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Approval date : 30/1/2001

BP fully supports CAPE-OPEN as an open standard within software packages for computer-aided process engineering. As a first case study, the CAPE-OPEN compliant thermodynamic properties package Multiflash from Infochem has been successfully applied in combination with Hysys from Hyprotech for the simulation of hydrocarbon processing. An interesting case within this case study was the appearance of a fourth phase, which was correctly treated by the CAPE-OPEN interfaces. From the positive experience gained in the case study, BP is convinced to pursue further developments in the area of CAPE-OPEN compliant software.

CAPE-OPEN related activities

BP was a member of the CAPE-OPEN and Global CAPE-OPEN projects and a founding member of CO-LaN.

Peter BANKS represented BP in CO-LaN from its foundation till beginning of 2005. Malcolm WOODMAN took the position of representative from February 2005 till June 2016. Next Mick LEE represented BP in CO-LaN until March 2019. Dr Kathryn YEARSLEY has represented BP since March 2019.

BP has first been holding the position of Secretary in CO-LaN Management Board from March 23, 2002 till September 28, 2011. BP held the position of President from September 28, 2011 till October 6, 2016. BP renewed with the position of Secretary as of October 23, 2019.

BP has led the Interoperability Special Interest Group since its foundation in 2002 till June 2016. A major result over that period has been the delivery of the CAPE-OPEN Logging and Testing Tool.

BP attended the following CO-LaN organized events:

BP hosted the CAPE-OPEN 2017 Annual Meeting in Sunbury where Mick LEE, gave an update on the use of CAPE-OPEN within the company.

Technical/scientific papers authored or co-authored by BP personel on CAPE-OPEN:

Belaud J.-P., Pons M., Irons K., Merk W., Banks P. (2003) Missions of the CAPE-OPEN Laboratories Network. In: Grossmann IE, McDonald CM (eds) Proceedings of FOCAPO 2003, pp XXX–XXX, CACHE.