Client.

A Chemical Reaction Client is any software component that uses the Chemical Reactions defined by a Chemical Reaction Server. A Reactor is a Chemical Reaction Client from the point of view of a Material Object. The Process Modelling Environment is a Chemical Reaction Client from the point of view of the Chemical Reaction Package.


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.